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.