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Children's LiteratureMeet Charles Lindbergh, the man who was the first to accomplish what many thought was impossible—a solo flight across the Atlantic. From the series, "American Moments," this evenhanded account of the life of an American hero makes for an educational and interesting read. Learn about Lindbergh's childhood, his determination to become an aviator, his historic flight and the tragic kidnapping and murder of his young son that led to his decision to leave the United States. Then read about his actions before and during World War II which made the American public wonder if he was, at best, a Nazi sympathizer or, at worst, a traitor. The author does not discuss Lindbergh's decades-long extramarital relationship with a German woman nor the three children he fathered with her. The book includes a table of contents as well as a timeline, a "Fast Facts" page, a glossary, an index and a link to the publisher's website where readers will find up-to-date links to other websites with information about the Spirit of St. Louis and Charles Lindbergh. This title is illustrated with black and white period photographs. 2005, ABDO Publishing Company, Ages 10 up.
—Anita Barnes Lowen