Charles Lindbergh

Powerful Essays
“Well, I made it” (James para. 19). On May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, from New York to Paris, on a non-stop flight (Horrigan 3). He accomplished this trip in thirty three hours and twenty eight minutes, by doing so he later won the Orteig Prize (Horrigan 8). Charles Lindbergh Jr.’s parents were Charles Lindbergh Sr. and Evangeline Lodge Lindbergh (Horrigan 8). He was born on February 4, 1902 in Detroit, Michigan (Horrigan 8).Charles Lindbergh had many accomplishments, one being that he fought in World War II (Lindbergh, Charles para. 7). Also, he created the first mechanical heart, or also known as the heart pump (Lienhardpara. 4-5). Charles Lindbergh achieved aplethora of accomplishments, such as flying nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean, creating the first mechanical heart, and fighting in WWII.
Charles Lindbergh moved numerous times when he was younger because his father was in Congress (Horrigan 8). Frequently moving caused young Charles to always have a camera on him and he always took pictures of his family (Horrigan 5). These pictures were later donated, by Charles Lindbergh, to the Minnesota Historical Society (Horrigan 5). Charles A. Lindbergh Sr. was born in Sweden on January 20, 1859 (Charles para. 34-35). His father immigrated to the United States to attend Michigan Law School (Charles para. 34-35). After being a lawyer for many years, he ran for Congress and served for ten years, serving from 1907 to1917 (Charles para. 34-35). To prove that Charles Lindbergh Sr. was a fantastic and hardworking governor and congressman, the Capitol Hill reporter stated, “In all year I have been in Washington he is the only man I have ever known to had read the entire twenty volume ...

... middle of paper ...

..." Lindbergh's Transatlantic Flight: New York to Paris Timeline. N.p., 20-21 May 1927. Web. 11 Mar. 2013. .
"Lindbergh Kidnapping." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 03 Nov. 2013. Web. 11 Mar. 2013. .dnapping>.

Pisano, Dominic A., F. Robert van der Linden.Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis. New York: Harry N. Adams, Inc., 2002. Print
Get Access