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Fast Eddie

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Fifty years ago Eddie Rickenbacker was a household name. This wild, funny, highly original novel brings him back to life, simultaneously elevating him to the realm of myth and portraying him with all his flaws. A pioneer in the world of automobiles and autoracing, America's World War I flying ace, a major influence on both the aircraft industry and aircraft design, founder ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published July 21st 1999 by William Morrow
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Kenneth Flusche
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Readability 2, informative a 5 so settle for a 4. Many of the "My friends call me Rick" Stories I have read before in other Books but enough new material to make me both laugh or think depending on the paragraph.
Jun 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 6th-book-project
An entertaining almost-biography about Eddie Rickenbacker, a man who would challenge the Dos Equis guy for the title of the most interesting man in the world.
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Robert L. O’Connell was educated at Colgate University and the University of Virginia, where he received a Ph.D. in history. He worked for three decades in the U.S. Intelligence Community, before becoming a Visiting Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California. He has two grown children and lives with his wife in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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