The Aviators

The Aviators

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

Book - 2013
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From barnstorming to flying blindfolded, a famous kidnapping to secret spying, a daring raid, and a survival tale that will keep you riveted - this book has it all.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, National Geographic,, [2013].
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781426211560
Characteristics: 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, maps, portraits ;,24 cm.


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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.

Apr 08, 2014

All aviation fans will enjoy this book.

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