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This book is sad for Alma College Nov 28, 2012
I purchased this book used so the author would not benefit financially. I am a 1979 graduate of Alma College with a degree in psychology where the author, Dr. Henry E. Klugh, taught. I think I recognize many of the individuals in this semi-autobiography. I am very sorry for all the people who were unlucky enough to be included. I believe there is truth in the stories the author writes about faculty having sexual relations with students and staff. However, I don't believe that the females were drawn to the author or any of the other faculty members he writes about. I think that is the part that is fiction. I think it more likely the young females were lured in and trapped. Do read the jacket cover free online. But instead of purchasing this book, please consider a large donation to the non-profit RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network). Because the book is very poorly written, it will never be a best seller. Still, I felt compelled to challenge this self-published semi-true version with a student perspective. By sharing the pain, the public can understand why sexual harassment prevention is so important. Today, we still need better policy, better laws and greater enforcement. I invite you to visit JHaneyRainBlog,blogspot,com.
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Sense and nonsense Nov 09, 2012
By Brown trout
I have known the author of Harry O since 1962 and still have contact with him. I knew him well during the period described in Harry O. In fact, we used to go on long fishing trips together to Montana and Wyoming. On long trips in a camper truck, guys talk about life. So I know Klugh far better than most people. I also knew the author's first wife and his two boys and have always been impressed with the woman who became and still is his second wife. The book tells much about life in a small college, a college I attended in Michigan, and it will certainly be interesting to anyone who has had any connection with a small church-related college in the USA. A few of the profs there had a remarkable record of mentoring students and sending them forth to graduate school and beyond. The author of Harry O played a critically important role in inspiring and mentoring me. I did grad work at Yale and got the Ph.D. at the University of California Irvine, then had and am still having a rather successful career in neuroscience.
I was puzzled by a review of the same book by a Mr. Wright who became a minister somewhere in the southern states. He did not like the book and accused the author of being a predator and abuser. These are serious charges, probably defamatory. Now just who was supposedly abused? This is total rubbish. It is completely out of character for the author of Harry O. What could motivate Wright to publish such nonsense is hard to imagine. Perhaps he lives in a fantasy world? If so, maybe he should write his own book for us to review.
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Story of a Predator Dec 08, 2012
I do not advocate this book. If you feel the desire to read it, please only use it in a context to understand the mind of a serial sexual predator.
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Life and times at a small mid-western college. Dec 10, 2008
By J. Reed
This narrative traces the life of a college professor at a small mid-western school. Harry O' in this story is a descendant of the O'Kane family that was described in the authors previous work-"The O'Kane Chronicles".
Harry O' was fortunate to become a full Professor and Department Head right after receiving his PHD. The story follows Harry O' through the bureaucratic thickets of academia, the emotional craziness of love and romance and his experiences on numerous trout streams and lakes with and without his many female friends.
The book may be semi-autobiographical. We learn a great deal about what Harry O' did during his tenure at the small college. But we don't learn much about who Harry O' really is. How did he truly feel or what did he learn during his various romances and academic wars? Hopefully his next effort will tell us more of his character.