Comprehensive biography of Lindbergh that could be appreciated by readers of all ages. While Lindbergh's heroics brought unheard-of adulation, and the kidnapping and murder of his son earned him huge sympathy, his open embrace of Nazism brought him scorn that he subsequently struggled to overcome. — Mike Hare
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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 Romanov.
First human to cross the Atlantic via airplane; one of the first American media sensations; 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 more. Here is a rich, multi-faceted, utterly spellbinding 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 alike.
About the Author
CANDACE FLEMING is the prolific and versatile author of many books for children and young adults. The Family Romanov received 6 starred reviews, won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was a Sibert Nonfiction Honor Book, and much more. Amelia, Lost received 4 starred reviews and won the Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction. The Lincolns also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and many other prizes. Her many acclaimed picture books include Giant Squid, a Sibert Honor Book. Visit her on the web at candacefleming.com.
Praise for THE RISE AND FALL OF CHARLES LINDBERGH:
“There is no amped up moralizing in this fascinating chronicle…Reprehensible, estimable, complex: Ms. Fleming’s portrait reveals a man of many parts.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Absorbing and distressing in turns, this utterly prescient capture of a life—and the lives it influenced—is essential in classrooms and for history buffs alike.” —Booklist, starred review
“A compelling biography of a flawed, larger-than-life man.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A must-read. Drawing on primary sources, including Lindbergh’s own journal, Fleming has crafted a cautionary tale of the downfalls of hero worship.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“A historical narrative that couldn’t feel more contemporary.” —Horn Book, starred review
“A comprehensive picture of a well-known, controversial man.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Praise forTHE FAMILY ROMANOV:
“A remarkable human story, told with clarity and confidence.” --Kirkus Reviews, starred review “A wonderful introduction to this era in Russian history and a great read for those already familiar with it.” --Publishers Weekly, starred review
"For readers who regard history as dull, Fleming’s extraordinary book is proof positive that, on the contrary, it is endlessly fascinating, absorbing as any novel, and the stuff of an altogether memorable reading experience." --Booklist, starred review
"Fleming has outdone herself with this riveting work of narrative nonfiction that appeals to the imagination as much as the intellect."--The Horn Book, starred review "This is both a sobering work, and the account of the discovery of their bones and the aftermath is at once fascinating and distressing. A solid resource and good recreational reading for high school students." --School Library Journal, starred review “With comprehensive source notes and bibliographies of print and online materials, this will be a boon to student researchers, but it’s also a heartbreaking page-turner for YAs who prefer their nonfiction to read like a novel.”--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review