Horses Don't Fly: The Memoir of the Cowboy Who Became a World War I Ace Audiobook | Frederick Libby | Audible.com
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Horses Don't Fly: The Memoir of the Cowboy Who Became a World War I Ace | [Frederick Libby]

Horses Don't Fly: The Memoir of the Cowboy Who Became a World War I Ace

Growing up on a ranch in Sterling, Colorado, Frederick Libby tamed countless horses, drove cattle, and even roped an antelope. When World War I broke out, he enlisted in the Canadian army with the same happy-go-lucky daring and grit with which he approached all things. In France, he became an aviator with the Royal Flying Corp, downing an enemy plane on his first day of battle over the Somme. He went on to become an ace, with 24 victories to his credit, just two less than Captain Eddie Rickenbacher. This is a rare piece of Americana, told in as pure and compelling a voice from the vernacular heart of this country as you will ever hear.
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The sparkle and humor that Frederick Libby brought to being a cowboy stays with him through his stint as World War I ace and straight through his later life, as he clearly had a grand time writing these memoirs. Stephen Bowlby’s performance of the audiobook grounds Libby’s laissez faire attitude, keeping it flowing while retaining its everyman feel. Libby presents himself as a wisecracking cowboy but he undoubtedly led a remarkable life and his story provides a unique slice of real American cowboy attitudes and how that rugged individualism transferred for one man to the air battles of WWI.

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Growing up on a ranch in Sterling, Colorado, Frederick Libby tamed countless horses, drove cattle, and even roped an antelope. When World War I broke out, he enlisted in the Canadian army with the same happy-go-lucky daring and grit with which he approached all things. In France, he became an aviator with the Royal Flying Corp, downing an enemy plane on his first day of battle over the Somme. He went on to become an ace, with 24 victories to his credit, just two less than Captain Eddie Rickenbacher. This is a rare piece of Americana, told in as pure and compelling a voice from the vernacular heart of this country as you will ever hear.

©2000 Sally Ann Marsh. Introduction copyright 2012 by Winston Groom (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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