Fate is the Hunter Author:Ernest K. Gann In this stunning and unforgettable best seller, Ernest K. Gann - author and professional aviator - tells of the strange and terrible working of Destiny in the lives of men who fly... — For nineteen years, and across millions of miles of sky, Ernest K. Gann pursued his career as a professional pilot, flying the commercial air routes of the world.
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This book, dedicated to the memory of 397 of his fellow pilots - "those old comrades with wings forever folded" - is both a personal memoir and the story, in essence, of all men who fly.
It tells of cold terror and sudden, unexpected reprieve; of men who wrestled alone with fate high above the earth, fought failing engines and crazed instruments in nightmare flights and survived... or crashed in clear weather and calm skies.
The pilots in this book were all real, and their stories bring you right to the edge of courage - where men learn the difference between fear and fright.
But though the most important moments take place in the cockpit of a plane, this is not an aviation book. Rather its subject is as vast and as meaningful as the title implies: the quarry is Man... and Fate is the hunter.« less