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Very dry read It was interesting to immerse myself in her life but she seemed a bit shallow Now knowing what a dog her husband was I get it I would still read again. February 7, 2005 It was sobering to read the author s regular diary entries about the impending war It wasn t a dry history book This was someone s direct reaction and response to what Hitler said, what he did, and what the German army did at his direction I felt the dread she was living That didn t make it an easy read.I couldn t un know what the world has learned about her husband, Charles while I was reading the book, and that s made my rating lower perhaps that it would have been While Anne painted a ce It was sobering to read the author s regular diary entries about the impending war It wasn t a dry history book This was someone s direct reaction and response to what Hitler said, what he did, and what the German army did at his direction I felt the dread she was living That didn t make it an easy read.I couldn t un know what the world has learned about her husband, Charles while I was reading the book, and that s made my rating lower perhaps that it would have been While Anne painted a certain picture of their marriage, it wasn t as she thought I doubt she knew After his death in 1974, she continued trying to shape his reputation, and get his writings published That s the saddest thing to me.From her book, Gift from the Sea Don t wish me happinessI don t expect to be happy all the timeIt s gotton beyond that somehow.Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor.I will need them all I always enjoy reading Anne Lindbergh s writing She crafts her words beautifully, even in her diaries and letters which this book is a collection of The time frame is the years just prior and into WWII She and her husband s stance on staying out of the war make them highly unpopular She is fiercely loyal and protective of her husband She comments on marriage real marriages are not happy or unhappy , but they are both She is adamant about not wasting time by being unaware , yet real I always enjoy reading Anne Lindbergh s writing She crafts her words beautifully, even in her diaries and letters which this book is a collection of The time frame is the years just prior and into WWII She and her husband s stance on staying out of the war make them highly unpopular She is fiercely loyal and protective of her husband She comments on marriage real marriages are not happy or unhappy , but they are both She is adamant about not wasting time by being unaware , yet realizes that trying to be always aware can be exhausting Anne is a woman who did her best to have it all husband, children, writing career, pilot, friends and so forth Lucky for her she had housekeepers, cooks, and nurses to make this easier 92L I read these books years ago I was in my early 20 s living on my own for the first time and was basically idealistic and still had romantic notions about life So during my first read through I loved this and all five volumes of diaries and letters I truly believed the golden sheen that was painted over the lives of the Lindbergh family Sure they had face horrific tragedy and invasions of privacy but they loved each other Now years later reading the books again knowing what I know I see the I read these books years ago I was in my early 20 s living on my own for the first time and was basically idealistic and still had romantic notions about life So during my first read through I loved this and all five volumes of diaries and letters I truly believed the golden sheen that was painted over the lives of the Lindbergh family Sure they had face horrific tragedy and invasions of privacy but they loved each other Now years later reading the books again knowing what I know I see the books in a different light The first three books still held up pretty good, the fourth was also pretty good This is where things fall apart The war years when Charles dabbles in politics and basically tarnished his golden image forever He did build it up again but he was never quite the same The first part of the book is mostly Anne constantly defending her husband and his position She does this to the point where she pushes away family and close friends and is afraid to go outside of her house for fear of who she will see While she sees her husband as a good guy who knows it all history tells us he was dead wrong and while not blatantly racist he did say some things that did merit the criticism He might not have been a full fledged Nazi but given his interest in eugenics and his post war dalliances he certainly would ve been welcome and fit right in, as we saw in Flower and the Nettle This was often frustrating to read Especially when she claims her mother is being used and manipulated by others when to my eyes she was the one being lead by her husband The war years themselves dragged on As another reviewer pointed out she only came alive when her husband was home She adds twochildren to her family, sees the death of two family pets, one a small puppy killed in an accident, the other Thor who d been with the family since after the kidnapping This was probably one of the easier parts to read because it was so real The heartbreak of watching a beloved family pet pass away, but of course she kept saying how she wished Charles was there I have no doubt that they loved each other, and I have no idea what exactly led him to stray as he did, but Anne just comes across as hopelessly codependent throughout the book Perhaps it was just the way things were then I can t wait to read the last of this series, where Anne finally grows into her own person, becoming at last the strong independent person who wrote Gift From The Sea interesting look inside the Lindbergh marriage and life as lived with wealth Mrs Lindbergh is happiest among her peers and looks down on the common people even having grown up with servants she can t seem to manage her own servants. `Download Book ↡ War Within & Without: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1939-1944 ↮ An account of the Lindberghs wartime years, but most significantly the story of a bond between two extraordinary people Introduction by the Author Index photographs A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book