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From the PublisherJon Krakauer Joshua Cooper Ramo deftly conveys why he and a handful of kindred souls feel compelled to fly small airplanes right at the edge of what's possible, and sometimes beyond. The author is a risk-taker on the page as well as in the sky, and the rewards of this fine book are commensurate with the chances taken. Ramo's is an original voice to be sure, but in his inflections one can detect echoes of James Salter, Peter Matthiessen, Norman Maclean, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry -- a resonance that reflects well on all parties.
Outside Magazine [Ramo's] a strong, reflective storyteller. Exploring what drives him to take ridiculous chances, he turns this book into an eminently readable meditation on humankind's craving for risk.
Time Magazine When he's in the cockpit performing feats of gritty derring-do (and occasionally derring-don't), his airplane groaning and shuddering with the strain, the book soars.
The Economist Ramo writes so well that it is infectious.
Colonel (Ret.) Frank Borman Ramo has the right stuff and so does his book. It's a classic.