Colonel Vaughan Witten’s three published books are now available on the author’s website. The website provides the author’s biographical information as well as details on how and where to purchase his books.
The author, Colonel Vaughan Witten, was born on February 18, 1935, in Anawalt, West Virginia, in McDowell County, a small coal mining hamlet of around 2000 inhabitants. He was born to two beautiful parents: Arlene Walker Witten of Martinsville, Virginia, and Alphonso Witten, a coal miner and Baptist minister from Anawalt, West Virginia. Audrey (dead), Sandra, Janita, James, and Emma are Dr. Witten’s five siblings. Mother and father died in 2000 and 1991, respectively. Dr. Witten received his education in a modest one-room schoolhouse with one instructor who taught six different grades in various parts of a small space.
At the age of 15, he graduated from Washington High School in London, West Virginia. He joined the Air Force when he was 17 years old and served for 27 years, including three deployments in Vietnam and tours in Thailand, Japan, Greenland, Iceland, Greece, Portugal, the Azores, and the Philippines. He was awarded the Bronze Star and rose to the rank of Command Chief Master Sergeant, the highest enlisted level.
Witten finished three books, which are listed below:
His recent book, “The Journey: Appalachia to Paradise to Purgatory,” is an autobiography of the innocence, happiness, and final disappointment of a West Virginia coal miner’s son who sees his country on the slippery slope to immorality and cultural destruction as he journeys from the coal fields to the military and the highest levels of academia. This novel tells the story of a skinny, hard-nosed, hard-working West Virginia boy who believes in his family, the West Virginia-Appalachian culture, and the goodness and righteousness of the United States of America. It is a type of “rags to riches” story, from the coal fields to a Chief Master Sergeant in the Air Force and a Ph.D. from a world-class university. He describes a liberating journey and appreciation for his country while witnessing the creeping erosion of the American culture and principles he knew as a young man.
Witten’s previous book, “Black Escape From Freedom,” brings forth a unique, relevant, and powerful observation and contribution of personal and academic insight to the issue of racial history, dynamics, and influence on black thinking and behavior in present-day America. It provides a relevant thesis for the reasons that many blacks choose to escape from freedom instead of making the more difficult but beneficial choice to escape to freedom.
His other book, “Learned Helplessness: The Poison Pill Threat to Black America,” discusses the self-destructive behavior of the American black male and his delusional belief of victimization by white society as the primary reason for his failure to acclimate and succeed in today’s capitalistic America. This engrained worldview thereby sufficiently blinds him and the general Black culture to the concept that discipline, sacrifice, and industry are their only escape from their dilemma instead of their rearview blame, pity, and destructive behavior. This helplessness, learned and absorbed in their psyche, negates any macro attempt to thrive as an independent, self-sufficient, and competitive subculture in America.
Visit the official website here: https://colonelvaughanwitten2.com/.
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