North to the Orient

North to the Orient

Book - 1963
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In 1931 Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh set off on a flight to the Orient by the Great Circle Route. The classic North to the Orient is the beautifully written account of the trip.
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1963
ISBN: 9780156671408
0156671409
Branch Call Number: 910.4/LIN

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noluckboston
Aug 14, 2015

Anne Lindbergh was Charles wife. She was also a noted aviation front runner.

This book gives great insight to her 1931 trip with her husband flying to Japan over the north pole.

Fantastic read.

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hmcgivney
Aug 22, 2013

This is such an interesting snapshot of a very particular time in history. In 1931, after the first flights, but before people regularly traveled by plane, Anne Morrow Lindbergh and husband Charles took a two-seater prop plane from Maine to China over an arctic route. Navigation was calculated using sextants and slide rulers, radio was transmitted in Morse code. However, one aspect of this snapshot of 1931 is that Lindbergh takes on a persona that, to post-feminist me, seems very bound by her time - that of the "little wife." Her husband (very rarely does she refer to him as Charles, he's always "my husband") is masculine and dynamic and decisive while Anne paints herself as ignorant and scared and practically useless. However, she learned Morse code and how to use a radio for this flight, and spent many hours in the air sending and receiving invaluable information! Not so useless! Lindbergh's writing is slow and lyrical, quite a change from some of the other books I've read this summer! She uses imagery to great effect and has some wonderful insights into the places she saw and the people she met.

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