By Heather Lehr Wagner
A biography of the yankee aviator who, in 1927, grew to become the 1st individual to fly continuous around the Atlantic Ocean.
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He had been whisked from one activity to another, surrounded by thousands of members of his adoring public as well as one city’s officials after another. It is not surprising that, when he finally contemplated a more quiet life, retired from public demonstrations of aviation, he remembered the one peaceful moment he had enjoyed since the excitement began—the family Christmas he had spent with the Morrows in Mexico. q 11/21/02 2:41 PM Page 61 Family Man 61 Mexico, and in fact when the ambassador and his wife had suspected that Charles might be interested in one of their girls, it was Elisabeth, their beautiful eldest daughter, who seemed the most likely.
Ever since his return from the New York to Paris flight, reporters had hounded him about his plans for marriage. The truth was that there were none. Charles had focused on flying to the exclusion of all else. And then, in the festivities that followed, Charles had little time for relaxing—for dating or simply enjoying the company of friends and family. He had been whisked from one activity to another, surrounded by thousands of members of his adoring public as well as one city’s officials after another.
Finally, he felt ready. A. Lindbergh, was planning a run for Minnesota’s Senate seat. Several years earlier, father and son had traveled together, campaigning by car. S. pilots entering World War I. S. military bought thousands. By the time production of the Jenny was terminated at the end of World War I, more than 6,000 of the JN4-D had been produced. The surplus JN4-Ds were sold on the civilian market at very low prices, and many pilots like Charles Lindbergh bought their first Jenny for just a few hundred dollars.
Charles Lindbergh (Famous Flyers) by Heather Lehr Wagner