The Resource The aviators : Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic age of flight, Winston Groom, (electronic resource)

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

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The aviators : Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic age of flight
Title
The aviators
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Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic age of flight
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Winston Groom
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eng
Summary
Gifted storyteller Winston Groom, the bestselling author of Forrest Gump, has written the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes who defined aviation during the great age of flight: Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle. 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 during 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 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 the intertwined stories-from broken homes to Medals of Honor (all three would receive one), barnstorming to the greatest raid of World War II, front-page triumph to anguished tragedy, and near-death to ultimate survival-of these three men who took to the sky, time and again, to become exemplars of the spirit of the "greatest generation."
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Read by Robertson Dean
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adult
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The aviators : Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic age of flight, Winston Groom, (electronic resource)
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  • WEYMOUTH
  • SCITUATE
  • RANDOLPH
  • QUINCY
  • MARSHFIELD
  • DUXBURY
  • COHASSET
  • PLYMOUTH
  • PLYMOUTH
  • SANDWICH
  • MILTON
  • NORWELL
  • HINGHAM
  • HOLBROOK
  • CANTON
  • BRAINTREE
  • KINGSTON
  • SHARON
  • ABINGTON
  • AVON
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MWT11397804
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (17hr., 23 min.))
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  • electronic
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sound
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11397804
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