Devoured that book when I was a youngster...the old man met Mr. Rickenbacker somewhere along the line and gave me the book to read.
Ranges from his early days of an apprentice mechanic, to race driver to WWI pilot to Eastern Airlines.
- After some early job, had some $$ in his pocket, bought his girl a diamond ring not knowing what that meant;
- His recollections of taking better care of his aircraft engine and machine guns during WWI so that they were more dependable;
- He credited his mental toughness for surviving both his offshore ditching (and the long period awaiting rescue) and his severe injuries after a landside EA crash;
- Stories of the early days of EA and competing with (among others) Braniff and offering to carry mail for "$0.000"
- Taking a customer demonstration / test ride in a DC-??? aircraft with his entire management team and suggesting a slow and gentle return to the field when the fuselage walls were rhythmically flexing in flight.
Amazon has copies in hardback.