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This is a family-friendly novel from Unlimited Publishing LLC, rich in historical detail and engaging characters, like books by James Michener. Unable to compete in sports, tone deaf, and behind in school as a child, shy Joe Oberlin's social awkwardness also stems from burn scars. As the Depression deepens, he learns he has a gift for unconventional farming and a family that believes in him. Then he learns to fly. A World War II fighter pilot, he sticks to his old-fashioned country values, which clash with those of an urban superior who persecutes him. Supported by his flamboyant friend Crole, in the skies he faces fear and death; on the ground he meets a brilliant British woman to whom his "unconventional conventionality" matters.Biografía del autor:
Raised on a farm in rural Indiana, William W. Erwin was a 20 year-old member of the Army Air Corps in WW2. He bought his first 80 acres with money earned from 4H projects. With a degree in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois, he also fed a passion for history through continuing education classes... and by keeping his latest history read under his bed every night. A life-long farmer and public servant, he served as a state senator, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, EPA environmental expert, and noted public speaker. A world traveler, he told countless stories to his grandchildren on the backroads of Europe. His gift for storytelling is now available to all in a charming trio of historical fiction books, suitable for children and adults alike. Visit ErwinBooks.com for more information.
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