Farmington Hills, Michigan, Author Publishes New Novel

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A college football player in 1969 faces a life-changing challenge in this compelling novel.


Protest by Harry Woods has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

In 1969, the last year of that tumultuous decade of change, a young football player receives an athletic scholarship to the University of Eastern Wyoming.

There, Saul Michaels, a good athlete and a better student, falls into a day-by-day pattern of classes, work, and football. The slow-paced school campus is an antithesis to the urban setting where Saul left his mother and brother.

He flourishes. As a freshman, Saul begins to stand out academically and athletically. It is all he could hope for, but there is a challenge ahead that will change his life forever.

Saul Michaels discovers who he is, and the transformation occurs when a boy athlete becomes a man.

Harry Woods is a lifetime native of Michigan born in Detroit and has lived in Farmington Hills for the past twenty years with his wife, Myrna. A retired school administrator and teacher in the Detroit Public Schools, he has a Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and Doctorate in Curriculum Design and Higher Education, Ed.D., all from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.

This author’s first published work was prompted by a conversational remark regarding the Black Fourteen at the University of Wyoming in 1969.

Protest is a 254-page paperback with a retail price of $22.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-0715-8. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at


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