“Double Ace: The Life Of Robert Lee Scott Jr., Pilot, Hero, And Teller Of Tall Tales” is a 302 page biography written by Robert Coram with pictures by Jeff Von Hoene. It is about a man with dreams to become a fighter pilot. It tells of the extents he goes to get into flight school and what he learns there. It also tells of the childhood goals he achieved in his senior years.
The main lesson to be learned from this wonderful book is to never give up. Robert did many great things, but none of these triumphs would be possible without persistence. If he was the type of person who gave up easily, Robert would have accomplished nothing. For example, when he drove from Texas to Georgia every weekend to visit his girlfriend, Kitty Rix, for less than an hour. With the speed limit of 55 mph and the length of the journey, the trip would take a total of 32 hours. Not only was the trip long, it was illegal. If Robert had been caught, he would have been kicked back to the infantry, which was something he definitely did not want. But Robert Lee Scott persisted and kept on trying to convince Kitty Rix to marry him.
In conclusion, I would highly recommend this book to individuals who think all biographies are "boring," as this book begins the idea that biographies can be interesting and even humorous. This book is also fit for those who are already fond of biographies, since it introduces something new: an informative book which can also be read for pleasure. Finally, one question I would like to ask Robert lee Scott is: "How did you complete a mission without firing the guns on your plane once?"