What Do I Read Next?
• A. Scott Berg’s first book, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, was met with critical acclaim. It is about the editor at Charles Scribner’s Sons publishing company who worked with Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Jones, and others. This winner of the 1978 National Book Award was reissued in paperback in 1997.
• Berg’s only other book is Goldwyn: A Biography (1998), concerning the legendary Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn. Berg’s usual thoroughness is applied to a segment of American popular culture, the studio system that produced movies in the first half of the twentieth century.
• Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the author of The Little Prince, was a friend of the Lindberghs. His book An Airman’s Odyssey (1984) covers his early days as a pilot.
• After the enormous press coverage of the kidnapping of the Lindbergh’s first child, public attention to their home life waned. In 1998, their youngest child, Reeve Lindbergh, published her memoir of what it was like growing up in the famous family. Her story, entitled Under A Wing, gives an insider’s perspective of her parents.
• Many books have been written questioning whether Bruno Hauptmann was indeed the kidnapper of the Lindbergh baby. One of the best, and most frequently cited, is Ludovic Kennedy’s The Airman and the Carpenter, published in 1985. Kennedy, a British journalist, claims that the real kidnapper confessed his crime to him.
• The other half of Lindbergh’s marriage is the focus of Susan Hertog’s book Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Her Life , based on a series of...
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