Biographer A. Scott Berg discussed his book Lindbergh (Putnam) at Kentucky Author Forum in 1998.
Aviation giant Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, at the young age of 25. Immediately thrust into the spotlight and celebrated all over the world, Lucky Lindy would later be haunted by his immense fame when his infant son, Charles Jr., was abducted and later found dead. Berg spent nine years researching and writing the biography, delving into Lindbergh’s beginnings as the son of a Minnesota congressman, his introduction to flight during his U.S. Army Air Corps training, and the repudiation he faced after being wrongly labeled a Nazi sympathizer.
Berg is highly acclaimed for his earlier biographies, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, for which he received the National Book Award, and Goldwyn, a history of Hollywood’s first five decades through the life and career of immigrant filmmaker Samuel Goldwyn.
A. Scott Berg was interviewed by Washington Post book critic and Pulitzer Prize-winner Jonathan Yardley.