In this final collection of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's letters and journals, we mark Mrs. Lindbergh's progress as she navigated a remarkable life and a remarkable century with enthusiasm and delight, humor and wit, sorrow and bewilderment, but above all devoted to finding the essential truth in life's experiences through a hard-won spirituality and a passion for literature.
Between the inevitable squalls of life with her beloved but elusive husband, the aviator Charles A. Lindbergh, she shepherded their five children through whooping cough, horned toads, fiancEs, the Vietnam War, and their own personal tragedies. She researched and wrote books and articles on issues ranging from the condition of Europe after World War II to the meaning of marriage to the launch of "Apollo 8." She published one of the most beloved books of inspiration of all time, "Gift from the Sea." She left penetrating accounts of meetings with such luminaries as John and Jacqueline Kennedy, Thornton Wilder, Enrico Fermi, Leland and Slim Hayward, and the Frank Lloyd Wrights. And she found time to compose extraordinarily insightful and moving letters of consolation to friends and to others whose losses touched her deeply.
"Against Wind and Tide" makes us privy to the demons that plagued this fairy-tale bride, and introduces us to some of the people--men as well as women--who provided solace as she braved the tides of time and aging, war and politics, birth and death. Here is an eloquent and often startling collection of writings from one of the most admired women of our time.
"(With 8 pages of black-and-white photographs.)
About the Author
Anne Lindbergh, the daughter of Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh and sister of Reeve Lindbergh, grew up in a house filled with books and was encouraged in her writing of stories and poems at an early age. The author of numerous acclaimed novels for young readers, Anne Lindbergh died in 1993. She will long be remembered as, in the words of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, a writer "of literary grace and a mesmerizing storyteller."
Reeve Lindbergh is the author of several books for adults and children. They include the memoir of her childhood and youth, "Under a Wing", "No More Words", a description of the last years of her mother, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and "Forward From Here", a memoir about entering her sixties. She lives with her husband, Nat Tripp, and several animals on a farm in northern Vermont.