The Professor and the Con

by Albert O. Wilkat, Retired PE



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/3/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 290
ISBN : 9781514427507
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 290
ISBN : 9781514427514
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 290
ISBN : 9781514427491

About the Book

The Professor and the Con is a novel set in 1968, the election year and the college protests of the Viet Nam war. . A new college teacher is a pretty young woman starting her teaching career to be a Professor like her father. A recently released convict is a former returned decorated Viet Nam veteran having completed a prison term for a charge for which he claims innocence. He is hired by the University as a Maintenance man. Their paths cross amid the college protests over the Viet Nam war... She has reservations about associating with a Maintenance employee. While he is afraid she will discover that he is an ex-convict and there might be talk about a Professor and a Con..

About the Author

Albert O. Wilkat, Retired PE, was born in Collinsville, Illinois, the son of Lithuanian Immigrants. He grew up during the Depression years, in St. Louis. After Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps. He was commissioned a 2nd. Lt. and received his Pilot’s wings in March, 1944. He served in the China, Burma India Theater flying troops and supplies in the Burma combat zone and over the Hump to China. He flew 191 missions and received 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses. After the war, Al graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with an engineering degree, He worked in construction and finance until his retirement in 1990. He married Melba Heim, of Little Rock, and they settled in Webster Groves, Mo. They had four children, four grand children and two great grand children. They relocated to Plantation, Florida in 1974 where they still reside. He was an active member of the CBI Veterans association and remains active today.