World War II Flying Tiger ace Brigadier General Scott (Ret.) has written a personal memoir of his youth and years in the military, his marriage and retirement, his wife's death, and his travels. As a boy he became entranced with the travels of Marco Polo, and the thread that holds this engaging story together is how he keeps returning to the Silk Road. As a young man he retraced on a motorcycle part of Polo's route in Europe. As a pilot he saw the Great Wall from the air, and finally in 1980 he entered China and through luck and initiative traveled the length of the Wall. Scott never seems to brag as he recounts his amazing life, already covered in other books beginning with his God Is My Co-Pilot (1943). Powerful, absorbing, an aviation essential. Mel D. Lane, Sacramento, Cal.