Author Harris W. Mobley’s New Book “Campfires of Cracker Tom” Tells the Story a Truly Remarkable Man, Cracker Tom Belfast, and His Fascinating Lifetime Odyssey

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Recent release “Campfires of Cracker Tom” from Page Publishing author Harris W. Mobley is a brilliantly penned tale of a man who has strength in his convictions and the courage to keep them, all set in the historical backdrop of the 1930’s.

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Harris W. Mobley, a longtime Professor and administrator at Georgia Southern University, completed the book “Campfires of Cracker Tom” prior to his passing in 2010: The book is a moving and colorful tale of “Cracker Tom” and his values, contradictions, and failures.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Harris W. Mobley’s intriguing tale centers around Tom Belfast, a man for all seasons, and begins on the eve of the Great Depression. The story focuses on Tom’s insatiable itch to right wrongs and contribute to a more just society.

Tagged “Cracker Tom” at an early age, he later learned that the term “Cracker” was first applied to forebears by admiring Carolinians. Taking pride in the nickname as a marker of ethnicity, he would in time learn that “Cracker Tom” was also the name of a creek and elevated bluff up McQueen’s Inlet on St. Catherine’s Island, Georgia.

As an adolescent, Tom recalls wartime Savannah through the streets and pool halls. Dropping out of high school, he wanders aimlessly for two years and then, at seventeen, enlists in the Marines. Arriving back in Savannah after his hitch, he falls in love. Moriah, a country girl herself, becomes his lifetime anchor. They wed on the day Truman declares war on North Korea. Within three months, he is recalled to service abroad. Tom returns from service with a thirst for learning and a deep commitment for making the world a better place.

After extensive formal education, Tom’s many campfires unfold for him, including a missionary stint in Ghana, being a college educator and having unusual college leadership roles, becoming a business entrepreneur, and suffering the transition through life-threatening health concerns. In each of these campfires, Tom shares explicitly his unique and enlightening perspectives on the people, places, circumstances and ensuing situations.

Readers who wish to experience this engrossing work can purchase “Campfires of Cracker Tom” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

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