Eddie Rickenbacker: An American Hero in the Twentieth Century by W. David Lewis
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press on May 22nd 2008
Genres: Biographies and Memoirs, United States
Len's Summary: American racing car driver, aviation pioneer and top American WWI air ace with 26 WWI victories, Rickenbacker went overseas in 1917 as Pershing's driver, rose to command a the 94th pursuit squadron, founded a motor car company and Eastern Airlines. Rickenbacker's career is also the subject of a not always flattering biographical novel, Fast Eddie: a Novel in Many Voices by Robert L. O'Connell, Wm. Morrow, 1999.