Lecture Date: April 22, 2014
Charles Lindbergh was known as a daring aviator, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and controversial isolationist during World War II. His wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was a best-selling author. In her memoir, Under a Wing, the Lindbergh’s youngest daughter, Reeve, provides a candid look at her legendary family including the impact of her brother’s kidnapping and death, and her parents’ long and complicated marriage. In her presentation, Ms. Lindbergh will pursue these themes, appraising her remarkable parents, her unusual childhood, and the troubling questions that remain.
Speaker: Reeve Lindbergh
Reeve Lindbergh, a daughter of aviator-authors Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was born in 1945 and grew up in Connecticut. After graduating from Radcliffe College in 1968 she moved to Vermont, where she still lives on an old farm near St. Johnsbury with her husband, writer Nat Tripp. Reeve is the author of more than two dozen books for children and adults, including Under a Wing, a memoir about growing up in the Lindbergh family, Forward From Here, Leaving Middle Age and Other Unexpected Adventures, and Homer, The Library Cat. With other family members, she recently edited the final volume of her late mother’s diaries and letters, Against Wind and Tide.