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Immortalists Charles Lindbergh, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and Their Daring Quest to Live Forever

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ISBN-10: 0060528168

ISBN-13: 9780060528164

Edition: N/A

Authors: David M. Friedman

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His historic career as an aviator made Charles Lindbergh one of the most famous men of the twentieth century, the subject of best-selling biographies and a hit movie, as well as the inspiration for a dance step-the Lindy Hop-that he himself was too shy to try. But for all the attention lavished on Lindbergh, one story has remained untold until now: his macabre scientific collaboration with Dr. Alexis Carrel. This oddest of couples-one a brilliant Nobel Prize-winning surgeon turned social engineer, the other a failed dirt farmer turned hero of the skies-joined forces in 1930 driven by a shared and secret dream: to conquer death and attain immortality. Part Frankenstein, part The Professor…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

David M. Friedman is the authorof Wilde in America, A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural Historyof the Penis and The Immortalists:Charles Lindbergh, Dr. Alexis Carrel, andTheir Daring Quest to Live Forever.

I Will Show You What I'm Doing Here
If Man Could Learn to Fly
A Student Who May Amount to Something
Isn't He in the Crib?
The Chamber of Life
Every Act of His Is Not a Fluke
Men of Genius Are Not Tall
A Tiny Puff of Smoke
The Most Interesting Place in the World Today
The Exploration of This Realm Is a Great New Adventure
The Reaction of a Man Would Probably Be Similar
Two Men Sitting on Two Rocks
By Order of the Fuhrer
I'll Take a Rain Check
Not Merely a Schoolboy Hero, but a Schoolboy
For We All Know What Awaits Us
There Is Much I Do Not Like That Is Happening in the World
The Tissues, the Blood, and the Mind of Man
The World Was Never Clearer
The Grandeur of His Life
I Felt the Godlike Power
Only by Dying
No, Science Has Abandoned Me
Epilogue: All of Us Are Following
Acknowledgements
Notes
Index