Lindbergh, Charles A. - Research Article from Roaring Twenties Reference Library

A. Scott Berg
This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 12 pages of information about Lindbergh, Charles A..
This section contains 3,498 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Lindbergh, Charles A. Encyclopedia Article

Charles A. Lindbergh

Born February 4, 1902 (Detroit, Michigan)
Died August 26, 1974 (Maui, Hawaii)

Aviator

One of the most popular heroes of the Roaring Twenties, Charles Lindbergh caught the world's imagination with his flight from New York City to Paris, flying solo across the Atlantic Ocean in a little less than thirty-four hours. A pioneer in the brand-new field of aviation, Lindbergh helped to transform airplane travel from the realm of daredevil stunt flyers and military pilots to a common mode of transportation for ordinary people. To the people of the 1920s, he seemed to embody both the traditional values of courage and self-reliance and the technological miracles of the future.

A Boy in Love with Airplanes

Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born in Detroit, Michigan, but he was raised mostly in Minnesota, where his paternal grandfather had settled after immigrating from Sweden. His father, Charles August Lindbergh, was a farmer...

(read more)

This section contains 3,498 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Lindbergh, Charles A. Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
Roaring Twenties Reference Library
Lindbergh, Charles A. from Roaring Twenties Reference Library. ©2005-2006 by U•X•L. U•X•L is an imprint of Thomson Gale, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved.