'Flying Through American History' is a series of essays each of which centers on major military events in American History. From a concise account of the Civil War and Custer's last stand at the Little Big Horn, to perhaps the most thorough account of the Battle of Midway ever presented. As the story approaches the present it becomes a personal account of enlisting in the US Air Force and eventually becoming a fighter pilot.
In an experimental style, James Casey presents us with a series of essays on major military events followed by his personal accounts as a new pilot in the Air Force. Casey uses this unique lens to view American history.