Jim Thompson Mystery Solved!

SOLVED! The Mysterious Disappearance of Jim Thompson, the Thai Silk King

Chapter 2

Glimpses of the past

James (Jim) Harrison Wilson Thompson was born on March 21, 1906 in Greenville, Delaware, USA. He spent his early years of education at St Paul's boarding school. He later went on to enrol at Princeton. Post-graduate studies followed at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Architecture but he failed to get his degree at this institution due to his weakness in calculus.

In 1931, he settled for a career which involved the designing of homes for the East Coast rich. In the initial stages of his employment, he found his assignments to be both rewarding and satisfying. After a while, the glamour of being an architect lost its attention for him. In 1941, he gave up his job and joined the Delaware National Guard. Five years later, he was commissioned as a lieutenant. Just before the outbreak of the Second World War, he was transferred to a military outpost in Fort Monroe, Virginia. It was here that he got to know two persons, both of whom were to have a dramatic impact on his life.


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SOLVED! The Mysterious Disappearance of Jim Thompson, the Legendary Thai Silk King (Excerpt) by Edward Roy De Souza

Excerpts from "SOLVED! The Mysterious Disappearance of Jim Thompson, the Legendary Thai Silk King", an imprint of Word Association Publishers (www.wordassociation.com), 205 5th Avenue, Tarentum, PA 15084, USA. ISBN: 1-932205-89-6. Copyright 2004 by Edward Roy De Souza. roysouza@singnet.com.sg



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Posted on 3-Aug-2006

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