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Download â The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Î SIX STARRED REVIEWS Discover the dark side of Charles Lindbergh one of America's most celebrated heroes and complicated men in this riveting biography from the acclaimed author of The Family RomanovFirst human to crAtions; Nazi sympathizer and anti Semite; loner whose baby was kidnapped and murdered; champion of Eugenics the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding; tireless environmentalist Charles Lindbergh was all of the above and Here is a rich multi faceted utterly. My knowledge of Lindbergh is pretty limited other than knowing he had something to do with flight and that there was the Lindbergh Baby situation I went into this book though wanting to know about those but than that I wanted to see how Fleming took his story and made it relevant today Because this is a book less about Lindbergh’s story ad about how he became such a celebrity in the American eye and had influence on a number of political situations in the 30s and 40s Fleming gives insight into Lindbergh’s privileged childhood on the Mississippi River where he had a politician for a father and an extremely doting mother His mother was so dotig in fact when Charles decided to attend college at the University of Wisconsin in Madison she went went him so they could live together He didn’t last at the school long as tended to be his way with formal education He was fascinated with flight and realized he wanted to learn to do it So he attended a flight school and eventually took on a mail route between St Louis and Chicago It was here he realized a new dream be the first trans continental flight going from New York to Paris When he’s successful he becomes and well known to the point where he and his family need to relocate in order to achieve any semblance of privacy He of course loved it even if he pretended otherwise but it was this fame that led to his one year old son being kidnapped and murdered Lindbergh and his wife Ann were both making names for themselves when they moved to the UK and it was here when Lindbergh became fascinated with the Nnazi regime in Germany Turns out he was a eugenist and the Nazi’s showmanship of Berlin the way their country “looked” to him was what he believed an ideal world looked like Nevermind that he’d been fooled by the Nazis Being a eugenist he already believed in white supremacy and this only helped fuel his racism and bigotry harder Lindbergh returned to the US and found himself able to rally supporters for his “America First” beliefs sound familiar and take on a role in America’s entrance into World War II in an unexpected way Fleming’s book is fair offering the good Lindbergh offered as well as the reality of the dark side of his character He’s neither lauded nor chided He’s presented as he was and the story is utterly compelling My one little uibble is that at the end of the book details about some other scandals in his life are rushed It’s likely the information isn’t easily available but I wanted to know way about the three secret families Lindbergh managed to have and keep secret from his wife Ann and their children I’d have loved too a little about where he stands today in the public eye though I thought the way Fleming made his story parallel today’s celebrity politicians savvy and spot on This is excellent YA nonfiction It offers a fair and full look at a complicated individual without offering sympathy or excuses for his less glamorous beliefs or behaviors The photos in this book only make it that much stronger too

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SIX STARRED REVIEWS Discover the dark side of Charles Lindbergh one of America's most celebrated heroes and complicated men in this riveting biography from the acclaimed author of The Family RomanovFirst human to cross the Atlantic via airplane; one of the first American media sens. This review is going to be too long but there is so much in the book that we don't know that it is necessary to at least touch on the major points of a very unlikeable manWe know about the important events in the life of Charles Lindbergh;1 the Lone Eagle flying alone from the United States to Paris in the Spirit of St Louis to become a world wide hero that word is so overused;2 the horrid kidnapping and murder of his first born child and the trial that followed; and 3 his isolationism in WWII But do we know the man I was frankly shocked to read about him in this excellent biographyHe was an odd child who disliked and was disliked by other children and had only one friend his mother He was a dreamer who flunked out of college and became obsessed with flight which was still in its infancyAfter his fame of the trans Atlantic flight he found a rather strange friend Dr Alex Carrel a geneticist who was experimenting with keeping animal organs alive outside of the body with the goal of immortality for man Lindbergh became involved in the Doctor's work even though he had no scientific knowledge The down side of this friendship was the fact that Carrel's beliefs in Aryan supremacy mirrored those of Adolf Hitler and Lindbergh became a believerHe married Anne Morrow the daughter of one of the richest families in the countryshe wanted the fame and he needed the money to buy the type of airplanes he wanted He totally controlled her and demanded that she learn to fly which she did When their baby was kidnapped and murdered he never shed a tear and told Anne when he found her crying to stop and get on with her life He was often gone from home for months at a time on flights all over the world sometimes with Anne but mostly by himself He was cold and treated his wife and their subseuent children with little feeling or concern He had one love in lifeflying and just didn't have room for anything elseThen he visited Nazi Germany and was enthralled by their supposed air power although what he saw and the reality of it were orchestrated by Nazis He sent a message back to the US that Germany could take over all of Europe and that the United States was very far behind in technology He hated Russian as he considered them an inferior raceAs war loomed Lindbergh joined the America First movement which was similar to the American Nazi Party and gave speeches that bordered on treason FDR hated him at this point and removed him from the military and took away honors that he had previously been awarded Lindbergh went from a hero to a traitor as the public turned against himI will leave it there but have tried to highlight his rise and fall and why The author's research is impeccable some of which came from the diaries of Anne Lindbergh And there is one huge secret about Lindbergh's life that was never known by his family for decades which will surprise youHighly recommended

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The Rise and Fall of Charles LindberghSpellbinding biography about an American hero who was also a deeply flawed man In this time where values Lindbergh held like white Nationalism and America First are once again on the rise The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh is essential reading for teens and history fanatics ali. Definitely not 5 stars for Charles Lindbergh though Yikes