Presidents, Kings, Astronauts, and Ball Players: Fascinating People I Have Known

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Vantage Press, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 163 pages
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If you measure a persons worth by the company he keeps, then Vernon R. Alden is a very wealthy man. In this captivating memoir, Alden recounts many experiences with world-famous personalities he met while serving as president of Ohio University and as a member of several corporate boards. Aldens encounters with such greats as President Lyndon Johnson, Walter Cronkite, Neil Armstrong, Dinah Shore, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis are the stuff of which real networking is made. Along the way Alden was also able to work on such prominent projects as the Economic Opportunity Program and Appalachian development legislation. Readers will be enthralled and entertained as Alden relives his meetings with icons and highlights the human side of famous dignitaries.

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