American Notes: According to Lindy

Charles A. Lindbergh has always been a fascinating blend of contradictions: mystic and mechanic, first hero of the machine age, world-traveling anchorite. As the aviation age that he inaugurated and helped to build fills the skies with metal and gases, he has become a passionate environmentalist, speaking round the world to promote conservation and speaking privately against production of the supersonic transport that he originally encouraged.

It is only as a historian that Lindbergh displays a persistent and bewildering consistency. In the late '30s he argued constantly against U.S. involvement in the...

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