Appalachian Free Spirit

A Recovery Journey

by Duke Talbott

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/20/2019

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781982232924
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781982232917
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781982232900

About the Book

Gnosticism, Buddhism, and Taoism coupled with the Twelve Steps provide a road to recovery for an Appalachian former Peace Corps Volunteer in Somalia and infantry sergeant in Vietnam to find a new way of life salvaged from PTSD and the long-term addiction that followed in its aftermath. Draws on numerous letters written to the author’s parents from Somalia and Vietnam half a century ago.

About the Author

DUKE TALBOTT, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of History at Glenville State College. A born and raised Appalachian he had a professional career challenged by addiction but with recovery found a great new life of happiness and peace while eventually being elected to public office. He is the author of Agricultural Innovation in Colonial Africa: Kenya and the Great Depression.