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Fate is the hunter

Author: Ernest Kellogg Gann
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1986. ©1961.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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A biography detailing the experiences of the American novelist, including his time as an air pilot in World War II.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Nonfiction
Biographies
Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Ernest Kellogg Gann; Ernest Kellogg Gann
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Kellogg Gann
ISBN: 0671636030 9780671636036
OCLC Number: 14411658
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Description: xviii, 390 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Tip of the Arrow: An Undesired Rendezvous in the Night --
The Innocents: And of the Facts of Aerial Life --
A Novitiate: Tangled and Stumbling in the Robes of His Order --
Humility Learned: In Which a Master is Tolerant --
A Captain: At Work --
The Seasoning: Where the Mind is Honed and Sweat Is Found to Mix with Ice --
Of Numbers: And Their Power to Reduce the Presumptuous Quickly --
Gypsies: Doubtful of Station and Intentions --
Rule Books Are Paper: They Will Not Cushion a Sudden Meeting of Stone and Metal --
Valhalla: The Tortuous Route Thereto --
A Lonely, Unloved Ship: Finding Hazard the More Bitter When Matched with Trifles --
The Numbers: In a Wicked, Vengeful Mood --
Cold: Exhausting, Unrelenting, Murderous Cold --
Heat: In Most Men There Lurks a Lesser Man, and His Presence Smells in the Sun --
Fortune: Where is the Man Who Survives Without... --
A Hole: So Small, But of Exquisite Design --
A Pretender: How one Fine Man is Ill-Used By Fate and Another Dares Deceive It --
A Certain Embarrassment: ... The Urge to Shift Blame Becomes Even Uglier When the Accused Has Left the Feast --
Tragedy and Escape: There is a Degree of Mercy Beyond Which Any Man is Rude to Inquire.
Responsibility: Ernest K. Gann.
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"This book is an episodic log of some of the more memorable of (the author's) nearly 10,000 hours aloft in peace and in war. It is also an attempt to define by example his belief in the phenomenon of  Read more...

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"Mr. Gann is a writer saturated in his subject; he has the skill to make every instant sharp and important and we catch the fever to know that documentary writing does not often invite."--V.S. Read more...

 
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