Early in his early air force career, Lt. Col. Hess turned from formal religious duties to become a war hero and ace. From missions on the German front, he went to Korea, ultimately launching the famous ""operation kiddy car"" ferrying Korean orphans to safety, and arranging for their security. His robust piety was actually a 20th century styled humanitarianism, determined to stop totalitarianism at all costs. The book swings from brute violence to tenderest sentiment, aways the reader from excitement to compassion. With a screen picture scheduled early in 1957, this appeal to a widening market.