Great Books by Our Community Authors
Below is a list originally assembled by David Roberts of our community's literary pride and joy. Many from our group have a story to tell, but only a few become published authors. Here is a list of our brightest and best. Please support these efforts by ordering for your library or sharing these great reads with others.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
This is the NINTH VERSION of a growing list of Delta Pilot Authors, Books About Delta Air Lines, Inc., and Books by Delta Pilot's Family Members. Version #8 was dated December 2, 2008. The newest books, those published in (2007 & later), have the copyright date in bold red font. A Replies & Comment section with additional information about the books and authors is an attachment below the list. We need biographical information on the authors....please. When they were hired, and for which airline originally, when they retired if applicable, where they were based, web sites, email addresses for those I don't have, et cetera.
This list is a work in progress and your help is needed to add to these 45 published pilot authors and 6 family member authors. Please send me the names of other Delta Pilots, or their family members, who have authored and published books along with the titles of their books.
REVIEWS OF THESE BOOKS ARE NEEDED. PLEASE SEND ME YOURS TO ADD TO THE REVIEW SECTION ATTACHED BELOW.
Many of the members of this email network are serious readers, and we like to know about Delta pilots who have written books. And you should know of other Delta Pilot authors more than anyone else.
Please send additions, and please make suggestions to improve this list. I will update it periodically.
BOOKS BY DELTA PILOT AUTHORS # 9
Anderson, John Aubrey Abiding Darkness, The Black or White Chronicles Book One (2006) Warner Faith
Anderson, John Aubrey Book Two Wedgewood Grey (2007)
Anderson, John Aubrey Book Four The Cool Woman (2010)
Barr, James C. Airborne Weather Radar-A User's Guide Iowa State University Press(1993)
Bullock, Ramond H. (WAL) Airline Piloting (Published by The World press, inc, 1947) 163 pages
Butcher, D. Allen, (DAL) Sixty Years in the 20th Century, 400 pages. email email@example.com
Couch, Tony "WATERCOLOR: You Can Do It!" (1987) "How to" Watercolor instruction book
Couch, Tony "Tony Couch's Keys to Successful Painting" (1992) Instruction book on design for painters
Crum, John "Unfriendly Skies" by Capt "X" and Reynolds Dodson (1989)
Dunn, Mike Sidewinder (1991)
Dunn, Mike Task Force (1992)
Dunn, Mike Quicksilver (1993)
Dunn, Mike Bridge of No Return (1996)
El Hai, Jack "Non-stop: A Turbulent History of Northwest Airlines" (2013) Amazon.com
Fay, Gerald W. From A-3 to A-10 (1988)
Ferrell, Mallory Hope Colorful East Broad Top, (1993) by Heimburger House
Ferrell, Mallory Hope The South Park Line (2004)
Gandt, Robert L. Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am (1995)
Gandt, Robert L. Bogeys and Bandits: The making of a Fighter Pilot (1997)
Gandt, Robert L. Fly Low Fly Fast: Inside the Reno Air Races (1999)
Gandt, Robert L. With Hostile Intent (2001)
Gandt, Robert L. Acts of Vengeance (2002)
Gandt, Robert L. Black Star (2003)
Gandt, Robert L. Shadows of War (2004)
Gandt, Robert L. The Killing Skies (2005)
Gandt, Robert L. Black Star Rising (2007)
Gandt, Robert L. Intrepid: The Epic Story of America's Most Legendary Warship... (2008)
Garrison, Kevin So You're Dead -- A Novice's Guide to Non-Being (an E-book)
Godfrey, Jo Ann Rosen From Hurricaine Katrina to the Middle East: A True Love Story...With Life Lessons Learned http://www.joanngodfrey.com
Gray, Steven R. Rampant Raider: An A-4 Skyhawk Pilot in Vietnam (2007)
Hopkins, Kendall, et al. WE PUSHED THE LIMITS – Reflections of Five Old Fighter Pilots (2005)
Hurley, C. D. "REVERIE" A Kaleidoscope of the Prose and Poetry in My Life (2004)
Hurley, C. D. POT O' GOLD, Prose, Poetry and A Tale O'thu Sea (2005)
Hurley, C. D. Squirrels And Quasars & Stuff (2007)
Kerschner, Bill and Phyllis Plucky-Lucky Duck's Amazing Adventure, [Vantage Press, 2007)
Knott, Ron God's Guarantees for Giving (2002)
Knott, Ron Testimonies For the Soul (2007)
Koehn II, James J. and Werkema, Mark A. The Flight Before Christmas (2003)
McGinnis, Daryle D. Stewardess Stories (2006)
McGinnis, Daryle D. The Skybrokers (2007)
McGinnis, Daryle D. A Waterfall in a War (2007)
McGinnis, Daryle D. And Then They Had a War (2008)
Morris, Gregory L. Candlestick Charting Explained (1992,1995)
Mudge, Robert W. Meteorology for Pilots (1945)
Mudge, Robert W. Adventures of a Yellow Bird (1969), Hard back. A Northeast Airline History
Norris, Robert The Barrett Solution (2011) A thriller of love, deceit and a CIA black operation. http://www.ronorris.com
Papadakis, Myron P. Aircraft Accident Reconstruction and Litigation 1st ed (1996)- 623 pages
Papadakis, Myron P. Aircraft Accident Reconstruction and Litigation 2nd ed (2000)
Papadakis, Myron P. Aircraft Accident Reconstruction and Litigation 3rd edition (2003)
Papadakis, Myron P. 4th edition planned 2009
Papadakis, Myron P. Civil Trial Practice - Winning Technigues 792 pages (2000)
Patterson, Robert 'Buzz' Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Endangered America's Long-Term National Security (2003) http://www.buzzpatterson.com/
Patterson, Robert 'Buzz' Reckless Disregard: How Liberal Democrats Undermine Our Military, Endanger Our Soldiers. and Jeopardize Our National Security (2004)
Patterson, Robert 'Buzz' War Crimes: The Left's Campaign to Destroy the Military and Lose the War on Terror (2007)
Quilter, Charles J., U.S. Marines in the Persian Gulf, 1990-1991: With the I Marine Expeditionary Force in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Washington: Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, History and Museums Division, GPO, (1993).
Quilter, Charles J. and John Chapin, A History of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 531. Washington: Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, History and Museums Division, GPO, (2001).
Rosenkranz, Keith Vipers In The Storm: Diary of a Gulf War Fighter Pilot (2002)
Ryder, Nicholas G. Ryder's Standard Geographic Reference, a satellite photo atlas of America (1982)
Schwab, Allen High Performance IFR Flying (1982)
Severe, Errol The Last of a Breed. (1997).
Shettle, M.L. Jr. UNITED STATES NAVAL AIR STATIONS OF WORLD WAR II - Volume 1 Eastern States, Schaertel Publishing, 2000, many photos, 241 pgs.
Shettle, M.L. Jr. UNITED STATES NAVAL AIR STATIONS OF WORLD WAR II - Volume 2 Western States Schaertel Publishing, 1997, many photos, 284 pgs.
Shettle, M.L. Jr. UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS AIR STATIONS OF WORLD WAR II, self-published, 2001, photos & history of each Marine Corps air station, 22 in all, many photos, 179 pgs.
Shettle, M.L. Jr. Georgia's Army Air Fields of WW II - 140 pages, 213 photos. self-published. (2005)
Sternstein, Ed From Takeoff to Landing (Everything You Want to Know About Flying but Have No One to Ask) (1991)
Stevens, Robert W. Alaskan Aviation History (Vol. I: 1897-1928)
Stevens, Robert W. Alaskan Aviation History (Vol. II: 1929-1930)
Vander Ende, Dirk Sting of Justice by Dirk Gerrit (pen name) (2005)
Vihlen, Hugo April Fool: Or, How I sailed from Casablanca to Florida in a six-foot boat (1971)
Vihlen, Hugo The Stormy Voyage of Father's Day (1997)
Werkema, Mark A. On Fulcrum's Wings (2000)
Werkema, Mark A. and Koehn II, James J. The Flight Before Christmas (2003)
Whitcomb, Darrel D. The Rescue of Bat 21 (1998)
Whitcomb, Darrel D. Combat Search and Rescue in Desert Storm (2006)
Whitten, Louis G. Whitten's Flying Fables: How Not to Fly or How to Crash or How Not to Crash (1994).
BOOKS ABOUT DELTA AIR LINES, INC.
Delta: The History of an Airline, by W. David Lewis and Wesley Phillips Newton (1979) A pictorial history.
Delta Air Lines: Debunking the Myth, by Sidney F. Davis (1989)
DELTA: The Illustrated History of A Major U.S. Airline And The People Who Made It, by R.E.G. Davies (1990)
Delta Air Lines, by Geoff Jones (1998)
Delta Air Lines: 75 Years of Airline Excellence (Images of America), by Geoff Jones (2003)
Airline Without A Pilot - Leadership Lessons / Inside Story of Delta's Success, Decline and Bankruptcy, by Harry L. Nolan (2005)
BOOKS BY DELTA PILOT'S FAMILY MEMBERS
Arndt, Joan -- Wife of retired Delta Captain Roger Arndt
Italian Lessons (2008)
Crawford, James -- Grandson of retired Delta Captain Norman Topshe
Gardner, Marty -- Wife of retired Delta Captain Jim Gardner
Fiction (List from Wikipedia)
•A Change in Altitude (2009)
•Remaking Motherhood: How Working Mothers are Shaping Our Children's Future (1987) •Women Together, Women Alone: The Legacy of the Consciousness-Raising Movement (1989)
Walsh, Darlene -- Wife of retired Delta Captain J. D. 'Denny' Walsh
Roswell, A Pictorial History (1985) [about Roswell, Georgia]
Providence - Selected Correspondence of George Hull Camp (2008)
Webster, Anne -- wife of retired Delta Captain Larry Webster.
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