The Aviators

The Aviators

Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight

eBook - 2013
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, National Geographic,, [2013]
ISBN: 9781426211577
1426211570
Characteristics: 1 online resource (464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: These three men
The king of dirt
The man with the outside loop
Can those be stars?
Air combat is not sport, it is scientific murder
New York to Paris
Man's greatest enemy in the air
I was saved for some good purpose
An inspiration in a grubby world
His halo turned into a noose
The raid
We were slowly rotting away
The lone eagle goes to war
Masters of the sky.
Summary: 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"-- Provided by publisher.

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MedinaReads Feb 09, 2015

If you loved Unbroken, The Greatest Generation, or Flyboy or just enjoy stories of adventure by daring men on their flying machines, you’ll “fly” through the pages of The Aviators by the gifted storyteller Winston Groom (author of Forrest Gump). This is the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes – Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle – who defined aviation through the great age of flight with heart-stopping adventures in World War I and II and beyond. All were Medal of Honor winners. All set aside great success and comfort to return to the skies for daring missions for their country. Lindbergh would fly combat missions in the South Pacific; Rickenbacker, World War I flying ace, bravely held his crew together on a raft amid circling sharks after his plane went down in a remote area of the Pacific; Doolittle would lead the daring Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor. Weaving back and forth from one man to another, Groom’s rich narrative takes us from headline successes to near-death to ultimate survival, as three brave men took to the sky again and again.

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Apr 08, 2014

All aviation fans will enjoy this book.

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