Books: An American Epic

THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS (561 pp.]—Charles A. Lindbergh—Scribners ($5).

Few men define their age in a lifetime; Charles Augustus Lindbergh did it in 33½ hours. When The Spirit of St. Louis hopped the Atlantic nonstop from New York to Paris on May 20-21, 1927, the Age of Flight finally came of age. Nowadays, when any weekday finds hundreds of passengers casually making the trans atlantic crossing, the drama is gone. Lind bergh's great and simple epic was that he was the first to fly the Atlantic alone, the first to fly without stop from...

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