San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2012
Documentary film has reached great achievements in persuading viewers to critically examine the workings of their industries. From “Waiting for ‘Superman’”, which brought a critical eye to the American education system, to “An Inconvenient Truth”, which brought awareness to global climate change, documentaries are the looking glass through which viewers can examine their reflections. Educator and author Hoover Liddell believes his book can do the same. In his new book “Mountain Road: Not Dwelling on Yesterday or Tomorrow” (published by iUniverse), Liddell presents readers with startling self-examining questions that may have surprising answers.
“I write this book,” explains Liddell, “to question what we make of our planet and ourselves.”
In traversing the earth and living with the wilderness from Africa to the California Sierras, Liddell came to realize the great energy of youth as we struggle to educate our planet and ourselves. “Mountain Road” is his journey of life and travel through the planet’s cities and towns as well as his time in San Francisco and living inside its schools.
From a mountain road out of Africa, Liddell discovered that humankind continues its journey into a timeless universe. Human freedom, he writes, is not dwelling in the past or the future but in the remarkableness and freshness of the present, where the adventure is.
In this travel-journal, Liddell takes readers on his journey to the Nigerian rainforests and deserts, across Africa, through the Serengeti plains and to the mountains of the Sierras.
In his expeditions he discovers moments of vibrant energy. He finds that the wilderness empowered him like nothing else ever did before.
“Of what meaning is school or life itself if we are not serious and motivated for the adventure to educate the planet?” asks Liddell, who is a firm believer that an unexamined life imprisons us. “This book is to challenge one to be a light unto oneself through one’s own learning and adventure.”
About the Author
Hoover Liddell has been a mathematics teacher in Africa and in San Francisco, California. In his 42 years in San Francisco schools, he has been a parent, head of high schools, a member of a federal court desegregation team and a district consultant to city schools.
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