T. Martin Bennett was born in Long Island, NY, where he spent his childhood before moving to California with his parents. He has a diverse educational and professional background, and cofounded the company Premiere Pet Products, and as a result went on to win Entrepreneur of the Year from the Small Business Administration. He is currently working his more than 15-year pursuit, a screenplay about the fascinating life of John Newton, who wrote the song Amazing Grace. He wrote Wounded Tiger originally as a screenplay and then novelized it, and is enjoying the book's wide success as it undergoes its second printing. Martin lives with his family in Knoxville, Tennessee.
"The story of Mitsuo Fuchida and his transformation is one of the
most gripping stories of WWII and the Pacific War, and it's a story
that few have heard about. Martin Bennett's new book, Wounded
Tiger, brings this epic drama to life with new details on how a
Doolittle raider, Jacob DeShazer, and a missionary's daughter,
Peggy Covell, helped effect this change. This thrilling story of
war and forgiveness is a must for all." -- Donald M. Goldstein,
Ph.D. "Author of 22 books including At Dawn We Slept: The Untold
Story of Pearl Harbor, Miracle at Midway"
"I have read the complete book manuscript. I like the cover which contains the strong face of the young pilot with a full expression of enthusiasm. He is a tiger. He was born in the year of the tiger. You described my father's posture and behavior so well and so precisely, I could feel his presence. He remains a national hero in Japan. I have no idea how the world accepts him today. Some will call him a villain, others will call him a proud warrior who found redemption. I will always admire his guts, his intellect, and his sincerity." -- Miyako Fuchida Overturf "Daughter of Mitsuo Fuchida"
"Wounded Tiger is an amazing, enthralling story of how the once obscure lives of an Oregon farmhand and a young co-ed intersected with the Japanese pilot who led the attack on Pearl Harbor. With cultural insight and deep pathos, T. Martin Bennett brings to life this powerful true chronicle of hatred, surrender, and transformation. Wounded Tiger reveals how ordinary lives lived out faithfully to their calling can impact the destiny of a people and a nation. I wholeheartedly recommend Martin's work and know that you will find it equally compelling." -- Ravi Zacharias "Best-selling author and speaker"
"Martin, holy smokes! This is a darn good story! It's woven together seamlessly and all of the characters are truly likeable. It's such an amazing story that people need to first understand that it's TRUE. This is a great book and would be an even greater movie. Gotta say, I'm impressed." -- Dan King "Author of The Last Zero Fighter, Pacific War historian and Japanese language and cultural consultant for films"