Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1943. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 5 3/4 X 8 Inches. 118 PP. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5515
Signed, "To my good friend & associate / "Hugh Knowlton" / With my very best wish(es) / Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker 1943" directly on the FFEP.
Stated "First Edition" on the copyright page. Original price of $1.50 intact on front flap. Signed by Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker to his friend and the man largely responsible for his purchase of Eastern Airlines from General Motors in 1938. Rickenbacker, a Medal of Honor Recipient, is best known as the most successful fighter ace of WWI. After WWI Rickenbacker parlayed his fame into an eventual purchase of Eastern Airlines for $3.5 million. In 1942 Rickenbacker was sent by the Secretary of War (Henry Stimson) on a tour of Pacific Theater Operations at the outset of WWII and survived 24 days adrift at sea after his plane crashed.
A clean copy with minor toning. DJ a bit chipped and worn at edges and folds. Tape repairs to inside of DJ.