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

Author: John F Ross
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The sensational true story of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's greatest flying ace, who above all the rest showed a nation the way forward in its quest for speed, endurance and courage.
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Genre/Form: Biography
NonFiction
Historical
Named Person: Eddie Rickenbacker; Eddie Rickenbacker; Eddie Rickenbacker; Eddie Rickenbacker
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Ross
ISBN: 9781250033772 1250033772
OCLC Number: 857982343
Description: xxiii, 375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Map of the Western Front --
Map of Chateau-Thierry --
Map of Saint-Mihiel --
Map of the Mease-Argonne --
Introduction: When a man faces death --
Book I: Racing --
Love at first sight --
A most dangerous job --
Death on the track --
Aeroplane vs. automobile --
New order of terrors --
Book II: Flying --
Storm clouds overhead --
Flying lessons --
A steep learning curve --
Aircraft morph into deadly weapons --
Book III: Fighting --
First blood --
When giants fall --
Race to ace --
The Germans strike back --
A secret counteroffensive --
Squadron command --
Book IV: Immortality --
Plane crash --
Triumph of will.
Other Titles: Ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the dawn of the age of speed
Responsibility: John F. Ross.

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The sensational true story of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's greatest flying ace, who above all the rest showed a nation the way forward in its quest for speed, endurance and courage.

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