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The paper provides a brief biography of Charles August Lindbergh (1902-1974), an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer and even social activist. The paper discusses how after winning the Orteig Prize for the first nonstop transatlantic flight between New York and Paris, Lindbergh became an overnight sensation. The paper discusses the implications of this flight and points out that Lindbergh became the voice for American aviation. The paper also discusses the kidnapping and murder of Lindbergh's infant and describes how Lindbergh held controversial views in the late 1930s.
From the Paper:"Lindbergh was born in Detroit, Michigan as the only child of Swedish immigrants. His father as a U.S. Congressman from 1907-1917 who opposed the entry of the United States into World War I. his mother was a teacher who emphasized a broad education. From an early age Charles attended various schools and traveled around the country due to his parents 1909 divorce (Lindberg, 1987, 4-19).
"From a very early age, Charles was interested in mechanics, first with automobiles which, during this time, were just starting to become available and popular. He had the flying "bug" though, and dropped out of school at the University of Wisconsin in 1922, and quickly enrolled in a flying school in Lincoln Nebraska. It was here that he flew for the first time in a 2-seated biplane. Here he took lessons, but was never allowed to solo because he was unable to post a bond for the plane in the event of damage (Van Every and Tracy, 1927, 26-36). A colleague of his commented that he "knew Lindbergh in those days as a fellow who had more pure grit that any one [he had] ever seen before" (Ibid, 60)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "Alcock and Brown Fly Across the Atlantic." (June 16, 1919)/. The New York Times.Retrieved April 7, 2010 from: http://www.aviation-history.com/airmen/alcock.htm
- "Charles Lindberg - Medal of Honor." (2007). CharlesALindbergh.com. RetrievedApril 6, 2010 from: http://www.charleslindbergh.com/history/moh.asp
- Every, D. and M. Tracy. (1927). Charles Lindberg: His Life. Reprinted 2005 in:http://books.google.com/books?id=49BauiMpoCIC&pg=PA60#v=onepage&q&f=false
- Fisher, J. (2008). "The Crime of the Century." Edenboro.edu. Retreived andCited: April 8, 2010 from: http://jimfisher.edinboro.edu/lindbergh/intro.html
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Charles Lindbergh and his Nonstop Transatlantic Flight (2013, January 16) Retrieved September 30, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/charles-lindbergh-and-his-nonstop-transatlantic-flight-152231/
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