The Aviators tells the story of four of the most daring and influential pilots in history: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and Wiley Post. They were all champions of innovation who risked everything to advance air travel and make it more accessible for the rest of us. With their daredevil feats, they opened up new frontiers in aviation—and forever changed how we view the world from above.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who have an interest in history, science, and engineering. It tells the story of four aviation pioneers and their impact on air travel.
- The Aviators is an informative and entertaining history of four aviation pioneers.
- The author does a great job of balancing the personal lives of these men with their accomplishments in the air.
- This book will appeal to anyone interested in adventure, innovation, or history.
- The book is very long and might be difficult to get through for some readers
- It doesn’t delve into each pilot’s individual story as much as one might hope
- The biographical information can feel dry at times
Learn more about the author
Winston Groom is a New York Times bestselling author whose books include Forrest Gump, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Hell of It All. He has written for magazines such as Time, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, and Bon Appétit. A graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in journalism and creative writing, he lives in Point Clear, Alabama.
“Winston Groom has written a thrilling and insightful account of four aviation pioneers who helped define their era. With the narrative talent for which he is renowned, Groom brings these larger-than-life characters to life on the page.”
“This book is a non-fiction account of four very different but equally impressive pilots: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh and Wiley Post. Groom does an excellent job portraying the lives of these men against the backdrop of their times and their accomplishments in aviation. I learned so much about these guys and what drove them to achieve great things.”
“Winston Groom’s The Aviators is a splendid and stirring tribute to four of the most extraordinary men who ever took to the skies. It is exhaustively researched, elegantly written, and alive with all the excitement these larger-than-life figures generated as they changed forever how we see our world from above.”
“Groom’s skill as a storyteller is evident on every page, and his passion for aviation shines through. This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in history, adventure, or airplanes.”