The Aviators

The Aviators

Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2013
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Gifted storyteller Winston Groom 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. With the world in peril during World War II, each man set aside 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 starvation and sharks after his plane went down in a remote part of the Pacific. Groom's rich narrative tells the intertwined stories of these three men who took to the sky to become exemplars of the spirit of the "greatest generation."
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] :, Blackstone Audio, Inc.,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ℗2013
ISBN: 9781482932164
1482932164
Branch Call Number: TB 629.13092273 GRO NVD
Characteristics: audio file,MP3,rda
digital,optical,stereo,rda
2 audio discs (approximately 17 1/2 hr.) : digital, MP3 ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Dean, Robertson
Blackstone Audio, Inc

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MedinaReads Feb 09, 2015

If you loved Unbroken, The Greatest Generation, or Flyboy or just enjoy stories of adventure by daring men on their flying machines, you’ll “fly” through the pages of The Aviators by the gifted storyteller Winston Groom (author of Forrest Gump). This is the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes – Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle – who defined aviation through the great age of flight with heart-stopping adventures in World War I and II and beyond. All were Medal of Honor winners. All set aside great success and comfort to return to the skies for daring missions for their country. Lindbergh would fly combat missions in the South Pacific; Rickenbacker, World War I flying ace, bravely held his crew together on a raft amid circling sharks after his plane went down in a remote area of the Pacific; Doolittle would lead the daring Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor. Weaving back and forth from one man to another, Groom’s rich narrative takes us from headline successes to near-death to ultimate survival, as three brave men took to the sky again and again. Recommended by C.K., MCDL

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