1919. The memoirs of the American Ace of Aces, Eddie Rickenbacker, who was a successful race car driver, fighter pilot, airline executive, wartime advisor, and elder statesman. Few aces achieved so much in so many different lifetime roles. Captain Rickenbacker, originally from Ohio, was best known as one of the Commanders of the 94th Hat-in-the-Ring Squadron, a crack unit of pilots which included many former members of the famed Lafayette Escadrille. The 94th ended the war in France with the highest number of air victories of any American squadron. Rickenbacker's twenty-six aerial victories came in only two months of combat flying, a spectacular achievement. The story of one of America' real-life heroes.