SUMMARY: This offering is a signed copy of his autobiography. Price:$275.00
Eddie Rickenbacker (October 8, 1890 July 27, 1973) was best known as a World War I fighter ace and Medal of Honor recipient. He was also a race car driver and automotive designer, a government consultant in military matters and a pioneer in air transportation. During his lifetime, Rickenbacker worked with many influential civilian and military leaders. He had keen insight into technology, and vision for future improvements. Among other events, he participated in or observed Armistice Day on the Western Front
Respect for him grew as his successes mounted. Rickenbacker was awarded the French Croix de Guerre in May 1918, for shooting down five German airplanes. On September 24, 1918, now a captain, he was named commander of the squadron, and on the following day, he shot down two more German planes, for which he was belatedly awarded the Medal of Honor in 1931 . Rickenbacker's 26 victories constituted an American record that stood until World War II.
Book Description: Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1967. Hardcover; First Edition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: good and not price clipped. Some small tears near top of spine of jacket. Light shelf wear to DJ; SIGNED by Eddie Rickenbacker on front free endpaper, and dated 1967. The autobiography of the WWI flying ace, race car driver, automobile magnate, and businessman. B&W Photographs; 8vo; 458 pages.Very rare book signed.
The book will come with a letter of authenticity as to its origin, history and authenticity.
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