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The aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic Age of Flight

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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. nbsp; This is 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."
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subject_facet Adventure and adventurers -- United States -- Biography, Aeronautics -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Aeronautics, Military -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Air pilots -- United States -- Biography, Air pilots, Military -- United States -- Biography, Doolittle, James Harold, -- 1896-1993, Heroes -- United States -- Biography, Lindbergh, Charles A. -- (Charles Augustus), -- 1902-1974, Rickenbacker, Eddie, -- 1890-1973, United States -- History, Military -- 20th century
title_display The aviators : Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic Age of Flight
title_full The Aviators Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight, The aviators : Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic Age of Flight / Winston Groom
title_short The aviators :
title_sub Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic Age of Flight
topic_facet Adventure and adventurers, Aeronautics, Aeronautics, Military, Air pilots, Air pilots, Military, Biography & Autobiography, Doolittle, James Harold, Heroes, History, History, Military, Lindbergh, Charles A, Military, Nonfiction, Rickenbacker, Eddie