His historic career as an aviator made
Charles Lindbergh one of the most famous men of the twentieth century,
the subject of bestselling biographies and a hit movie, as well as the
inspiration for a dance step—the Lindy Hop—that he himself was too shy
to try. But for all the attention lavished on Lindbergh, one story has
remained untold until now: his macabre scientific collaboration with Dr.
Alexis Carrel. This oddest of couples—one a brilliant Nobel
Prize–winning surgeon turned social engineer, the other a failed dirt
farmer turned hero of the skies—joined forces in 1930 driven by a shared
and secret dream: to conquer death and attain immortality.
Part Frankenstein, part The Professor and the Madman, and all true, The Immortalists
is the remarkable story of how two men of prodigious achievement and
equally large character flaws challenged nature’s oldest rule, with
consequences—personal, professional, and political—that neither man
anticipated. Download and start listening now!