Lindbergh, Charles Augustus
Lindbergh married (1929) Anne Morrow (see below), the daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico Dwight W. Morrow , and with her made several long flights. After the kidnapping and death of their son (see Hauptmann, Bruno Richard ) in 1932, the Lindberghs moved (1935) to England. In 1936, Lindbergh collaborated with Alexis Carrel on the invention of a perfusion pump that could maintain organs outside the body.
After inspecting (1938) European air forces, Lindbergh became convinced of German air superiority he favored a U.S. policy of isolationism with respect to the struggle threatening in Europe. He returned (1939) to the United States and made antiwar speeches for the America First Committee. When these were branded pro-Nazi, he resigned his reserve commission and quit the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Upon U.S. entry into the war Lindbergh offered his services to the air force he subsequently flew combat missions in the Pacific. In his later years he emerged as a spokesman on conservation issues.
See his We (1927), Of Flight and Life (1948), The Spirit of St. Louis (1953 Pulitzer Prize), and The Wartime Journals (1970) memoir by his daughter, R. Lindbergh (1998) biographies by W. S. Ross (1968) and A. S. Berg (1998) T. Kesssner, The Flight of the Century: Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of American Aviation (2010).
See her diaries and letters, Bring Me a Unicorn (1972), Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead (1973), Locked Rooms and Open Doors (1974), The Flower and the Nettle (1976), and War Within and Without (1980) biographies by S. Hertog (1999) and K. C. Winters (2007).
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