Spirit of St. Louis

ISBN-10: 0743237056

ISBN-13: 9780743237055

Edition: 2003

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Along with most of my fellow fliers, I believed that aviation had a brilliant future. Now we live, today, in our dreams of yesterday; and, living in those dreams, we dream again...." -- FromThe Spirit of St. Louis Charles A. Lindbergh captured the world's attention -- and changed the course of history -- when he completed his famous nonstop flight from New York to Paris in 1927. InThe Spirit of St. Louis,Lindbergh takes the reader on an extraordinary journey, bringing to life the thrill and peril of trans-Atlantic travel in a single-engine plane. Eloquently told and sweeping in its scope, Lindbergh's Pulitzer Prize-winning account is an epic adventure tale for all time.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 12/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.386

Reeve Lindbergh is the youngest child of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and the author of numerous books. She lives with her family near St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

American aviator Charles Lindbergh was born in Detroit but grew up primarily in Minnesota with his mother. After working as an airmail pilot, he achieved world fame by making the first nonstop solo transatlantic flight from New York to Paris in May 1927. On the eve of World War II, Lindbergh advocated a policy of neutrality and opposed the entry of the United States into the war. Critical of U.S. foreign policy, some Americans accused him of being a Nazi sympathizer. After Pearl Harbor, he stopped his noninvolvement activity and served as a civilian adviser to the U.S. Army and Navy. Although a civilian, he also flew numerous combat missions in the Pacific. After the war, Lindbergh worked with Pan American Airways and the National Medical Center. According to some critics, Lindbergh's autobiography, "The Spirit of St. Louis" (1953), is a magnificent book, an important historic document that reveals both a fascinating individual and a remarkable look at the nation and the fledgling aviation industry that would eventually become a great source of national strength and power. The book is the contemplative, almost hour-by-hour account of Lindbergh's famed transatlantic flight. In 1967, the New York Times celebrated the fortieth anniversary of Lindbergh's transatlantic flight by reprinting his original account as it appeared in that newspaper on May 23, 1927. In the late 1960's, Lindbergh became involved in the conservation movement and campaigned for the protection of various endangered species. He also opposed the development of supersonic transport planes, because he believed that they would have a harmful effect on the earth's atmosphere. During his last years, Lindbergh was afflicted with incurable cancer, and he chose to spend his last days at his retreat on the Hawaiian Island of Maui. He died there and was buried with private ceremonies in an unmarked grave.

Acknowledgments
Preface
The Craft
The St. Louis-Chicago Mail
New York
San Diego
Across the Continent
Roosevelt Field
New York to Paris
New York to Paris
Afterword
Appendix
The Log of the Spirit of St. Louis
The Cruiser Memphis
Decorations, Awards, and Trophies
The Raymond Orteig Prize
Engineering Data on the Spirit of St. Louis
Specifications and General Description of the Whirlwind Engine
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