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Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr. Preserves Family Stories for Future Generations in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Crimson Waterfall: The Story of the Dowdys and Six Related Families” by Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr.

This new book released by Dog Ear Publishing shares the life and times of six families connected to the author, as well as historical facts and his original adages and poetry.

History is created by the individuals who move through it, whether they experience triumph or tragedy. This new book chronicles the lives and accomplishments of author Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr.’s extended family, covering his direct line and that of six families related to it: Scarboroughs, Clarks, Westons, Wrights, Shivers and Scotts. As well as revealing true personal stories, Dowdy puts his relatives into historical context, describing little-known facts and people from the past.

Dowdy’s family contains blood ties from at least three ethnic groups: African-American, Irish and Cherokee, leading to a rich heritage. “Crimson Waterfall: The Story of the Dowdys and Six Related Families” reveals some of that heritage with such stories as how the mulatto son of a white man became a plantation owner and sent many of his 21 children to college; how a university dean and president ended up at the center of first sit-ins at Greensboro, N.C.; and how a man who started high school at the ripe age of 21 went on to become a renowned research scientist.

Readers will learn why Georgia’s readmission to the Union after the Civil War was revoked and later reinstated; how the Civil War led to the creation of West Virginia, and the extent of Southern white opposition to the Confederacy.  Personal commentaries and more than 35 original poems by the author show the true value of family and its lasting effect on individuals and the world.

Photographs, historic documents, family trees, family medical history, family bloodlines, and a listing of achievements by family members enhance this book, which was 22 years in the making. Dowdy, born and raised in South Carolina, now lives in Mitchellville, MD.

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The book is available at www.HarryDowdyBook.com; the site contains additional information.

Crimson Waterfall: The Story of the Dowdys and Six Related Families

Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr.

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2097-6                        380 pages                        $25 US

Also available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Are we ready for Real Leadership? Richard Dillard Releases New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Real Leadership! Are You Ready?” by Richard Dillard.

An award-winning performance solutions executive shares unusual insights about leadership – and how uncommon methods can significantly improve performance – in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

The only constant is change, and that’s certainly true in the business world with market globalization, rapid technology proliferation and the explosion of information. And few would question that the only variables that matter are leadership and operating culture when it comes to thriving in this type of environment. Yet in seeming opposition, real leadership remains elusive and the constructive organizational cultures they produce are few and far between. This new book by a seasoned professional with experience spanning forty-one positions in twenty-three organizations, twelve career fields and seven industries focuses on rethinking and reframing long-held notions of potential and performance, helping kindle the coals of personal transformation and strike the spark of organizational change that is truly remarkable.

“Real Leadership! Are You Ready?” distills knowledge gleaned by Richard Dillard, an expert in leadership development, performance and learning solutions, strategic planning, team building and problem solving, business process re-engineering and customer/vendor relationship management. The first part of the book is designed to simply elevate thinking by the introduction of ideas not normally associated with leadership, while the second part challenges readers to adopt a proven process for developing personal and organizational Leadership Platforms: the Leadership Enrichment LIFE-cycle (LEL-c).

Rather than offering “quick fixes” or instant solutions, Dillard cautions that working through the LEL-c with the help of this book will take commitment, time and hard work. But as he highlights, there is no alternative that “…automatically places you or your organization in a position to leverage your platform and produce remarkable results.”

Richard Dillard is a management consultant for SAIC and collaborates professionally with Human Synergistics International, AchieveGlobal®, Corpus Optima and Direct Measures International. Dillard is certified as a project management professional and has a black belt in Six-Sigma improvement methodology. A U.S. Marine Veteran and current Air Force Reservist, Dillard has both domestic and international experience with successful business turnarounds through organizational and workforce development solutions, earning high marks for his innovative best-shore program design, development and delivery. He and his wife, Stacey, have four daughters and one granddaughter. Dillard is also the author of “CultureIMPACT!™.”

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For additional information, please visit www.ready4realleadership.com.

Real Leadership! Are You Ready?

Richard Dillard

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2128-7                        160 pages                        $19.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.