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Jim Ure | Seized by the Sun: The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude Tompkins

Join author Jim Ure for a discussion and signing of his new Young Adult nonfiction book, Seized by the Sun: The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude Tompkins. 

Of the 38 Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) confirmed or presumed dead in World War II, only one--Gertrude "Tommy" Tompkins--is still missing. On October 26, 1944, the 32-year-old fighter plane pilot lifted off from Mines Field in Los Angeles. She was never seen again. This is the story of a remarkable woman who overcame a troubled childhood and the societal constraints of her time to find her calling flying the fastest and most powerful airplane of World War II. It is also a compelling unsolved mystery.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Seized by the Sun from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of The Seized by the Sun  today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized. 

Event date: 
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Seized by the Sun: The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude Tompkins (Women of Action) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781613735879
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chicago Review Press - July 1st, 2017