Book Review
Vantage Points
A Novel of Men and Women in World War II
by Ken Libbey

Reviewed by Robert T. Smithing, MSN, NP
ISBN #: 0-595-16848-5
List Price: $15.95
Copyright: 2001
Publication Date: Spring 2001
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
Website: Vantage Points

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This is the first novel for author Ken Libbey and it is an enjoyable read. The 310 pages simply melt away as you are engrossed in the story of Louise Mitchell, a 30 year old women pilot, as she transports planes during World War II. Part love story, part adventure, part history lesson and a great break from clinical practice.

At the time, women were not accepted as pilots, especially not in the world of the military. In many ways, this is the story of a pioneer, one in a different profession but one that a nurse practitioner could identify with.

Despite this reviewers penchant for science fiction, this was a book that was eagerly read until the end. A sequel, Midnight in Prague, is forthcoming.
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Updated: October 2, 2001