Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh

Hero Pilot

A Discovery Book
by David R. Collins, Victor Mays (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 80 pages
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The sky spelled adventure to Charles Lindbergh, for flying was what he loved to do. In 1927 the young airman flew his way into the history books and set the hearts and imaginations of all the world soaring. Alone, without a parachute or even a radio, "Lucky Lindy" piloted his single engine plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, from New York to Paris. In this book is the historic account of that first solo transatlantic crossing. Here too is the life story of the hero aviator whose rare courage and skill opened a whole new age of airplane travel.

Boyhood scenes on a Minnesota farm show Lindbergh's enjoyment of nature and reveal his genius with machines. Action-filled accounts of his wild and dangerous barnstorming days with wing walks and parachute stunts capture the special love and excitement Lindbergh felt for flying.

Whether mapping aviation routs, flying wartime combat missions, or working for conservation around the world, Charles Lindbergh led a fearless, dramatic life that was a challenge to others. This biography has the major triumphs and some of the terrible tragedies that made him a living legend.

—from the dust jacket

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