Anne Morrow Lindbergh was born in 1906. She married Charles Lindbergh in 1929 and became a noted aviator in her own right, eventually publishing several books on the subject and receiving several aviation awards. Gift from the Sea, published in 1955, earned her international acclaim. She was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the National Women's Hall of Fame, and the Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey. Mrs. Lindbergh died in 2001 at the age of ninety-four.
Mrs. Lucky Lindy was no slouch herself: she was the first American woman to earn a first-class glider pilot's license, the first woman to win the National Geographic Society's Hubbard Medal for exploration, and a National Book Award-winning novelist. In this 1955 best seller, she discusses the challenges faced by women and offers inspiration. This 50th-anniversary edition has an intro by daughter Reeve. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
"Gift from the Sea is like a shell itself in its small and perfect form . . . It tells of light and life and love and the security that lies at the heart."--New York Times Book Review