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

Author: John F Ross; Edward Herrmann; Macmillan Audio (Firm); Playaway Digital Audio.; Findaway World, LLC.
Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2014] ℗2014
Edition/Format:   Audiobook : Sound recording : Biography   Computer File : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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At the turn of the twentieth century two new technologies the car and airplane took America's imagination by storm. The brave souls who leaped into these dangerous contraptions and pushed them to unexplored extremes became new American heroes: the race car driver and the flying ace. No individual did more to create and intensify these raw new roles than the tall, gangly Eddie Rickenbacker. He and his high-spirited  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Eddie Rickenbacker; Eddie Rickenbacker
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Sound recording
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John F Ross; Edward Herrmann; Macmillan Audio (Firm); Playaway Digital Audio.; Findaway World, LLC.
ISBN: 9781427245250 1427245258
OCLC Number: 870934323
Notes: Title from container.
"HD."
"LIGHT."
Release date supplied by publisher.
Previously released by Macmillan Audio, ℗2014.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Includes a bonus interview with the author.
Performer(s): Read by Edward Herrmann.
Description: 1 audio media player (approximately 13 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Responsibility: John F. Ross.

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At the turn of the twentieth century two new technologies the car and airplane took America's imagination by storm. The brave souls who leaped into these dangerous contraptions and pushed them to unexplored extremes became new American heroes: the race car driver and the flying ace. No individual did more to create and intensify these raw new roles than the tall, gangly Eddie Rickenbacker. He and his high-spirited pilot comrades created a new kind of warfare as they pushed their machines to the edge of destruction in World War I. No simple daredevil, Rickenbacker was an innovator on the racetrack, a skilled aerial dualist and squadron commander, and founder of Eastern Air Lines. Decades after his heroics against the Red Baron's Flying Circus, he again showed a war-weary nation what it took to survive against nearly insurmountable odds when he and seven others endured a harrowing three-week ordeal adrift without food or water in the Pacific during World War II. With impeccable research and a gripping narrative, John F. Ross tells the unforgettable story of a man who pushed the limits of speed, endurance, and courage and emerged as an American legend.

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