A Century of Progress
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A Century of Progress
Published:
1/22/2014
Format:
Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages:
208
Size:
6x9
ISBN:
978-1-48970-134-3
Print Type:
B/W
As a century of progress unfolded, this ninety-five-year-old author witnessed everything from mud roads to a Mars landing. His memoirs recount the amusing, frightening, and fascinating moments of a distinctive life. He remembers the time he and a young friend “relieved a truck of two melons,” only to drop one while the owner looked on. Later, he recalls World War II as a merchant marine, during which he “watched the torpedoes come right at us and waited for the explosion.” After the war, he revisits life as a newly hired engineer for a government organization. The management personnel asked what he would need to fire up a locomotive after three months of failed attempts. Is he now a registered melon thief? What about those torpedoes? And how did he succeed where many others had failed? Come hear the rest of these delightful stories.
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Warren Spickelmier is a veteran of World War II and a licensed professional engineer who has worked for more than twenty years in his field. He worked in design and construction for a government organization and spent two of those years supervising the western United States for a major communications company. He was happily married to his late wife for sixty-three years and has two children, three grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
 
 


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