Tag Archives: WWI

Enduring Courage by John F. Ross

Enduring Courage, Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed by John F. Ross; 2014; $27.99; 375 pages; St. Martin’s Press, New York, NY; 978-1-250-03377-2; purchased from Multnomah County Library, Title Wave Used Bookstore; 9/2/17-9/7/17 Why did I read this?  Because Eddie Rickenbacker was one of my first heroes growing up and […]

Wheat, Wobblies, War and A Woman

The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey; 1919; 390 pages; Dodo Press, Gloucestshire, United Kingdom; purchased from Multnomah County Library Title Wave Used Bookstore; 5/9/15-5/13/15 During World War I the dilemma for young Kurt Dorn is would he supporting his country, the U.S.A., by fighting in the trenches of Europe or raising wheat to keep the troops and […]

He did so much

Rickenbacker by Edward V. Rickenbacker; 1967; 458 pages; Prentice-Hall, Inc; Edgewood, NJ; purchased from Multnomah County Title Wave Used Bookstore; 7/2/14-7/8/14 I remember going into a bookstore in Oakland, CA shortly after I reported aboard the U.S.S. Kansas City (AOR-3) in early 1976 and buying this book because I had heard so much about Eddie Rickenbacker growing […]

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