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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mike (Myron G.) Odell  

Pen Name: None


Born: Elgin, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Odell was born and raised in Elgin, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois with both a BS and MBA.

Biographical and Professional Information

Odell graduated from the University of Illinois with an MBA and retired after a 35-year career as an IT professional. Over the years he has written a number of professional publications and contributed to professional references. He has published articles in ''Victory Lane'', the vintage and historic racing news magazine and he has also written for ''Road Racers'' Magazine. His wife, Cindy, provided the illustrations for his book, ''Brother Mine''.

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Titles At Your Library

Brother Mine: Lessons Learned
ISBN: 1932278036

Mayhaven Publishing. 2005

Society has changed since Al and Mike Odell grew up in the 40's and 50's. Old values, standards, technology, legalities, families, security, transportation, and life styles have evolved, many significantly so. As these changes continue at an increasingly rapid pace, it is intriguing to compare our past and present. In Brother Mine, Mike Odell explores his brother's life, and his own. Their personalities, their work and their lives were different, but some things held them together childhood lessons and childhood interests. From the beginning, they embraced technology, especially anything to do with wheels. From wagons, to bicycles, to cars great cars, they found a common bond for life.



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