THE HERO: Charles A. Lindbergh and the American Dream by Kenneth S. Davis

THE HERO: Charles A. Lindbergh and the American Dream

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This would be a salutary experience for a reader in the upper teens, whose attitude towards heroes of the contemporary scene needs a balance wheel. This new and provocative biography of Lindbergh is in essence a biography of the hero-worshipping American public and an analysis of the effect of this mob adulation on Lindbergh. Here we have this cold, mechanical young man with the boyish smile, who flew the Atlantic and overnight achieved fame; who married, whose first child was kidnapped and murdered. Here also we have the misguided mystic, the spokesman for American fascism. It is a beautifully conceived and executived book, which the mature, objective youth should find interesting.

Pub Date: Nov. 19th, 1959
Publisher: Doubleday