New Bern, NC (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
Reminiscent of James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” “A Lifetime’s Non-ordinary Events: A Modified Autobiography” (published by Trafford Publishing) by Richard F. Ward paints an illuminating picture of the intellectual and emotional workings of a young man on the cusp of adulthood in his unique memoir.
“In about the year 1980, I began recording the non-ordinary events, people met and places visited in my life,” recalls Ward. “As subsequent years rolled by, I had assembled a list of 172 items. My next step in the evolution of this work was to elaborate on each of the items. When assembled, it dawned on me that it provided an autobiography of my life.”
Ward, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, takes an intimate look at war, freedom and the costs of both. Beginning with Ward’s youth in New York City and ending with his life as a retiree, the book spans a collective 85 years. The numerous years have given Ward a wider outlook on life.
“Since I reached the middle of my octogenarian decade, a recounting of my life has been enhanced with a wider perspective,” notes Ward. “The routine of life has been shaved away.”
About the Author
Born on Manhattan Island in New York, Richard F. Ward served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a cryptographer in Europe. Under the G.I. Bill, he obtained his B.A. in psychology at New York University. The education permitted the pursuit of a career in personnel activities in the federal government, primarily the U.S. Army. His hobbies include walking, genealogy, travel, reading and writing.
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