Communities are the lifeblood of the United States. Advocacy for communities is essential to keeping America working and keeping America thriving. Ely Air Lines (a collection of short stories and real-life encounters) is a magnificent work that exemplifies the American Spirit of community. This project sprang from the authors’ love of community and sharing their experiences in the skies with others!
Though this book does not have thematic characters to follow, readers will quickly pick up on the things that make the general aviation community special. Authors Mike and Linda have compiled over 10 years of aviation columns from the Liberty Gazette out of Liberty County, Texas into a wonderful two-volume work that explores the relationships and communities built by aviation across the world. Readers will find inspiring stories about young pilots, tear-jerking stories about war-time, and intriguing stories about the past. Each story is presented with a storyteller’s voice that makes the narrative even more interesting!
This book isn’t just for the aviator at heart, this is for anyone who is interested in the skies! The stories are broken up as vignettes and organized into larger categories which help the reader to understand the theme of each chapter. A particular favorite of mine is “The Real Rosie the Riveter”, which tells the story of a young woman, the real Rosie the Riveter, who worked during WWII as a WASP (Womens Airforce Service Pilot). This story has a special place in my heart because the WASP service is something I have always admired! The National WASP museum in Sweetwater, Texas if you passing through!
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would absolutely recommend this to anyone who enjoys storytelling and aviation! You don’t necessarily need to understand aircraft lingo to love this book! Each chapter takes the reader on adventures both far flung and near to home! This volume is about 300 pages and would be a perfect read for a rainy day or on a flight!
Thank you so much to Lone Star Book Blog Tours and the authors for the opportunity to read and review this book! Pick up a copy today and start your high flying journey!
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