"Of Flight and Life" Charles Scribner's Sons, New York City. No ISBN, 1948.
3 Biographical Movies |
15 Print Biographies |
4 Portrayals |
8 Articles |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
Charles Lindbergh | Lucky Lindy
6' 3" (1.91 m)
Did You Know?
[in a letter to Apollo 11 Commander Michael Collins
] The ground shook and my chest was beating as though bombs were falling nearby. It seemed impossible for life to exist while carrying that fire. What a fantastic experience it must have been-the first man alone looking down on another celestial body, like a god of space!
His record-setting flight over the Atlantic Ocean failed to make the cover of Time Magazine in 1927. Later that year, seeking to fill in a slow news week and make up for missing the story earlier, the editors of Time created their "Man of the Year" honorific, devoting an entire issue to how influential the flight was, and making Lindy himself the first person ever to receive that title.