In 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh’s solo flight across the transatlantic made him America’s favorite hero. The media hype around Charles and his journey brought him incredible fame. Then rumors spread that Lindbergh had Nazi affiliations and that he opposed America’s involvement in World War II. Tragedy struck when his son was kidnapped. The media made sure to document every event.
Barry Denenberg’s biography on Lindbergh is a fascinating chronicle of Lindbergh’s life, and Denenberg invites his readers to look closely at the real events and think through the many myths that were created by the media of the time.
A complex look at this controversial man’s life, Denenberg presents a complicated figure who was unpopular, peculiar and self-serving at times, but who was still admired by many Americans. This biography allows readers to decide for themselves what a hero really is, and if Lindbergh lives up to his myth. It also leads readers to wonder if our knowledge of historical figures is entirely accurate. Photographs, charts, and maps are included throughout the text, enhancing the book’s authority.
Thought provoking and informative, this biography is intended for readers, ten and up.
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