A Brief Biography of Hugh Aaron
Hugh Aaron, born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, is a graduate of The University of Chicago where his professors encouraged him to pursue a literary career. However, he made his living as CEO of his own manufacturing business while continuing to write. Since he sold his business in 1984 he has devoted full time to his writing resulting so far in two novels, a travel memoir, two short story collections, two collections of business essays, a book of movie reviews, a child’s book and a letter collection. The Wall Street Journal also published eighteen of his articles on business management and one on World War II.
He has written eleven full length and sixteen one-act stage-plays. His most recent books, a collection of five novellas entitled QUINTET, was published in 2005, and a short story collection Stories from a Lifetime was published in December 2010. Most of his plays deal with contemporary issues, several have had readings at local libraries, churches, and in private homes. One of his full length plays was given a world premiere production by a prize winning theatre company in June 2009 in New Bedford, Mass. and a second play was produced in Portland, Maine in 2010. The author resides in mid-coast Maine with his artist wife.
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When Wars Were Won - Love and Friendship in Time of War
Set amidst the last two years of the Pacific war, this story follows a young, naïve Seabee (U.S. Naval Construction Battalions) from California to the harsh, tropical jungles of New Guinea and the Philippines. The war provides twenty-year-old Hal Arnold with his first venture into real life, where his youth and naivete are dashed and where reality and maturity emerge.
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