|Plot Summary of Piloto, Migrant Worker to Jet Pilot|
|"PILOTO tells the story of a Mexican-American who as a young stoop laborer in Central California's sweltering farm fields dared to dream a distant and utterly preposterous dream-to be a pilot. Through initiative, determination, and more than a little luck, he became one of only a handful of Mexican-Americans to ever serve as a test pilot in the United States Air Force. Tightly woven into this flag-waving account of his trials and successes in the tight fraternity of Caucasian military pilots is a unique career in an exacting and unforgiving profession. The book will serve as inspiration to young and old alike. "
Henry Cervantes, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Piloto, Migrant Worker to Jet Pilot|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
- soldier, air force
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- airforce pilot
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
- fort/military installation
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Commentary on society?
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
- A ton 16-20 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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