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 twentieth century two inventions - the car and the airplane - took America's imagination by storm. Along with them came new heroes: the race car driver and the flying ace. No one did more to create and intensify these raw new roles than Eddie Rickenbacker, who defied death with such courage and pluck that a generation of Americans knew his face better than the president's. Enduring Courage tells the unforgettable story of a man who pushed the limits of speedy endurance and courage and emerged as an American legend. Book jacket.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410472830
1410472833
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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