Poor Man,  Rich Man by Phillip EzzellPoor Man,  Rich Man by Phillip Ezzell

Poor Man, Rich Man

byPhillip Ezzell

Paperback | June 9, 2016

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A young boy in a small southern town, born into a world of abject poverty, began the trip that so many thought was impossible. With an alcoholic father and textile worker mother, his chances of breaking away from the chains of poverty were bleak. He was also disadvantaged by a problem that would, in the years to come, almost destroy him.

At 19, he married the love of his life, but after mustering out of the Navy with little education and no marketable skills, he had to set his goals, and following his mom’s life lessons, he excelled in every area. He began to build a life for his family that he had only seen other people enjoy.

After working many jobs, he started a career that would eventually earn him his fortune. The journey through three careers took him into the dangers of heavy construction, supporting Trident nuclear submarines, and finally the challenges and roadblocks involved in starting a business.

A riveting story covering sixty years, Poor Man, Rich Man will capture your attention from the first word.

With little education and no technical training, Phillip Ezzell worked in many areas-chemical, paint, explosive, and others-until he found the work that would be instrumental in building his fortune. A career as an operating engineer specializing in cranes carried over to a career with the Department of Defense. After reaching the top ...
Title:Poor Man, Rich ManFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.48 inPublished:June 9, 2016Publisher:Green IvyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1945379383

ISBN - 13:9781945379383


Table of Contents

ContentsIntroduction My Roots IVThe First Twenty Years 1Chapter One Early Recollections 1Chapter Two Project Kid 15Chapter Three Our New Virginia Home: 1960 22Chapter Four BLUE NAVY: 1966 32Chapter Five Lonely Days of Summer 44Chapter Six Life as a Civilian: 1968 50Chapter Seven My First Big Break 54Chapter Eight Engineers: 1969 61The Second Twenty Years 73Chapter Nine Back to Portsmouth: 1973 73Chapter Ten Finding Work 86Chapter Eleven Where in the Hell Is Kings Bay Georgia? 96Chapter Twelve Oh Florida: 1980 108Chapter Thirteen General Foreman: 1983 114Chapter Fourteen The End and a New Beginning 124My Third Twenty Years 136Chapter Fifteen Putting Us at Risk 136Chapter Sixteen Good-Bye Dad 152Chapter Seventeen Welcome Back, Tommy 162Chapter Eighteen The Big Break 173Chapter Nineteen The Gate to Hell 185Chapter Twenty The Young, the Old, and the Stupid 194Chapter Twenty-One My World Ends 205Epilogue 219