Eddie Rickenbacker

It's obvious the author has a love for his subject, but this is not hagiography: All aspects of Rickenbacker's personality are laid on the table."—Washington Times "This well-written and well-researched biography tells the life story of ...

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Author: W. David Lewis

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801882443

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 668

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Looks at the life and career of the World War I flying ace, including his establishment of Eastern Airlines as a major carrier and his resignation under pressure in 1963.

Eddie Rickenbacker

This series portrays ideal role models from a childs perspective.

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Author: Kathryn Sisson

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458775528

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 118

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Other titles in the Young Patriots series include Amelia Earhart, Young Air Pioneer (1882859022, 1882859049), Juliette Low, Girl Scout Founder (1882859081, 188285909X), and James Whitcomb Riley, Young Poet (1882859111, 1882859103) a Each book [in the Young Patriots series] allows a child to understand that children aren't so different from one another and that they can grow up to do amazing things. This series portrays ideal role models from a child's perspective.a a "Bob Spear, Heartland Reviews World War I flying ace, winner of the Medal of Honor, and racecar driver Eddie Rickenbacker was an adventurous boy who first attempted flight by riding his bicycle off the roof while holding an umbrella. The son of Swiss immigrants, young Eddie grew up in the Midwest in the early 20th century. He worked hard to help support his family, but found time to build a a pushmobile, a experience a thrilling ride in a horseless carriage, and come face-to-face with a moving train. Young readers will gasp as he rides a runaway mining cart that jumps the tracks and cheer at Eddie's first auto racing victory. Included are fun facts about Eddie Rickenbacker's life and the America he grew up in.

Eddie Rickenbacker

As a member of the 94th Aero Squadron during World War I, Eddie Rickenbacker distinguished himself as a flying ace.

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Author: EPUB 2-3

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438148359

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The Aviators

This is the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes who defined aviation during the great age of flight.

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Author: Winston Groom

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426211577

Category: History

Page: 464

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Written by gifted storyteller Winston Groom (author of Forrest Gump), The Aviators tells the saga of three extraordinary aviators--Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle--and how they redefine heroism through their genius, daring, and uncommon courage. This is the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes who defined aviation during the great age of flight. These cleverly interwoven tales of their heart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through the heroism of World War II and beyond, including daring military raids and survival-at-sea, and will appeal to fans of Unbroken, The Greatest Generation, andFlyboys. With the world in peril in World War II, each man set aside great success and comfort to return to the skies for his most daring mission yet. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, would lead the daring Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flight across the Atlantic, would fly combat missions in the South Pacific; and Rickenbacker, World War I flying ace, would bravely hold his crew together while facing near-starvation and circling sharks after his plane went down in a remote part of the Pacific. Groom's rich narrative tells their intertwined stories--from broken homes to Medals of Honor (all three would receive it); barnstorming to the greatest raid of World War II; front-page triumph to anguished tragedy; and near-death to ultimate survival--as all took to the sky, time and again, to become exemplars of the spirit of the "greatest generation."

Captain Eddie Rickenbacker

AN INTERVIEW WITH EDDIE RICKENBACKER Many have wondered how many of the survivors found spiritual salvation with their physical salvation. The Rev.

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Author: Lind Swarthout

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781787201767

Category: History

Page: 101

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He was called America’s Ace of Aces during World War I, the highest scorer of American aerial victories over the Germans. He could just as easily have been labeled the “luckiest man alive,” however, since he survived–by his own count–135 brushes with death during his exciting lifetime. In this fascinating biography, Lind Swarthout traces the life of Eddie Rickenbacker, who at the time of writing had just been rescued from 24 days adrift at sea sustained by an indomitable spirit and unshakeable faith in God.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway the Eddie Rickenbacker Era

Hopefully this will be regarded as one of the definitive sources on the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1927-1945 ———“The Eddie Rickenbacker ...

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Author: Denny Miller

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665501446

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 568

View: 434

This Eddie Rickenbacker Era book is first and foremost an in-depth look of his ownership of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1927-1945 and not intended to be another biography of Rickenbacker’s life. A list of books of Eddie’s military life or his ordeal about being lost 23 days in the South Pacific, which I highly recommend reading, follows. Throughout the book, I listed key dates and headlines in United States history, in politics, sports and entertainment, that is intended to serve as a point-of-reference timeline throughout the Eddie Rickenbacker Era. Don’t cringe on certain typos—I purposely capitalize the “R” in Race in various places as my way of showing reverence to the Indianapolis 500. Other grammar and punctuation irregularities are my humorous middle finger to those former “composition 101” profs who used so much red ink correcting my themes.

Eddie Rickenbacker Lost at Sea

Fifty-two-year-old Eddie Rickenbacker, America's top World War I ace, looked with deep concern over his seven companions in three rafts bobbing on the ...

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Author: Thomas Fleming

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 9781612301310

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 12

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Steely determination enabled Eddie Rickenbacker, the World War I ace pilot, to survive twenty-four days drifting across the Pacific in a life raft. Here, in this essay by New York Times bestselling author Thomas Fleming, is the dramatic story.

Enduring Courage Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed

ER-BH Interview Taped 1965 interview of Edward Rickenbacker by ghostwriter Bootes Herndon for ER autobiography. Transcript in the Eddie Rickenbacker Papers, ...

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Author: John F. Ross

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250033789

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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The sensational true story of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's greatest flying ace At the turn of the twentieth century two new technologies—the car and airplane—took the nation's imagination by storm as they burst, like comets, into American life. The brave souls that 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, who defied death over and over with such courage and pluck that a generation of Americans came to know his face better than the president's. The son of poor, German-speaking Swiss immigrants in Columbus, Ohio, Rickenbacker overcame the specter of his father's violent death, a debilitating handicap, and, later, accusations of being a German spy, to become the American military ace of aces in World War I and a Medal of Honor recipient. He and his high-spirited, all-too-short-lived pilot comrades, created a new kind of aviation warfare, as they pushed their machines to the edge of destruction—and often over it—without parachutes, radios, or radar. Enduring Courage is the electrifying story of the beginning of America's love affair with speed—and how one man above all the rest showed a nation the way forward. No simple daredevil, he 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. For the first time, Enduring Courage peels back the layers of hero to reveal the man himself. 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.

Fighting the Flying Circus

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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Author: Eddie Rickenbacker

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447481812

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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Fighting the Flying Circus' contains an exciting collection of stories about air battles in France by Eddie Rickenbacker, and is a perfect book for anyone with an interest in the German Air Service looking for an unusual read. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Eddie Rickenbacker

" - Eddie Rickenbacker The men and women who won World War II for the Allies have been called "the greatest generation," and rightfully so, for they saved the Western world from destruction and domination by totalitarian dictators.

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Author: Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1548484229

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Page: 90

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*Includes pictures *Includes Rickenbacker's quotes about his life and career *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading "Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared." - Eddie Rickenbacker The men and women who won World War II for the Allies have been called "the greatest generation," and rightfully so, for they saved the Western world from destruction and domination by totalitarian dictators. As Winston Churchill so eloquently put it, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." However, even within this glorious group, there was another, perhaps even more superlative generation made up of men and women who fought not only in World War II but also World War I, which at the time was the deadliest and most destructive war in history. A few of these fighters were young enough to fight in both wars, and Eddie Rickenbacker was one of them, one of the "best of the best." Though he served only in a civilian capacity during World War II, he remains today a romantic hero of a bygone era, a man who flew airplanes that were little more than hang gliders with engines and guns, and survived to help design jets. His service won him the Medal of Honor, along with more awards for valor than any other person fighting in World War I. But participating in the wars was not nearly enough time in the air for the ambitious Rickenbacker. When he was not setting new records in the air, he was setting new speed records on the ground, most notably as a first generation race car driver who not only drove cars but designed them. He also served for decades as the president of one of the world's first major commercial passenger aviation companies, Eastern Air Lines, seeing it through the ups and downs of the financial and technological boom and bust in America between the wars. Eddie Rickenbacker: The Life and Legacy of America's Top World War I Fighter Ace chronicles the remarkable life of one of America's greatest war heroes. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Rickenbacker like never before.

God Still Answers Prayers

This is a new release of the original 1944 edition.

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Author: Lind Swarthout

Publisher:

ISBN: 1258845660

Category:

Page: 116

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This is a new release of the original 1944 edition.

Ace of Aces

Traces the life of the World War I fighter ace from his career as one of America's first race car drivers, accomplishments as a fighter pilot, founder of Eastern Airlines, and dramatic rescue following a crash-landing in during World War II ...

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Author: Harry Paul Jeffers

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111849472

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 343

View: 913

Traces the life of the World War I fighter ace from his career as one of America's first race car drivers, accomplishments as a fighter pilot, founder of Eastern Airlines, and dramatic rescue following a crash-landing in during World War II.

The Many Lives of Eddie Rickenbacker

Eddie Rickenbacker survived personal tragedies and dozens of close calls as a mechanic, a race car driver, a fighter pilot, and airline executive.

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Author: Andrew Speno

Publisher: Biographies for Young Readers

ISBN: 0821424319

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Eddie Rickenbacker survived personal tragedies and dozens of close calls as a mechanic, a race car driver, a fighter pilot, and airline executive. This biography invites young readers to consider the difference between recklessness and courage, even if both present dangers, and the enduring value of hard work and personal responsibility.

Eddie Rickenbacker

Profiles the life and accomplishments of Eddie Rickenbacker, a fighter pilot for the 94th Aero Squadron who fought in World War I.

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Author: Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 0791072150

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Profiles the life and accomplishments of Eddie Rickenbacker, a fighter pilot for the 94th Aero Squadron who fought in World War I.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway the Eddie Rickenbacker Era

Throughout the book, I listed key dates and headlines in United States history, in politics, sports and entertainment, that is intended to serve as a point-of-reference timeline throughout the Eddie Rickenbacker Era.

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Author: Denny Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: 1728372798

Category:

Page: 568

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This Eddie Rickenbacker Era book is first and foremost an in-depth look of his ownership of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1927-1945 and not intended to be another biography of Rickenbacker's life. A list of books of Eddie's military life or his ordeal about being lost 23 days in the South Pacific, which I highly recommend reading, follows. Throughout the book, I listed key dates and headlines in United States history, in politics, sports and entertainment, that is intended to serve as a point-of-reference timeline throughout the Eddie Rickenbacker Era. Don't cringe on certain typos--I purposely capitalize the "R" in Race in various places as my way of showing reverence to the Indianapolis 500. Other grammar and punctuation irregularities are my humorous middle finger to those former "composition 101" profs who used so much red ink correcting my themes.

Ace of Aces

A fascinating biography of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker follows the life and times of the legendary World War I fighter ace from his humble beginnings to his early career as one of America's first race car drivers, accomplishments as a ...

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Author: H. Paul Jeffers

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 0345470648

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 343

View: 121

A fascinating biography of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker follows the life and times of the legendary World War I fighter ace from his humble beginnings to his early career as one of America's first race car drivers, accomplishments as a military fighter pilot, founder of Eastern Airlines, and dramatic rescue following a crash-landing in the Pacific during World War II. Reprint.

Eddie Rickenbacker

A biography of an automobile racer and pilot who contributed a great deal towards the growth of military and commercial aviation in the United States.

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Author: Kathryn Cleven Sisson

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 0613801687

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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A biography of an automobile racer and pilot who contributed a great deal towards the growth of military and commercial aviation in the United States.

Eddie Rickenbacker

Book One of Valiant Young Men-Heroes of Flight, the story of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's legendary Ace of Aces of the famed 94th Aero Squadron.

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Author: Bryce Gibby

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798656431118

Category:

Page: 200

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Book One of Valiant Young Men-Heroes of Flight, the story of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's legendary Ace of Aces of the famed 94th Aero Squadron.