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WINGS OF TOMORROW

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There should certainly be a market of curious air-minded boys for this fictional account of the fellowship, fears, frustrations and satisfactions Frank Baxter encountered as a member of the initial class at the new Air Force Academy. But -- in fact -- the details of life, of uniform, of training, of the ultimate career possibilities -- are undefined. What emerges is another story about boys and their roommates, playing practical jokes on their commanding officers, the aloof ATOS, with Frank, the hero, involved first with popular Nancy, who throws him over and then with Ann, who fills the void left by Nancy. The permeating influence of the Honor System throughout the lives of the cadets is emphasized -- but the reader feels little more informed about the realities of life at the Air Academy after finishing the story, than before. Though this book should engender enthusiasm among readers, with its daily round of exams and hi-jinks, one may hope that later books will move as easily as this -- but with the background locale more clearly suggested.

Pub Date: March 17th, 1958
Publisher: Dodd, Mead