Enduring Courage

Enduring Courage

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

Large Print - 2014 | Large print edition.
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At the turn of the 20th century the invention of the car and the airplane took our imaginations by storm and produced new American heroes: the race car driver and the flying ace. No one did more in these roles than Eddie Rickenbacker, who defied death with such courage and pluck that a generation knew his face better than the president's. This is the unforgettable story of a man who pushed the limits of speed, endurance and courage and emerged as an American legend.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410472830
Branch Call Number: Large Print 926.2913 RIC ROS
Characteristics: 687 pages (large print) :,illustrations, maps.


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beebee40 Jul 31, 2014

Not a bio but a sketch of Eddie. Mr. Ross has a good writing style but content of the book is "thin."

The book is padded with writing that has little or nothing to do with Rickenbacker.

If one is looking for a biography look elsewhere.

KCLSLibrarians May 20, 2014

You can't imagine how lucky a person can be until you read this book. I found it hard to put down - Ross weaves the incredible life of Rickenbacker into the larger story of that golden age of technology. Compulsively fascinating.

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