The Immortalists: Charles Lindbergh, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and Their Daring Quest to Live Forever

The Immortalists: Charles Lindbergh, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and Their Daring Quest to Live Forever

David M. Friedman


His old occupation as an aviator made Charles Lindbergh essentially the most well-known males of the 20 th century, the topic of best-selling biographies and successful motion picture, in addition to the foundation for a dance step—the Lindy Hop—that he himself used to be too shy to aim. yet for all of the recognition lavished on Lindbergh, one tale has remained untold beforehand: his macabre clinical collaboration with Dr. Alexis Carrel. This oddest of couples—one a super Nobel Prize-winning health care professional grew to become social engineer, the opposite a failed airborne dirt and dust farmer became hero of the skies—joined forces in 1930 pushed by way of a shared and mystery dream: to overcome demise and achieve immortality.

Part Frankenstein, half The Professor and the Madman, and all real, The Immortalists is the extraordinary tale of the way males of prodigious success and both huge personality flaws challenged nature's oldest rule, with consequences—personal, specialist, and political—that neither guy anticipated.

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