Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 28, 2009
Recent Dorrance Publishing Titles Present Tips for New Corporate Officers; an Ex-Pat's Tales of Iranian Culture; and a Businessman's 35-Year Battle Against the EPA
Dorrance Publishing recently released the following titles: The Transition to Officer; Tales from the Zirzameen; and An American Injustice. They are available for purchase at http://www.dorrancebookstore.com, brick and mortar bookstores, on-line bookstores or by calling (800) 788-7654. Media review copies are available by visiting http://www.dorrancepressroom.com or by calling (800) 788-7654.
The Transition to Officer: A Discussion of New Expectations
($10.00) ISBN: 978-1-4349-0141-5, paperback
A promotion to officer in a corporation brings with it the potential for new opportunities and greater career satisfaction. It is also accompanied by new responsibilities that are often not contemplated earlier in one's career and that are not immediately apparent at the time of promotion. What do you do now?
Unfortunately, says Tom Ferguson, author of The Transition to Officer, many corporations neglect to communicate their expectations to new officers. This often leads to unnecessary personal risk, nonperformance, or ultimately career failure. The Transition to Officer covers business aspects all new officers must know and not only is a must read for new corporate officers, but managers and supervisors will also benefit from Ferguson's expertise.
About the Author
Thomas E. Ferguson is a retired utility executive and currently a 3M McKnight Professor at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He received degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota and also attended the Minnesota Executive Program in the Carlson School of Management. A former member and officer of many professional organizations, including the Mid-continent Area Power Pool and the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, he has also served on the Governor's Information Access Council and was a board member and officer of several charities and local planning boards, as well as raising two daughters. He has been married to his wife, Dorothy, for over thirty years and is a lifelong resident of Minnesota.
Tales from the Zirzameen
($26.00) ISBN: 978-1-4349-0082-1, hardcover
Tales from the Zirzameen reflects on Iranian culture and society as well as the American expatriate culture there in the 1970s. The short stories relate how the author became assimilated there, and he shares his experiences leading up to the revolution and in its aftermath.
Despite the circumstances under which he left the country--including being taken hostage for a time--the author celebrates the hospitality and rich culture of the Iranian people. He was welcomed warmly into their society and came to appreciate the sincerity and kindness that characterized the people he met.
It is hoped that placing the people of Iran in greater historical context might familiarize the American people with this ancient culture, showing the human faces that lie behind the current political propaganda. The objective is peace and recognition of our common humanity.
About the Author
Brian Hanson Appleton aka Rasool Aryadust was born in Tokyo, Japan, and grew up in Greece and Italy as a self-described "army brat." As an adult, he lived in Iran for five years before, during, and after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Prior to working there, he attained a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology from George Washington University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He recently received his master of arts degree in ancient history from the International University of Fundamental Studies Oxford Educational Network, Saint Petersburg, Russia. He also earned his TEFOL certification from Georgetown University.
The author now resides in California with his wife, Laura, and he is the father of Luke and Alex. He is currently employed in lighting design and sales and is the author of numerous published magazine articles.
An American Injustice: A True Story of One Man's 35-Year Battle Against the EPA
($20.00) ISBN: 978-1-4349-0031-9, paperback
The American Dream: to start from the ground up, succeed at business, and never have financial worries. William Martin Gurley was a hard worker and a smart businessman. He lived the proverbial American Dream--earning an honest living by disposing of waste oil for local companies and the government. He was able to provide for his family and establish a ministry to help churches in need. He played by the rules.
But the American Dream soon turned into the American Nightmare. Years later, upon the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency, Gurley found himself in the center of lawsuits. His waste oil disposal was in violation of the EPA's new rules--rules that were not in place when the oil was disposed. Criticized by the government that once employed him, Gurley faced an uphill battle to repair his shattered dream. His story recounts thirty-five years of bankruptcy, confiscation of assets, and laws applied retroactively. It is one man's battle for justice--a battle that continues to this day.
About the Author
A native of Marshall County, Mississippi, William Martin Gurley currently resides in Tennessee with his wife, Sarah. He is a member of both the Covenant Baptist Church of Collierville, Tennessee, and the First Baptist Church of Leesburg, Florida. When not involved with the church, Mr. Gurley enjoys golf, fishing, and travel.
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