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Fighting the Flying Circus

Fighting the Flying Circus by Eddie Rickenbacker
By: (1890-1973)

This is the WWI memoirs of Medal of Honor winner, Capt Eddie Rickenbacker. He fought in and eventually became commander of the 94th "Hat-in-the-Ring" Squadron, which ended the war with the highest number of air victories of any American squadron. The circus mentioned in the title refers to the German squadron commanded by the famous Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen. (Introduction by Brett W. Downey)

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - February 4, 2016
Subject: Fightung the flying circus
It is Ok, I found the 'flying/fighting action' a bit repetitive but then I am not militarily orientated. The narration was good however I felt the pauses between 'paragraphs' were not necessarily always in the right places and that the narrator was certainly proud of his compatriots efforts.
November 7, 2012
Subject: History
This book gives a straight look at the air war of the time. Rickenbacker doesn't glamorize any of the action. In fact, he credits his survival in many instances with plain luck. And if you wondered if they really talked back then like they did in the movies, listen to this book. I loved every chapter. I would love to see the film Rickenbacker was involved in shooting right after the war.

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