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By Erik Benson

ISBN-10: 1585445002

ISBN-13: 9781585445004

A guy and not using a country—a flyer with out position to land.

At a time while the Anglo-American dating was once riddled with suspicion and festival, Lowell Yerex, a British topic who lived in the USA, had the misfortune of turning into entangled in it as he tried to create a advertisement airline empire in valuable the United States. His experience—rife with event, romance, and intrigue—made him a legend in air heritage and now offers a dramatic bankruptcy in U.S.–British family members, in addition to the background of primary America.

To comprehend Yerex’s impressive profession, Erik Benson makes a speciality of the distinctiveness of the entrepreneur’s historical past, one who enabled him to empathize with either nice Britain and the U.S. and to foster operating relationships with those competitors. Yerex’s dealings with the 2 international locations shed new gentle at the improvement of aviation within the Thirties and Forties, at a time whilst Pan American governed the skies of the western hemisphere, while revolutions and coups rocked governments, and while fortunes waited to be made and misplaced.

Aviator of Fortune deals a close examine the lifetime of Lowell Yerex: his successes and screw ups. Benson indicates him as a sad hero, prompted through destiny and through his personal bold wants. at the present time, his is still an enormous tale, one who bargains helpful studying for historians, aviation lovers, and event seekers.

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