The Saga of Sonny Tompkins

The Saga of Sonny Tompkins

by Michael Benson
     
 

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Young Sonny Tompkins left his boyhood behind at age 12 when he, his Uncle Buck and their friend Billy May struggled to survive the effects of the Great Depression in the high deserts of Utah. He became a skilled marksman and hunter and learned the Arapaho secrets of taming horses. In 1943, at the age of eighteen, he enlisted in the United States Army. A whirlwind of…  See more details below

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Young Sonny Tompkins left his boyhood behind at age 12 when he, his Uncle Buck and their friend Billy May struggled to survive the effects of the Great Depression in the high deserts of Utah. He became a skilled marksman and hunter and learned the Arapaho secrets of taming horses. In 1943, at the age of eighteen, he enlisted in the United States Army. A whirlwind of events found him a Captain in the O.S.S. by age 20, the protégé of General Robert Phillips and killing Nazis behind the lines in occupied Belgium and France. Follow his life and loves in this historical novel set in the Great Depression and World War II..The Saga of Sonny Tompkins is a compilation of The Life and Times of Young Sonny Tompkins, Parts I and I

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781463775674
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/29/2011
Pages:
588
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.19(d)

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Meet the Author

Michael E. Benson was born in a small coal mining town in Kansas. He moved to the deserts of Utah when he was twelve and there he learned to hunt and to survive in the wilderness. It was there he also learned of his affinity with horses. Later, his parents moved to Kansas City. After high school, he joined the United States Coast Guard. After he returned home, he worked at many occupations. Eventually, he became a private detective and later a police officer.He earned a Master of Science in Education degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts degree in American History. He became a member of the faculty at Longview Community College in Lee's Summit, Missouri, where he stayed for the next twenty-five years teaching American History and Criminal Justice. After his retirement, he began his writing career in earnest. Today, Michael lives in south Texas with his wife Barbara

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