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THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY by Ernest K. Gann | Kirkus ReviewsHarriette Arnow; Joseph F. Published by Reader's Digest Association. Seller Rating:. About this Item: Reader's Digest Association. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name.
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The High and Mighty by Ernest K Gann
Aviation forms the basis of Gann's best work. His first novel, Island in the Sky, recounts the hunt for a downed plane in Labrador during the Second World War; while his colleagues in the Air Transport Command spend days fighting bad weather and limited fuel searching uncharted wastes, Dooley and the crew of the crashed Corsair attempt to survive the arctic conditions on the ground. The book is a lean, dramatic, and totally convincing account of search, rescue, and survival. Blaze of Noon and Band of Brothers deal with the early days of airmail flying and the crash of a jet in China, with effective flying sequences but less successful stories. Gann's popular novel, The Aviator, is a short, parablelike story of a jaded airmail pilot's rediscovery of life after he crashes and tries to survive with his passenger, a precocious eleven-year-old girl. The nonfiction Flying
The High and the Mighty is a novel by Ernest K. Gann based on a real-life trip that he flew as a commercial airline pilot for Matson Lines from Honolulu, Hawaii to Burbank, California. It was adapted into a film of the same name. Former captain Dan Roman, the flight's veteran first officer known for his habit of whistling, is haunted by a takeoff crash in South America that killed his wife and son and left him with a permanent limp. Young second officer Hobie Wheeler and veteran navigator Lenny Wilby are contrasts in age and experience.
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