Charles A. Lindbergh scrapbooks
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The four scrapbooks are organized chronologically, with volume one titled "Lindy" (May-December 1927), volume two titled "Lindy II" (December 1927-February 1929), volume three titled "Lindy--Anne" (February 1929-February 1932), and the fourth volume with no title (March-August 1932). Topics covered include Lindbergh's historic flight in May 1927, his world travels, his marriage to Anne Morrow, the Morrow family, Lindbergh's mother, he visits to Indiana, and the kidnapping of his son in 1932.
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In May 1927, he became the first pilot to fly solo and non-stop from New York to Paris, instantly making him famous around the world. He maried Anne Spencer Morrow, daughter of U.S. ambassador Dwight Morrow, in May 1929 and they had six children together. In 1932, their two-year old son, Charles Augustus, Jr., was kidnapped and found murdered a short time later. Likely due to Lindbergh's worldwide popularity, the case became the most famous crime of the 1930s. The sensation of the trial and threats to their son Jon forced the Lindberghs to move to Europe and they didn't return to the United States until just months before the outbreak of World War II.
Charles Lindbergh was a vocal advocate for American neutrality at the beginning of World War II, but he later went to the Pacific theatre and flew 50 combat missions as a civilian "technician" and as an "observer." He was an inventor and innovator, served as a technical adviser to Transcontinental Air Transport and Pan American World Airways, and wrote several books about his life, including The Spirit of St. Louis, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. Lindbergh died in Hawaii at the age of 72 on August 26, 1974.
Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. "Charles Lindbergh." Encyclopedia Britannica. Last modified August 22, 2021. Accessed January 26, 2022. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Charles-Lindbergh.
Charles Lindbergh House and Museum. "Learn: Timeline." Accessed January 26, 2022. https://www.mnhs.org/lindbergh/learn.
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