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The boy's story of Lindbergh,: The Lone eagle, Hardcover – 1928

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: The John C. Winston company; First Edition edition (1928)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00085SNYW
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.9 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,383,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
"The Boy's Story of Lindbergh - The Lone Eagle", Richard J. Beamish, John C. Winston Co., IL, 1928. HC 320 pgs., with 28 B/W photographs plus maps & illustrations. 8 3/4" x 6 1/4".

Beamish, writing some 80 years ago, an accomplished prose scenarist, wrote of Captain Charles A. Lindbergh (CAL)in a then fashionable flamboyant, flowery exuberant style using aphorisms, cliches, apocryphal phraseology bespeaking a satisfied gaiety of now long lost swank pageantry style befitting historicists and their brooded historicisms -- to wit: when a bath for the tired 'Flying Viking' was drawn, "Now the water in the tub was splashing gaily...", and in his flight of May 20-21, 1927 from NY to Paris, upon encountering sleet, -- "The Talons of the White Death."

Style aside, the story is well written for the younger reader, patently composed in dwarfish chapters furnishing generic prolixity, and provides the essence of passionate and spunky welcoming granted Captain Charles A. Lindbergh on finalization of his transatlantic flight of 1927 to also harvest the Raymond Orteig $25,000 prize for this victory.

His French, Belgian, English and US welcomings and receptions were lavishly described, along with named dignitaries and their stations, speech extracts, ribbons and medallions awarded, and replete with CALS intimate thoughts of his Mother and comrades. Moreover, the book also furnishes an overview of ancient to modern land and water travel methods, achieving air travel after the Wright brothers, and finally a look to the future of aviation.

It is a pleasant entertaining read that has ample photographs to reveal the then stylish traditional clothing CAL had to procure (borrowings were frumpy) and his difficulty in finding proper-sized shoes. Much is made of his Swedish and Irish roots, leading to his success (of course), his closeness to his Mother, and his humbleness and gratitude in recognition of the acclaim he received.
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