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MAJOR EDWARD V. "EDDIE" RICKENBACKER - INSCRIBED BOOK SIGNED 1967 - HFSID 285418

EDDIE RICKENBACKER His book Rickenbacker, inscribed and signed by him in 1967 on blank flyleaf Book inscribed and signed: "To 'Carl'/with best wish/With my best wishes/Eddie Rickenbacker 1967", 458 pages, 6¼x9¼. Hardcover with dust jacket. Rickenbacker, by Edward V. Rickenbacker. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1967.

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EDDIE RICKENBACKER
His book Rickenbacker, inscribed and signed by him in 1967 on blank flyleaf
Book inscribed and signed: "To 'Carl'/with best wish/With my best wishes/Eddie Rickenbacker 1967", 458 pages, 6¼x9¼. Hardcover with dust jacket. Rickenbacker, by Edward V. Rickenbacker. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1967. Later printing. Eddie Rickenbacker (1890-1973) was America's most successful air ace of World War I, downing 26 enemy planes and earning the Congressional Medal of Honor. The 94th Pursuit Squadron, which he commanded, downed more German planes than any other US squardron. Before the war, Rickenbacker, then a branch manager of Firestone Tires, had taken up auto racing, earning the nickname, "King of the Dirt Tracks." It was probably in this capacity that Rickenbacker came to know J. C. Kerrison, a Boston journalist who wrote a column on automobile racing and touring. In 1938, Rickenbacker purchased Eastern Airlines and ran it until 1963. His heroic exploits were not over yet, however. During World War II, on a special 1942 mission to inspect Pacific airfields for Secretary of War Stimson, Rickenbacker and seven of his crewmates survived 23 days in shark-infested waters after his B-17 ran out of fuel over the Pacific. Rickenbacker described his exploits in several books. Dust jacket creased and worn at corners. Corners of book lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.

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