Flight Path: Son of Africa to Warrior-Diplomat

Flight Path: Son of Africa to Warrior-Diplomat
by Scott Gration

Former President Carter introduces this first-person narrative that provides significant details about six headline stories not previously revealed. Captivating experiences from Scott Gration’s unique childhood—attending boarding school at the age of seven, escaping the 1964 Congo rebellion as a refugee, and being inducted into the Masai tribe in Kenya—jump start the book. Human-interest vignettes punctuate fascinating accounts of developing the Predator drone, conducting the 2003 scud hunt in Iraq, and accompanying Senator Obama to Africa in 2006. He painfully describes surviving the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, and then recalls speaking at the 2008 National Democratic Convention and helping to birth South Sudan in 2011.

Scott Gration was a White House Fellow in 1982-83.

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