The aviators : Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic age of flight / Winston Groom.
- ISBN: 9781426211560 (hardcover) :
- ISBN: 1426211562 (hardcover) :
- Description: 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, porttraits ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 
- Copyright: ©2013
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|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-455) and index.
|Contents Note:|| Map of Pacific Theater in World War II -- 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.
|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.