THE FLIGHT OF THE LONE EAGLE: Charles Lindbergh Flies Non-Stop From New York to Paris by John T. Foster

THE FLIGHT OF THE LONE EAGLE: Charles Lindbergh Flies Non-Stop From New York to Paris

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Foster's dramatic recreation of Lindbergh's transatlantic flight recalls the exciting freedom of early aviation and the hold it had on the imagination of its generation. At the same time it reminds us, more forcefully than Lindbergh's laconic We, that Lindy was more than just lucky. in addition to his skill and perfectionism, his relative obscurity was an advantage that steered him away from the overfinanced, overloaded expeditions of his rivals who often literally failed to get off the ground. A familiar first -- here still fresh and, like the Spirit of St. Louis itself, carrying not one ounce of extra baggage.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1974
Page count: 92pp
Publisher: Franklin Watts