Houston, TX: Normandy House Publishers, 2001. B&W sketches by Hugh L. Ratigan. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED and Inscribed by Author on front free endpaper; thick 8vo (9 3/8" x 6 1/4" x 1 1/2"); black cloth with gold lettering on spine; Illustrated with B&W chapter headings by Hugh L. Ratigan; 434 pages +  Ads. Weight: 1 lb. 13 oz. Very Fine / Fine. Item #6742
Dr. Jack Bacon, a futurist and technological historian, is also a motivational speaker and lecturer on technology with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is also a Founding member of the Science National Honor Society, and a Recipient of the US Government's Exceptional Achievement Medal.
The title, "My Grand-father's Clock," uses the title of a 19th century British song often played by marching bands or as Bluegrass. The clock, which is as old as the grandfather who owns it, seems to eerily know the good and bad events in the grandfather's life.
This fascinating historical fiction develops key events over 28 generations of a reconstituted and highly generalized "Baconian" authorial heritage that helped shape technology and religion over a thousand years of Western Civilization.
This well wriitten and dramatically satisfying--though ununual--narrative recalls the TV program "FInding Your Roots," but with more richly developed historical episodes. INSCRIBED/SIGNED & in EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION in all respects.