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Old 04-28-2016, 07:01 PM   #1
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Interesting books

From time to time a discussion thread pops up about interesting/favourite books people have read.

I have just come across a beauty about flying, and as I know some of the TF forum members are pilots I thought it might be fun to see who else has read some good aviation books.

My current favourite is a book called 'Fate is the Hunter' by Ernest Gann. I found it in an old second hand book shop a while back.It's a terrific autobiography based on the early days of commercial flying in America, prior to and during WW2.

Ernest Gann certainly lived an interesting life & survived by 'the skin of his teeth' on a few occasions. It's a fascinating time capsule of a pioneering era long gone.

Definitely worth tracking down.

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Old 05-06-2016, 02:06 PM   #2
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Try "In the Company of Eagles" by the same author. Very good novel about WWI aviation. I wish there were more good books centered around aviation. Gann wrote some of the best.

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Andy thanks for posting. Definitely a subject I'm interested in. I will track it down.
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