Touching the Face of God: The Story of
John Gillespie Magee, Jr. and His Poem "High Flight" by Ray Haas
the Face of God” is the fascinating true story of John Gillespie Magee, Jr.,
author of the poem “High Flight.” Magee composed his famous poem while serving
with the Royal Canadian Air Force in England during World War II. Magee’s “High
Flight” gathered world-wide notice from such luminaries as Winston Churchill,
King George IV, Helen Keller, Orson Welles, Tyrone Power, and Katherine Hepburn.
The poem has been used countless times in music, books, movies and speeches. The
history of John Magee and his famous poem have been told several times, but this
book seeks to tell his complete and compelling story. From his birth in China to
his entrance into WWII as a combat pilot, “Touching the Face of God” is a story
of true love, courage, compassion and commitment.