An American Hero: The True Story of Charles a. Lindbergh Themes

Barry Denenberg
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One important character trait that emerges from the biography is Lindbergh's stubbornness and determination. This stubborn streak served Lindbergh both well and poorly. On the positive side, stubbornness allowed Lindbergh to follow his dream of being an aviator despite his parents' disapproval and other obstacles. No one thought that the twenty-five-year-old Lindbergh could possibly cross the Atlantic in a single-engine plane, but he proved all the critics wrong by possessing a singular and tenacious focus. This focus then aided him in his consultant work for several airline companies, and he largely accomplished his goal of mainstreaming aviation in the eyes of the American public.

Lindbergh's stubbornness also was a detriment, however. Lindbergh insisted on guiding many aspects of the investigation into his son's kidnapping, refusing to accept wiser counsel to let the police do their job. Partially due to Lindbergh's stubborn meddling and fixation on the idea that the kidnapping...

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