By John F. Ross
The sensational actual tale of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's maximum flying ace
At the flip of the 20 th century new technologies―the motor vehicle and airplane―took the nation's mind's eye via typhoon as they burst, like comets, into American existence. The courageous souls that leaped into those harmful instruments and driven them to unexplored extremes turned new American heroes: the race automobile motive force and the flying ace.
No person did extra to create and accentuate those uncooked new roles than the tall, gangly Eddie Rickenbacker, who defied dying again and again with such braveness and pluck iteration of usa citizens got here to grasp his face higher than the president's. The son of terrible, German-speaking Swiss immigrants in Columbus, Ohio, Rickenbacker overcame the threat of his father's violent dying, a debilitating handicap, and, later, accusations of being a German secret agent, to turn into the yank army ace of aces in global battle I and a Medal of Honor recipient. He and his high-spirited, all-too-short-lived pilot comrades, created a brand new type of aviation struggle, as they driven their machines to the sting of destruction―and usually over it―without parachutes, radios, or radar.
Enduring Courage is the electrifying tale of the start of America's love affair with speed―and how one guy specially the remaining confirmed a kingdom the best way ahead. No easy daredevil, he used to be an innovator at the racetrack, a talented aerial dualist and squadron commander, and founding father of japanese Air strains. a long time after his heroics opposed to the pink Baron's Flying Circus, he back confirmed a war-weary kingdom what it took to outlive opposed to approximately insurmountable odds while he and 7 others persisted a harrowing three-week ordeal adrift with no foodstuff or water within the Pacific in the course of global conflict II.
For the 1st time, Enduring Courage peels again the layers of hero to bare the fellow himself. With impeccable examine and a gripping narrative, John F. Ross tells the unforgettable tale of a guy who driven the boundaries of pace, patience and braveness and emerged as an American legend.