A nonfiction novel of the extraordinary true story of the pilot who led the attack on Pearl Harbor, whose life was changed by an American prisoner and by a girl he never met. Includes 19 maps.
“Wounded Tiger is an amazing, enthralling story of how the once obscure lives of an Oregon farmhand and a young co-ed intersected with the Japanese pilot who led the attack on Pearl Harbor. With cultural insight and deep pathos, Martin Bennett brings to life this powerful true chronicle of hatred, surrender, and transformation. Wounded Tiger reveals how ordinary lives lived out faithfully to their calling can impact the destiny of a people and a nation. I wholeheartedly recommend Martin’s work and know that you will find it equally compelling.”
- Ravi Zacharias, bestselling author and international speaker
About the author
My mom always told me that when I was a little boy, I rode my bike so far away my dad had to hide it; how I’d disappear only to be found inside an empty neighbor’s house trying to get their bird out; how I’d vanish in the department store and be discovered running in circles around the mannequins in the window; how the police brought me home from who knows where; how I got kicked out of nursery school (how do you get kicked out of nursery school?); and how she finally took me to the doctor to find out what was wrong with me.
“He just runs away and disappears all the time! I can’t keep up with him! What do I do?” The doctor said, “If you told me your son sat in a chair and stared out the window all day, I’d feel sorry for you. The fact is, you have a healthy, smart, little boy. My advice to you is, when he runs, run after him!”
I was a music major, then a religious studies major, then dropped out of college, was VP of a very successful nonprofit organization with Keith Green (a best-selling recording artist), trained inmates in a federal prison for seven years, and cofounded Premier Pet Products, a company that grossed $20 million per year and went on to win a Presidential award of Entrepreneur of the Year from the Small Business Administration.
I have five wonderful kids. I’ve made millions and lived in poverty (in that order), but I’ve never lost my joy of life or my life in God. There’s a purpose and plan for each of us, and when you find it - run!