Springs quotation

Wed, 11 Jan 1995 18:43:41 -0800

"The Heavens were the grandstands, and only the Gods were spectators. The
stake was the World. The forfeit was the Player's place at the table; and
the Game had no recess. It was the most dangerous of all sports-- and the
most fascinating. It got in the blood like wine. It aged men 40 years in
40 days; it ruined nervous systems in an hour. It was a fast game-- the
average life of a pilot at the Front was 48 hours. And, to many, it
seemed an Age....
Elliot White Springs

Can you give me the source?. I have read Grider's diary which Springs
edited (published as War Birds) but can't find that quotation in his
introduction, where you would think it would be. Am I blind or did Springs
write some other books?