This book weaves history and fiction seamlessly
into a gripping story. As fictional John Harrison
designs and builds his first aeroplane, the rich storyline
is enhanced by the way his correspondence with supporters
and competitors reveals how far those pioneers dared
to stretch their slender knowledge to bring to realization
the millennia of man's dreams of flight. I believe
that the author has struck a suitable balance between
history and fiction and John Harrison's involvement adds
a richness and some necessary technical specifics to
the story in an acceptable way."
~ Albert P. Clark, Lt.
Gen. USAF (Ret.)
Former Superintendent, USAF Academy
If you want a fascinating mixture
of real and fictional characters to lead you through
the network of people and events who figured in the birth
of powered flight, this is the book to read. The
reader will finish this volume with an appetite to see
what is coming next.
~ Col. James W. Barnett
Nuclear Physicist and Engineer
This tale of overwhelming ambitions,
an authentic drama of "something glorious," is
difficult to put down because the characters reveal new
levels of identity chapter by chapter... all the way
to a very satisfying ending.
~ Dr. Marshall Heyman
Director, Behavioral Assessment Center