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Novels

Born for Flight Series
Against the backdrop of dramatic political and social crises a hundred years ago, the series follows the story of a young pilot who:
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  • Observes his father compete with the Wright brothers for first flight (Book I: SOMETHING GLORIOUS: 1895-1905);
  • Helps Glenn Curtiss defeat the Wright brothers in the first era of international air races (Book II:THE FLEDGLING: 1905-1912)
  • Attends West Point (Class of 1916) and, together with the airplane during the first two years of WW I, begins to grow up (Book III: APPRENTICE WARRIOR: 1912-1916);
  • Joins the Royal Flying Corps in time to fly the Nieuport 17 with 60 Squadron in the first Somme Campaign (Book IV: TEST OF BATTLE: 1916);
  • Spends a year flying the S.E.5 with 56 Squadron on the Western Front (Book V: THE WARRIOR HEART: 1917); and
  • Becomes a Squadron Commander in the American Air Service until the Armistice (Book VI: SQUADRON COMMANDER : 1918).