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Table of Contents

  • A Memoir Decision 5
  • Life is All in One Big Package 5
  • Birth Difficult, Survival Unlikely 9
  • Viola 15
  •     A Trip to Viola
  • Great Depression One 24
  •     On the Edge of Rebellion 29
  •     FDR's Alphabet of Programs
  • Maine Township High School
  • Family during Depression Times 34
  •     Brother Lester Loren Clark
  •     Irene Murton Clark
  •     John Mason Clark
  • My Path From Bugs to Chips 37
  •     Chemistry Lite
  •     Microscopy Little
  • A Path to Travel 43
  •     Vacuum pump and glass blowing
  •     Sprengler-type Vacuum Pump
  •     An Explosive End -- on to New Projects 48
  • Piano Lessons 49
  • Radio 50
  •     Amateur radio equipment.
  •     The Ghost of Thomas Alva Edison
  •     From Vacuum Tube to Transistor
  • The Draft Board and the Navy 57
  •     Train Tours of the U.S.
  • The Greatest Generation 60
  • Race in America 61
  •     Quarters on an Aircraft Carrier
  •     Eye Contact Only
  • Time in the Navy 64
  •     Torpedo Squadron VT4
  •     A Tragic Loss
  •     A Cruise to Hawaii and More Losses
  •     Kamikaze's Hit the Essex and Bunker Hill
  •     Henry and Shirley lost in Indochina
  •     VT4's Last Losses
  •     My Most Disturbing Memory 73
  •     The Bunker Hill is Hit Again
  •     The Victory Parade
  • Whirlwind Courtship -- Mary 78
  • The Atomic Bombs 80
  •     Differing Points of View
  • Return to Northwestern 81
  •     The GI Bill
  •     Back to the Slide Rules
  • Bell Telephone Laboratory 83
  •     High-Frequency Power Transistors
  •     Other Tasks at B.L.
  •     The M2012 Impossible Transistor
  • The Greatest Generation Escapes 88
  •     Pacific "Semiconductors" Inc. 90
  •     Special People
  •     An Invited Article on Power Transistors 93
  •      HPA : Hewlett-Packard Associates
  • A Letter to the Editor 95
  • Microwave Associates 98
  • The Micromanipulator Company 100
  • Trip to Europe for Micromanipulator 102
  • Cornwall, England and Paris for Mary 103
  • Miscellaneous Experiences 104
  •     Computers -- Commodore 64
  •     "Investing" -- The Stock Market
  •     Athletics for a Non-Athlete
  •     The Scientology Exploration
  •     The Turkish Era -- Islam
  • Book Writing for Fun and Learning 109
  •     Homosexuality: Causes and Cures:
  •     A Bill of Rights for the 21st Century
  •     Get Rich in Small Business
  •     The Healing Wisdom of Dr. P. P. Quimby
  •     Greater America in the Age of Rebellion
  •     Memoir from a Greatest Generation
  • Obama 13
  •     What Next? Great Depression Two?
  • Afghanistan "Victory" or "Defeat" ?
  • Appendix 115
  • Chronology
  • The Greatest Generation: by Tom Brokaw
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