The Spirit of St. Louis
This is Lindbergh's own account of his historic transatlantic flight in 1927. Chosen as one of the "100 Greatest Adventure Books" of all time by National Geographic Adventure magazine.
Named by Time magazine as one of the "One Hundred Most Influential People of the Twentieth Century," Charles Lindbergh was arguably the first worldwide hero of the century. In May 1927, as a young man of twenty-five, he captured the imagination of the world by piloting his single-engine plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, from New York to Paris on the first nonstop flight over the Atlantic Ocean. His autobiography, first published in 1953, carries the reader along on the great adventure of that historic journey.
The Spirit of St. Louis was awarded the 1954 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and recently was chosen as one of the "100 Greatest Adventure Books" of all time by National Geographic Adventure magazine.
- By: Charles A. Lindbergh. Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh
- Format: Paperback, 576 pages, 5.5 x 1.3 x 8.2 inches
- Publisher: Scribner (December 9, 2003)
- ISBN-13: 978-0743237055
Praise for The Spirit of St. Louis:
"At its exciting best, this book keeps the reader cockpit-close to a rare adventure." -- Time
"This is the inside story of the most flawless, glittering, felicitous personal exploit since St. George slew the Dragon." -- New York Herald Tribune
"An ambitious literary tour de force . . . a complete account of the most superb adventure of our time." -- Brendan Gill, New Yorker
"Take the word of this awed and amazed reader, Lindbergh writes as well as he flies, and the interest and suspense never lessen. . . . It is quite wonderful in every respect." -- New York Times
"A stunning, tremendously beautiful reading experience . . . a classic of adventure writing." -- Chicago Daily News
"Tense and absorbing as his description of the historic Paris flight may be, LindberghÕs pleasantly cavalier review of his early barnstorming days and air-mail activities almost overshadows the many pages devoted to the historic flight itself. . . . In The Spirit of St. Louis, he has inadvertently proved himself a great man if ever any proof were really needed, and left us with the distinct impression that he would have been a great man if he had never made the flight to Paris." -- Saturday Review