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By Erik Benson

A guy with out a country—a flyer without position to land.

At a time while the Anglo-American courting used to be riddled with suspicion and pageant, Lowell Yerex, a British topic who lived in the USA, had the misfortune of changing into entangled in it as he tried to create a advertisement airline empire in crucial the USA. His experience—rife with experience, romance, and intrigue—made him a legend in air background and now presents a dramatic bankruptcy in U.S.–British relatives, in addition to the heritage of principal America.

To comprehend Yerex’s impressive profession, Erik Benson specializes in the distinctiveness of the entrepreneur’s history, one who enabled him to empathize with either nice Britain and the U.S. and to foster operating relationships with those opponents. Yerex’s dealings with the 2 international locations shed new mild at the improvement of aviation within the Thirties and Forties, at a time whilst Pan American governed the skies of the western hemisphere, whilst revolutions and coups rocked governments, and while 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 indicates him as a sad hero, encouraged by means of destiny and by way of his personal formidable wishes. this present day, his is still a major tale, person who deals precious interpreting for historians, aviation fanatics, and experience seekers.

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