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Double Ace: The Life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., Pilot, Hero, and Teller of Tall Tales Robert Coram

Double Ace: The Life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., Pilot, Hero, and Teller of Tall Tales

Robert Coram

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ISBN : 9781250040183
Hardcover
336 pages
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Robert Lee Scott was larger than life. An Eagle Scout and a high school dropout, the young man from Macon, Georgia used dogged determination to achieve his dream of becoming a famed fighter pilot. In Double Ace, veteran biographer Robert Coram,MoreRobert Lee Scott was larger than life. An Eagle Scout and a high school dropout, the young man from Macon, Georgia used dogged determination to achieve his dream of becoming a famed fighter pilot. In Double Ace, veteran biographer Robert Coram, himself a Georgia man, provides readers with an unprecedented look at the defining characteristics that made Scotty a uniquely American hero.First capturing national attention during World War II, Scott flew missions in China alongside the infamous Flying Tigers where his reckless courage and eleven confirmed kills made headlines. Upon returning home, Scotts memoir, brashly titled God is My Co-Pilot, became an instant bestseller and a successful film. As an older man, Scott traveled the entire length of Chinas Great Wall and helped found Georgias Museum of Aviation, which stills welcomes 600,000 visitors annually.Yet, Scotts life was not without difficulty. His single-minded pursuit of greatness was offset by debilitating bouts of depression and his brashness placed him at odds with superior officers, wreaking havoc on his career. What wealth he gained he squandered, and his numerous public affairs destroyed his relationships with his wife and child.Written in deft style backed by meticulous research, Double Ace brings Scotts uniquely American character to life and captures Scotts fascinating exploits alongside his frustrating foibles.