Author recounts personal success story despite prejudice in new book

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Ted Bagley chronicles journey of self-discovery in ‘My Personal War Within’

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SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – Author Ted Bagley recollects his personal success story with “My Personal War Within” (published by Xlibris). In it, he takes readers back to another time and place, where prejudice was rampant, and shows them how he overcame it all.

Bagley’s story begins in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 1950s and 60s, when the Jim Crow Laws were still in place and the Ku Klux Klan and John Birch Society continued to operate in plain sight. He shows readers how difficult the times were for those growing up black in a nation still struggling to give identity to those who played such a pivotal part in its infrastructural growth. The author then takes readers on a ride through his life, from the racist streets of southern cities to corporate America, the place where he found a better life. His narrative conveys how f amily values, relationships, the military, and education were the tool kits to his success.

“The Author has created a warm and heartfelt depiction of his life from boyhood through manhood, with memorable quotes worth reading. He takes time to explain to the readers just how important the early foundation and family values are to his eventual career success.”—Sandi Witherspoon, Attorney at Law/EEOC

“Brilliant recounting of the author’s unpredictable climb up America’s corporate ladder! However, Bagley gives us more than a run-of-the-mill autobiography; rather, he shows us how powerful a tool that a belief in your own self-worth can be in overcoming life’s obstacles.”—Rosemarie Rhodes, Judge- EEO Atlanta

“My Personal War Within”
By Ted Bagley
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 179 pages | ISBN 9781456879594
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 179pages | ISBN 9781456879587
E-Book | 179 pages | ISBN 9781456879600
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ted Bagley, a vice-president at a large pharmaceutical company on the West Coast, was born in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduating from high school, he joined the Army and was sent to Vietnam. After his military career, he continued his degree at Ohio State and later graduated from Franklin Business Law School in Columbus, Ohio. Bagley currently is an executive with Amgen Pharmaceuticals. His hobbies are bike riding, reading, skating, and minor car repair. He has a wife, Debra, and four children, Marcus, Chantal, Christopher, and Jared. The author’s passions are: public speaking, counseling, working with young people, and exercising. He has written two novels, “The Tragedy of Darkness” and “My Personal War Within.”

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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