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Rinker Buck

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Occupation  author, journalist
Role  Author
Name  Rinker Buck
Genre  memoir, non-fiction
Nationality  American

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Born  Charles Rinker Buck December 29, 1950 (age 64)Morristown, New Jersey (1950-12-29)
Notable awards  Eugene S. Pulliam Journalism Writing Award
Nominations  Goodreads Choice Awards Best History & Biography
Books  The Oregon Trail: A N, Flight of passage, Shane comes home, First Job: A Memoir of Growing, If We Had Wings: The Enduring

Author rinker buck details his modern day crossing of the oregon trail


Rinker Buck is an award-winning American author who is best known for his 1997 memoir Flight of Passage.

Contents

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Early life

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Rinker Buck was born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey, the fourth child of Mary Patricia Buck (née Kernahan) and political activist and Look Magazine publisher Thomas Francis Buck. He has five brothers and five sisters.

1966 flight

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In the winter of 1965/1966, Rinker (15) and his older brother Kernahan (17), a licensed pilot, devised a plan to rebuild their father's 1948 Piper PA-11 and fly it from Somerset Hills Airport (N64) in Basking Ridge, NJ to Capistrano Airport (L38) in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Their journey took six days and was completed in July 1966. The flight is the subject of Buck's 1997 memoir Flight of Passage.

Journalism career

Buck began his career in journalism shortly after graduating from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. His first job was writing for the Berkshire Eagle in 1973. He then served as reporter for New York, Life, Hartford Courant, Adweek and several other national publications.

Awards

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  • Eugene S. Pulliam Journalism Writing Award
  • Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award
  • Max Kurant Award for Excellence in Aviation Coverage (AOPA)

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    References

    Rinker Buck Wikipedia