Spanning most of the 20th century, a fictional family is woven through historical places, people and events as they struggle to maintain values passed on from knights loyal to Scottish Kings. They resist escalation of wars, violence sexual temptations and crime in what they view as a world gone mad. Many twists ensue from the prologue in WWII when a fighter pilot saves a young German pilot from certain death, and is himself attacked and nearly destroyed. By book's conclusion, various perspectives are presented as to who he was, why he acted in the unique manner he did, and what became of him.
Filled with accurate technical and historical data of the times, aircraft, automobiles and motorcycles appeal to these enthusiasts. Romance flourishes through several generations. Children grow and mature, embarking on their own exciting international adventures and encountering new philosophies enroute. Strong appeal to American, British and German readers.
Trim size is 6x9 inches and quality illustration abound. Layout and typography are fressh, with newspaper clippings appearing to be so, notes by individual characters in a readable face, appearing handwritten. Exyensive Index, Glossary, Chronology and Bibligraphy authenticate this scholarly work, enhancing reader enjoyment.
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Well recognized by readers of auto, motorcycle and aircraft magazines to which he has been contributor, art director and editor, the author draws deeply on personal experiences in US Air Force flight testing, auto and motorcycle competition and global travel. A debut novel, draft manuscripts were circulated among peers for technical input in their recognized fields, surprising many because of this new genre from an esteemed writer of hundreds of technical books and stories. sReview:
I can certainly vouch for the authenticity of his automotive details because he experienced the development of hot rodding... -- Greg Sharp, Curator, NHRA Motorsports Museum
Lynn Wineland has raised the art of historical fiction to new heights ... He has adeptly woven interesting characters with events... -- William G. Barnson, Col., USAF, Ret.
Members of the Porsche Club of America should enjoy reading Lynn Wineland's action adventure nove dddue to its setting... -- Burt Misevic, Past Nat'l President, Porsche Club of America
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Book Description Squiggle Press, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0967290716
Book Description Squiggle Press, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0967290716
Book Description Squiggle Press, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition edition. 560 pages. 8.80x6.00x1.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0967290716