Persistence of Light: From a Japanese Prison Camp to an Elephant in the Alps to Silicon Valley

Persistence of Light: From a Japanese Prison Camp to an Elephant in the Alps to Silicon Valley

by John Hoyte

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948749060
Publisher: Terra Nova Books
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 1,284,773
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

As one of six children of British missionaries in China, John Hoyte grew up in a life built on family and faith—until World War II swept through, putting him and his siblings in a Japanese internment camp for six long years. Grit, determination, and imagination were the only way to survive—and they became the basis for the seven decades that followed, marked by such amazing exploits for Hoyte as leading an elephant across the Alps to follow in Hannibal’s path and perfecting an invention that launched a 50-year career in Silicon Valley.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Chapter 1 Red

A Childhood in China 1

Chapter 2 Orange

Post-War Britain-High School and the Army 56

Chapter 3 Yellow

Cambridge-Exploring Hannibal's Tracks 84

Chapter 4 Green

An Alpine Journey-With Jumbo 110

Chapter 5 Blue

Silicon Valley and the Counterculture-My Journey into Light 155

Chapter 6 Indigo:

Love, Marriage, and a Growing Family 190

Epilogue: Violet

Poetry, Art, and a New Life 197

Appendix A 205

Appendix B 209

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