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The Aviators:
Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight
By Winston Groom
National Geographic Society
464 pp.

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If you like American history, and especially aviation, you will love The Aviators, by Winston Groom. It is told through the lives of Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, and Charles Lindbergh – all people that we think we are familiar with, but it is surprising to learn how much they accomplished.