Overview of “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin

From the deathbed of Charles Lindbergh, Melanie Benjamin writes the story of the aviator from the perspective of his wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh.  This well-researched work looks at the life of the Lindbergh’s from their courtship, marriage, his work with the airlines, his checkered past in connection with his support for Hitler’s Germany.  She also explores darker times in their marriage as it decayed through the years.

This book should stimulate your interest in reading more about the Lindbergh’s.

Charles A. Lindbergh 

The Wartime Journals of Charles A. Lindbergh by Charles A. Lindbergh.  New York, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich [1970].

Charles A. Lindbergh and the Battle Against American Intervention in World War II by Wayne S. Cole.   New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [1974] .

Lindbergh Alone by Brendan Gill.  New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1977 .

The Airman and the Carpenter:  The Lindbergh Kidnapping and the Framing of Richard Hauptman by Ludovic Kennedy.  [New York] : Viking, [1985].

Under a Wing   by Reeve Lindbergh.   New York : Simon & Schuster, c1998. 

Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg.  New York : Putnam, c1998.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.  [New York] : Pantheon, [1955]

Earth Shine by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.  New York, Harcourt, Brace & World [1969]

Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead:  Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh  1929-1932  by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.  New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1973].

The Flower and the Nettle:  Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1936-1939 by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

We also have recommendations for novels about pilots and pilots wives.

Air Pilots Fiction

Circling the Sun:: a novel by Paula McLain .  Publication: New York : Ballantine Books, [2015]

All I Want by Jill Shalvis.  New York : Berkley Books, 2015 .

Ugly Love:  a Novel by Colleen Hoover.  New York : Atria Paperback, 2014.

The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian.   New York : Crown Pub., 2011 .

Falcon Seven by James W. Huston.  New York : St. Martins Press, c2010 .

Finally we have true stories about pilots and aviation.

Air Pilots Nonfiction 

Cockpit confidential : everything you need to know about air travel : questions, answers, & reflections by Patrick Smith.  Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c2013 .

American Patriot:  the Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day by Robert Coram.  Boston ; New York : Little, Brown, c2007 .

Flyboys:  a True Story of Courage by James Bradley.  Boston : Little, Brown, c2003.

Devil at my heels : a World War II hero’s epic saga of torment, survival, and forgiveness by Louis Zamperini.  New York : Morrow, c2003 .

Born to Fly : the untold story of the downed American reconnaissance plane by Shane Osborn.  New York : Broadway, c2001 .











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