"How a Renegade Doctor Became the Fastest Man on Earth" (Encore Presentation)
(Please note: This interview originally aired last fall.) Our guest on today's StudioTulsa is the Oregon-based author Craig Ryan, who tells us about his book, "Sonic Wind: The Story of John Paul Stapp and How a Renegade Doctor Became the Fastest Man on Earth." This engrossing biography offers readers, per a starred review in Kirkus, the "remarkable, almost-forgotten story of an aerospace pioneer.... [Ryan] uncovers the private man, Stapp's offbeat sense of humor, his awkward love life, his passion for classical music, and his friendships with daring test pilots Chuck Yeager and Joe Kittinger, fellow trailblazers whose fame has persisted. [This book is] a consistently fine appreciation of the medical maverick who, as much as any other, helped make the Space Age possible." You can learn more about this book, and can also hear a free, on-demand stream of our interview with its author, at this link.