The Saga of Sonny Tompkins

General Fiction

By Michael Benson

Publisher : Shanty Town Books

ABOUT Michael Benson

Michael Benson
Michael E. Benson was born in a small coal mining town in Kansas.  He moved to the deserts of Utah when he was twelve and there he learned to hunt and to survive in the wilderness. It was there he also learned of his affinity with horses. Later, his parents moved to Kansas City. After hig More...



Young Sonny Tompkins left his boyhood behind at age 12 when he, his Uncle Buck and their friend Billy May struggled to survive the effects of the Great Depression in the high deserts of Utah. He became a skilled marksman and hunter and learned the Arapaho secrets of taming horses. In 1943, at the age of eighteen, he enlisted in the United States Army. A whirlwind of events found him a Captain in the O.S.S. by age 20, the protégé of General Robert Phillips and killing Nazis behind the lines in occupied Belgium and France. Follow his life and loves in this historical novel set in the Great Depression and World War II..

The Saga of Sonny Tompkins is a compilation of The Life and Times of Young Sonny Tompkins, Parts I and II