‘Recipient of Grace’ Recounts True All-American Success Story

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Donald L. Scott’s new book chronicles African-American’s life journey, from Jim Crow to Vietnam War to Obama era

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Author Donald L. Scott says that his new book is as “American as apple pie with an African-American flavor,” as it recounts how he lived through segregation, fought in the Vietnam War and eventually became a “Recipient of Grace” (published by Xlibris) with the coming of the Obama era. The Ferguson and Baltimore riots show that the issue of racial harmony continues to be a divisive one in America, thus Scott highlights the legacy of the civil rights movement and previous generations’ struggle for the equality and justice, a proud heritage that those of the present can claim as their own in their own pursuit of happiness and success.

Scott’s experience spans from the days of Jim Crow in the 1930s to the election of President Barack Obama in the early 21st century. He begins his story as a poor black youth in the border state of Missouri and concludes his incredible journey in Washington, D.C. as the Chief Operating Officer, Library of Congress. In between, his journey as a soldier in the US Army is richly told and includes the undercurrent of racial tensions in Vietnam and throughout his efforts to remain competitive for schooling and promotions in his 30 year Army career. What appears to be the end of a successful career as a Brigadier General is the beginning of a Cinderella-like post-military adventure. His surprise appointment by Maynard Jackson as the Chief of Staff for the Atlanta City government, his selection and appointment by President Bill Clinton as the founding director of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps and rigorous pursuit by a national search team that won his appointment as the Deputy Librarian help explain the reasons behind the title, “Recipient of Grace.”

“The book is about faith, hard work, civil rights and Gods’ grace. It is also about America’s promise to provide equal opportunity to all and champions who deliver on her promise. My story is an American success story,” Scott says. With it, he shares an heirloom to future generations, inspiring readers, even when they continue to face challenges, motivating them to fight inequality just as the champions of old did during their day. He shows that responsible parents, caring teachers and enforcement of equal and civil rights comprise the ladder of success in America.

“Recipient of Grace” is about the universal emotions of challenge, disappointment, success, tragedy and accomplishment. Scott’s insights from those experiences may help readers through their moments of hardship.

“Recipient of Grace”
By Donald L. Scott
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 324 pages | ISBN 9781503565098
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 324 pages | ISBN 9781503565104
E-Book | 324 pages | ISBN 9781503565111
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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