Author Shares His Journey Inventing Money-Saving Devices, Researching Sunken Ships

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Peter James McLean’s new memoir, ‘Confessions of an Eccentric Dreamer,’ inspires readers to chase dreams

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For author Peter James McLean, life was just one adventure after another. In “Confessions of an Eccentric Dreamer: An Autobiography” (published by iUniverse), he shares an intimate recollection of his life, dreams, adventures and foibles.

McLean chronicles working for the New York Central Railroad. He also details his time spent developing a money-saving, water softening device to clean steam engine boilers; additionally, the book covers his other inventions and patents, including toy guns, an electro-magnetic water conditioner, a system for increasing gas mileage in automobiles, a system to extend oil life in a combustion engine and another for high-production water distilling equipment.

“Confessions of an Eccentric Dreamer” also explores how McLean researched sunken ships in the Great Lakes and invented a water scope to explore the ships, and how he cultivated a lifelong love of prospecting and mining for uranium, gold, silver and other minerals in Ontario.

Sharing stories from his long and colorful life, McLean encourages would-be adventurers to go out and live.

“Confessions of an Eccentric Dreamer”
By Peter James McLean
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 256 pages | ISBN 9781491751770
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 256 pages | ISBN 9781491751756
E-Book | 256 pages | ISBN 9781491751787
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Peter James McLean was a railroader, adventurer, inventor and prospector who never stopped dreaming. He passed away in 2010 at the age of 92. Daughter, Carolyn McLean Bosetti, compiled his life story.

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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