Flight Path (Paperback)
Son of Africa to Warrior-Diplomat
Mulami Books LLC, 9780997651607, 352pp.
Publication Date: July 10, 2016
This memoir covers the following topics and more: Secretary Clinton's and Scott Gration's use of email accounts while in the State department, international affairs, technology development, world history, military aviation, and Africa. There is plenty in this book to keep you turning the pages. Please visit the book's website at: www.scottgration.com.
Former President Carter introduces this gripping first-person narrative that provides significant details about six headline stories not previously revealed. Captivating experiences from Scott's unique childhood--attending boarding school at the age of seven, escaping the 1964 Congo rebellion as a refugee, and being inducted into the Masai tribe in Kenya--jumpstart the book. Human-interest vignettes punctuate fascinating accounts of developing the Predator drone, conducting the 2003 scud hunt in Iraq, and accompanying Senator Obama to Africa in 2006. He painfully describes surviving the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, and then recalls speaking at the 2008 National Democratic Convention and helping to birth South Sudan in 2011. His reflections at the end of the memoir highlight important lessons Scott gleaned during his unlikely journey from son of Africa to a warrior and diplomat.
In 2012, Scott Gration was fired from his job as Ambassador to Kenya over disagreements with the State Department on security and other issues, including using his Gmail account to supplement the Department's OpenNet computer system. Since revelations about Hillary Clinton's private email server surfaced a year ago, he has been interviewed on CNN's "State of the Union" program and his name has appeared in numerous articles about the State Department's "double standard." This book provides facts that have not been exposed previously.