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ISBN: 0345470648Издательство: Presidio Press
Год издания: 2004
Book DescriptionACE OF ACES The Life of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker H. Paul Jeffers Author of In the Roughrider’s Shadow In this important new biography, acclaimed historian H. Paul Jeffers brings to vivid life one of the mostdaring and dramatic figures of twentieth century America–Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker. Born to immigrant parents with humble means at the turn of the century, Edward Rickenbacker was destined to embody the ingenuity, innovation, and courage that would make the United States a world power. Rickenbacker burst onto the national scene as one of the nation’s first star race car drivers. In an era when tracks were rough and safety precautions virtually unknown, Rickenbacker pushed the fastest machines at terrifying speeds. Later in life, he would own the Indianapolis Speedway and help establish the sport of modern race car driving as we know it. But Rickenbacker’s lasting fame came as an...