Author Ted Bagley Talks about His Struggle to Find Inner Peace

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New Book follows the author’s unpredictable journey and reveals the toolkits to his success.

Simi Valley, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2012

From the author that brought readers The Tragedy of Darkness, a magnificent novel of love and tragedy, comes another memorable read. This time, Ted Bagley lets them glimpse My Personal War Within: “A Struggle to Find Inner Peace”.

My Personal War Within is a novel primarily set in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 50s and 60s and the turbulent days of the Jim Crow Laws, the Ku Klux Klan, and the John Birch Society. These were difficult times for those growing up black in a country struggling to give identity to a race that played such an important part of its infrastructural growth. The author carries the readers on a ride through his life from the sometimes raciest streets of southern cities like Birmingham to corporate America where he is today. He very skillfully shows how family values, relationships, the military, and education were the tool kits to his success.

“The Author has created a warm and heartfelt depiction of his life from boyhood through manhood, with memorable quotes worth reading. He takes time to explain to the readers just how important the early foundation and family values are to his eventual career success.”—Sandi Witherspoon, Attorney at Law/EEOC

“Brilliant recounting of the author’s unpredictable climb up America’s corporate ladder! However, Bagley gives us more than a run-of-the-mill autobiography; rather, he shows us how powerful a tool that a belief in your own self-worth can be in overcoming life’s obstacles.”—Rosemarie Rhodes, Judge- EEO Atlanta

My Personal War Within will be featured at the 2012 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Book Exhibit in Bologna, Italy, on March 19-22, 2012.

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About the Author

Ted Bagley, a vice-president at a large pharmaceutical company on the West Coast, was born in Birmingham, Alabama to Ted and Eddie Mae Bagley both deceased. His brother William Bagley, recently retired, resides in Indianapolis with his wife Larnell and daughter Jennifer. After graduating from high school, Bagley joined Uncle Sam’s Army where he served in the Old Guard, a ceremonial unit in Ft. Myer, Virginia. After serving for several years in that prestigious unit, he was sent to Viet Nam at the height of the conflict. At the end of his military career, he continued his degree at Ohio State and later graduated from Franklin Business Law School in Columbus, Ohio. After college, he joined the General Electric Company’s world-renowned Executive Leadership Program where he served in many capacities of the human resources field. After working his way to the executive ranks, the author left GE to join the Russell Corporation based in Atlanta, Georgia. After several years with Russell, he joined Dell Computer in Nashville, Tennessee. Bagley currently is an executive with Amgen Pharmaceuticals in Thousand Oaks California. His hobbies are bike riding, reading, skating, and minor car repair. He has a wife, Debra, and four children, Marcus, Chantal, Christopher, and Jared. The author’s passions are: public speaking, counseling, working with young people, and exercising. He has written two novels, The Tragedy of Darkness and My Personal War Within.

My Personal War Within * by Ted Bagley

“A Struggle to Find Inner Peace"    

Publication Date: October 28, 2011

Trade Paperback; $19.99; 179 pages; 978-1-4568-7958-7

Trade Hardback; $29.99; 179 pages; 978-1-4568-7959-4

eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-7960-0

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