From the publisher:
John F. Ross’s remarkable upcoming biography, ENDURING COURAGE: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed (St. Martin’s Press, May 13). Our lead summer nonfiction title, it’s an amazing book with an even more unbelievable story that rivals that of Unbroken’s Louis Zamperini.
A fascinating historical narrative, ENDURING COURAGE chronicles the extraordinary life of Eddie Rickenbacker, an American hero of the highest caliber. The son of poor immigrants, Rickenbacker rose from nothing to become first a famous racecar driver, then the ace of ace pilots during WWI, and later a successful businessman as founder and CEO of Eastern Air Lines. Truly a man who lived nine lives, he evaded death no fewer than eight times and miraculously survived two plane crashes—including one on a secret mission in the Pacific during WWII. A staggering tale of an American legend, the events of Rickenbacker’s life are so incredible—and so masterfully told by Ross—that readers won’t dare take their eyes off the page!
ENDURING COURAGE is garnering amazing reviews, including rare raves from NYT-bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick and eminent historian Douglas Brinkley (see below for more):
“Whether it’s the Indianapolis 500, a World War I dogfight, or a struggle for survival on a life raft in the Pacific, John Ross puts you there in the midst of the turbulent, often unbelievable life of Eddie Rickenbacker—the irascible, death-defying hero who helped set the dizzying pace of our modern, machine-driven age. Hold onto your seats.”
—Nathaniel Philbrick, New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Bunker Hill
"John Ross is that rare soul who writes narrative history with the verve and timing of an accomplished novelist. ENDURING COURAGE—a heroic portrait of the aviator ace Eddie Rickenbacker of Ohio—is a bona fide page turner. The Indianapolis race car scenes and World War I dogfights ripple with excitement. I couldn't put it down."
—Douglas Brinkley, bestselling author, Professor of History at Rice University, historian for CBS News
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