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The feathery white ribbons in the sky above Adams County, Pennsylvania, were nothing unusual-just the common vapor trail evidence of high-flying jet aircraft. But for the men on the ground below they were a puzzlement. And no wonder: the year was 1863 and the men were Confederate soldiers marching toward the most significant battle of the American Civil War.Thousands of miles away and 105 years later, Navy pilot Nathaniel Booth and his navigator complete their air mission over Laos and are headed back to the deck of the USS Enterprise when their aircraft mysteriously vanishes. Our hero Booth is declared Missing In Action. Years later when Rose Booth, the family matriarch, learns that her son may not have been a casualty of the war as previously believed, she enlists a prominent history professor and his protégé to uncover the truth. They trace the path of our hero as he faces the unfamiliar challenges of life and times from an era in American history long past.In this carefully researched historical novel with a cosmic twist, the author recounts the compassionate struggle to weave together the threads of a lost airman's life and bring solace to a grief-stricken mother. 88,000 Words, 73 Chapters, 346 Pages
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About the Author
Thomas Settimi graduated from the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and earned a Master's Degree in Physics from the University of California at Riverside. For much of his professional career he has been engaged in technical writing and engineering for the Department of the Navy and defense-related firms. Thomas resides near Lake Arrowhead, California, with his wife, Charlotte.