Author George Washington Burnette III Pens an Autobiography to Inspire Others to Keep Moving Forward

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New Book builds upon the thought of fighting against all odds

Few people have the courage to recollect painful experiences in their lives. For author George W. Burnette III, he takes it as a means to inspire others to keep moving forward despite crisis and tribulation. He shares his journey through the ups and downs of life in his poignant autobiography “It's Not Where You're From But Where You Wish To Go”.

Fighting against all odds is the main idea behind the author’s life story. He shares that he had to struggle with several illnesses but despite these health problems he found inspiration to keep moving. The book also narrates Burnette’s birth in a farm in Crenshaw County, Alabama including his earliest memories there. Recalling his hard work on the plantation, Burnette shares how the memory of his great-grandfather inspired him to persevere. His reverence for his great-grandfather was also one reason for writing the book.

Written in an honest and reflective tone, “It's Not Where You're From But Where You Wish To Go” will be an insightful reading experience on how to endure life’s troubles and, in the end, feel that it was all worth it.

This book will be featured at the 2011 New York Library Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, NY, on November 2 to 5, 2011.

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About the Author
George Washington Burnette III was born during the Depression in rural Crenshaw County, Alabama. Born to Arvester and Georgia Lee Burnette, he is the seventh son in a family of eleven children. Burnette did a tour at the infantry center at Fort Benning, Georgia, Pentagon in the Office of the Adjutant General and publication branch. He completed three different assignments as a member of a selection board for lieutenant colonels, majors and captains at the U.S. Army personnel center in St. Louis, Mississippi. He was selected to be the adjutant general of the eighty-first U.S. Army Reserve Command and helped his unit assignment pass the AIG inspection. Burnette retired from the active reserve in November 1989. After his retirement he did volunteer work at Hillside Presbyterian Church and serves as a member of the Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel in Washington DC.

It's Not Where You're From But Where You Wish To Go * by George W. Burnette III
Publication Date: December 8, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 151; 978-1-4568-1090-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 151; 978-1-4568-1091-7
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-1092-4

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