A first rate yarn, once one gets by the rather stilted writing of the opening chapters. Story of a boy who thought he had only bad breaks, and that friendship was disproved and betrayed and so turned against the world. Of how his own disposition practically ruined his chance for making a place for himself in aviation, his chosen field. And how he was given another chance -- and made good. Texas, Seattle, Alaska -- the story covers a wide range. Good adventure--good characterization.