Biography recounts centenarian’s life, shares lessons for readers
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Biography recounts centenarian’s life, shares lessons for readers

Henry Bretton announces release of ‘A Dream, Shadows and Fulfillment’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Henry Bretton returns to the publishing scene with the release of “A Dream, Shadows and Fulfillment” (published by Xlibris), a biography chronicling the moments and lessons in his remarkable 100 years of life.


“A Dream, Shadows and Fulfillment” recounts Bretton’s 1938 escape from Nazi Germany, his U.S. military intelligence service and political science career. He also shares to parents the lessons learned after the suicide of his son.


Bretton describes his book as a “rags to riches” story of an immigrant, and offers a “last chance to capture WW2 memoirs from ‘The Greatest Generation.’”


“I believe my life story was unique, dramatic and uplifting. After my 100th birthday, I wanted to record my story. I also wanted to share life lessons learned after the suicide of my son,” Bretton shares.


A snippet from “A Dream, Shadows and Fulfillment”:

I have often been asked how it felt fighting my former fellow citizens. My usual reply was, “Think of the American Civil War.” Throughout the war, I never saw German soldiers as enemies. I considered that war a war of liberation.


“A Dream, Shadows and Fulfillment”

By Henry Bretton

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 148 pages | ISBN 9781524565480

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 148 pages | ISBN 9781524565473

E-Book | 148 pages | ISBN 9781524566593

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


About the Author

Henry Bretton was born on May 18, 1916, in Berlin, Germany. He earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from Yale University in 1947; a master’s degree with honors from University of Michigan in 1948; and a doctorate degree from University of Michigan in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army, reaching the rank of first lieutenant, and received multiple medals in addition to being awarded the Bronze Star. His most notable professional appointments include: distinguished professor emeritus at S.U.C. Brockport, SUNY; Fulbright lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Innsbruck, Austria; visiting professor of political science, University of Ghana, Ghana; visiting professor of political science and head of department, University of East Africa, Kenya; and visiting professor, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (Fulbright exchange scholar). He has published numerous books, articles, reviews, and major reports and papers. He also held professional and governmental appointments, and received recognitions including being listed in “Who’s Who in the East” (17th and 18th edition) and “Who’s Who in America” (41st, 42nd, 43rd and 44th editions).

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