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Eddie Rickenbacker

an American hero in the twentieth century

by W. David Lewis

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  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973,
    • Air pilots -- United States -- Biography,
    • Air pilots, Military -- United States -- Biography,
    • World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, American,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementW. David Lewis.
      LC ClassificationsTL540.R53 L493 2005
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3394736M
      ISBN 100801882443
      LC Control Number2005005939

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