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Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead; Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1929 - 1932
Hour of Gold Hour of Lead Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh 1929 - 1932
Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Part radiant, part somber, this second volume of Anne Lindbergh's Diaries and Letters covers the years of her early married life. The shy, sheltered, introspective girl is thrown into the world of action of her famous husband. From the very first moment he makes her a partner in his activities. He teaches her to fly; she learns to navigate an...  more »
ISBN: 158062
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 323
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Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Book Type: Hardcover
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This second diary was even more fascinating than the first. It begins with the last bit of Charles and Anne's courting, then the first year and more of their marriage when they had no home. They flew every day and spent every night in a different hotel, in a different city, with the media and curious public constantly in their faces. They finally settled into a house for the birth of their son, Charlie. A year later they went to the Orient for about three months, and the letters Anne sends during that time are interesting and funny. Then comes the last third of the book, which is heart-rending, yet incredibly honest and real. Charlie is kidnapped by ransom-seekers, and later found dead. Anne describes her own feelings, and also how she and Charles grieve so differently, and how his pursuit of peace and acceptance is tearing her apart. (It helps to read his biography first to understand his nature and how he thinks.) As they work through their grief they also expect their next little one. On some days the new baby is a hope for healing, on other days it's simply a reminder of what they have lost. Although the diary cuts off by the calendar year, it manages to end on a very good note, not leaving the reader with a lingering taste of grief or sadness. I highly recommend this book. The previous book is not necessary, but might help establish some of the family relationships and understanding of the media frenzy.
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