Mary Lawlor

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Mary Lawlor is the author of three books, Recalling the Wild (Rutgers UP, 2000), Public Native America (Rutgers UP, 2006), and most recently Fighter Pilot's Daughter: Growing Up in the Sixties and the Cold War (Rowman and Littlefield, September 2013). Fighter Pilot's Daughter came out in paperback in July 2015.
Mary grew up in an Army family during the Cold War.  Her father was a decorated fighter pilot who fought in the Pacific during World War II, flew missions in Korea, and did two combat tours in Vietnam. His family followed him from base to base and country to country during his years of service. Every two or three years, Mary, her three sisters, and her mother packed up their household and moved. By the time she graduated from high sc
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Fighter Pilot's Daughter: Growing Up in the Sixties and the Cold War (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: Published memoir of life in a military family

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