The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh (Hardcover)

By Candace Fleming

Schwartz & Wade, 9780525646549, 384pp.

Publication Date: February 11, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (2/11/2020)

List Price: 18.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

From a true master of YA nonfiction, author of the acclaimed THE FAMILY ROMANOV, discover the dark side of Charles Lindbergh in a riveting biography of one of America's most celebrated heroes, and most complicated, troubled men.

First human to cross the Atlantic via airplane; one of the first American media sensations; Nazi sympathizer and anti-Semite; loner whose baby was kidnapped and murdered; champion of Eugenics, the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding; tireless environmentalist. Charles Lindbergh was all of the above and more. Here is a rich, multi-faceted, utterly spellbinding biography about an American hero who was also a deeply flawed man. In this time where values Lindbergh held, like white Nationalism and America First, are once again on the rise, THE RISE AND FALL OF CHARLES LINDBERGH is essential reading for teens and history fanatics alike.


About the Author

CANDACE FLEMING is the prolific and versatile author of many books for children and young adults. The Family Romanov received 6 starred reviews, won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was a Sibert Nonfiction Honor Book, and much more. Amelia, Lost received 4 starred reviews and won the Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction. The Lincolns also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and many other prizes. Her many acclaimed picture books include Giant Squid, a Sibert Honor Book. Visit her on the web at candacefleming.com.


Praise For The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh

Praise for The Family Romanov:

“A remarkable human story, told with clarity and confidence.” --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A wonderful introduction to this era in Russian history and a great read for those already familiar with it.” --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"For readers who regard history as dull, Fleming’s extraordinary book is proof positive that, on the contrary, it is endlessly fascinating, absorbing as any novel, and the stuff of an altogether memorable reading experience." --Booklist, starred review

"Fleming has outdone herself with this riveting work of narrative nonfiction that appeals to the imagination as much as the intellect."--The Horn Book, starred review

"
This is both a sobering work, and the account of the discovery of their bones and the aftermath is at once fascinating and distressing. A solid resource and good recreational reading for high school students." --School Library Journal, starred review

“With comprehensive source notes and bibliographies of print and online materials, this will be a boon to student researchers, but it’s also a heartbreaking page-turner for YAs who prefer their nonfiction to read like a novel.”--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review