Seventy-five years after his transatlantic solo flight, Charles Lindbergh continues to fascinate. In less than 34 hours, he assured himself a historic fame that guaranteed to endure beyond his death. The second defining event of his life, the kidnapping and murder of his infant son, was all the more heartbreaking because it was a result of his fame and, ironically, made him even more famous. Lindbergh defined the American character; he flew solo not only across the Atlantic but in life. The same traits of singularity of purpose and independence that elicited admiration in 1927 made him a pariah in the prewar years, when he horribly misjudged Hitler's objectives and spoke out in... More >>>