HEROES: The Lone Eagle's Final Flight

In a sense it was a stunt, a daredevil adventure that no man who was concerned about his safety and his future should have attempted. But Charles Lindbergh's 1927 pioneering solo flight across the Atlantic in a single-engine plane that cruised at less than 100 m.p.h. was surely the most glorious stunt of the century—one of those pristinely pure but magnificently eloquent gestures that awaken people everywhere to life's boundless potential. For most of his life Lindbergh was looked upon as an argonaut of the air age, a Ulysses from Minnesota. When he died of cancer of the lymphatic system...

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