LINDBERGH - A BIOGRAPHY by Leonard Mosley
Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc. in 1976 - First Edition
This is a great biography of the first man to fly across the Atlantic by the noted historian and the author of The Glorious Fault, Castlerosse, Faces from the Fire, On Borrowed Time, Backs to the Wall, and The Reich Marshal. The book and just jacket are in very good overall condition.
I can meet you in London the next time I'm there.
Great story of a great American visionary!! This is Leonard Mosley's Lindbergh: A Biography. This 446 pageBook Club Edition hardback was published in 1976. From the DJ we read, "For almost fifty years, Charles A. Lindbergh had a stormy love-hate relationship with the American people. He was twenty-five in 1927 when he took off in the Spirit of St. Louis for his lone flight across the Atlantic to Paris, and from that time until his death in Hawaii in 1974 he lived out his life in blazing newspaper headlines. He had more heady triumphs and agonizing tragedies than a hundred men might experience in a lifetime, and endured them in a glare of publicity he loathed but could not escape because of the controversy he so often aroused. The paths of Lindbergh and Leonard Mosley first crossed at the time of the famous Hauptmann trial and subsequently on many occasions in several countries. Mosley became intrigued-and finally obsessed-by the conflicting emotions that seethed behind the controlled front Lindbergh presented to the world. Long before Lindbergh's death he began this study of his enigmatic hero and has been adding substance to it ever since, placing a remarkable man in perspective for the first time. Mosley has known many people, including Harold Nicolson, Hermann Goeing, Paul Stehlin, Joseph P. Kennedy, and William C. Bullitt, who helped shape Lindbergh's destiny. With firsthand interviews, he fleshes out the colorful career of the man who was a genius when coping with machines and the elements but who often had great difficulty in dealing with his fellow man. Mosley tells of Lindbergh's brilliant achievements in aviation, of his influential efforts on behalf of ecology, and of the dark side of his life-how his fierce love of America drove him to extremes, how he was humiliated by his President and barred from fighting for his country in World War II, how he was reviled by those who had once adulated him."
This is a very interesting book about a historical figure, and it would be an great addition to anyone's book collection.