Uncaged Eagle – True Freedom
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by Colonel Richard Toliver, USAF (Ret.), Foreword by Ross Perot
Publisher: Saguaro Publishing Company; 1St Edition edition (2009)
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.2 x 1.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
Book Review by Kam Williams
"This autobiography tells the story of my life while
highlighting some of the tremendous people who helped me overcome
adversities I faced and become who I am today. The odyssey begins with my
family's escape from the Ku Klux Klan in the backwoods of Louisiana in 1942.
It continues with my boyhood days on dirt streets in Shreveport… It chronicles my Air Force career that included 446 combat missions in Southeast Asia... It is the story of the youngster who earned three dollars a week on his first job and ended up working for billionaire Ross Perot...
This book was written to inspire and motivate those who may still be trapped in an emotional cage of despair and frustration. Hopefully, they will be encouraged to seek the freedom I was blessed to find – the freedom to create, dream, forgive, love, and to pursue the life meant for us by our Creator."
--Excerpted from the Introduction (pgs. xii-xiii)
Richard Toliver was born in Bellevue, Louisiana in 1938, a perilous time
to be black in the Deep South. When he was just a toddler, his father became
embroiled in a boundary dispute with a racist white neighbor who was
brazenly stealing land and livestock that had been in the family for
generations. Although the social mores of the day dictated that
African-Americans were supposed to be deferential in the face of such
injustices, Dick's dad decided to stand up for himself as the provider for a
wife and five young kids.
Author, Colonel Richard Toliver and his wife, Peggy