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Hour Of Gold, Hour Of Lead: Diaries And Letters Of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1929-1932 1st Edition
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I truly believe that her diaries and letters of 1932 on could be a primer on grieving and hope and pray it has been adopted as such among those who need it - even as I hope and pray I never do. Her writing is so poignant and personal that I found myself (arrogantly) "mourning" along with her and could not shake the feeling long after I had closed the book. As a parent I tiptoe around the notion of harm to my children with that impenetrable "nothing could happen to us" mantra that I have to believe. The experience of the Lindbergh's - and her reactions to it in diaries and letters - reminds us that none of us is safe. For that reason I both highly recommend - and add appropriate caution - to reading this book. People who are very sensitive and empathetic or at a hard point in their lives may be both bolstered, and grief-stricken, by some of the content. (It may be helpful to have her later publications close at hand to remind oneself that, taken as a whole, she did survive what would seem to be this unbearable loss).
The book, far from seeming "dated" (the entries closing in on being 80 years old!) are as moving today as ever. I believe you could give a modern reader with no "background" these entries and he/she would not immediately gather that they were written so long ago.Read more ›
Mrs. Lindbergh put together some six books containing her letters and private diary entries. Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead is the second. There are a few references to drinking wine and beer, and the “d” and “h” words appear once each. It is a fascinating account of historically important events and is filled with photographs of the Lindbergh and Morrow families. Reading about a person’s life solely through letters and diary entries has its drawbacks, but one also gains insights that are simply not available from the standard third-person biography. The first of the series was Bring Me a Unicorn (1922-1928). The subsequent volumes are Locked Rooms and Open Doors (1933-1935); The Flower and the Nettle (1936-1939); War Within and Without (1939-1944); and Against Wind and Tide (1947-1986). Anne Morrow Lindbergh died at the age of 94 at the Vermont farm of her daughter Reeve from a stroke on February 7, 2001.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I remember this diary as a very interesting read however, the copy I received smelled so bad I threw it in the trash immediately upon receiving. ..yuk!Published 16 months ago by Sandra Dunn
Amazing book. This is Anne's letters and diary entries from 1929-32, aged 23-26. In the first part, Hour of Gold, she is just married to Lindbergh and flies around with him. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rhonda C. Elsaesser
What a sweet portal into the life of a middle aged woman - reflecting on her life journey. Many gems of wisdom. A quick read.Published 19 months ago by Jessica D.
the book came in good condition except for being slightly worn on jacket of book I have no other comments at this timePublished on December 14, 2013 by frances modica
Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her deepest thoughts about some very painful events in her life through what was written in letters and her diary. It was a different age. Read morePublished on June 14, 2013 by Susan Zyp
What a heartache for Anne! She certainly loved her husband and lived a very lonely life. What a husband he turned out to be! Read morePublished on April 24, 2013 by joyce dinndorf