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The aviators : Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic age of flight

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Kirtland Community College Library TL 539 .G76 2013 30775305463474 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781426211560 (hardback : alkaline paper)
  • ISBN: 1426211562 (hardback : alkaline paper)
  • Physical Description: print
    464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2013]

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General Note: "Written by gifted storyteller Winston Groom (author of Forrest Gump), The Aviators tells the saga of three extraordinary aviators--Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle--and how they redefine heroism through their genius, daring, and uncommon courage. From Winston Groom, the best-selling author of Forrest Gump, Shiloh 1862, and Vicksburg 1863, comes the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes who defined aviation during the great age of flight. These cleverly interwoven tales of their heart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through the heroism of World War II and beyond, including daring military raids and survival-at-sea, and will appeal to fans of Unbroken, The Greatest Generation, and Flyboys. With the world in peril in World War II, each man set aside great success and comfort to return to the skies for his most daring mission yet. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, would lead the daring Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flight across the Atlantic, would fly combat missions in the South Pacific; and Rickenbacker, World War I flying ace, would bravely hold his crew together while facing near-starvation and circling sharks after his plane went down in a remote part of the Pacific. Groom's rich narrative tells their intertwined stories--from broken homes to Medals of Honor (all three would receive it); barnstorming to the greatest raid of World War II; front-page triumph to anguished tragedy; and near-death to ultimate survival--as all took to the sky, time and again, to become exemplars of the spirit of the 'greatest generation'"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-455) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: These Three Men -- The King of Dirt -- The Man With the Outside Loop -- Which Way is Ireland? -- It is Scientific Murder -- New York to Paris -- Man's Greatest Enemy in the Air -- Saved For Some Good Purpose -- Inspiration in a Grubby World -- A Halo Becomes a Noose -- The Raid -- Adrift -- The Lone Eagle Goes to War -- Masters of the Sky.
Summary, etc.: Explores "the saga of three extraordinary aviators-- Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle-- and how they redefine heroism through their genius, daring, and uncommon courage"--
Subject: Rickenbacker, Eddie 1890-1973
Doolittle, James Harold 1896-1993
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974
Air pilots United States Biography
Air pilots, Military United States Biography
Heroes United States Biography
Adventure and adventurers United States Biography
Aeronautics United States History 20th century
Aeronautics, Military United States History 20th century
United States History, Military 20th century
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