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By Floyd McGowin

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Norman Floyd McGowin Jr. used to be born right into a filthy rich kinfolk whose W. T. Smith Lumber corporation ruled the small city of Chapman in Butler County in south Alabama. kin completed contrast in company, politics, the humanities, and society. Floyd grew up, as he positioned it, in the course of "periods of our region's and country's background that experience encompassed momentous social, political, financial, and technological switch. extra came about within the final two-thirds of the 20 th century alongside those traces than most likely in the course of any similar interval. My lifestyles has been complete and engaging, and i've been privileged to understand lots of people and be inquisitive about occasions that illustrate swap in either the actual features of existence in addition to the values that have an effect on it." therefore whereas in that "era of my lifestyles among energetic employment and impotent geezerhood, the place I see issues with extra readability and fact than previously," he determined to jot down a memoir in order that his grandson Peter and different kids "might larger comprehend what's varied and what's an identical in regards to the past." His tale unfolds in 3 elements: kin, early schooling, and atmosphere; Yale college and the Marine Corps; and his years in enterprise. "It is my wish that this publication can pay enough tribute to these humans and instances that experience shaped mine," he wrote.

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Norman Floyd McGowin Jr. was once born right into a filthy rich family members whose W. T. Smith Lumber corporation ruled the small city of Chapman in Butler County in south Alabama. kin completed contrast in enterprise, politics, the humanities, and society. Floyd grew up, as he placed it, in the course of "periods of our region's and country's background that experience encompassed momentous social, political, fiscal, and technological swap.

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