I read this book about 18-Jul-2002. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 1965. This note was last modified Thursday, 19-Dec-2002 16:19:55 PST.
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My second dip into the old Butterworth (courtesy of Tony von Krag).
This one surprised me again, by being considerably different from Stock Car Racer. Still a young man, but he doesn't want to get involved in racing, he's sort of pushed into it. And there's much less racing being done, and not at the professional level. Instead, he's a young trucker who just graduated from college and is going to try advertising for a year. Which he's not very sure about, but one of his teachers from college thinks is where he'll really shine (a teacher with a glorious past career himself).
These also have more personal details about the author than the later books divulge (if they can be believed). Says he served in the army of occupation in Germany, married an Austrian ballerina, spent time at college in Marburg, went to Korea as a military (as opposed to civilian) war correspondent (and won the expert combat infantry badge while doing so!), and later spent time as a civilian at Fort Rucker as Information Officer for SCATSA among other things. In other words that he was around all the places he writes about in the Brotherhood of War books. I kinda figured that anyway.