Winston Groom, author of “Forrest Gump,” talks “Aviators” in new book

WASHINGTON, DC — Winton Groom, author of New York Times bestseller “Forrest Gump,” — which won six Academy Awards as a film adaptation — has done it again. This time his narrative involves an adventurous trio of aviators set against the backdrop of global conflict.

A historical biography, “The Aviators” tells the story of three pilots – Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle and Charles Lindbergh – who during WWI and WWII courageously pushed the limits of aviation and redefined the meaning of hero.

“I am Forrest Gump,” Groom announced to the small crowd, as he entered CQ Roll Call offices near Capitol Hill, causing an array of laughter and applause. Charming, captivating and entertaining, Groom detailed his latest work and its subjects during the November 8 appearance in Washington, D.C.

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