Ben Mukkala, Author: Copper, Timber, Iron and Heart: Stories from Michigan's Upper Peninsula - Be Inspired UP

Ben Mukkala, Author: Copper, Timber, Iron and Heart: Stories from Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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Copper, Timber, Iron and Heart is a collection of stories from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. These are the stories of the men and women whose courage and determination forged the Upper Peninsula of Michigan into what it is today. This is history told not in an eat your spinach manner but through narrative stories told with imagination and improvisation, more like ice cream dessert.   5.5 x 8.5 - 280 pages - Paperback - large print

Ben presents the colorful history of (the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) in an entertaining & informative manner. Another great read from Ben. ~ Fred Rydholm, author, Superior Heartland, Historian

Something old and something new. Regular readers of Ben Mukkala’s column can reread some of their favorites. New readers have a treat in store. Vintage Mukkala. ~ Andrew J. Grgurich, Book Reviewer

Ben takes you on a great ride, the stories are wonderful, it’s hard to stop once you start. Ben, you got a winner. ~ Diane Weiland, Manager, B. Dalton Books

About The Author

Ben Mukkala was a native to Marquette Michigan, an adventurer, a storyteller and an amateur historian.
In 1950 Ben enlisted in the United States Air Force and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was then commissioned a Second Lieutenant and trained as a pilot. He enjoyed flying many aircraft and was an Aircraft Commander in the B-47 Strato-jet, the B-58 Hustler and, in fact, flew ‘most any airplane they didn’t forcibly keep him away from. He also served in the Viet Nam War as a Flight Commander flying F-4 Phantom fighter-bombers in combat. He retired in 1970 with the rank of Major.
As a civilian he continued to fly privately, commercially and Air Ambulance, sailed boats and traveled widely camping out and, later, in a motor home. He enjoyed life and shared his adventures through speaking engagements and writing. He has been published in books, flying and outdoor magazines, and several newspapers.
Ben passed peacefully in his home with his wife Dorothy at his side in 2013. He is greatly missed by his many fans, friends and family. The legacy he left behind is still enjoyed in the books he wrote.



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