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Tasting The Wind [Kindle Edition]

Sue Lehman , Vicki Werkley , Michael McCafferty
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Book Description

Lorie is intrigued when, in the spring of 1967, she discovers her great-grandfather’s diary from 1899 in which he writes about meeting Gustave Whitehead, a little known airplane inventor, along with a 1901 article from the New York Herald about Whitehead’s early successful flights on August 19th. A Wright Brothers 1903 photo display at her grandmother’s house raises questions about who really flew first.

Since this discovery could jumpstart her journalistic career, she begins researching Whitehead during her job in an Illinois college library. There, she meets a young black student whose uncle had worked with Gustave Whitehead. When he invites her to his home in Bridgeport, Connecticut to meet the uncle, she jumps at the chance. Not only does racism rear its ugly head in 1967, but Lorie faces danger from those who would hide knowledge of Whitehead’s accomplishments as well as injustice as a female writer.

A mystery involving one of Whitehead’s planes and a little-known contract with the Wright Brothers’ Estate test Lorie’s determination to find out more about the early flights. Based on known facts surrounding Gustave Whitehead, this historical mystery both intrigues and raises awareness.

Product Details

  • File Size: 341 KB
  • Print Length: 203 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007WKKQ50
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,627,819 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Secret history April 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Ms Lehman knows how to use suspense to carry a story along. The tale involves a single woman in the Sixties struggling against The Powers That Be. That's the main narrative. The background story is about how history is suppressed by major institutions in order to further their own interests. I had not heard of Whitehead before seeing this book; or if I did I paid little attention, which of course is exactly what They want. Lehman casts light on a little-known aspect of aviation history, at the same time providing an entertaining yarn that I had difficulty putting down.
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More About the Author

Sue A. Lehman, born in Michigan, is now living and working as a piano technician/tuner in Northern California. She has been writing short stories since High School and likes to sprinkle her novels with bits of her experiences from Michigan to Illinois to Montana. Her first two mysteries are also available in e-book forms at In her spare time, she enjoys tennis, reading and spending time with her family. Visit Sue at


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