An American Hero: The True Story of Charles a. Lindbergh Setting & Symbolism

Barry Denenberg
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Spirit of St. Louis

This is the name of the plane that Lindbergh designed and piloted across the Atlantic Ocean for the first transatlantic flight in history.

Crime of the Century

The kidnapping of the Lindberghs' first child, Charles Jr., became known as the Crime of the Century, and it caused a media frenzy. The child died, and carpenter Bruno Hauptmann was found guilty of the murder and was put to death in 1936 for the crime.

Little Falls, Minnesota

Little Falls was Charles Lindbergh's childhood home. When his father became a U.S. representative, Lindbergh spent time in Washington D.C., but he often found the opportunity to come back to Little Falls.

Ray Page's Flying School

Lindbergh quit engineering college to move to Nebraska and enroll in the Ray Page Flying School. He soon quit the school and became a barnstormer.

Barnstorming

Early aviators "barnstormed" by flying...

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