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The big payoff

Dear Editor:

In your July 26 edition (Aspen Times Weekly), your book reviewer Su Lum wrote a glowing review of my book “Simon Girty Turncoat Hero.”

I started researching this work in 1987, and by the time I was ready to start writing (2006) I had some 4,000 plus windows of text in my DOS text-base management system called “IZE.”



This was to be my first book, and since it would be a non-fiction history piece, I never expected to make much money for my effort. Still don’t.

What I spent all those years working at was to tell the compelling and important story of a man I deeply admired. I hoped for, but never knew, whether my efforts would pay-off and any readers would care.



I was fifty-one when I started this project, and I’m 72 now. Su Lum’s wonderful review was utterly delicious to this tired old man!

Many thanks to Ms. Lum and Aspen Times for validating my work!

Phillip W. Hoffman

Pace, Fla.


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