The Immortalists

The Immortalists

Charles Lindbergh, Dr. Alexis Carrel, And Their Daring Quest To Live Forever

eBook - 2009
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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 best-selling 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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[United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2009
ISBN: 9780061963414
0061963410
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Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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