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  • Flight of Passage

  • By: Rinker Buck
  • Narrated by: Rinker Buck
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
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In the summer of 1966, Rinker and Kernahan Buck - 2 teenaged schoolboys from New Jersey - bought a dilapidated Piper Club airplane for $300, rebuild it, and piloted it on a record-breaking flight across America - navigating all the way to California without a radio because they couldn't afford one. Their trip retraced a mythical route flown by their father, Tom Buck, a brash, colorful ex-barnstormer who had lost a leg in a tragic plane crash before his sons were born - but who so loved the adventure of flight that he taught his boys to fly before they could drive. The journey west, and the preparations for it, become a figurative and literal process of discovery as the young men battle thunderstorms and wracking turbulence, encounter Arkansas rednecks, Texas cowboys, and the languid, romantic culture of small-town cafes, cheap motels, and dusty landing strips of pre-Vietnam America. The brothers have a lot to resolve among themselves too - as Kern, the shy, meticulous, dedicated dreamer, and Rinker, the rebellious second son, must finally come to understand and depend on each other in the complex way that only brothers can. Most of all, Flight of Passages is a timeless story of fathers and sons. These 2 young men must separate from their difficult, quirky father - literally by putting a country's distance between them - but they do it on their father's terms: in an airplane. As he looks back, from the perspective of now being a father himself, Rinker Buck's tale of 2 young men in search of themselves and their country becomes a story about the eternal enigma of family - of the distance and closeness of generations, of peace lost so that understanding can be gained - and it is explored with a storytelling power that is both brave and rare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Scott on 04-08-09

Required Reading

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Reviewed: 05-10-16

This book I listen to many times over again. Best story on flying from the sixties.

  • The Little Book of Behavioral Investing

  • How Not to Be Your Own Worst Enemy
  • By: James Montier
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

A detailed guide to overcoming the most frequently encountered psychological pitfalls of investing. Bias, emotion, and overconfidence are just three of the many behavioral traits that can lead investors to lose money or achieve lower returns. Behavioral finance, which recognizes that there is a psychological element to all investor decision-making, can help you overcome this obstacle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'd Heard a Lot of this Before, But ...

  • By John on 06-25-11

Buying it in paper book for further review

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Reviewed: 04-20-15

Lot of good references!!! Important information to work into my trading & myself. Great studies & tests to realize fully takes time