The Aviators by Winston Groom audiobook

The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight

By Winston Groom
Read by Robertson Dean

Blackstone Publishing 9781426211560
17.38 Hours Unabridged
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Gifted storyteller Winston Groom, the bestselling author of ForrestGump, has written the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes whodefined aviation during the great age of flight: Charles Lindbergh, EddieRickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle. These cleverly interwoven tales of theirheart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through theheroism of World War II and beyond, including daring military raids andsurvival at sea, and will appeal to fans of UnbrokenTheGreatest Generation, and Flyboys. With the world in peril during World War II, each manset aside great success and comfort to return to the skies for his most daringmission yet. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, would lead the TokyoRaid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flightacross the Atlantic, would fly combat missions in the South Pacific; andRickenbacker, World War I flying ace, would bravely hold his crew togetherwhile facing near-starvation and circling sharks after his plane went down in aremote part of the Pacific. Groom’s rich narrative tells the intertwinedstories—from broken homes to Medals of Honor (all three would receive one), barnstorming to the greatest raid of World War II, front-page triumph toanguished tragedy, and near-death to ultimate survival—of these three men who took to the sky,time and again, to become exemplars of the spirit of the “greatest generation.”

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Gifted storyteller Winston Groom, the bestselling author of ForrestGump, has written the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes whodefined aviation during the great age of flight: Charles Lindbergh, EddieRickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle. These cleverly interwoven tales of theirheart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through theheroism of World War II and beyond, including daring military raids andsurvival at sea, and will appeal to fans of UnbrokenTheGreatest Generation, and Flyboys.

With the world in peril during World War II, each manset aside great success and comfort to return to the skies for his most daringmission yet. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, would lead the TokyoRaid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flightacross the Atlantic, would fly combat missions in the South Pacific; andRickenbacker, World War I flying ace, would bravely hold his crew togetherwhile facing near-starvation and circling sharks after his plane went down in aremote part of the Pacific. Groom’s rich narrative tells the intertwinedstories—from broken homes to Medals of Honor (all three would receive one), barnstorming to the greatest raid of World War II, front-page triumph toanguished tragedy, and near-death to ultimate survival—of these three men who took to the sky,time and again, to become exemplars of the spirit of the “greatest generation.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is a winner, combining an engaging narrative and appropriate documentation into one solid study of three iconic aviators and their times. Recommended for students of military history and biography, as well as aviation historians and enthusiasts.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Joint biography of three legendary pilots…The author convincingly portrays them as true American heroes, men who changed the world by their deeds and who inspired countless others to emulate their examples. A gripping document of a brilliant era in our history and a few of the men who helped make it so.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: Winston Groom

Author Bio: Winston Groom

Winston Groom, a bestselling author, wrote the acclaimed Vietnam War novel Better Times Than These, the prizewinning As Summers Die, Gone the Sun, and Only. He coauthored Conversations with the Enemy, which was nominated for a 1984 Pulitzer Prize. His best known works are the #1 New York Times bestsellers Forrest Gump and Gumpisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Forrest Gump. The phenomenal hit film Forrest Gump garnered six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor. Groom is also the author of Shrouds of Glory, an account of Confederate General John Bell Hood’s decisive actions in the lost great campaign of the Civil War. He lives in Point Clear, Alabama.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 17.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English