Tim Johnson reviewed “Charles Lindbergh: A Religious Biography of America’s Most Infamous Pilot” by Christopher Gehrz on this installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries. He’s joined by host Lisa Von Drasek.

The narrative surrounding Charles Lindbergh’s life has been as varying and complex as the man himself. Once best known as an aviator — the first to complete a solo nonstop transatlantic flight— he has since become increasingly identified with his sympathies for white supremacy, eugenics, and the Nazi regime in Germany. Underexplored amid all this is Lindbergh’s spiritual life. What beliefs drove the contradictory impulses of this twentieth-century icon?

About Lisa Von Drasek and Tim Johnson

Lisa Von Drasek is the Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries and host of Read This Book! Tim Johnson is Curator of Special Collections and Rare Books and the E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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