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Fighter Pilot by Robin Olds
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Aug 30, 11

it was amazing

I would call this book a post mortem autobiography.
Written by a daughter that Idolized her father, most of the work taken from his documents, military records and personal papers.
I would have not given it this much praise had I not gone to the Wright Patterson Air Force museum. There inside the museum, more space was devoted to him than another single person (along with several of the planes he flew).
I found the book to be an honest portrayal of a flawed man do a few things astonishing well.
As well came an honest assessment of the wars he fought in and his comments about the capabilities of our Air Force.
Confronted with the overwhelming display that I saw with my own eyes and the documents displayed at the museum has lead me to conclude what this book states, ' an extraordinary man, with extraordinary skills at an extraordinarily critical time of our national history.
I cannot help be accept this book as the Gospel of a true american hero who just happen to be most likely the best fighter pilot that has ever lived.

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