Liston B. Monsanto, Sr., the son of Leroy and Othelia Monsanto is an erudite six generation Saint Thomian who has an inborn capacity for doing many things.
In St. Thomas, Virgin Islands where he has lived without limit, he is well known as the Dean of Local Sportscasters, a Taxi Operator, Tour Guide and noted member of “Morgan’s Quartet.” (i.e., a group of four singers performing together).
Bedridden during his formative and teenage years due to sporadic attacks of asthma, he became a voracious reader – grasping the opportunity to read any available book. In addition, he would take advantage of the facilities of the United States Armed Forces Radio Station whose program format had within it a host of mainland Universities and Colleges competing against each other in various disciplines.
Monsanto began his education at Dober Elementary School in St. Thomas ultimately graduating from Charlotte Amalie High School. Thereafter, by way of fulfilling his military obligation he enlisted in the United States Air Force for a four year tour of duty working as a clerk in the Office of Estimating and Production Control.
Continuing with his education he attended classes at the Universities of Nebraska and the Virgin Islands acquiring credits in a number of disciplines.
In the area of writing for publication, except for the letters appearing in this book, which were authored by him, this is Author Liston Monsanto’s initial effort at writing a book.
Author, Liston Monsanto has been married for forty-five years to Wilma Marsh – a marriage that has produced two children, Lorelei and Liston, Jr.