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The Friends of Texarkana Public Library welcome native Texan and current Texarkanan author Harry D. White for a visit to Texarkana Public Library to discuss LUCKIER THAN MOST: ONE MAN'S STORY OF RESILIENCE, LUCK AND THE STEADFAST BELIEF THAT LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT.
Luckier Than Most is the author's true story--one of a generation born in the decade following World War I, who “spent their childhood in great poverty and then, while still in their teens, were sent off to distant lands to fight in the next world war. Raised during the Great Depression, Harry and his family struggled to find a better life, desperately in search of the American Dream and a place to call home. Uprooted 19 times by the age of 16, Harry learned early how to cope with the harsh realities of a chaotic life. His childhood was spent on freight trains and hitchhiking back and forth across country, being sent out to beg for food to feed his family, working the fields of California and living out in the open under an old oak tree. His determination to distance himself from an unhappy childhood led Harry to a life in the United States Army and into two war zones (World War II and the Korean Conflict)."
Harry D. White was born in Big Spring, Texas on March 5, 1925. He spent his childhood on freight trains and hitchhiking back and forth across the country with his family. Following a decades-long career in bomb disposal and the U.S. Army Infantry, Harry and his wife Barbara have raised four children and are now enjoying retirement in Texarkana, Texas with their dog Valor. Since retiring, Harry has made sure that others are able to enjoy the companionship of their dog as much as he has. That’s why he’s spent the past 19 years serving as a TDI (Therapy Dogs International) Evaluator as well as offering dog training classes. They say everyone has a book inside them. Harry certainly does. At the urging of his children, he decided to put his story down on paper. The result is Luckier Than Most.
Please join the Friends of Texarkana Public Library in welcoming local author Harry D. White for a fascinating evening.
Luckier Than Most is available for purchase ahead of the discussion at Amazon.com
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