William C. Prentiss Releases Political and Personal Memoir
In "One Man In His Time: A Memoir" (published by AuthorHouse), author William C. Prentiss inspires readers with his insightful new memoir detailing the many triumphs and struggles of his daily life which took him from a small town in Illinois to the White House.
"The book reviews the amazing variety of parts that I have been called on to play in my lifetime," says Prentiss. "Despite the variety, I achieved much in all of them, which I hope may encourage others."
As a child of the Great Depression, Prentiss grew up in a middle class home, and he was successful academically and in sports. Though his adolescence was marred by some behavioral and emotional problems, Prentiss overcame his setbacks and went on to college and later the U.S. Air Force. His work as an intelligence officer took him from Pine Castle AFB in Florida to North Africa on three occasions.
Upon his return, Prentiss worked as a teacher and administrator, first at the Florida Military School in DeLand, Fla., and later at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Fla. His strong anti-war feelings led to his heavy involvement in politics and his work on Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign as well as his experiences at the 1972 Democratic National Convention. His later volunteer efforts, which included working with troubled youths in his Operation Comeback Program, earned him an invitation to the White House to receive President Reagan's Volunteer Action Medal.