All The Time In The World




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/25/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6.14x9.21
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781425155520
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6.14x9.21
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781425172879

About the Book

At the end of World War II, in August 1945, two young American soldiers become part of the U.S. Occupation duty in Japan, following their dangerous mission in the Philippine Island of Mindanao. With a reluctance to accept the culture thrust upon them, each experiences and unwillingness to accept the new duty expected of them. What did happen to them before the two atom bombs were dropped, undoubtedly had bearing on each of them. Once in Japan, they are separated, one sent to Osaka, the other to Kyoto. They do not appreciate this complex situation nor the Japanese people.

Robert Stanley is the central figure from Texas. He is surprised that he is to be assigned to Military Government. His sincere friend, with whom he shared one ugly incident before their shipment to the conquered country, is Charles Yancey, a Kentuckian. Each encounters with romance and intrigue a destiny that does indeed reshape their complete change in attitude and personality.

Written with a thorough knowledge of Oriental character and intricate historical data with fictitious incidents based on actual happenings, the novel is a serious approach to the start of military and political attempts to bring to Japan a foundation for her future.

About the Author

Donovan Hamilton is an Oklahoman, born on his grandparents' ranch-house, which is noted for being part of Creek Indian history. But he is not Indian. A farm boy, his destiny was soon evident because of World War II, with time spent in the Philippine Islands before he saw duty in the U.S. Military Occupation of Japan. This is the background of his second novel, "All The Time in the World". Once again at home, he has been fortunate, studying the Fine Arts and traveling abroad, including two return trips to Japan, a career in the airline industry, and in the teaching profession.

Now retired, and a full 81 years young, he somehow has managed to develop his artistic talent as an actor and director among community theatres. In the last 22 years, he often honored the US Marine Corp with a one-man show. He has earned two degrees, B.F.A University of Oklahoma and M.A. Oklahoma State University.