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Charles Lindbergh – A Life In Three Acts

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Charles Lindbergh led one of the most unique lives of any American!

Lindbergh’s life played out in three acts. The first is the most celebrated and best known. The “aw shucks” small town boy with a passion for flying became the first person ever to fly solo across the Atlantic. “Lucky Lindy” was the most famous, popular and revered man of his time. Everyone around the world admired and respected him!

The second act of the life Col. Charles Lindbergh took on a much darker tone. When
his infant son was kidnapped from crib while his parents were at home, Lindbergh was again the biggest news story in the country. While police frantically searched for the kidnapped boy, Lindbergh did everything in his power to find his son. He had gangsters trying to help, followed “psychics” to obscure locations and accompanied an innocent civilian who strangely became the go-between with the kidnappers. 

After the boy’s body was discovered, Charles Lindbergh became a star witness in the second “Crime Of The Century.” (Click here to read about the first!) The verdict in that trial became as controversial and widely debated as would the O. J. Simpson case near the end of the century. Books are still being written about it!

The third act of Lindbergh’s life is the least known and the most bizarre.

Charles Lindbergh, the All-American hero, became on of the nation’s most prominent supporters of the Nazi movement in Germany. Both in America and in Europe, Lindbergh lent his famous name and considerable influence to try and convince the USA to support Hitler!

You will be amazed at the fascinating and complex life of Charles Lindbergh!

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Date:
February 23
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Senior Center
Phone:
847-234-2209
Website:
http://www.cityoflakeforest.com/city-government/departments/dickinson-hall-home/

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Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Senior Center
100 E. Old Mill Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045 United States
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Phone:
847-234-2209
Website:
http://www.cityoflakeforest.com/city-government/departments/dickinson-hall-home/