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Rickenbacker / Edward V. Rickenbacker.

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  • 15 of 16 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 16 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 920 RICKENBACKER EDDIE (Text) 34706001038845 Aviation Collection Available -
 : Jim Mahle Memorial Aviation Collection.
Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville 92 Ric (Text) 76895000007646 1st Floor Nonfiction Available -
Covington-Veedersburg PL - Veedersburg IN 920. RIC (Text) 32808000114627 CVBPLV Indiana Collection Available -
Hartford City PL - Hartford City BIOGRAPHY RICKENBACKER (Text) 76051000033382 Biography Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 921 RICK (Text) 39391000860690 Nonfiction Available -
Kirklin PL - Kirklin 921 Ric (Text) 34123000012164 Adult Non-Fiction, 2nd Floor Available -
Ladoga Clark Twp PL - Ladoga B RIC (Text) 34545000141840 Adult Available -
Monon Town and Twp PL - Monon 921 RICKENBACKER (Text) 36825000121093 Non-Fiction Available -
Noble Co PL - Central (Albion) 921 RIC (Text) 38131002323748 NCPLC-Non-fiction Available -
Paoli PL - Paoli 921 Ric (Text) 79593000015150 Adult Non-Fic Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 6722580
  • Physical Description: 458 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, [1967]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Boyhood -- Up the ladder -- Racing days -- German spy -- Learning to fly -- Uncle Sam's hat-in-the-ring squadron -- The car worthy of its name -- Indianapolis Speedway -- Flying in the 1920s -- How to buy an airline -- How to build an airline -- The Atlanta crash -- Before World War II -- To war again -- Mission to England -- Lost at sea -- Aftermath of an ordeal -- Russian mission -- The postwar period -- The future.
Summary, etc.: Rickenbacker was one of the earliest race car drivers on the national circuit, competing against all the greats of that sport's infancy and eventually owning and running the Indianapolis Speedway. During World War I, he joined up, was sent to France with General Pershing's American Expeditionary Forces, and finally worked his way into the Air Services. He battled in the skies with Baron Manfred von Richtofen's Flying Circus, flew the most perilous missions, downed 26 enemy aircrafts, became America's Ace of Aces-earning nineteen decorations for bravery in action and was universally known as "Captain Eddie". After the war he went back to the automobile business, built his own company, joined General Motors. Eddie also won the right of way to buy Eastern Airlines from General Motors, served as a special confidential consultant to Secretary of the War. Heading out on a 1942 Pacific mission, he and his crew crashed into the sea. They spent an incredible 24 days and nights floating in rubber rafts until rescued.-from book cover.
Subject: Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973.
World War, 1914-1918 > Aerial operations.
Air pilots > United States > Biography.

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