RUNWAY TO THE SUN by Col. Robert L. Jr. Scott
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The teens and up will particularly claim this story of the boyhood and youth of a famous combat flyer as their own. His previous book -- God Is My Co-Pilot -- had a considerable teen age sale. This is definitely written for that level. As a boy, young scott was fond of camping, scouting, even a bit of hoboing. He built gliders, tinkered with care, and had good relations with understanding parents and a likable grandfather. His passionate desire to get into West Point was attained through enlisting in the regular army and winning by competitive examination. An ardent boy-scouter, he was first awakened to the dangers of fascism during a motor cycle trip through Europe, where he found heel-clicking ideals substituted for scouting standards. The story goes through his early flight instruction days, and makes a natural link with the earlier book. The account is done in episodic form; considerable action and technical information broaden the base of its appeal. _Ralph Ray's drawings are lively and attractive and add to the merchandise value.

Publisher: Scribner