Quotes by John Thompson

"This book scratches an old itch. Despite being the level of government that is closest to the people and has so much impact on our quality of life, most people don't know too much about how their local governments operate and even less about what it's like to manage a city or county. Occasionally, a city manager character appears in a novel, movie, or TV show but almost always in a mocking or denigrating fashion that belies the professionalism that is more the norm."

Books by John Thompson

  • The Sea Wolf
  • 25,825 ratings
  • 1980 by The Franklin Library

    (first published April 3rd 1904)

  • The Caine Mutiny
  • 22,006 ratings
  • January 1st 1992 by Reader's Digest Association

    (first published March 19th 1951)

John Thompson
  • John Thompson

  • Born: in Wolverhampton, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: Born in the Midlands during the 1930’s, then brought up from modest beginnings in the South of England, the author was shocked to discover at the age of 43, during a divorce and custody battle for his children, that he was adopted at birth. He decided to search for his natural parents, which led to an entirely new and wealthy family with an inspiring 700 year old history. The next thirty years were an incredible journey covering every emotion from excitement, joy, sadness and despair, including an extraordinary number of unusual coincidences and a series of lucky breaks.
    Before his retirement he pursued a stimulating career as a chartered civil engineer, managing multi-million pound projects in the UK. A keen sportsman all his life, he is also passionate about travelling, history, music, and meeting people.