Tunnel Thru the Air or Looking Back from 1940 is an interesting story entwining the stock and commodity markets with the nation's struggle leading to WWII. This book has a threefold purpose: first, it is an interesting romance. Second, it teaches a moral lesson and proves the natural laws laid down in the Bible. Third, it shows the value of science, forekno, forekno, foreknowledge, and preparedness. In this inspirational masterpiece about the role of the human being in the universe, W. D. Gann uses the Bible to explore the secret to successful living.
On the surface, this book is a novel which begins as a coming-of-age romance between a young stock trader Robert Gordon and the love of his life Marie Stanton.
Beneath the beer of a conventional novel are aspects of William Gann’s theories on stock market changes.
Those devoted or otherwise interested in Gann’s methods have studied this novel as a means of understanding how the author planned his purchases and sales of company stock.
Some traders believe Gann has encoded some techniques of financial astrology in this book, and some even claim they have devoted a lifetime to study this text.
Some evidently believe it to be the so-called “time-factor,” which can be understood by analyzing specific industries and commodities, such as steel or cotton, in order to discern the most minute trends and to predict probable future behavior of stocks.