By: Andrew Scott Berg
Genre: Autobiography, Biography, History
Description: Even after twenty years, A. Scott Berg's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Charles Lindberg remains "the definitive account" of one of the 20th century's most extraordinary figures. Few American icons provoke more enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh--renowned for his one-man transatlantic flight in 1927, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the kidnapping and death of his firstborn son in 1932, and reviled by many for his opposition to America's entry into World War II. Lindbergh's is "a dramatic and disturbing American story," says the *Los Angeles Times Book Review, and this biography--the first to be written with unrestricted access to the Lindbergh archives and extensive interviews of his friends, colleagues, and close family members--is "a thorough, level-headed evaluation of the glories, tragedies, and often infuriating complexities of this extraordinary life" (Newsday).