Title: By Way of Luck; How Chance Shaped a Storied ...
Publisher: A Work in Progress, Kent, CT
Publication Date: 2015
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Brand New
Dust Jacket Condition: Brand New
Signed: By Author
Edition: First Edition.
A brand new hardcover. Signed by the Author on June 6th, 2015 in Kent Connecticut at a book reading and signing event at the Kent Memorial Library. First Edition, dust jacket, Fine collectible condition. Perkins is attributed with fathering the concept that lead to the conservation of over 30 million acres of US Military and related lands in the United States. A colorful autobiography. We ship fast. Bookseller Inventory # 011958
Synopsis: What s Luck Got To do With It? Everything! says author Jim Perkins. His colorful recounting of the oddly circumstantial events in which he has played a central role is proof of that. Sheer luck much of it good, he says put him at the center of the changes engulfing the media industry during the second half of the 20th and into the 21st century. In this book, largely about people caught up in extraordinary events, he tells stories of actors and directors, writers, editors and publishers, of advertising agencies and television executives, of communications and financial conglomerates and of the people who run them. His influence is today commonly seen in the blossoming of on-line shopping and the transition of delivering voice and data communications from wire hung on telephone poles to multi-use, wireless, hand-held, digital devices. Yet the most extraordinary story of all is how his commitment to the outdoors and the environment, by luck alone, led him to initiate a land, water and wildlife conservation program that today encompasses more than thirty million acres of public lands in the United States.
About the Author: Writing By Way of Luck would be a struggle, author Jim Perkins knew. The baring of little known tales of celebrated friends and business colleagues as well as of himself he saw as a daunting if not self-serving task. Finally, at the urging of admirers aware of his truly inventive career, coursing from editing to publishing to advertising and over the last 35 years to the evolution of electronic media, he relented. How could I say no? he asked. I m a media wonk. I write. I edit. I produce, I promote. It s what I ve always done. Why not write about the people and places I know best, however revealing the stories may be? Jim s influence is today commonly seen in the blossoming of on-line shopping and the transition of delivering voice and data communications from wire hung on telephone poles to multi-use, wireless, hand-held, digital devices. Yet the most extraordinary story of all is how his commitment to the outdoors and the environment, by luck alone, led him to initiate a land, water and wildlife conservation program that today encompasses more than thirty million acres of public lands in the United States. With his wife Judith, Jim lives in rural Connecticut where he has notably taken on land issues, water issues, Native American issues, and uncategorized environmental issues arising from public indifference and neglect. On climate change, he says, getting your arms around the issue is impossible for an individual. But if each of us tends to our own backyard, as neighbors and concerned citizens collectively we can have a positive effect on our shared environment. His successes, he says, are satisfying. Jim is an alumnus of Dartmouth College and of the United States Air Force, the two institutions giving definition to his life and to the importance of family.
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