Dick Dannells


On January 23, 1935, I,Richard Dannells, Jr., was born to Alberta and Richard Dannells, Sr. in Chicago, Illinois. Since this book is my father's autobiography, he is the true author and I am only the editor. In his book, my Dad included many aspects of my life and I've added a number of additional "Editor's notes" on aspects that were intertwined with his.
From 1977 to 1991, I lived in Emmaus, Pennsylvania and was employed as a Division Patent Council for Air Products and Chemicals Corporation. This position provided me with an opportunity to make frequent trips to Europe and Japan.
In 1991, I took an early corporate retirement and moved to my present home in Pismo Beach, California. I then began my practice as Of Counsel to a San Francisco patent boutique. I continued practicing patent law for patent law firms for about 25 years, basically out of my home with regular trips to the Bay Area.
Travel has been one of my favorite activities in my life. Skiing was another one of my most pleasurable activities, which I had to give up after 50 years because my knees gave out. Now I just snowshoe in this high Sierra Nevada's in the winter and golf in the summer. For a period of 10 years, I scuba dived off the coast of California. My last dive was to the Great Barrier Reef.
Finally, as a person with a coronary disease, I make it a practice to get the fitness center for about one-hour sessions four days a week based on the advice of my physical therapist after open-heart surgery in 2010.
For more than half my life, I have attended the Unitarian Universalist Church and have volunteered for everything from usher to president.
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What do you read for pleasure?
History for nonfiction such as Ken Follett's Edge of Eternity, Winter of the World, and World without End.

All John Grisham books for fiction.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I listen to a lot of audiobooks.

I also read Ebooks on Kindle as well as hardback books from the library
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Captain Richard Dannells An Autobiography 95th Infantry Division
You set the price! Words: 61,400. Language: American English. Published: December 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Mechanical
This is an autobiography of a truck farmer's son who went from not quite rags to not quite riches. He was told he would never amount to anything after his father died at the age of 15. He went from a one-room schoolhouse in the early 1900s to college in the 1920s. Through much struggle and hardship, he graduated from Purdue University with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering in 1929.