Clifford D. Cope, author of Desert MASH: A religious war dipped in oil
Clifford Cope was born and raised on a small ranch in Tecolote New Mexico in a very indigenous environment. As a child and teenager in New Mexico he spent his time working on the ranch, hunting and trapping for furs. For fun he enjoyed snow skiing and motorcycles. Although he received his degree in anthropology, his focus was in science and research. His family inspired his desire to work in the military. After eighteen years in the military, he was forced out due to a severe injury. The author will walk you through preparing for war from the perspective of a real solidier. An evaluation of the politics within the military and and the impact they have during the war is a mind opening experience. In Desert MASH he illustrates how some humans crave war for the purpose of their own improvement in position as well as other motivations. and at times also just for a want to go to a war. The view of both enlisted soldiers as well as an officers are apparent. Clifford Cope earned four enlisted Military Operation Skills in the aviation, medical and field artillery areas. He branched in Field Artillery as an officer. His background paved the way for his study the human race. Following his character evaluations in Desert MASH, the evolutions of personalities and characters continues. In his book Trial of Billy Ranhalt, he demonstrates how one's life can be shattered by the acts of war and overlooked by society as well as friends and family. His book This Land is My Land takes on one of the earlist explorations of the New World with emphasis on the conflicts of human exploration. Besides his adult historical fiction books, he has also written three children's books, Caleb: The Mouse Engineer; Jackson's Numbers; and Maisy the Little Red Airplane.