She was shorter than I expected but larger than life, lit from within. Politely but directly ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH queried, "Why do you want to write about my husband? He's very much out of fashion, you know"--even before we sat down. "I'm an ordinary person who was thrust into extraordinary circumstances," she told me, describing her role in the epochal events in her life--her marriage to the most famous man on earth, the "Crime of the Century," blazing air routes, the debate over America's isolationism. Because she considered no experience complete until she had written about it, she left us with...

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