A BOOK YOU CAN JUDGE BY ITS COVER.
THE NINTH PASSAGE IS THE STORY OF AN ERA, A QUITE SOUTHERN COMMUNITY, A FORBIDDEN ROMANCE, A DEFIANT BUT TALENTED MUSICIAN, A COMING OF AGE, TRIUMPH OVER TRAGEDY, TRAGEDY OVER TRIUMPH, AND A DOG.
While attending his fortieth high school reunion Dean Collins recalls memories long relegated to the subconscious regions of his mind. Memories of Alec Driver, a WWII vet and rather eccentric musician, and Tracy Ashbury, a talented and hauntingly beautiful student in his high school choir, and the amorous relationship they formed. Their relationship aroused the ire of the small Florida Gulf Coast community and one individual in particular. His new job in serious jeopardy prompted certain influential citizens to affect his rescue. Alec and Tracy’s eventual marriage and his choir’s unprecedented success appear to vindicate Alec’s rescuers or so it seems...
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Dale O Cloninger is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Finance at the University of Houston-Clear Lake where he held numerous positions including Dean of the School of Business. Author of scores of academic papers published in academic research journals and commentaries elsewhere, including herein, he has published two texts and this just released novel. A native of Florida he and his wife currently reside in Texas. This novel although fiction is based on his experiences and observations while growing up in Clearwater, Florida.
A BOOK YOU CAN JUDGE BY ITS COVER
LIBERALS THINK I'M CONSERVATIVE, CONSERVATIVES THINK I'M LIBERAL. BASICALLY, I'M A MILTON FRIEDMAN TYPE OF LIBERTARIAN BELIEVING THAT ALL THINGS ECONOMIC SHOULD ADHERE TO LOGIC, EVIDENCE AND COMMON SENSE. READERS OF MY BOOK (WITH KIM HILL), DEATH ON DEMAND, HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME ASCERTAINING WHERE ON THE ECONOMIC SPECTRUM I FIT BUT THAT'S OKAY. LABELS SOMETIMES GET IN THE WAY OF EXPLAINING IDEAS. THE LATTER STATEMENT IS THE SOLE GOAL AND PURPOSE OF THE ESSAYS PRESENTED HEREIN. HOPEFULLY, YOU WILL FIND THEM OF VALUE.
ON THE OTHER HAND
*ECONOMIC IDEAS, COMMENTARY AND ANALYSIS*
DALE O. CLONINGER, PROFESSOR EMERITUS