aOne Man In His Time: A Memoira is an account of a full life which includes Prentissas participation in both national and local politics at a high level and his friendship with major figures including Sen. George McGovern and many others. He had two meetings with Gov. Jimmy Carter during his presidential campaigns, and he was a guest in the Reagan White House to receive a major medal. Other portions of his memoir describe, mostly in anecdotal accounts, his extensive work with troubled teenagers sent to his program by the Orange County Florida Juvenile Court. He was also a teacher and administrator at both the secondary (Florida Military School) and college (Valencia College in Orlando) levels of education. He reached many high goals in his life despite having a troubled early adolescence which he describes in detail. His Air Force experience as an Intelligence Officer was also one of high adventure. Prentiss has described himself psychologically as a aseeker of high sensation.a This is borne out in his memoir including his choice to be a Volunteer Fireman and his Air Force aclose calls.a Much of his life is told in the details of his life and times. A reader will have a better feel for the years between 1932 and the present after reading this Memoir.I knew I would have to report for active duty in the Air Force by June 15, 1955, at the latest. ... The snag was that a graduate course in International Economics offered in the Economics Department was an absolute requirement for my ... On the lengthy final essay exam I tried my best to display what little knowledge I had.
|Title||:||One Man In His Time:|
|Author||:||William C. Prentiss|
|Publisher||:||Author House - 2013-10-25|