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Paul joined the Air Force after Loyola High School and was sent to Monterey Army Language School to learn Russian. He was stationed on the island of Crete, Greece as a spy for the National Security Agency (NSA). He subsequently covered the Cuban Missile Crisis as a spy for NSA. In 1963, he was honorably discharged from the Air Force, attended USC Law School and graduated in 1967.  From 1967 until 2004 Paul practiced law all over California and Oregon. He handled everything from pot busts to several death penalty defenses--he never had a client go to death row. As Director of Litigation for Inland Counties Legal Services from 1977 to 1980, Paul was named National Director of the Migrant Farmworker Program by the National Legal Services Corp. in Washington, D.C. He successfully handled numerous multi-million dollar lawsuits which gained decent housing for farmworkers. Paul practiced law and photography for 37 years--he retired from law in 2004. He has continued on with photography, writing and fly-fishing, though not necessarily in that order. He and his wife, Marcia, and their friends, Joey Cocker and Chili Dog, live near Bass Lake, California.


Reader Reviews:
A great true-life experience by local author Paul Henry Abram titled Trona, Bloody Trona brings all to the forefront of what was happening in the 60's and 70's - including the war in Viet Nam, labor unions, student demonstrations, and drugs, sex and rock 'n roll, etc.   All are personally dealt with in Mr. Abram’s book..which coincided with a lot that was happening in my life at the time. Great historical recall for anyone interested in history on a personal level. I Highly recommend reading his total recall... well written and an easy read.  D. K. Haddon, North Fork, CA

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This is Paul's first novel-length nonfiction work. Trona, Bloody Trona is a must read for anyone that craves adventure, suspense, romance and working class heroes! This gutsy tale by a former NSA Spy has shootings, bombings, UFO's, a "reign of terror", and lots of everything that was the 60's and 70's. Join an outlaw lawyer as he romps through the town of Trona, the "Gateway to Death Valley" with his 750 Longshore clients as they battle the world's largest conglomerate, Kerr-McGee - you remember them, in 2 years they would murder Karen Silkwood. Top it all off with a bunch of gun-happy goons hired by the company to break the union - they were called "Wackenhuts" then, the forerunners of "Blackwater". The book has been hailed as a recount of "Labor's bloodiest struggle since the Embarcadero Strike of 1934" and likened to John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath".

Come along as Paul travels through all that was the 1960's and 70's and share his deeply ingrained love of labor and the unions that protect us all. You will also learn some never-before released secrets of the NSA!

Guaranteed to thrill you or your money back!


Paul Henry Abram

Paul retired as a criminal and labor lawyer after 37 years.  He captured those years in the poetry that is this book. His romances seemed to ebb and flow with the difficulty or ease of his successes in professional life. Pot bust clients made his writing somewhat jovial while defending death penalty
cases brought out his darker side which weighed heavily on some relationships. Through it all he remained an incurable romantic - with a heavy dose of attitude.  He has been happily married for the past 14 years. His wife is very happy he left behind the "attitude" along with the practice of law... 

Here is a sample from Love Poems with an Attitude: 


consequences
i guess that really understanding
why something went wrong
will never stop the hurt
of having let it

Readers Reviews:

My name is Chantrell and I am a 19 year old journalism major at Fresno City College.  I absolutely LOVE Paul's book - I have re-read it until it is ragged.  I told Paul when I met him for an autograph that his words moved me more than anything I had ever read.  "I laughed, and cried - I felt happy, sad and angry".  "Yes", he said, "I write about life".  And he does.
Chantrell, 19, North Fork, CA

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