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Enduring courage : ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the dawn of the Age of Speed

Author: John F Ross; Edward Herrmann
Publisher: New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Eddie Rickenbacker was an American archetype: our greatest World War I hero, and the quintessential flying ace. As a boy from the wrong side of the tracks in Columbus, Ohio, Eddie was smitten at the sight of his first automobile. He became a superb mechanic and a leading racecar driver; in wartime, he applied his mechanical skills to airplanes, and broke the class barrier to become a pilot. Eventually, he would  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Audiobooks collection
Named Person: Eddie Rickenbacker; Eddie Rickenbacker
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: John F Ross; Edward Herrmann
ISBN: 9781427239235 : 1427239231
OCLC Number: 860754836
Notes: "Includes a bonus interview with the author"--Container.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Read by Edward Herrmann.
Description: 11 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
Responsibility: John F. Ross.

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Eddie Rickenbacker was an American archetype: our greatest World War I hero, and the quintessential flying ace. As a boy from the wrong side of the tracks in Columbus, Ohio, Eddie was smitten at the sight of his first automobile. He became a superb mechanic and a leading racecar driver; in wartime, he applied his mechanical skills to airplanes, and broke the class barrier to become a pilot. Eventually, he would become America's best.

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