Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed

Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed

John F. Ross


The sensational precise tale of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's maximum flying ace

At the flip of the 20th century new technologies―the automobile and airplane―took the nation's mind's eye through typhoon as they burst, like comets, into American existence. The courageous souls that leaped into those harmful devices and driven them to unexplored extremes turned new American heroes: the race motor vehicle motive force and the flying ace.

No person did extra to create and accentuate those uncooked new roles than the tall, gangly Eddie Rickenbacker, who defied dying again and again with such braveness and pluck iteration of usa citizens got here to understand his face higher than the president's. The son of bad, German-speaking Swiss immigrants in Columbus, Ohio, Rickenbacker overcame the threat of his father's violent dying, a debilitating handicap, and, later, accusations of being a German secret agent, to turn into the yank army ace of aces in global battle I and a Medal of Honor recipient. He and his high-spirited, all-too-short-lived pilot comrades, created a brand new type of aviation conflict, as they driven their machines to the sting of destruction―and usually over it―without parachutes, radios, or radar.

Enduring Courage is the electrifying tale of the start of America's love affair with speed―and how one guy chiefly the remainder confirmed a kingdom the best way ahead. No basic daredevil, he was once an innovator at the racetrack, a talented aerial dualist and squadron commander, and founding father of jap Air traces. many years after his heroics opposed to the purple Baron's Flying Circus, he back confirmed a war-weary state what it took to outlive opposed to approximately insurmountable odds whilst he and 7 others persevered a harrowing three-week ordeal adrift with no meals or water within the Pacific in the course of international conflict II.

For the 1st time, Enduring Courage peels again the layers of hero to bare the guy himself. With impeccable study and a gripping narrative, John F. Ross tells the unforgettable tale of a guy who driven the boundaries of pace, persistence and braveness and emerged as an American legend.

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