For the first time, Joyce Milton gives us the dual biography of the wonder couple, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Their love prevailed against a horrifying kidnapping and murder splashed throughout the media, their careers, and even the criticism they underwent following their involvement in the America First movement as the United States entered World War II. With new information presented about their son’s kidnapper, Bruno Hauptmann, and Charlie’s own role in the case, Milton gives her readers a lot to think about. Thoroughly researched, Milton exposes a new understanding of and view into the personalities and lives of Charles, Anne, and the time they lived in.
“Engrossing . . . It is nearly impossible to imagine that any [other book about the Lindberghs] could match the horsepower, top speed or rate of climb displayed in [Loss of Eden].” —David C. Lee, Houston Chronicle
“Riveting . . . Milton’s skillful new biography . . . succeeds in clearing up just about every conundrum in the life of this celebrated pioneer and his fabulously wealthy wife and co-pilot.” —Daniel Harris, Newsday
“Admirably researched . . . [Milton] tells the story well, and movingly, and she obviously has uncovered a great deal of new material. She writes with vigor, and keeps the psychologizing to a minimum.” —Peter Kurth, The Washington Post Book World
“Compelling . . . [Milton] is best as describing the haven Lindbergh tried to create for himself in the one enduring relationship of his life, his marriage to Anne Morrow.” —Ellen Chesler, The New York Times Book Review
“[Milton’s] narrative is absolutely riveting as she details the heartbreaking search, the press and public’s emotional, intrusive reaction, and the arrest and trial of the alleged kidnapper.” —Linda Barrett Osborne, USA Today
Joyce Milton is the author of Loss of Eden: A Biography of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh,The Yellow Kids: Foreign Correspondents in the Heyday of Yellow Journalism, Tramp: The Life of Charlie Chaplin, The Rosenberg File (with Ronald Radosh), and Vicki (with Anne Bardash).