An American Hero: The True Story of Charles a. Lindbergh Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Barry Denenberg
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Chapter 1

• Lindbergh's family came from Sweden, and his father changed the family name from Mansson to Lindbergh.

• Charles Lindbergh was born in 1902, and at three and a half, his family's house burned to the ground.

• Lindbergh entered school, but preferred to race motorcycles and tinker with mechanical things, so he dropped out of school for flying school.

Chapter 2

• After some lessons at Ray Page's Flying School, Lindbergh became a barnstormer with Erold Bahl, wing walking and parachuting.

• Lindbergh's apprenticeship ended after he survived a double parachute jump.

• In a Jenny of his own, Lindbergh barnstormed some himself, but entered flight school in the Army Air Service Cadet program in order to get access to good planes and training.

Chapter 3

• With backing from Harry Knight, Lindbergh had The Spirit of St. Louis built for $6,000, in order to compete for the Orteig prize.

• Lindbergh bucked conventional wisdom by building a...

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