About the Author:
Mr. Nelson was a top scholar in college in all manner of subjects, including English Composition, Chemistry, Psychology, Philosophy, Physics, Calculus, Differential Equations, and Computer Programing. His studies lent themselves well to his preparation of the manuscript for this book, some directly and some indirectly, and all of them by strengthening and sharpening his thinking in lasting ways.
He spent over a decade researching, interviewing, and analyzing, steeping himself in the accident and educating himself in aviation and aeronautics, and availing himself of the generous offers made by many retired airline captains to teach him. Writing has been one of his avocations for his whole adult life, and when he turned his investigations of the collision toward creating an entire book, he began anew to develop and refine the expository style that had been his own for many years beforehand. The result is that the authority, clarity, and eloquence of his prose rival those of many established writers.
Mr. Nelson currently resides on a country acreage with his wife in northeast Iowa.