The author of "Beyond Dodge Road", James R. Pierrot, shares his life story of transition from a very difficult start in life, through trials of love and an interesting and exciting career in the military, utlimately to a career in computer science engineering. Given opportunity, and taking advantage of positive situations where available, a very successful and productive life evolved. In part, this book shares the American Dream, and is a "Made-in-America" true story of success. (Softcover, 164 pages)
Beyond Dodge Road
Fighting the Odds and Finding Success
by James R. Pierrot
I had a foreboding sense of danger at times. There was nothing concrete I could put my finger on, and certainly nothing I would fear; yet I was certain something terrible, or at least something that would dramatically change my life, was about to happen. It would take but a few short months to face that danger firsthand, and I would most definitely face it head-on in the worst winter storm imaginable on the high seas.
When Jim Pierrot dropped out of high school and joined the navy at seventeen, it did not look to outsiders like he could possibly be destined to succeed. He quickly learned to make the most of his situation though. He faced a range of exciting and dangerous situations. Whether he was delivering the governor and his entourage ashore during a nighttime squall or preventing a destroyer from running aground during a high-wind torrential downpour, Jim always pushed himself to do his best. His adventures are thrilling, and his journey from a dropout to a distinguished sailor is an inspiration. With determination and hardwork, Jim defies the odds and finds success after all.
- Softcover, Print Length: 164 pages
- Publisher: Tate Publishing (February 8, 2011)
- Publication Date: February 8, 2011