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During the golden age of aviation, between the two world wars, daredevil pilots called barnstormers traveled the country and amazed people with their aerial stunts.
Wings in the Clouds tells the story of one of these adventure seekers—a woman named Valerie. We first meet her when she’s a teenager sneaking away from her chores to watch her uncle fly his vintage World War I “Jenny” biplane with her younger sister, Laura, who’s been blind since age three.
After an altercation with their strict religious father, the two sisters end up flying to California to live with an aunt. Along the way, Valerie launches a career in aviation, joining Chappie’s Air Devils. Laura participates in the act as well, once her beautiful singing voice is discovered.
Wings in the Clouds chronicles the life of an extraordinary woman during the exciting era of aeronautical developments that will take her from performing thrilling maneuvers in a flying circus to contributing to the war effort during World War II.
Much more than a novel about a fascinating period of aviation history, this book offers readers a sweeping tale of love and romance.
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Robert S. Macdonald served in the US Army during World War II. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Syracuse University and taught high school mathematics before becoming assistant superintendent of schools in Kingston, New York. He then joined IBM and served in various management positions for twenty-eight years.
Now retired, he lives with his wife in Florida, and they have three grown children. They have visited sixty-six countries around the world and are still in contact with many people they met during their travels.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1519114958