MAJOR EDWARD V. "EDDIE" RICKENBACKER - INSCRIBED BOOK SIGNED 1967 - HFSID 177289
Sale Price $405.00
The life and times of the decorated World War I flying ace.
Book inscribed and signed: "To my good friend/'Carl Squier'/Eddie Rickenbacker 1967" on blank flyleaf. Rickenbacker/An Autobiography, 374p, 6¼x9¼, hardcover, Prentiss-Hall, Inc.: 1967. From the jacket notes: "Here is the long-awaited story of one of the most exciting American heroes of this century...In this gripping story, great moments of history and their colorful personalities are re-created: flying in the 20's, the early airmail flights, the trial of Billy Mitchell, the tragedy of the Hindenburg, the Depression Years, the building of the American airline industry; anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories of world-renowned personalities: Barney Oldfield, Raoul Lufbery, Herbert Hoover, FDR, Churchill, Eisenhower, MacArthur and many others...Now a living American hero, he has set down the staggering record of his career and achievements, in a book as spellbinding as the life it depicts." In original dust jacket, which is torn at bottom edges on front and back. Book in fine condition. Accompanied by TLS: "Dan" [D.J. Haughton] as Chairman of the Board, 1p, 7¼x10¼. Burbank, California, 1967 November 3. On Lockheed Aircraft Corporation letterhead to June [Mrs. Carl B.] Squier. In full: "Captain Eddy visited us today and autographed his book for all of our Directors and Honorary Directors. I am sending Carl's up to you by special messenger thinking that perhaps you may want to take it to him at the hospital. Captain Eddy sends his best to you both." Fine condition. In addition to providing highlights of his war heroics, this book also explains Rickenbacker's association with Lockheed.Two items.
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