Author Shares His Well-Lived Life

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Finding happiness amid social crises and personal battles detailed in new book

A colorful journey to the days gone by awaits readers as author Edward MacCormack releases A Life Well Lived. Released through Xlibris, this memoir provides a glimpse of a life lived during history’s most turbulent times.

The author was born during the Depression years as a first generation immigrant. Through vivid narration, he relives his experiences during this era, detailing his early schooling at a parochial grammar and high school, the devastating 1938 Hurricane, his early sports, and the disastrous Cocoanut Grove fire. He further reminisces on the difficulties he and his family went through throughout the Second World War, including the times he served during the Korean War. At the heart of the memoir, readers will witness his entrance into the State Police as he narrates the unforgettable, though often hilarious incidents in the law enforcement profession. Both poignant and enjoyable memories of his married and family life are also documented endearingly, as well as his journey through arts and his legal battle against a company for age discrimination.

A factual odyssey of one man’s beautiful life journey, A Life Well Lived offers readers the many reasons for enjoying one’s existence. Amid social crises and personal dilemmas, the author managed to find hope and joy and to learn to appreciate the gift of life.

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About the Author
Edward MacCormack was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1930, as a first generation immigrant of Scottish-Canadian parents. He lived in a three-family house during the Depression, attended parochial grammar and high school, served during the Korean War, and joined the State Police in 1954. He had a well-rounded career, and achieved the rank of Captain before his retirement. He married his childhood sweetheart and raised four children in a Cape Cod style home in Weymouth, Mass. He graduated from University of Massachusetts, with a Major in English in 1972, and achieved a Masters in Public Administration from Northeastern in 1974. He joined Boston Edison as a Nuclear Security Specialist in 1976 and retired in 1994. He and his wife sing in the church choir and enjoy the company of children and grandchildren in retirement.

A Life Well Lived * by Edward MacCormack
Publication Date: October 28, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 301 pages; 978-1-4535-9626-5
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 301 pages; 978-1-4535-9627-2
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-9628-9

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