Have We Lost Our Common Sense? by Bob Terrell

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We as a people of a proud and historic nation have watched as our economy was fractured badly during the 2001 period through 2009. The lust for big power and wealth has caused some leaders of government, business, and religion to have more ambition to achieve their own personal success than to care about those persons they are responsible in leading and protecting.Our political system has lost the ability or desire to have bi-partisan teamwork to make the quality of life better for our children and grandchildren.My goal is to get us to seek and find solutions to problems and not just whine and gripe among ourselves for self gain. I am a small town boy from Kentucky who was fortunate to get to go to college on a basketball scholarship. My college education may not have been possible without athletics. Three years as a young Marine Corps Officer gave me an opportunity to see life from another vantage point. Forty years as an Executive in the Auto Industry and an opportunity to live in eleven different states and one territory and raise a family of five gave me another good perspective on life.This book has been born from the memories and actual experiences I have enjoyed from relationships and friendships with many interesting personalities from Baseball Great Roberto Clemente to former Governor George Nigh of Oklahoma to many top executives in industry. I have seen the "Good, the Bad" and even the Ugly" of life. Fortunately I have seen so many good and kind people that the bad and the ugly have been overcome.

About Bob Terrell

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It only took Bob Terrell seventy-seven years to write his first book. He plans to have his second book published before he reaches seventy-eight whether he lives that long or not. The book is already completed. Terrell is a former high school and college athlete who also played a year of professional baseball prior to serving as an officer in the US Marine Corps in the late 1950's. He and his wife Phyllis met and married at Georgetown College in Kentucky fifty-six years ago, and the past twelve years have lived in his hometown of Corbin, Kentucky. Authorhouse Publishing of Bloomington, Indiana is publishing Terrell's first book which is titled, "Have We Lost Our Common Sense?" He is concerned the "common sense" approach leaders of government and industry used to take in dealing with life's challenges has been replaced by greed, selfishness, and lack of concern for others. He offers his specific life experiences in addressing the ways we have thrown away our core values for the quick dollar and immediate gratification. Bob has been inducted in the Athletic Hall of Fame of Corbin High School and Georgetown College. He also served as President of the Student Body at Georgetown College and for ten years on the Georgetown College Foundation Board. Terrell was an Executive of Ford Motor Company thirty years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. He later served ten years as President of Fred Jones Enterprises in Oklahoma. As he says with a Kentucky smile, "I have been around the horn. I understand what Clint Eastwood was experiencing in the "Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." I have just about seen it all. My wife, children, and their families have been the good and the pretty of my life." Terrell had an experience in the bull ring in Spain at age 37 as he survived ten minutes weaving and dodging a Spanish Bull. He just missed by inches getting shot in the face in his yard in Bloomfield Township, Michigan in the early 1980's, and he helped Ford in the investigation and prosecution of a major counterfeit group in a Federal Suit in the 1975-1980 period. He and the Chairman of AFG Industries, Raymond "Dee" Hubbard worked out an agreement written on the back of a napkin in the late 1980's at dinner at the Airport Marriott that resulted in Hubbard's company purchasing $75 million in glass over a two year period from Ford Motor Company. That meeting also initiated negotiations in which AFG purchased Ford's Glass Plant in Scarborough, Canada for an estimated $125 million. He and Hubbard were both from small town America in Kentucky and Kansas, enjoyed to play basketball, tennis, and selling products and ideas. Terrell still calls Hubbard "one of the best "common sense" business leaders I have ever known." Terrell's book includes some of his personal experiences with Hall of Fame football coaches Paul "Bear" Bryant, and his high school teammate and also Hall of Fame Football Coach Roy Kidd of Eastern Kentucky University. Terrell was a training officer at Parris Island Marine Corps Base and had the great Hall of Fame baseball star Roberto Clemente in one of his platoons. After their time in the Marine Corps they remained friends until Roberto's tragic death December 31, 1972. Bob Terrell's first book at age seventy-seven is expected to be available for delivery......................... may be ordered now for a price of at the following places.
Published September 30, 2010 by Authorhouse. 228 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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