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Mac Macleod always assumed that the grandiose dreams he fulfilled would define his life, that he would live on past his time. Not on a Napoleonic scale, but in terms of companies and factories built, workers employed, generations educated, all that wonderful-sounding stuff. But now he's not so sure. And all it takes to turn his world upside down is a kidnapped 15-year-old daughter and a ridiculous princessly ransom of $200.
About the Author: James Lockhart Perry was a Texan born on Valentine's Day in 1892 into the wilds and woolies of East Texas. Daddy Jim, as he came to be known, never worked the oilfields that erupted all around and became so potent a symbol of the crude, brash, lawless state the rest of us recognize. Instead, he patiently farmed the rice fields, married the fine-looking Missouri-bred schoolteacher Dora Mae, and built a beautiful yellow house in the tiny hamlet of Markham for his three lovely daughters Adrienne Lavonne, Audrey Louvelle, and Anita Lorraine. He also built a legend in his lifetime for tireless inner strength and placid outer humility. So the author's use of Daddy Jim's name for a pseudonym serves as homage as much as anything to the towering gentle spirit of that pioneer and his brave people. The only historical connection Daddy Jim and the author share is that Daddy Jim died on the author's twelfth birthday, thirty-three days before John Fitzgerald Kennedy set off with Jackie of the pink pillbox hat for Dallas. And the fact that both author and rice farmer have loved Daddy Jim's granddaughter to distraction. The smartest thing the author ever did, apart from quite literally forcing the granddaughter to marry him, was to buy her a camera. Since then the couple has stretched the meandering, shutterbugging progression of their lives around the globe, until twenty years ago when they finally settled down on the beach south of Los Angeles, California. Where the surf rolls in with the same steady, timeless rhythm of the rice waving in the breeze of Daddy Jim's long vanished fields.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781475021110
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publisher Imprint: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Height: 203 mm
  • No of Pages: 246
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 259 gr
  • ISBN-10: 1475021119
  • Publisher Date: 10 Mar 2012
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 13 mm
  • Width: 133 mm

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