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The Book of ON!: Volume 1 Paperback – November 26, 2010
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
A dramatic coming-of-age story set in the decade after World War II, "Warlight" is the mesmerizing new novel from the best-selling author of "The English Patient." Learn more
About the Author
Emil O. Hanson was born in Minnesota in 1934. He was converted to the LDS Church as a 20 year old, military policeman during the Korean Conflict. After having dropped out of school during his ninth grade, he later advanced his education through the level of PhD from the University of Utah in 1973. The author has been married to his wife, Joanne, for over 55 years and they have six children with many grand and great grandchildren. He retired in 1996, after serving 30 years as an administrator at Weber State University. He and his wife have both served at the Ogden Family History Center since 1997. He became an associate Director in 2000 and the Director of the Center in 2001. He has spent his professional life primarily as an administrator, but prefers to be referred to as a teacher. Each of these articles are designed to be read in a short period of time and with the purpose of stimulating the reader’s mind. The hope is that those who read the articles will be taught, and after each article they might be heard to say: ‘That was interesting!’ We can never completely leave our past behind, since there were many valuable lessons learned. The first month of the Roman calendar year, is January, named after Janus the ‘God of Gates’ who had two faces, one looking forward toward the future and one looking back. January is the time when we leave the old year and enter through the gate of a new one, a time of transition from old to new. The face looking back, however, represents our selectively taking from the past whatever gems of wisdom that may be of value in our future. It would not only be impossible, but very foolish for us to think that we could leave everything behind. These brief thoughts represent those values that the author was able to bring forward, in a cumulative way, at the end of each of his many years.