Enduring courage: ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the dawn of the age of speed

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The sensational true story of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's greatest flying ace. Early in the twentieth century, two new American super figures-the racecar driver and the flying ace-would become the embodiment of American skilled manhood, and no individual did more to create and intensify these new roles than Eddie Rickenbacker. ENDURING COURAGE chronicles his improbable rise, overcoming the specter of his father's violent death, a debilitating handicap, and, later, accusations of being a German spy. Not only would he become a world-renowned racecar driver, but America's ace of aces in WWI as well, shooting down more enemy planes than anyone and receiving the Medal of Honor; battling The Red Baron and his deadly squadron, pushing their machines beyond the edge of destruction without parachutes or radios. The next chapter in Rickenbacker's life was every bit as momentous, from buying Eastern Air Lines, to surviving two horrendous plane crashes, one during WWII on a secret mission in the Pacific that left him lost at sea. Adrift for 24 days, Rickenbacker led the survivors in catching food and water until they were rescued, barely alive.  With impeccable research, author John Ross tells the gripping story of this American legend.
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subject_facet Air pilots -- United States -- Biography, Automobile racing drivers -- United States -- Biography, Fighter pilots -- United States -- Biography, Rickenbacker, Eddie, -- 1890-1973, World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, American, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American
title_display Enduring courage : ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the dawn of the age of speed
title_full Enduring Courage Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed, Enduring courage : ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the dawn of the age of speed / John F. Ross
title_short Enduring courage :
title_sub ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the dawn of the age of speed
topic_facet Aerial operations, American, Air pilots, Automobile racing drivers, Biography & Autobiography, Fighter pilots, History, Military, Nonfiction, Rickenbacker, Eddie, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1939-1945