Anne Morrow Lindbergh

First Lady of the Air

Kathleen C. Winters

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

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Few people know that Anne Morrow Lindbergh was an accomplished and innovative pilot in her own right. In fact, she was one of the defining figures of American aviation, a bright and adventurous woman who helped to pioneer air routes, traveled around the world, and came to be adored by the American public. In this revealing biography, author and pilot Kathleen C. Winters vividly recreates the adventure and excitement of many of Anne's early flights, including never-before-revealed flight details from the Lindbergh archives. An intimate portrayal of a remarkable woman, Anne Morrow Lindbergh also offers a dazzling picture of the exciting and dangerous early years of aviation's Golden Age.

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Praise for Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"A perfectly calibrated tribute to an early heroine of the air."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"There's no denying the pioneering nature--or danger--of the Lindberghs' flights . . . readers interested in the early years of flight and the Lindberghs will find the book of interest."
--The Washington Times
". . . both pointed and modest . . . Charles could have had almost any pilot in the world for his second seat, so his choice is a ringing endorsement . . ."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Winters vividly reminds us what a courageous pioneer Anne was."
--Richmond Times-Dispatch
"Beautifully written . . . Anne Morrow Lindbergh emerges as a more complete and relatable character then ever before, and an aviator long overdue for respect."
"An admirable array of research. . . . Anne's important role in early aviation has not been treated as extensively elsewhere."
--Publishers Weekly
"Winters . . . recreates Lindbergh's early years with fresh perspective."
--AOPA Pilot
"As you read First Lady of the Air, it becomes obvious that Winters did her homework . . . Highly recommended."
--EAA Sport Aviation
"Kathleen Winters has rendered a service to aviation history by telling a story that, amazingly, has gone untold for decades."
--Barrett Tillman, author of Lemay: A Biography and Clash of the Carriers
"Only a handful of writers have captured the beauty of flight in writing, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh figures prominently among them. It is curious that until now, no one has examined the life in the air from which that writing drew. In a wonderful telling, long overdue and most welcome, Winters gives us a rich and vibrant portrait of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, pilot."
--David Toomey, author of Stormchasers and co-author of Amelia Earhart's Daughters
"Winters' thoughtful account . . . brings out the truth. With this book, she brings back to us the excitement and adventure of those early flying days, and honors a quiet, courageous woman who became an integral part of it all. I recommend this work wholeheartedly, and with gratitude."
--Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of Anne Morrow and Charles Lindbergh
"Kathleen Winters skillfully weaves original material, never before published, to depict Anne Lindbergh's aviation career and life story. A moving tribute and a compelling read."
--Dr. Peggy Chabrian, President, Women in Aviation International
"Kathleen Winters brings Anne Morrow Lindbergh's life as a pilot into sharp focus. Her book is a welcome addition to the history of women in aviation."
--Martha Ackmann, author of The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight

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About the Author

Kathleen C. Winters

Kathleen C. Winters is an aviation historian as well as a certificated pilot and former flight instructor. Her articles have appeared in Woman Pilot, Aviation for Women, and Soaring magazines, and she has been a featured speaker at the Lindbergh Symposium in Ft. Myers, Florida. She lives in Minnesota.

Kathleen C. Winters


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Anne Morrow Lindbergh
First Lady of the Air
Kathleen C. Winters

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
May 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780230604117
ISBN10: 0230604110
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 256 pages, Includes 7 black-and-white photographs, 2 maps


St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
October 2006
ISBN: 9781403969323
ISBN10: 1403969329
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 256 pages, Includes 7 black-and-white illusrations; 2 maps