Ace of Aces

by H. Paul Jeffers
Category: "U.S. History - Military"
Year of Publication:2003
Date Added:08/07/2006
Date Read:01/26/2004
Notes:Subtitle: The Life of Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker

Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1890; pioneer race car driver; ace WWI pilot (26 kills in seven months); chief owner of Indy 500 racetrack; chief owner of Eastern Airlines. Visiting bases during WWII, his plane crashed. he survived 24 days in an open raft. Became a Republican spokesman. Died in 1973. An interesting history of an interesting man, written like a kids' adventure novel.
My Rating: 7

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