Desires of the Heart: variations on the theme of love

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Author House, Jan 8, 2010 - Fiction - 296 pages
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Desires of the Heart contain stories of romance, erotica, love, and friendship. It is a series of variations on the theme of love, a fantasy of dreams, and fiction, drawn from the experience of many people, some real and some imaginary. The stories cover the full range of our lives, from youth and young adulthood to family experiences, even life and death. The final story takes place one afternoon and shares a mature love-tempered-marriage covering two life-times of living together. it is, as promised, a series of themes that, hopefully, touch us all. It is a consideration of our love and desires, as they are, could be, or might have been.

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Born in San Diego, California in 1924,the author graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic in 1942 before induction into the Army in 1943. He was trained as a surgical technician and shipped to Normandy, France in July, 1944 where he served as a company aid man for the 112th Infantry Regiment of the 28th Infantry Division. Wounded at Walendorf, Germany in September 1944 he returned from the hospital in December in time to fight in the Battle of the Ardennes where he was promoted from private to staff sergeant. Decorations include: the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, five Battle Stars for the European Theater, Combat Medical Badge, and Good Conduct Medal. He returned to college under the GI Bill and received his BA and MA in sociology from U.C. Santa Barbara, U.C. Berkeley. His professional career covered fifty years and was dedicated to the administration of juvenile and criminal justice at the county, state, and federal levels. Special awards include a Fullbright Scholarship to Britain in 1961, Winston Churchill Fellowship Grant from the English Speaking Union in 1969, Visiting Expert for the U.N. Asia Far Eastern Institute, Fuchu, Japan, 1971, and leader of six professional visits of criminal justice experts to China from 1979-1990, and one to the Soviet Union in 1989. Following retirement for the third time in 2000, he devotes his time to "story telling," and his wife of 60 years, Fran Williams Smith. The are residents of Berkeley, California where they have lived since 1951.

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