The book begins with a lawyers’ life on the shores of the St. Clair River just north of Detroit. This is where I spent my early summers and recovery from an experimental surgery which miraculously saved me from loss of ability to walk. After that some adventures of childhood are explores including a couple of adolescent years catering to rich kid at a summer camp for the male offspring of Detroit’s Gross Point automobile company executives.
The stories move on to a move to Los Angeles after 4 years in the then Army Air Corps, an engineering degree from Stanford and a few of the memorable events as an executive of a Santa Barbara “Think Tank.”
The vastly truncated series concludes with a fictional proposal for a solution for he world’s myriad problems through a perpetual hierarchical corporation designed to last a thousand years. Oddly, he proposal seems appropriate to the early 21st century.
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About the Author
William Hanna is a retired professional engineer with California registrations in Fire Protection and Industrial Engineering. He is a Stanford graduate and has spent much of his 50 year career in fire-related technology development including management of the development of the 7-year federally-funded FIRESCOPE wildland fire management program (as a principal in Santa Barbara’s Mission Research Corporation).
Hanna also pioneered the application of computer-based systems to command and control of urban law enforcement and firefighting resources.
The FIRESCOPE Program concepts are now being applied world wide and computer-based public safety system management applications are also presently found in most larger government settings.
Mr. Hanna presently lives with his wife, Sylvia, in Cambria, California. He and Sylvia are presently collaborating on a new book about a legacy winery in the Chain d’Or mountains of California.