New Memoir Takes Readers to War, Business Success

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L Langford Hodges’ “The Way It Was” recall lifetime of hard work, sacrifice and success

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“Over the years I urged anyone who showed any inclination to write a book to write this story,” Hodges says. “I usually got the same response: write the book yourself. So that is what I finally did.”

L. Langford Hodges' new memoir “The Way It Was” (published by AuthorHouse) is the result of, as he describes it, his impatience waiting for others to write things down.

“Over the years I urged anyone who showed any inclination to write a book to write this story,” Hodges says. “I usually got the same response: write the book yourself. So that is what I finally did.”

Stationed in Corsica, Italy, during World War II, Hodges’ memories paint a vivid picture: a high school graduate volunteers to join the Army Air Force. After the war he goes to Georgia Tech on the GI Bill.

An excerpt from “The Way it Was”:

“The summer of 1942, John Watson had just joined the Army Air Force to become a fighter pilot. He was excited and apprehensive. He was excited thinking about all the unknown challenges that he would face and apprehensive about his ability to handle the challenges. Mainly deep down, he sub consciously was thinking of this as a life changing adventure and maybe a life ending adventure. He had just graduated from high school and was 18 years old.”

About the Author
L. Langford Hodges was born in 1921, just in time for the Great Depression and World War II. He has lived in Georgia all his life, except five years that he lived in Mobile. After World War II he enrolled in Georgia Tech and graduated in 1950. He worked as a registered professional engineer until he retired in 1987.

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