Very Good / Very Good. Item #000487
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1967. Stated Sixth Printing, 1968. Signed by author, 1968. Octavo; 458pp. Historical B&W photographs throughout. Jacket face with full-color painted portrait of Rickenbacker. Blue cloth binding with blue stamped initials on front; black cloth spine with gold lettering.
Unclipped jacket water damaged along bottom edge, mostly visible to interior and to bottom corners of inner flaps, with a few small, closed tears and adjacent creasing along edges. Binding shows shallow water bleaching along all bottom edges, but no warping and without effect on textblock. Previous owner's ink inscription above Rickenbacker's signature on free front endpaper. Top edge of textblock slightly toned, otherwise clean and solid.
The celebrated pilot of both world wars, and early automobile industry figure, tells his own story, including encounters with nearly all American business and political leaders of the 20th century.