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The last pilot

by Benjamin Johncock

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Loss (Psychology),
  • Death,
  • Children,
  • Astronauts,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    A U.S. Air Force test pilot passes up the chance to become an astronaut after his wife gets pregnant against all odds, and as fatherhood consumes him, a sudden tragedy puts his instincts as a father and as a pilot to the test.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-301).

    StatementBenjamin Johncock
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6110.O38 L38 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination301 pages ;
    Number of Pages301
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26417015M
    ISBN 101250066646
    ISBN 109781250066640, 9781250066657
    LC Control Number2015012700
    OCLC/WorldCa886486038

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