The Historic Life Of A Man Unknown
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Twentieth-century American history is fascinating when seen through the life of a famous celebrity. Charles Lindbergh lived from 1902 until 1974. Those were often tumultuous times in America and Lucky Lindy seemed to be at the center of much-raging controversy even though he claimed to hate the press coverage he always received. Follow Ronelle as she leads you through the 1920's Atlantic Fever, and the 1930's world-wide search for a missing baby and the ensuing trial of Richard Hauptmann. Lindbergh's 1940s connection with the "America First Committee" will also be discussed. During the 1950s the famous aviator sired seven secret children with three German women while his wife, Anne Morrow, raised their other five children in Darien, CT.
1. America In Lindbergh's Time: His Unusual Upbringing
2. Atlantic Fever and The Orteig Prize
3. The America First Committee: Was Lindbergh A Nazi?
4. Kidnap and Trial: The Madness Of Crowds
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ronelle Delmont was born on the Lower-East-Side of NYC and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn. She attended Hunter College as a music major and received a BS from Florida International University in International Relations. Her eclectic background includes: owning an antique shop in Greenwich Village, owning an entertainment agency, working for Pan-Am Airlines and lecturing for Osher Lifelong Learning. Since 1996 Delmont has been a book reviewer and lecturer in South Florida. She is currently writing a book on the subject of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping and trial. She is the publisher of an in-depth, controversial website on that subject (www.lindberghkidnappinghoax.com) She is married to Parisian-born singer and agent, Daniel Delmont.
||4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
||Mondays, September 30; October 7, 14, 21
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
||$34 member / $54 non-member