In addition to Fighter Pilot’s Daughter, Mary Lawlor has published two books:
Recalling the Wild: Naturalism and the Closing of the American West, about narratives of adventure in the American West during the age of the closing frontier.
Public Native America: Tribal Self-Representations in Museums, Casinos, and Powwows, which looks at Native American casinos, museums, and powwows–sites where non-natives are invited into tribal territory.
Her new book is a memoir, Fighter Pilot’s Daughter: Growing Up in the Sixties and the Cold War. It weaves together personal experiences of military family life with the larger, international dramas of the 1950s through the 80s. As readable as a novel, this dramatic account adds a chapter both to our understanding of military family life and to the history of the Cold War. While exploring the adventures and glamor in the life of a pilot’s family, Fighter Pilot’s Daughter also exposes the more painful aspects of a life of uncertainty and displacement in a time of perpetual war.
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