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Author announces release of new book, ‘Watch that Rat Hole’

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In “Watch that Rat Hole: And Witness the REIT Revolution” (published by Archway Publishing), author Kenneth D. Campbell intertwines his personal journey with his observations as an investment newsletter editor witnessing what he calls the real estate investment trust (REIT) revolution. Campbell provides an insider’s insight and hopes his success story inspires a new generation.

“‘Watch that Rat Hole’ began as a letter to my children telling why I could not be with them a lot during their growing-up years,” Campbell explains, adding that the book, “recounts how I morphed from Manhattan magazine writer into an entrepreneurial creator.”

An excerpt from “Watch that Rat Hole”:
“Watch that rat hole.”
The speaker is my new boss, Gurney Breckenfeld. As assistant managing editor of House & Home magazine (H&H), Gurney runs the best news operation in the housing business. The date is Friday, February 3, 1961—two weeks after John F. Kennedy’s inauguration as the thirty-fifth president of the United States brings Camelot to Washington. It is my first full day in H&H’s Rockefeller Center offices in Manhattan.
Gurney’s “rat hole” is journalese shorthand for a beat, a topic to be covered intensively and mined for future stories. Just as city hall and police headquarters were, in earlier times, my beats—my rat holes— Gurney is now giving me a new one.

Watch that Rat Hole
By Kenneth D. Campbell
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 582 pages | ISBN 9781480823143
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 582 pages | ISBN 9781480823167
E-Book | 582 pages | ISBN 9781480823150
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Kenneth D. Campbell created and edited an influential investment newsletter for 20 years; co-wrote “The Real Estate Trusts: America’s Newest Billionaires,” his first full-length book on REITs; and co-founded a global firm managing $22 billion in assets. Now 86, Campbell lives with Irene, his wife of 54 years, outside Philadelphia. More information is available at

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