I covered the awful World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 and haven't been on an airplane since. But after reading Tom Murphy's beautifully written, and powerfully told tale of the daily courage of those who keep America airborne I want to run for the boarding gate. Reclaiming the Sky is a compelling, economical and important book about those unsung men and women who have the right stuff in a dark time.
New York Daily News columnist and author of "Fork in the Road," and "Ten Spot."
The myth of our separateness in this life is pervasive, but it is never
more a myth than when applied to the community of people who work in and around the great air transportation system of the United States. While 9/11 was a Pearl Harbor-class attack on our nation, it was an even more grievous attack on the aviation community, and the extreme pain and post traumatic stress radiating in all directions and affecting so many - friends, family, kindred workers, and those who we knew only by association - has vibrated silently, until now.
"Reclaiming the Sky" is an important work of compassion and
connectedness, a reaffirmation of the human spirit and the determination that kept an industry of great passion alive in its darkest hour.
John J. Nance
Author of: Orbit, Pandora's Clock, and others.
Boeing 737 Captain, Alaska Airlines (Ret.)
It is inspiring to see the leadership and courage of so many strong women in this story.
Denise M. Morrison
President, Campbell U.S.A.
Campbell Soup Company
Reclaiming the Sky is filled with good stories I had not heard and things I did not know. It should be required reading for anyone who is serious about defending America.
Ex-Police Officer, author of Exit Wounds
Murphy provides his reader with a "road map" for learning from loss that can be applied to any loss in life.
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