Waverly, Iowa (PRWEB) July 25, 2012
In his new book “We Are Going In: The Story of the Grand Canyon Disaster” (published by AuthorHouse), author Mike Nelson explores one of the most tragic airline accidents in U.S. history: the 1956 midair collision between two planes above the Grand Canyon. The story is organized as a documentary which refutes many long standing misconceptions and introduces new truths, told with compassion and insight into fate and the human psyche.
Nelson had a personal reason to expend such time and effort researching this crash: his uncle was one of the passengers.
An excerpt from “We Are Going In”:
“At 5:40, the chalked-in message was erased from the flight board, leaving a blank line next to Flight 2, and the TWA employees who had been present retreated to a room behind the counter. For some of the people waiting, the bottom must have fallen out right then. It was the third indication that something was wrong, and the most dramatic and portentous of the three.”
“Many books about accidents tend to be cold and sensationalistic, and to simply reiterate what was already known,” Nelson says. “This one is compassionate and respectful, and reexamines the evidence, leading to a number of new or different conclusions. Also, in appreciating the scope of the tragedy in a heartfelt way, the reader is encouraged to commit himself more fully and ardently to being humane.”
About the Author
Mike Nelson grew up in Chicago and its suburbs. As a boy he thrilled at the deafeningly loud, phenomenal sight of propeller-driven airliners taking off and flying very low right over him, as he stood just outside the fences at Chicago's Midway Airport. He also grew up with the somber, reverent stigma of airline tragedy; his uncle had lost his life in an airline disaster.
For more information, visit http://www.wearegoingin.com.
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