Jack’s small-town high school life in 1958 was perfect. But not for long!
For senior Jack Barton and his three inseparable friends, time was running out. Adulthood, and separate ways, loomed just past graduation. So they tried to do what any teenagers would – cram as much fun as possible into their remaining days. Unfortunately, hormones, calamity, adversaries, government, and career decisions all complicated matters. Would their bonds survive the turmoil? Find out in this wonderfully-written, heartfelt, coming-of-age classic about friendship and finding one's future.
Jack Barton’s former life completely vanished after graduation. With his house demolished for a freeway, his parents migrating to Florida, and his life-long friends all moving away, Jack would never be able to go home. Now, he was on his own in a large university town hoping to become an Air Force fly-boy. Rooming with a Japanese-American student brought connections to a small group of ethnic Japanese. However, that affiliation also brought animosity from those who still blamed World War II on anyone who appeared to be a “Jap.” As the conflicts escalated and intensified, Jack had to decide if he would go “all-in” to support his new friends at the risk of his own future, or simply walk away and abandon the fight for justice.
Like an earthquake it strikes without warning, shakes our foundations, and leaves a wake of destruction.
Who's to Blame? is for anyone who's ever been caught up in the Blame Game. Linssen takes us on an intriguing journey to unmask and overcome our addiction to blame. Poignant real-life examples illustrate key points. There's even a rescue plan in case you're the one caught in blame's crosshairs. This book could be a game-changer for you personally; and, if you're in a key leadership role, for your organization as well.