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A slice of life true story of a man growing up in the South, from the Depression Era through WWII to present-day. Peter Jack Newton’s amazing and sometimes unbelievable life as told in his own words illustrating his perseverance, love of family, and faith in God.
The incredible life of Lt. Colonel Peter Jack Newton. Starting his life as the youngest "plowboy" in the family this story takes you through Jack's extraordinary life of hard work and faith in God. A wonderful slice of life story taking the reader from the farm to fatherhood, to war, then back home to the farm, and all the adventures in between.
A massive time of change was the consistent theme of the Twentieth Century. Those born early in the period either suffered through its financial crashes, major wars around the globe, and advances in science, travel, and knowledge or they embraced it with all its trauma, tragedy, and anxieties to rise above the fray and finish life at the end of the century with gusto and humble appreciation for the journey. Peter Jack was not only born in such a time but also FOR such a time!
From the beginning, he found joy in a childhood fraught with the struggles of survival on a poor Southern farm, the youngest of eleven living children led by his widowed mother through the dark depression. Despite his poverty and brandishing his newfound entrepreneurial spirit, he entered college in search of his lofty goals, but WWII proved to be another potential obstacle.
However, his indomitable spirit and his strong desire to achieve no matter the adversity carried him into and through the toughest of life’s challenges. His life so simple, his accomplishments so great, and his faith so strong brought him at age eighty-nine to pen his story for his posterity in written words that, to those who knew him, sound just as he spoke. And now, the greatest joy of all belongs not to just his offspring, but to all readers as well!
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