W. David Lewis {Ebook} Eddie Rickenbacker An American Hero in the Twentieth Century

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The company under pressure in 1963W David Lewis's biography of Rickenbacker reveals both the achievements and the vulnerability of this uintessential American hero Rickenbacker embodied what was new exciting and romantic about the country in the postwar years His poignant story also sheds light on the ephemerality of American success and the fragility of celebrityCapturing Rickenbacker's life in rich and vivid detail W David Lewis has written the definitive biography of America's ace of ace.

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Eddie Rickenbacker An American Hero in the Twentieth Century

Eddie Rickenbacker epitomized the American spirit in the twentieth century Daring skilled and rugged moving fast and defying death he drove race cars in the early days of the automobile then flew canvas over wooden frame aeroplanes in the Great War downing twenty six enemy flyers and emerging at war's end as the nation's ace of aces Only Gen John J Black Jack Pershing and the much decorated Sgt Alvin York emerged from that struggle as eually lauded American heroesFailing as an automobile ma.

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Ker after the war Rickenbacker returned to aviation joined Eastern Airlines in 1934 and uickly reached the top of the corporate ladder With the start of World War II he took on special missions to theaters of combat surviving twenty one days adrift on a small rubber raft after his plane went down at sea But the seemingly indestructible Eddie did not thrive well under the new competitive conditions in the postwar airline industry Despite having built Eastern into a major carrier he departed. On Tidy Endings days adrift on a small rubber raft after his plane went Flat World Navigation down at sea But the seemingly indestructible Eddie A House of My Own Stories from My Life did not thrive well under the new competitive conditions in the postwar airline industry Despite having built Eastern into a major carrier he Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, departed.


3 thoughts on “Eddie Rickenbacker An American Hero in the Twentieth Century

  1. says:

    This is certainly the definitive biography of Eddie Rickenbacker It's very long nearly 600 pages not including notes but is a good rea

  2. says:

    Eddie Rickenbacker by W David Lewis is many books all wrapped up in one It is primarily about Rickenbacker but since he was so many things during his life the book is also about the early auto industry he was a self taught mechanic

  3. says:

    I saw this book in a local used book shop I flipped through the pages and realized there was a really great story in it I knew of Eddie Rickenbacker as a WW I ace I had no idea of the race car driver industrialist WW II hero Airline industrial magnate and messenger that he also was I am nearly finished with the book now and am struck by his leadership skills that came through in many situations He knew how to motivate people and h

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