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Is fame but Kessner reveals that Lindbergh was closely allied with and managed by a group of powerful businessmen Harry Guggenheim Dwight Morrow and Henry Breckenridge chief among them who sought to exploit aviation for mass transport and massive profits Their efforts paid off as commercial air traffic soared from 6000 passengers in 1926 to 173000 passengers in 1929 Kessner's book is the first to fully explore Lindbergh's central role in promoting the airline industry the rise of which has influenced everything from where we live to how we wage war and do busine. Charles Lindberg is well known for his flight to Paris the kidnapping and murder of his son and the unorthodox vie

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The Flight of the Century

In late May 1927 an inexperienced and unassuming 25 year old Air Mail pilot from rural Minnesota stunned the world by making the first non stop transatlantic flight A spectacular feat of individual daring and collective technological accomplishment Charles Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris ushered in the modern age of commercial aviationIn The Flight of the Century Thomas Kessner takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest moments explaining how what was essentially a publicity stunt became a turning point in history Kessner vividly recreates the fli. I m using the Thomas Kessner book to improve my reading and proficiency in English I m a student pilot and this ge

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Ght itself and the euphoric reaction to it on both sides of the Atlantic and argues that Lindbergh's amazing feat occurred just when the world still struggling with the disillusionment of WWI desperately needed a hero to restore a sense of optimism and innocence Kessner also shows how new forms of mass media made Lindbergh into the most famous international celebrity of his time casting him in the role of a humble yet dashing American hero of rural origins and traditional values Much has been made of Lindbergh's personal integrity and his refusal to cash in on h. Although I came of hero worshipping age in the 1950s long after Lindbergh had exposed himself as a Nazi loving rac


10 thoughts on “The Flight of the Century

  1. says:

    A pretty good look at the life of Charles Lindbergh and how he grew up to become one of the most famous people of the day I would have liked a little detail about the kidnapping how that affected him and the details of the investigation as I've read The Aviators and it seemed to include detail I'd also have like

  2. says:

    The description of Lindberg's early life through his marriage and how it came about were interesting and worthy of the hero title He had to learn how to have grace under pressure and operate in a celebrity world that he was ill fitted for After Dwight Morrow's death he entered a scientific world that was resurrected from his early life And then he became fascinated with Pre WWII Germany and the rise of Hitler's Cannot get a grasp on why

  3. says:

    I'm using the Thomas Kessner book to improve my reading and proficiency in English I'm a student pilot and this ge

  4. says:

    Flight of the Century covers the life and impact of Charles Lindbergh and the Atlantic Crossing that created a modern celebrity culture around an instant hero Although others would complete the same feat in weeks the fact that Lindbergh did it alone and without the advanced technologies of the others led to a special place

  5. says:

    Although I came of hero worshipping age in the 1950s long after Lindbergh had exposed himself as a Nazi loving racist and anti Semite all I knew about was his heroic flight and a little bit about his efforts to explore routes for the budding

  6. says:

    The Flight of the Century Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of the American Aviation by Thomas Kessner ★★★★While I know of Lindbergh’s achievement who doesn’t? I knew nothing about the man or what it took to get him into the air My kno

  7. says:

    A good description of Lindbergh's early life and the preparation leading up to the world's first nonstop transatlantic flight Today we remember Lindbergh's accomplishment as a big deal but we don't fully appreciate why His competit

  8. says:

    A must read for anyone involved with or interested in aviation I'd always heard about Lucky Lindy and the Spirit of St Loui

  9. says:

    Charles Lindberg is well known for his flight to Paris the kidnapping and murder of his son and the unorthodox views he took on late

  10. says:

    Loved this book Well written concise very good at describing not just what Lindbergh achieved but the times people and context of what America and the world were going through and why Lindbergh resonated with so many I came away renewed in my appreciation for his bravery determination and passion but with a bette

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