Author Kenneth Nagler Shares a Versatile and Stimulating New Book

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Riveting and flexible insights take readers to a life well lived

Stimulating and provocative, “Long and Short” paints a myriad of eclectic ideas. Written by Kenneth M. Nagler, this versatile book contains a unique combination of poetries on various topics, short stories about general truths and actual events, and some summaries about his trips. A light read that will make one laugh, smile, nod, wonder and ponder, the contents of this book will inevitably stir its readers.

Nagler has lived a life well spent. He has seen it all, travelled the world and experienced the best things that life has to offer. Out of his adventures spring the nuggets of wisdom and profound knowledge that will definitely teach his readers a thing or two. From taking the Antarctic Cruise, going on a Panama and Australian Tour, all the way into experiencing the best of Italy, Nagler has documented these accounts with such passion and creativity, hence allowing the readers a glimpse into these small but meaningful fragments of his well-lived life.

This compilation also contain poetries that range from a unique combination of dark, satirical and whimsical play of poetic rhythm, to introducing messages hidden in personifications and metaphors. Readers will love the combination of this read’s artistic and factual facets, intertwined. Sharing useful information about life, love and everything in between, “Long and Short” is a compelling book that knows no boundaries.

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About the Author
Author Kenneth Nagler is a retired meteorologist, better known for his hobby of working with dogs and their owners. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1920, he graduated from the University of Massachusetts and joined the Navy in 1942, starting meteorology training in a navy-sponsored course at the University of Chicago. In 1946 he left the navy and went back to the University of Chicago, where he got a wife and a Master’s degree in 1947. He then joined the National Weather Service, where he worked on a variety of weather-related programs. These included fallout prediction at nuclear tests in Nevada, Eniwetok and Bikini and heading the weather support to NASA's manned space flight and other space and missile-range programs.

For more than 50 years he has been active in training and showing dogs. He heads a large hobby dog training organization and has been an obedience judge since 1971. His wife and he have done a lot of traveling. On these trips he often gets ideas for the fiction and verse that he writes. At 91 he is still active with the dog-related hobbies, gardening and, sometimes, writing.

Long and Short * by Kenneth M. Nagler
Some Stories, Verse, and Articles
Publication Date: January 3, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 189 pages; 978-1-46539-689-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 189 pages; 978-1-46539-690-7

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