Books: The Sky Lover


by LEONARD MOSLEY 446 pages. Doubleday. $12.95.

On the afternoon of March 1, 1940, Charles A. Lindbergh ducked into the Smithsonian Institution to look at the Spirit of St. Louis. Holding a handkerchief over his nose like a man with a late-winter cold, he passed by the entrance guards and turned unrecognized into the room of the Presidents' wives and dresses. From behind a dummy of Martha Washington, Lindbergh peered into the adjoining hall where the world's most celebrated aircraft hung like a child's model from the ceiling. That evening he wrote in...

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