Rush to Glory

Rush to Glory
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Europe in Flames. A B-17 bombardier must choose fear or duty, hate or love. RUSH TO GLORY lays open the lives of two rival brothers, Hal and Luke Bailey, opposites in every way, Hal, determined to do his duty for his country, enlists in the Air Corp, is trained as a bombardier, and finds himself assigned to his older brother’s command in England. Luke, worried that Hal will somehow diminish his rise to the top, takes a tough stance with Hal and places him at the mercy of not only the German war machine but also at the mercy of his comrades-in-arms. Hal’s situation becomes even more perilous when he falls in love with a lovely British reporter who is determined to use Hal to wreak revenge on the enemy who had killed her brother.

“If I were ever to consider authoring a novel about World War II, this is the one I would like to have written.” Review by Freddie Saundby

“Filled with vivid detail, peopled with rich, compelling characters and spiced with an intriguing love triangle, RUSH TO GLORY keeps the tension high.”

“Robert L. Hecker has created a memorable story rich with emotions. His characters so life-like they remain with you long after you finish the book.”

“RUSH TO GLORY has all the elements of a Greek tragedy: blind ambition, betrayal and redempion, lust and compassion...”


ROBERT L. HECKER was born in Provo, Utah but grew up in Long Beach, CA. Graduating from high school just as the US entered WWII, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He flew B-17s in thirty missions over Europe, earning five Air Medals, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the French Legion of Honor. After the war, he became a member of the WGA, and began writing screenplays, radio and TV dramas, then moved on to writing and producing more than 500 documentaries and novels with fifteen novels published, as well as short stories and articles published in numerous magazines. A graduate of the Pasadena Playhouse School of Theater and the Westlake College of Music, lately he has also been writing stage plays and the book, lyrics, and music for Off-Broadway musicals. Several of his plays have been performed throughout the United States. His musical, Honestly, Abe, ran for three years Off-Broadway and his WWII musical Flak House recently completed an Equity Showcase Off-Broadway and is now scheduled to open Off-Broadway this spring. His screenplay The White Stallion is schedule to begin production this spring. His wife, of 58 years, but now deceased, the former Frances Kavanaugh, was a legendary screenwriter of westerns. She has a permanent exhibit in the Cowgirl Museum in Texas. They have two children. four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

by Robert L. Hecker
Trade Paperback - 6 x 9 x 1
312 Pages
FICTION / Historical / World War II
FICTION / Romance / Military
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