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

The Immortalists of this book's title are famed aviator Charles Lindbergh and Nobel Prize-winner Dr. Alexis Carrel. Carrel was an organ and transplant specialist, and Lindbergh approached him when his sister-in-law developed heart valve problems. With Carrel doing research on animals and Lindbergh designing machines for him, the two made progress on repairing and extending the lives of organs. The two also believed in eugenics, and their experiments were designed to extend the lives of the physically elite. This led to Lindbergh's embrace of Hitler, who espoused the same ideal, which damaged his reputation back in the States. David M. Friedman's book has received positive reviews with USA Today saying, "The Immortalists is clearly a companion book, not a substitute for A. Scott Berg's masterful Lindbergh biography. But the history of these two brilliant achievers going so off-track because of their intellectual hubris is quite compelling - and instructive to modern readers."
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USA Today review by Deirdre Donahue

Rocky Mountain News review by Rex Burns

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