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Sinopsis: Through dangerous seas to life on besieged Malta, from war-torn Sicily to a love affair in post-war France, FRAYED LIFELINES grippingly relives pivotal WWII events and heartwarming episodes.
About the Author: Frank Leighton grew up in the city of Norwich, in Britain's East Anglia, as a shy youth with a fascination for history and a desire to right the wrongs of a world in disarray from the devastation of WWI. The failure of the nascent League of Nations troubled him greatly and his youthful excursions into a Europe dominated by military dictators convinced him that a new war was inevitable.
WWII broke out just as Frank had completed the first year of studies in civil engineering. He enlisted immediately in the Royal Air Force with the objective of serving in the RAF's Air-Sea-Rescue service.
In 1941 he found himself under siege on the Mediterranean island of Malta, where he served for the next two years before following the successful Allied invasion into Sicily.
Following his return to Britain in 1944, Frank was promoted to Flying Officer and sent off to the French airfield at Bordeaux to serve in a liason capacity. He remained there until his return to civilian life in 1946.
After completeing a civil engineering degree at London's Imperial College of Science, and after working briefly in Switzerland, Frank emigrated to the USA. Shortly thereafter, he ended up in West Vancouver, Canada, where he presently resides with his Canadian wife, Phyllis. From Vancouver he has followed a forty year international career as a consulting engineer on projects throughout the world. During this period, Frank also participated in numerous civic organizations and served on a number of corporate boards.
Following his first "retirement" in 1985, Frank returned to work for twelve more years as a Commissioner with the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
Although during his career Frank has authored numerous technical articles and quasi-judicial Decisions, it was only following retirement from the Commission, at 80 years of age, that he began to write the memoir, Frayed Lifelines: A Siege Survivor's Story. The book covers the first three decades of his life.
Título: Frayed Lifelines: A Siege Survivor's Story
Editorial: Trafford Publishing
Condición del libro: GOOD
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