It Was a Good Road All the Way

An Autobiography: Volume II

by Elvin C. Bell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/13/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 530
ISBN : 9781480887947
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 530
ISBN : 9781480887930

About the Book

Elvin C. Bell, a retired USAF colonel and public official, has lived a full life. In the second volume of his entertaining autobiography, he brings more stories to life that detail his memorable encounters with such iconic personalities as former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, rock legend John Lennon, Walt Disney, and a few scoundrels who also crossed his path.

Bell begins by sharing fascinating anecdotes about a variety of political and military figures such as senators and congressmen from multiple states, four Medal of Honor recipients, and General Alexander Haig. Also included are animated stories about John Wayne, Karen and Richard Carpenter, Eleanor Roosevelt, O.J. Simpson, and many others as well as little known facts about Gregory Peck’s secret philanthropic efforts and Senator Barry Goldwater’s military accomplishments during the Second World War and his monetary gifts to Native American tribes.

In the conclusion to a captivating autobiography, a former military and public figure shares anecdotes that reveal his conversations with and unknown facts about a variety of iconic personalities.

About the Author

Elvin C. Bell served sixteen years in elected public office in California and four years in the Pentagon. He is a former correspondent for Time magazine and a retired USAF Colonel. During the Iron Curtain era, Elvin led several intelligence missions into Russia, Poland, and Czechoslovakia. He also commanded a Combat Support Group, and served two special assignments in the White House—one as presidential advisor during a United States/Soviet Union summit conference. This is his seventeenth book.