I recently read Scott Bergh's biography of Lindbergh and I was struck by how many US presidents he met during his life. Is it accurate to say that he met all of the US presidents from the time of his Paris flight until his death? What about the ones he met prior to his flight while he father was in Washington?
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I think it is worth noting Lindbergh was like the Forrest Gump of his time. His life took him to every major historical event and personality of his adult life. The shear number of historical references in works about and by other noted persons is staggering. TS
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I just read Berg's bio of CAL, too. It made me remember what I once heard a man say: "It is a terrible thing to be a public success and a private failure." Lindbergh reminds me of that quote. He didn't even like his kids beinig affectionate with him. And his marriage was, well, it left a lot to be desired. I don't want to be too ####### the man, but, in the end, does it matter if you fly around the world fixing all of its problems - while your wife and kids sit at home wondering who you are?
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