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Title:
The aviators : Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic Age of Flight
ISBN:
9781426211560
Physical Description:
464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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:
Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle were heroes of the aviation age. 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. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, led the Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flight across the Atlantic, flew combat missions in the South Pacific.
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