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Glenn G. Tucker
THE EDUCATION OF FRANK A STORY OF WWII Frank Talley was a young industrious boy living in a well-to-do family until his parents, sister and brother were killed in an automobile accident while taking his older sister to start her college studies. His familys closest friends have a contract that in case of an accident to either set of parents; the remaining parents would serve as guardians to the others children. He and Rosie, the daughter of his adoptive parents fall in love but Frank starts to think of Rosie as a sister and fights falling in love with her and soon comes to regard her as his sister. His guardian finds the familys former maid, Iris, and rehires her to take care of the house Frank inherited and serve as his live in caretaker. He falls in love with Iris but realizes their age difference thwarts his love. His first sexual encounters occur when three gold diggers seduce him. He has several other sexual encounters as he matures and soon learns the difference between girls who would be his friend and those who would rather share his wealth. Frank, as he matures, becomes aware of the moral implications of sex with young females and cleans up his act. When he graduates from high school he enlists in the navy. He discovers his love for his housekeeper Iris is now mutual and she joins him in Bremerton, Washington. They marry as he studies to become a radio operator at the navy base in Bremerton. He and his three closest friends are assigned to the USS Ben Franklin, CV 13. The carrier is attacked and badly damaged off the coast of Japan. Frank is badly wounded but still manages to pull two of his friends to safety but the third is dead. He blames himself for not being able to save his third friend. At the same time as the carrier Ben Franklin is attacked and Frank is wounded, his wife Iris is killed when a truck slams into her car as she is returning from a visit to her doctor. For his heroics in saving two of his friends Frank is awarded the Silver Star. While in recovery from his wounds he realizes Rosie is not his sister and he falls deeply in love with her again.
Glenn G. Tucker
Rosalie “Lucky” Lucknaur, was hired by Midtown Skating Rink to be the producer of a skating show. She selects Cathy Vann and Tim Drake as skating partners in the production. Both Tim and Cathy are at first unwilling as they dislike each other. As they practiced for the Skating Vanities of 1942, Cathy and Tim came to an armed truce and finally come to like and respect each other, eventually falling in love. Tim joins the navy and when he comes home on leave they sleep together. Tim purchases an engagement ring to be given to Cathy at Christmas. On Christmas Eve an event occurred between Tim and Lucky Lucknaur. Lucky’s husband was killed on D-Day but she refused to accept it. At a party for the returning veterans Lucky finally accepts the fact her husband was not returning home at a party and suffers a breakdown. Tim, who is home on leave, takes her home as she loses contact with reality. Believing Tim to be her husband, she seduced him This was witnessed by Cathy and she told Tim to get the hell out of her life. Cathy, in an effort to get even with Tim, married a jerk. Lucky informed Tim she was carrying his child when Tim is discharged and he married her at the Midtown Rink. Cathy finally came to her senses and divorced her abusive husband. Cathy finally realized that what occurred between Lucky and Tim was a twist of fate between two unwitting sexual partners. In 1950 Cathy, now attending the University of Iowa marries Carl, an ROTC student. Lucky died of cancer in 1952, leaving Tim with two young sons. Cathy, although happy in her marriage wondered if she were still single would she and Tim have gotten together. Tim married Alice, a widow and friend of both Cathy and Tim Cathy had twins and a month after their birth Cathy’s husband, is shot down in Korea. Tim is now married and Cathy is again single. Cathy becomes phobic when she and Tim are both married to others, something will happen to the other’s spouse and she became afraid if she were to marry, something would happen to Alice. At the age of 53, she finally marries a retired navy captain. Five years later Alice, Tim’s wife dies. Cathy is now convinced she and Tim are under a curse brought about by her stubbornness in 1946. In 1989 Cathy’s husband Jed dies. Cathy is now 59 and Tim is 61. For the first time in 42 years both Cathy and Tim are single at the same time.
Dr. Tom Gorham is a professor at Central States University located on the Mississippi River below St. Louis. One of his assignments is to secure funding for research projects in the College of Science and Engineering.

Dr. John “Raj” Jhangi, a Professor of Physics, tries an experiment with an experimental powerful electromagnet with results that open a new realm in Physics. Tom’s job is to coordinate the efforts to solve the dilemma of the experiment. The Navy Department lends an old escort destroyer to the University to supply added D.C. power to expand the experiment while the Pentagon tries to obtain control over the experiment as a defense project. One of their observers, an officious naval captain, interferes with the experiment and causes the experiment to blow up, sending a portion of the University back in time. Efforts to return only puts the group further into the past and the people and a portion of the university winds up in the year 1003 A.D.

One of the primary problems facing the colony is the need for more people and children so the colony will not die out and the knowledge lost. Since women far outnumber men, much debate occurs as to how they can have more children when there are not enough males. This is solved by a sharing arrangement where a woman asks permission of a wife to share her husband for purposes of insemination, after which the man must have nothing more to do with the woman. This arrangement makes many women unhappy and requires modification.

The colony meets the Cahokian Indians and establish a common ground of support for each other when the colonists defeat a warring Indian tribe who attack the Cahokians. Further complications arise when the Indians desire to become “one people” which requires the council members to take an Indian “princess” and some women to marry an Indian “prince.” This is done to make “One People” and thus seal the pact.

The people struggle to survive; scrounging seeds, food and clothing from various sources and changing cars and trucks into fanning and mining equipment. By the end of the second year the colony is in good enough shape to search for and find oil, gold, coal and iron ore. The third year they are able to send the destroyer to Europe for supplies and more people and children.

The book details the efforts for the colony to survive and grow and to reshape the direction of the world by having as their primary goal education of the people. The conditions of the various countries and the living conditions in the world in 1005 A.D. are described and the history of many of the plants and foods used by Americans today.

Glenn G. Tucker
Bob Brand was being raised by drunken, brutal parents until he was fifteen years old. He had a paper route, like many young boys. One night, he refused to give his father the money he collected to pay his paper bill and was beaten badly by his father. He escaped from the home and went to see an elderly doctor on his route to get help. Dr. Ted Woods sewed him up and called the police. His father was arrested and given a year in jail and was allowed three days to get his affairs in order. He and his wife fled, and Dr. Woods gained custody of Bob in a hearing. Dr. Woods hired Julia Finney to be his housekeeper. Julia had a daughter, Martha, who was born when Julia was fifteen years old. Both Julia and Martha suffered feelings of guilt and shame due to Julias background. Bobs presence in his new family somehow seemed to knit the four people into a happy, loving family and cured the feelings of shame, guilt, and inferiority held by both Julia and Martha. As Dr. Woods remarked, Bob provided the glue to make them a happy, loving family. He also said Bob had gifts he was unaware he had. Whenever he was near, held, or kissed a person, they experienced great warmth and love. He had the same effect on animals, which had no fear of him and wanted to get close to him, much to the amazement of Dr. Woods and his family and bystanders. Martha fell in love with Bob, as did Julia, but Julia knew the difference in the ages between Bob and her made it impossible for them to ever marry. Bob fell in love with both Julia and Martha. Martha fell deeply in love with Bob and constantly tried to seduce him, believing when he did, he would marry her, even as young as they were. This book is about the life of Bob and how he reacted when he lost first his wife, Martha; his second wife, Julia; and finally his housekeeper, Peggy. He, finally, with the help of Peggys daughter, Cynthia, discovers his hidden gift.
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