UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (PRWEB) May 21, 2013
Being in the military service for at least forty years and fortunate enough to work in many diverse occupation, author Calvin Kerr Jr. had experienced a lot in this life. When he found himself out of job, he sees it as a blessing to work on his first publication, Hard Head City, a compilation of short stories and poems based on real events he witnessed and some told by the storyteller.
This book is composed of eight short stories in which the author includes his own thoughts regarding the particular subjects, highlighting the historical significance and painting a vivid picture of the past occurrences that made a mark in the history. One of the most remarkable entries he has is about the racial discrimination suffered by African Americans in the 1960’s. He tells how Martin Luther King Jr. made a difference when he led the movement for equal rights. He also described his feelings when the first black American President was elected.
Other stories speak of the life in the military and training camps. He worked as drill instructor and had witnessed many incidents involving the people under his command. Some tell of other people’s tales that reflect the sufferings they have been through, the struggles and the obstacles they have to overcome in order to triumph and live on. The stories take place in several cities and posts, and even include one that took place in the jungles of Panama as told by the author. It is filled with honest emotions that clutch at one’s heart, and at the same time, provides an abundance of information useful in the field of history and geography.
Hard Head City is a truly engrossing read that vividly revisits the past and tells stories that will inspire and motivate readers with their journey in life.
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About the Author
Calvin Kerr, Jr. has had many opportunities to work in many diverse occupations and positions throughout his military and civilian careers, including First Sergeant, Army Instructor (Junior Reserve officer Training Corps), High School Basketball Coach, Registered Dental Hygienist, Real Estate Consultant, Financial Advisor, Drill Instructor, Calvary Scout, Infantryman, Track Commander, Machine Gunner, Grenadier, and Rifleman. He admits that one of his biggest disappointments occurred when he was released by an Air Force Colonel at the Pentagon and found himself without a job. It turned out to be a blessing because he was able to allot enough time to finish his first publication, Hard Head City.
Hard Head City * by Calvin Kerr Jr
Publication Date: February 11, 2013
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