Dad, the Man Who Lied to Save the Planet: 12 Timeless Virtues Handed Down to a Son by an Everyday Dad

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Shadow Mountain, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 105 pages
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From his growing-up years in Los Angeles following World War II, James Pratt shares with us 12 lessons he learned from his father that he has found invaluable to his perspective on life today. The title comes from a lie that his father told in order to get into the army during World War II in hopes of saving the world. His father taught him that a lie was only O.K. when it was something that you are willing to die for. Jim's father struggled to make a living and after a couple of years of college, Jim dropped out in order to help his father's business. That opportunity brought Jim many powerful educational experiences about life and what is most important. Customers will relate to the themes of hope, love, faith and family. "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling author shares twelve lessons he learned from his father's example about commitment and honesty and getting along in the world.

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Contents

Introduction
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CHAPTER
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CHAPTER
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Copyright

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About the author (2003)

James Michael Pratt, businessman and author, was born in Southern California. He attended California State University at Northridge and Brigham Young University in Utah. He has worked in real-estate development and investment advertising. His self-published novel, The Last Valentine, sold 10,000 copies in six months before being bought out by St. Martin's Press. It then sold more than 100,000 copies in three months, reaching number 29 on the New York Times bestseller list. His other novels include: The Good Heart and Paradise Bay.

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