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By Erik Benson

A guy with out a country—a flyer with out position to land.

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

To comprehend Yerex’s amazing profession, Erik Benson specializes in the individuality of the entrepreneur’s history, person 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 international locations shed new gentle at the improvement of aviation within the Nineteen 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 a close examine the lifetime of Lowell Yerex: his successes and screw ups. Benson exhibits him as a sad hero, inspired via destiny and by way of his personal bold wants. at the present time, his continues to be a huge tale, person who deals precious analyzing for historians, aviation fanatics, and experience seekers.

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