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Charles A. Lindbergh Jr.: Aviator & International Superstar: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles


Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh riding up Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, 1927.

"Barnstorming with Lindbergh," by Bruce L. Larson.
In Minnesota History, vol. 52, no. 6 (summer 1991), pp. 230-238.
MNHS call number: Reading Room 601.5.M66 v.52:6, or view an electronic version of the article (PDF).

"'My Own Mind and Pen': Charles Lindbergh, Autobiography, and Memory," by Brian Horrigan.
In Minnesota History, vol. 58, no.1 (spring 2002), pp. 2-15.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F601.5.M66 v.58:1, or view an electronic version of the article (PDF).

"Lindbergh's Return to Minnesota, 1927," by Bruce L. Larson.
In Minnesota History, vol. 42, no. 4 (winter 1970), pp. 141-152.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F601.5 .M66 v.42:4, or view an electronic version of the article (PDF).

"The Spirit of St. Louis: Charles Lindbergh's Solo Transatlantic Flight in 1927 Won Him World Acclaim," by John Stroud.
In Wings, vol. 5, pt. 75: pp. 1489-1493.
MNHS call number: TL 540 .L5 S77


The Big Jump: Lindbergh and the Great Atlantic Air Race, by Richard Bak.
Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
MNHS call number: TL527.B35 2011

Charles A. Lindbergh House, by Donald Westfall.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1994.
MNHS call number: Reading Room TL540.L5 W43 1994

Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis, by Dominick A. Pisano and F. Robert van der Linden.
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, in association with Harry N. Abrams, 2002.
MNHS call number: TL540.L5 P57 2002

Lindbergh, by A. Scott Berg.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1998.
MNHS call number: Reading Room TL 540 .L5 B47 1999

Lindbergh Alone, by Brendan Gill.
St. Paul, MN.: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2002.
MNHS call number: Reading Room TL 540 .L5 G54 2002, also available for purchase 

Lindbergh: Flight's Enigmatic Hero, by Von Hardesty.
New York: Harcourt, 2002.
MNHS call number: TL540.L5 H37 2002

Lindbergh Looks Back: A Boyhood Reminiscence, by Charles A. Lindbergh.
St. Paul, MN.: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2002.
MNHS call number: Reading Room T L540 .L5 A31 2002, also available for purchase

The Spirit of St. Louis, by Charles A. Lindbergh.
St. Paul, MN.: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1993.
MNHS call number: TL 540 .L5 A85 1993, also available for purchase

Film & Video

Heaven and Earth: Lindbergh's Journey, with Peter Jennings, ABC News, videotape, 45 min.
Produced by: Terence Wrong. Stamford, Conn.: ABC Video, 1999.
This film seeks to understand the conflict between tradition and modernity through the story of celebrated aviator Charles Lindbergh. Belonging in spirit to a rapidly disappearing small-town America yet a strong believer in progress, "Lucky Lindy" captured the imagination of the country as he helped to move the world into a new era.
MNHS call number: Videotape 787.

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