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John F. Ross

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JOHN F. ROSS is the author of War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier. Winner of the Fort Ticonderoga Prize for Contributions to American History, he has served as the Executive Editor of American Heritage and on the Board of Editors at Smithsonian magazine.

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  • John F. Ross, author of Enduring Courage, on The Early Days of Aviation

    What was it like to soar at 10,000 feet with an open cockpit while worrying about having to engage enemy planes? John F. Ross shares a story of what it was like for pilots during the early days of aviation from his new book, Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed.

  • John F. Ross, author of Enduring Courage, on The Early Days of Automobile Racing

    The cars of today are a far cry from what they were more than a century ago. John F. Ross shares a story of Eddie Rickenbacker's racing days and the early days of the automobile from his new book, Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed.

  • John F. Ross, author of Enduring Courage, on The Dawn of the Age of Speed

    Early in the twentieth century, two new American super figures—the racecar driver and the flying ace—would become the embodiment of American skilled manhood, and no individual did more to create and intensify these new roles than Eddie Rickenbacker. Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed by John F. Ross, available in bookstores everywhere.

  • John F. Ross, author of Enduring Courage, on The Terrible Choice Faced by Early Pilots

    Early in the twentieth century, two new American super figures—the racecar driver and the flying ace—would become the embodiment of American skilled manhood, and no individual did more to create and intensify these new roles than Eddie Rickenbacker. John F. Ross shares the terrible choice faced by early aviators from his new book, Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed, available in bookstores everywhere.

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The sensational true story of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's greatest flying aceAt the turn of the twentieth century two new technologies—the car and airplane—took...

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