Fate is the hunter


Show Synopsis

The copper-bottomed classic from a memorable and courageous pilot. FATE IS THE HUNTER is a fascinating and thrilling account of some of the more memorable experiences Ernest K Gann had in the air. He's flown in both peace and war and come close to death many times. Here he reveals the characters he's known and the dramas he's experienced, portraying fate (or death) as a hunter constantly in pursuit of pilots. This is a fabulous account of both the history of aviation and one man's life in the air.

Filter Results
Item Condition
Seller Rating
Other Options
Change Currency

Customer Reviews

Write a Review


Apr 12, 2016

Not in stock

I ordered this and was notified that it was no longer available. In short order I received a credit on my credit card.


Feb 6, 2014

For those who love aviation, it's great!

This is a monthly selection of www.HoustonBookClub.com on the topic of "the Sky." The book is a collection of anecdotes replete with wonderful people, and an obvious love of flying and the men in the early industry, from mechanics to entrepreneurs, but above all, the pilots.

What rating a reader gives may just be a matter of taste. I find that memoirs are just not that fascinating to me, but the book was well written, although my eyes glaze over with all the technical minutiae.

Jim L

Sep 21, 2011

A great book by a great author

The best book ever written on the realities of flying. Gann takes you up close and personal as he flys around the world during the second world war. Every chapter is filled with fascinating people and great adventure. Also highly recommended are "Song of the Sirens" about his sailing adventures that he touches on briefly in "Fate is the Hunter" and "A Hostage to Fortune" which is an autobiography of his truly amazing life.

Frederick W

Dec 2, 2010

A reality experience

Gann's ability to describe personalities, geography and feelings bring to the reader a true "reality experience'. If you have never flown the descriptions alone would bring you into the realm of flight as real as you could imagine. If you have flown the day to day operations then you will undoubtedly relate what he writes about to some of your own experiences.

Wayne W

Aug 5, 2010

Don't read if flying makes you nervous

Every airline pilot should read this book about the things pilots had to deal with during the early period of commercial aviation. Airline passengers may not want to read about how easily things could go wrong.

See All 5 Reviews

This item doesn't have extra editions