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Wings of Romance (Steeley #5)

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Title:Wings of Romance (Steeley #5)
Johns, W. E. (William Earl)   
(88 of 100 for author by title)
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Where the Golden Eagle Soars
Published:   1939
Publisher:Latimer House Limited
Tags:adventure, fiction

‘Steeley’ Delaroy and his comrades accept the task of re-organizing the Air Force of Carabonia, a small republic in Central America, full of spies and rebels. They arrive to find a minor revolution in progress, everything derelict and in a state of utter chaos. A plane force-lands in the surrounding jungle after shooting-up the aerodrome and is found to be flown by the daughter of the deposed president, whose son is a prisoner of the rebels. From this girl our three friends learn the full story behind the revolution and decide to assist in the overthrow of the renegade president. ...—Dust Cover jacket. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Johns, W. E. (William Earl)

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William Earl Johns (1893-1968), better known as Capt. W. E. Johns, was a British author noted for his juvenile fiction featuring stories about pilots and flying. Johns first career was as a sanitary inspector but he soon gave it up to enlist in the army at the beginning of World War I. He saw action during the Gallipoli Campaign and also served garrison duty in Egypt. Afterwards he applied to serve in the Royal Flying Corps. He was posted to a flying school in England where he trained pilots. In the 1930s he began to write fiction basing his stories on his flying experience. All told he wrote over 150 novels and short stories for young boys and girls. (wejohns.com)

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