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By Erik Benson

A guy with no country—a flyer without position to land.

At a time whilst the Anglo-American dating used to be 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 primary the United States. His experience—rife with event, romance, and intrigue—made him a legend in air historical past and now offers a dramatic bankruptcy in U.S.–British kin, in addition to the heritage of imperative America.

To comprehend Yerex’s extraordinary occupation, Erik Benson specializes in the individuality of the entrepreneur’s heritage, one who enabled him to empathize with either nice Britain and the us and to foster operating relationships with those competitors. Yerex’s dealings with the 2 nations shed new gentle at the improvement of aviation within the Thirties and Nineteen Forties, at a time while Pan American governed the skies of the western hemisphere, whilst revolutions and coups rocked governments, and whilst fortunes waited to be made and misplaced.

Aviator of Fortune deals an in depth examine the lifetime of Lowell Yerex: his successes and screw ups. Benson exhibits him as a sad hero, encouraged via destiny and via his personal bold wants. this present day, his is still a huge tale, person who deals useful studying for historians, aviation lovers, and experience seekers.

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