Mixed Bag

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Xlibris Corporation, Feb 24, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 205 pages
Mixed Bag is a detailed and entertaining description of how, throughout his careers, the author dealt with fear, insecurity, and self-doubt instilled during his childhood by social, economic and cultural conditions during the 1930s and 1940s in Birmingham, Alabama. Strong, insightful parents and a solid public school education equipped him to transform these obstacles into challenges and motivation for extraordinary achievement in diverse and difficult careers. These included the U.S. Air Force (Colonel, ret.), Private Industry, and Academia. He earned Masters Degrees and a Doctorate Degree from Big Ten and Ivy League Universities.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
9
Chapter 2
12
Chapter 3
28
Chapter 4
36
Chapter 5
42
Chapter 6
52
Chapter 7
61
Chapter 8
65
Chapter 14
139
Chapter 15
149
Chapter 16
155
Chapter 17
163
Chapter 18
168
Chapter 19
174
Chapter 20
180
Chapter 21
185

Chapter 9
78
Chapter 10
83
Chapter 11
94
Chapter 12
104
Chapter 13
124
Chapter 22
188
Chapter 23
191
Chapter 24
197
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About the author (2009)

Rice entered the U.S. Air Force as a Second Lieutenant in 1952, and served until retirement as a Colonel in 1977. His career included assignments as Russian Linguist, Pilot, Assistant Air Attaché (London, England), and various command and senior staff positions. He served 3-year tours in Misawa, Japan and London, England, and stateside tours at 17 locations in 10 different states. He served in combat in Viet Nam in 1967-1968, where he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary flight achievement during the Tet Offensive. His post-military careers include aerospace manufacturing, consulting and academia.

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