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Author: Mary Lawlor


Fighter Pilot's Daughter cover image copyIn Fighter Pilot’s Daughter, Mary Lawlor tells the story of her experience as the daughter of a Marine Corps and then Army pilot. Her father, an aviator who fought in the Korean War as well as in Vietnam, was transferred more than a dozen times to posts from Miami to California and Germany as the government’s Cold War policies demanded. For the pilot’s wife and daughters, each move meant a complete upheaval of ordinary life. The car was sold, bank accounts closed, and of course one school after another was left behind. Friends and later boyfriends lined up in memory as a series of temporary attachments. The book neatly outlines the unique challenges and the thrills an upbringing without roots presents. Fighter Pilot’s Daughter shows how the larger turmoil of government policy and Cold War politics permeated her domestic universe.

Rowman & Littlefield (August 2013)
ISBN-10: 144222200X
ISBN-13: 978-1442222007


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