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The aviators : Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic age of flight, Winston Groom

Label
The aviators : Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic age of flight
Title
The aviators
Title remainder
Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic age of flight
Statement of responsibility
Winston Groom
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book tells the saga of three extraordinary aviators: Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle, and how they redefined heroism through their genius, daring, and uncommon courage. 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, including daring military raids and survival-at-sea. With the world in peril in World War II, each man set aside great success and comfort to return to the skies for his most daring mission yet. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, would lead the daring Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flight across the Atlantic, would fly combat missions in the South Pacific; and Rickenbacker, World War I flying ace, would bravely hold his crew together while facing near-starvation and circling sharks after his plane went down in a remote part of the Pacific. The author tells their intertwined stories, from broken homes to Medals of Honor (all three would receive it); barnstorming to the greatest raid of World War II; front-page triumph to anguished tragedy; and near-death to ultimate survival, as all took to the sky, time and again, to become exemplars of the spirit of the "greatest generation."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Groom, Winston
Dewey number
629.13092/273
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TL539
LC item number
.G73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rickenbacker, Eddie
  • Doolittle, James Harold
  • Lindbergh, Charles A.
  • Doolittle, James Harold
  • Lindbergh, Charles A.
  • Rickenbacker, Eddie
  • Air pilots
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Heroes
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Air pilots
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Heroes
  • United States
  • Heroes and heroines
  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Heroes and heroines
  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots, Military
Label
The aviators : Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic age of flight, Winston Groom
Link
9781426211560.jpg
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Written by gifted storyteller Winston Groom (author of Forrest Gump), The Aviators tells the saga of three extraordinary aviators--Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle--and how they redefine heroism through their genius, daring, and uncommon courage. From Winston Groom, the best-selling author of Forrest Gump, Shiloh 1862, and Vicksburg 1863, comes the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes who defined aviation during the great age of flight. 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, including daring military raids and survival-at-sea, and will appeal to fans of Unbroken, The Greatest Generation, and Flyboys. With the world in peril in World War II, each man set aside great success and comfort to return to the skies for his most daring mission yet. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, would lead the daring Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flight across the Atlantic, would fly combat missions in the South Pacific; and Rickenbacker, World War I flying ace, would bravely hold his crew together while facing near-starvation and circling sharks after his plane went down in a remote part of the Pacific. Groom's rich narrative tells their intertwined stories--from broken homes to Medals of Honor (all three would receive it); barnstorming to the greatest raid of World War II; front-page triumph to anguished tragedy; and near-death to ultimate survival--as all took to the sky, time and again, to become exemplars of the spirit of the 'greatest generation'"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-455) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn827973791
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781426211560
Lccn
2013015171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781426211560
  • (OCoLC)827973791
Label
The aviators : Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic age of flight, Winston Groom
Link
9781426211560.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Written by gifted storyteller Winston Groom (author of Forrest Gump), The Aviators tells the saga of three extraordinary aviators--Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle--and how they redefine heroism through their genius, daring, and uncommon courage. From Winston Groom, the best-selling author of Forrest Gump, Shiloh 1862, and Vicksburg 1863, comes the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes who defined aviation during the great age of flight. 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, including daring military raids and survival-at-sea, and will appeal to fans of Unbroken, The Greatest Generation, and Flyboys. With the world in peril in World War II, each man set aside great success and comfort to return to the skies for his most daring mission yet. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, would lead the daring Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flight across the Atlantic, would fly combat missions in the South Pacific; and Rickenbacker, World War I flying ace, would bravely hold his crew together while facing near-starvation and circling sharks after his plane went down in a remote part of the Pacific. Groom's rich narrative tells their intertwined stories--from broken homes to Medals of Honor (all three would receive it); barnstorming to the greatest raid of World War II; front-page triumph to anguished tragedy; and near-death to ultimate survival--as all took to the sky, time and again, to become exemplars of the spirit of the 'greatest generation'"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-455) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn827973791
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781426211560
Lccn
2013015171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781426211560
  • (OCoLC)827973791

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