Fighting the Flying Circus.

RICKENBACKER, EDWARD V[ERNON]

Edité par J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1947
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Titre : Fighting the Flying Circus.

Éditeur : J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia

Date d'édition : 1947

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre : Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket

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With maps and a foreword by Laurence La Tourette Driggs. 371 pages, frontispiece (portrait) , map, cloth, very good. From the foreword: "Eddie Rickenbacker's stories of his air battles in France are of exciting interest, both in the narration of the thrilling adventures with enemy airmen and in the revealment of his intimate thoughts and feelings, as he went out day after day to attack the boasted champions of the German Air Service. ~ In no other organization in France did I find so great a loyalty to a leader, such true Squadron fraternalism, such subordination of the individual to the organization. In other words, the Commander of 94 Squadron had perfected the finest flying corps I have ever seen." From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Edward Vernon Rickenbacker, 1890-1973, American war hero and airline executive, b. Columbus, Ohio. He became a car racing driver at 16 and set numerous speed records. In World War I he volunteered for the air service and became the leading U. S. Ace by destroying 26 enemy planes. After serving as an executive of several airline companies, he became president and general manager (1938-53) and chairman of the board (1954-63) of Eastern Airlines, which he built into a major passenger and transport system. A political conservative, he often spoke on contemporary American affairs. His book Seven Came Through (1943) recounts his 22 days on a raft in World War II after running out of fuel while on an observation tour. He also wrote Fighting the Flying Circus (1919). N° de réf. du libraire 33944

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