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Dead Serious and Lighthearted, Beautiful Bouquets, Fire Recovery Guide

Mack Borgen books

National award-winning author, Mack W. Borgen, a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of discusses the release of Volume I (Years 1957-1976) and Volume II (1977-1993) of his latest book series entitled Dead Serious and Lighthearted – The Memorable Words of Modern America. In these books, Borgen introduces history in an entirely new way by the exacting presentation of its “Memorable Words.” With thoughtful explanation and brilliant commentary and without the litany of “isms” and “ologies,” the Memorable Words of Modern America are presented one by one – the fascinating and frivolous; the tragic and momentous; the eloquent and bumbling; and the touching and endearing.

How do you create beautiful, lush arrangements with flowers and branches from your own garden? With a few simple tips from Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian, you won’t be spending extra dollars at the florist but may be planting your future bouquets.

How does land and its inhabitants recover after a devastating fire? With this fire recovery guide, you’ll learn to identify the actions you can take to benefit your land and the biodiversity you steward.

Bio: Mack W. Borgen is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a national award-winning author for his prior books, The Relevance of Reason – The Hard Facts and Real Data about the State of Current America (Volume I – Business and Politics) and Volume II – Society and Culture) which were released in 2013. Both books won a number of national book awards.

He is a native of Montana and was raised in the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest. Upon graduating from the University of California (Berkeley) with Honors in Economics, he delivered the last university-wide student commencement address before heading east to law school.

Upon graduation from law school, he went on to serve more than four years in the U.S. Army. Thereafter, he lived and wrote in Europe for a brief period, and then returned to the West Coast where he began a long career in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Orange County, California simultaneously practicing law and writing about various economic, political, and social matters.

He has devoted much of his time to the writing the three volumes of Dead Serious and Lighthearted - The Memorable Words of Modern America – (Volumes I-III). The books present those Memorable Words” – the real currency of American life – which by their passion eloquence, prescience, or wisdom frame our history and reveal our past. The author hopes that the books will help, in their own quiet way, lift the spirit of our country and help lessen the discord and rancor of our national conversation.

He has also taught adjunct professor courses at Rutgers University (Camden, NJ) (The History of the Labor Movement), the University of Virginia (The History of the Supreme Court), and various law courses.

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