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Congo Kitabu
Jean Pierre Hallet
Overcoming Daily
Dan Chesney
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Mark Mills
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Cyrus I Scofield
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The Big X

The Big X - Hank Searls This book was originally published in 1959, a decade before man had reached the moon and space flight was in the early stages of development. Even though the book is fictional, it is based on many of the experimental test pilots the author has known, and was not at all science fiction. It is a tribute to those brave men, whose life expectancy was very short, without whose courage to push the limits of what was known at the time and truly go where no one had before gone, we would not be where we are today as far as knowledge or technology are concerned. It also touches on the stress and strain the careers of these men caused to their spouses, and what brave women they were... to face every morning the fact that the may be a widow that night, and all for science.