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