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3.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 5 3.75 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David M. Friedman, Todd McLaren Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • “Friedman, who has written for GQ and Esquire, makes complex science accessible and serves as an absorbing cautionary tale on how two heroic reputations were marred by fascism and anti-Semitism.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sheila | 6/20/2013

    " An interesting insight into the life of Charles Lindbergh that I never knew. The book protrays a very different man from the one we learn about in history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Caroline | 2/3/2013

    " This book was highly recommended by a good friend; she was amazed. While the story does upend some of the preconceived notions I had of Charles Lindberg (who knew he believed in eugenics?) I didn't find it very riveting and am having a terrible time finishing the darn thing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tracie | 8/14/2012

    " I need somebody else to read this book so that I can discuss things! Like how much of a crazy em effer Charles Lindbergh was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by BeerDiablo | 8/6/2011

    " Good insight into more than just Lindbergh but the world during the 1930s to post WWII. A bit long but it's also easy to skim as the author is repetitious in details. "

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About the Author

David M. Friedman has written for Esquire, GQ, Rolling Stone, Vogue, The Village Voice, and many other publications. He has also been a reporter for Newsday and the Philadelphia Daily News.