Stirring Among the Playthings

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Vantage Press, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 68 pages
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Stirring Among the Playthingsis the inspired tale of how, after World War II ended, one United States soldier pulled himself up by his bootstraps to become a successful teacher and engineer.  While relating many amusing anecdotes from his Army training, Philip Hodgetts comments on many things, such as his support of volunteering and his stance against the internment of Japanese Americans during the war.  Ultimately, Hodgetts concludes his move to engineering was a lucky one that attained for him the career he'd envisioned for himself.  His funny and poignant memoir will leave you marveling, once again, at the continuously unfolding prospects of the American Dream.

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Philip J. Hodgetts graduated from the University of Southern California in 1949 with a Bachelor of Engineering degree.  Since then he has worked as a quality-control engineer and a research engineer for Boeing and for Rockwell International's Space Division.  Hodgetts has served as president of the Electrical Vehicle Association of Southern California and is a member of the board of Clean Air Now.

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