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Lindbergh Essay | Critical Essay #3

A. Scott Berg
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Critical Essay #3

In the following review, Tanenhaus finds Berg "relates this remarkable story with energy and competence," but is disappointed by Berg's insufficient attention to the darker aspects of Lindbergh's life.

In an era of staged events and planned spectacles, it is almost impossible to imagine what so many millions felt on May 21,1927, when the news came that a tiny silver aircraft had broken through the morning fog west of Ireland and was pushing on toward Paris. Since Charles A. Lindbergh's takeoff from New York City in the Spirit of St. Louis the day before, there had been no word of the plane and its pilot. "While Lindbergh later said that no man before him had commanded such freedom of movement over earth," A. Scott Berg writes in his new biography, "he failed to note that no man before him had ever been so much alone in the cosmos.'...

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