New Memoir Shows How the Military Gave Author’s Life Purpose

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Earl Russell chronicles 20 years of service in the Army and Air Force in ‘Chasing My Tail’.

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This story is about happiness and sorrow, accomplishment and failure, pride and shame.

Author Earl Russell shares the true stories of a tough childhood followed by a lifetime of travel and adventure in his new memoir, “Chasing My Tail” (published by iUniverse).

“This story is about happiness and sorrow, accomplishment and failure, pride and shame,” Russell writes. When he was just 2 years old, he was sent to live in a foster home after his mother died. Banished from the foster home at age 15, Russell spent the next several years feeling desperate and aimless.

Russell’s life was forever changed when he turned to the military for salvation and structure, becoming one of the youngest platoon sergeants in the Korean War at age 18. For the next 20 years, he served in the Army and Air Force and traveled to 36 countries.

Chasing My Tail” takes readers across the world with Russell as he details the highlights and heartbreaks of a young man thrown into war and travel. Alternately humorous, romantic and poignant, this memoir ultimately speaks to the power of home and family.

“Chasing My Tail”
By Earl Russell
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 214 pages | ISBN 9781475996517
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 214 pages | ISBN 9781475996500
E-Book | ISBN 9781475996524
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Earl Russell was born in Macon, Ga., and worked in several fields and industries following his military service. Now retired, he lives in northern Georgia.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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