Books: Folded Wings

FATE IS THE HUNTER (390 pp.)—Ernest K. Gann—Simon & Schuster ($6).

This is a man who has come a long way, not just on this night, but on so many years of nights when his way of life kept him aloft. He is a scarred warrior, accustomed to discomfort, danger and travail. He is not to be defeated; for having so many times emerged victorious, no other outcome enters his thinking. His home is in his flight bag, his wardrobe a rumpled uniform, and his office in the sky.

As seen by Author Gann, the commercial airline pilot seems to be a reliable...

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