Arlyne O’Gara’s new book “The Flying Bridge Syndrome” is a stirring memoir that recalls a man’s life on earth and the impact he left in his career and in his family

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Recent release “The Flying Bridge Syndrome” from Page Publishing author Arlyne O’Gara is a real and awe-inspiring account of a man who sailed the world with honor and braved through the challenges of Alzheimer’s.

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Arlyne O’Gara, an educator, entrepreneur, community leader, and generous United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) benefactor, had completed her new book “The Flying Bridge Syndrome”: a personal and heartfelt retelling of one man’s incredible voyage across the waves of life. This promising Navy captain’s story will move the readers’ hearts as the tale of the life he lived is unraveled in these pages.

Arlyne O’Gara shares, “The flying bridge is a naval term for the topmost part of a ship. Midshipmen are taught that the flying bridge is emblematic toward always seeking ones best and striving for the top.

You will join Captain William R. O’Gara on his personal, exclusively exciting, and one-of-a-kind life experiences. He was a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, US Navy captain, and outstanding traveler. And how he dealt with the evolving and dreadfully persevering complications of Alzheimer’s disease for fifteen years all epitomized the flying bridge syndrome of success.

Honored as a graduate marine engineer in 1950, recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Award from the US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), and business degree recipient of Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania, MBA) and New York University (MPA) prepared him to cofound two undeniably unique and successful businesses, the Prison Health Services and Ships Parts Inc.

USMMA (Kings Point) was a lifelong focal point for the O’Gara’s generous philanthropy, establishing a unique and highly valued scholarship, the O’Gara Honor Society, and presenting Alzheimer’s cultural educational programs to the USMMA midshipmen.

William’s quick wit, sense of humor, enviable business successes, exciting experiences, plus a genial face-off with Alzheimer’s disease were constantly framed by a subtle, underlying love story of his wife’s steadfast devotion.”
Published by Page Publishing, Arlyne O’Gara’s moving testimony carries the real-life journey of her beloved husband when he lived a thrilling life bearing feats against life and its complications.

Losing her man to Alzheimer’s, O’Gara bares her heart out in the hopes of inspiring other people about a life her husband had incredibly lived well.

Readers who wish to experience this loving work can purchase “The Flying Bridge Syndrome” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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