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About the Author:
Born in downtown Detroit in the shadow of the Tiger's Baseball Stadium and into the world with an uncertain future. Forrest spent his young life as well as most of his teenage years involved with his dad in the illegal rackets, mainly booking horses and loan sharking and the numbers. Through hard work, plenty of study and the desire to get out of the rackets, he managed to graduate from Northwestern High School at the early age of 16. A few years later, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and spent over two years as a military policeman and trainee helicopter pilot in Germany. A few months after his discharge from the military, he met a green-eyed beauty and not wasting any time got her to marry him after a three-month whirlwind courtship. She being a Christian led him to realize that he wanted to find a straight life and raise a family. As luck would have it, upon answering a newspaper ad to sell copy machines for the 3-M company he got the job and it changed his life for the better. Haskell stayed in the copy machine business for over thirty years and being the salesman he was became very successful as an owner of several companies related to the office machine and leasing business.
Wanting to try something new, he sold all his offices to a large company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, moved to Texas and went into the fast lube industry. A few years later when Jiffy Lube bought out all its dealers, Haskell sold out again. This time he and his son spend most of their time racing offshore powerboats on the national circuit.