About the Book
Look Away Dixieland is a vivid portrayal of life during the Reconstruction following the War Between the States. Within these pages are heroes and scalawags, slaves and freemen, masters and servants. This is a hard-hitting tale, told the way it was - with negro dialect, class prejudice, and struggles to survive as they really existed - and throughout it all is the romance and elegance of the Old South.
Oldest of six children. Grandparents were Southern Baptist missionaries to China. Father served with U.S. Army during W.W. II and later retired from the Army Reserve as LtCol. Mother served in the Navy during W.W. II with the office which cracked the Japanese message code. Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy in 1969. Served tours of duty in the USAF as a Fighter Pilot, Instructor Pilot, and Engineer. Retired from the USAF in 1989 at Mather AFB, CA. Joined United Airlines in 1989 as Flight Operations Instructor on the Boeing 767 and 757 aircraft. Flew domestic and international line operations as a copilot on the B-767/757 and as Captain on the B-737 and B-767/757. Now retired.