Join us for a lively discussion with author Andrew Speno featuring The Many Lives of Eddie Rickenbacker.
A fast-paced, white-knuckle thrill ride from start to finish, Speno’s book takes young readers from the racetracks of the Indy 500 to the bulletriddled skies of World War I, bringing them along on the exciting, action-packed journey of one of America’s greatest war heroes. — Ben Thompson, author of the Guts & Glory series
The life story of a daredevil who became a war hero will fascinate adventurous young readers with its tales of survival.
At age thirteen, following the death of his father, young Eddie dropped out of school and joined the workforce. Through a combination of smarts, hard work, and perseverance, Rickenbacker would grow up to become an automobile mechanic, a race car driver, a fighter pilot, an entrepreneur, a war hero, a business executive, and a staunch advocate for hard work and personal responsibility.
ANDREW SPENO is a teacher and the author of The Great American Foot Race. He enjoys cooking, listening to live music, attending live theater, and playing Go. He and his family live in Cincinnati.