The authorized biography of the third highest-scoring fighter ace in history. The book chronicles Rall's World War II aerial dogfights on the Eastern Front during brutal Russian winters,and spans a childhood in a defeated country. It relates the calamity of the Nazi regime, the Cold War, the jet age, and Rall's public service. The book tells of his efforts to regain the world's respect for Germany after Hitler's betrayal of its people, and Rall's assistance in the United States to develop the F-104 for the NATO countries. The biography includes his perspective of global affairs and other reflections. It is the book of which Don Lopez, former Deputy Director of the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum said, "We have all been waiting a long time for this important book.".