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Remembering the people's poet

Charles Lindbergh carried a copy of Robert Service's poems during his record-setting non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927.

Lindbergh was prepared for the monotony of the trip and the drone of his monoplane, “The Spirit of St. Louis." Even Lindbergh knew that Robert Service's poetry, which Robert preferred to be called verse rather than poetry, was "clear, clean, and power-packed” and didn't allow for nodding off at the controls of an aircraft.

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