Ace of Acesby H. Paul Jeffers
"U.S. History - Military"|
|Year of Publication:||2003|
|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.