Since its invention in 1903, the airplane has become the dominant mode of transport, travel and combat. It has brought the entire planet closer together and changed almost every aspect of how we live today.
Along the way, the airplane inspired writers in every decade of the twentieth century to celebrate this world-changing creation. From the wild first years of aviation when daredevils challenged each other to set altitude records to the terrible three-dimensional landscape of combat in the air through all the wars of the last century, authors from around the world have written of airplanes and the men and women who fly them.
Now bestselling author Stephen Coonts has collected in a single volume some of the finest fiction about flying. ON GLORIOUS WINGS contains stories and excerpts from world renowned authors, including Ernest K. Gann, James Michener, Joseph Heller, Len Deighton, Frederick Forsyth, John Hersey, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, William Faulkner, Louis LÕAmour, Ralph Peters, Dale Brown, and Stephen Coonts himself.