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High Flyers


Whose heart hasn't been lifted by the tales of World War II's Flying Tigers, or the courageous pursuit of the sound barrier, or the secret science developed at China Lake? American aviation is filled with heroics and heroes. Some of them can be found in recent books by Dan Hampton, Sam Kleiner, Karen Piper and Robert Kurson.


Panelists
Dan Hampton

The New York Times and international best-selling author, Retired US Air Force Colonel Dan Hampton is one of the most decorated fighter pilots since the Vietnam War. The recipient of a Purple Heart and four Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor, throughout his 20-year career he flew 151 combat missions in the Middle East during both Gulf Wars and Kosovo....

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Sam Kleiner

Samuel Kleiner is the author of "The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged A Secret War Against Japan." He is a lawyer based in New York City. He was raised in Tucson, Arizona and holds a BA from Northwestern University, a doctorate in international relations from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar and a JD from Yale Law School....

Robert Kurson

Robert Kurson earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin and a law degree from Harvard Law School. His award-winning stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone and Esquirewhere he was a contributing editor....

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Karen Piper

Karen Piper is the author "A Girl’s Guide to Missiles," "The Price of Thirst," "Left in the Dust" and "Cartographic Fictions." She has received the Sierra Nature Writing Award and fellowships from the Huntington, Carnegie Mellon and the National Endowment for the Humanities....

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