"In the mid '90's I started writing my recollections of working on the Niagara Power Project. After writing several stories, I realized there was a lot more to tell. In 2005 I placed a newspaper ad inviting former project workers to meet at the Sportsman Club in Niagara Falls. Over time, the seed of that meeting grew into a network vine. Seven years later, after many trips from South Bend, Indiana, to Niagara, and hundreds of phone, email, and written correspondences the manuscript was finished.
"I developed a personal relationship with all the subjects in Hard Hats of Niagara. Today they are as my brothers, having shared this moment of their lives with me. From the time I started this work, up to its publication, five of them have passed away.
"I am honored to count myself among these special men and women who swept in on the finger of God and majestically created this living project in three short years. A great number of the workforce on the Niagara Power Project, the likes of Andy Cole, were World War II veterans in their mid thirties. These were the men who were members of America's greatest generation. They possessed a determination and work ethic spawned by the Great Depression and forged in the battlefields of World War II and Korea. The Niagara Power Project was their crowning opportunity to turn all the adversity of earlier decades into a constructive living entity which has endured into a new century. It also gave them the prosperity they so justly deserved. Their character was imbedded in all of us from a younger generation, impressing our work ethic and development."
Ken Glennon has been a lifetime writer. He has been published in many periodicals. As a consultant he has written numerous technical and safety manuals for the construction, power generation, steel, automotive, and hobby industries. He attended Indiana University and is past president of Write on Hoosiers, a literary magazine. Ken also has written an adventure/fantasy screenplay. He has a pending book of poetry as well as a biography.
|Publisher:||Dog Ear Publishing|
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