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John Magee and High Flight
The Book

We are proud to announce the release of the definitive story of John Gillespie Magee, Jr. and his poem!

Touching the Face of God is the fascinating true story of John Gillespie Magee, Jr., author of the poem High Flight. Magee composed his famous poem while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force in England during WWII.

Magee's High Flight gathered notice from luminaries such as Katherine Hepburn, Orson Welles, Tyrone Power, King George IV, Helen Keller, and Winston Churchill. The poem has been used in music (John Denver, Nelson Eddy, Ronald Coleman), books (God is my Co-Pilot), movies (Man Without A Face, For the Moment), and speeches (President Reagan).

For the first time, the complete story of John Gillespie Magee, Jr. and his most famous poem is told. From his birth in China and education in England and the United States, to his giving up a scholarship at Yale in order to enter WWII over a year before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Touching the Face of God is a story of love, courage, compassion and commitment.

The book is available from in both print and Kindle formats. However, if you order it on this website, you will be sent an print copy with a personalized inscription and autograph!

To buy the print or Kindle versions of the book on, click on link to the right.
 (not autographed)

To buy inscribed and autographed paperback book on this website:
Use "Add to Cart" button to the right to add book to cart. After you have ordered and paid for the book, you will be directed to a page where you can email the author with your inscription information.

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