Windrider

Windrider

by Robert J. Trout
     
 

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What do a World War I SPAD XIII fighter plane and a solar wind powered Mars Mission spacecraft have in common? Two pilots from the same family ­ five generations apart: One man’s love of flying, begun in the skies above France in 1918, started to unravel a thread that eventually led to a trip through the heavens to another world. Such delicate threads

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What do a World War I SPAD XIII fighter plane and a solar wind powered Mars Mission spacecraft have in common? Two pilots from the same family ­ five generations apart: One man’s love of flying, begun in the skies above France in 1918, started to unravel a thread that eventually led to a trip through the heavens to another world. Such delicate threads run through the lives of many people. Decisions made or unmade cause these threads to continue to unwind or to be cut. The results can alter the future for all of us.

Growing up is hard work! Ask anybody. For thirteen-year-old Charlie Richards it seems particularly difficult. Problems with his younger sister, school bullies, and his first crush plague him. With no father, and a mother who keeps him at a distance emotionally, Charlie feels lost and alone. Only his grandfather, a World War I fighter pilot and postwar barnstormer, provides him with any comfort. A pivotal encounter with a golden eagle, what Charlie and his grandfather call a “WINDRIDER,” offers a solution for all his problems. He must learn to fly. With his grandfather’s help, the boundless reaches of the sky become Charlie’s salvation - and his family’s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016534640
Publisher:
Paths of History Publishers
Publication date:
05/08/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
844 KB

Meet the Author

A teacher, prominent historian, and “storyteller” for over forty years, Robert J. Trout has dedicated his life to bringing historical figures to life in word and deed with uncompromising clarity and historical accuracy in his books, including: They Followed the Plume: The Story of J.E.B. Stuart and his Staff; Galloping Thunder: The Stuart Horse Artillery Battalion; and most recently, After Gettysburg: Cavalry Operations in the Eastern Theater -- July 14, 1863 to December 31, 1863. His most recent works of fiction include Drumbeat: the Story of a Civil War Drummer Boy; The Story of Red Eye: The Miracle Horse of Gettysburg; and Journey to Gettysburg: One Family’s Civil War. Windrider is his fourth work of fiction.

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