Jim Oglethorpe




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Jim Oglethorpe

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Jim is 63 years old and a native of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. A child of the 60’s, he graduated from Penn State in 1972. After living in Columbia, Maryland for 33 years, Jim and his wife Jean moved to Fort Myers, Florida in 2007.
An accountant by training, Jim had a long career in financial and business management. One constant his entire life has been a love of reading.
“The first series I really enjoyed was ‘The Hardy Boys’, read almost all of them one summer vacation”, says Jim. “I've always loved a good mystery. So when I decided to start writing my book it was destined to be one.”
Jim’s family included many coal miners. “And all of my grandparents came to America around the turn of the 20th century.”
Jim started writing in 2009, fi
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I'm new here at Goodreads, and a first-time author. I'd like to share my experiences as I work to promote my book and do research for my next one.
Yesterday was busy and fun. I'm here in Connellsville PA, my home town and the setting for Leisenring No. 1, my first book. I'm in town for my high school class reunion and taking the opportunity to do some promotion. Thanks to CJ Paxinos, owner of T... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 5.00 · 7 ratings · 3 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Leisenring No. 1
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Private (Private, #1)
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I used to be a big Patterson fan but his collaborations are not very good. There's nothing to recommend here. The book is free on iBooks for good reason.
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This book was a bit of a challenge to read but anyone interested in our history should try to work through it. Between the lists and charts you can see a city at the height of its historical arc, proud of the role it was playing in the growth of our ...more
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Anyone interested in the history of America's Gilded Age will enjoy this excellent book, as will my friends that grew up in western Pennsylvania. The research is detailed and thorough, the personalities of H.C. Frick and Andrew Carnegie well defined ...more
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