The Age of the Aviator

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Lulu.com, Apr 1, 2006 - Fiction - 396 pages
THE AGE OF THE AVIATOR is the story of a unique period in history. It was a time when no one was yet certain of the potential of flight and when the task of testing its limits fell to a handful of eccentric and ingenious daredevils. This sweeping novel describes the century-long life of one such adventurer: someone who loved danger more than safety; a man of common origins who rose to uncommon heights and lifted up a generation of people with him.
 

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Contents

The Boy from Woodvale
1
A Daredevils Advice
9
The Flying Flivver
21
In Search of a Doctor
27
Kid
36
Snow Derby
51
Barn Burning
58
Flying Miss Peace
66
Twenty Dollars a Ride
208
Kids Flying Circus
217
Bragging for the Girls
227
A Moth Conquers Greenland
233
Around the World Solo
241
Closing Out the Loop
246
Hollywood
252
Fire and Air
270

Crashing and Courting
79
Private Harrison
87
The War to End War
98
Ace
105
The Attitude of a Hero
112
The Women of France
123
Slaying the Riding Master
132
Armistice
141
The Savior of America
151
A Motorcycle Journey
163
Bootlegging
178
The Most Honest Dishonest Man
190
Kiss the Weevils Goodbye
203
The Birth of the Airlines
284
Love Politics and War
296
South Pacific Air Force
312
General Harrison
323
Kid Versus the Axis
332
Homecoming
338
Fallen Son
348
Minding the Children
354
Miracles Come from Inside
366
One Last Hurrah
376
Remembering a Hundred Years
381
Epilogue
387
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