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Rickenbacker / Edward V. Rickenbacker.

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  • 19 of 20 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Barton Rees Pogue Memorial Public Library - Upland 92 RIC (Text) 76277000003525 NonFiction Available -
Batesville Memorial Public Library - Batesville 920 RICKENBACKER EDDIE (Text) 34706001038845 Aviation Collection Available -
 : Jim Mahle Memorial Aviation Collection.
Centerville Center Township Public Library - Centerville 92 Ric (Text) 76895000007646 1st Floor Nonfiction Available -
Covington-Veedersburg Public Library-Veedersburg IN 920. RIC (Text) 32808000114627 CVBPLV Indiana Collection Available -
Danville-Center Township Public Library - Danville IB RIC (Text) 32604000037269 DCTPLD IR Moveable Shelves Available -
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood BIO RICKENBACKER (Text) 36626101616134 Adult Biographies Available -
Hartford City Public Library - Hartford City BIOGRAPHY RICKENBACKER (Text) 76051000033382 Biography Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch B RICKEN, RICKEN (Text) 33946000123443 Biographies . End of Nonfiction section . 2nd Floor Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 796.72 RIC (Text) 39391000860690 Non-Fiction Available -
Kirklin Public Library - Kirklin 921 Ric (Text) 34123000012164 Adult Non-Fiction, 2nd Floor Available -
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  • ISBN: 6722580
  • Physical Description: 458 p. : illus. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, [1967]

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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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