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Flying for Orville - Howard Rinehart's Life of Adventure: A Historical Novella
     

Flying for Orville - Howard Rinehart's Life of Adventure: A Historical Novella

by John Carver Edwards
 

Edwards' biographical novella of Howard Rinehart traces the restless, nomadic, and sometimes tormented life of one of America's pioneer giants in the fields of aviation and exploration. Following his subject's career from his early days in Dayton and Brazil to his tragic suicide outside a Hattiesburg, Mississippi boardinghouse, the author portrays Rinehart as a man

Overview

Edwards' biographical novella of Howard Rinehart traces the restless, nomadic, and sometimes tormented life of one of America's pioneer giants in the fields of aviation and exploration. Following his subject's career from his early days in Dayton and Brazil to his tragic suicide outside a Hattiesburg, Mississippi boardinghouse, the author portrays Rinehart as a man increasingly divorced by age and ill-health from his earlier pursuit of adventure and alarmingly out-of-step, not only with his homeland's political and social institutions in general, but with the U.S. aeronautical community in particular.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594572104
Publisher:
BookSurge, LLC
Publication date:
04/29/2004
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

John Carver Edwards is a retired University of Georgia archivist. He has authored dozens of historical articles and scores of book reviews. His four books are: PATRIOTS IN PINSTRIPE: MEN OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY LEAGUE (1981), BERLIN CALLING: AMERICAN BROADCASTERS IN SERVICE TO THE THIRD REICH (1991), AIRMEN WITHOUT PORTFOLIO: U.S. MERCENARIES IN CIVIL WAR SPAIN (1997), and FLYING FOR ORVILLE: HOWARD RINEHART'S LIFE OF ADVENTURE (2003).

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