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By Martin Jay Levitt, Terry Conrow Toczynski

ISBN-10: 0991205650

ISBN-13: 9780991205653

I hadn't felt anxious through the sunny, one-hour flight from Reno to San Diego. yet as I sat there on the speakers' desk on the head of the cavernous Hyatt Islandia convention room, my throat all at once felt dry. Beads of chilly sweat crawled down my brow and underarms. earlier than me, filled into the corridor round the never-ending rows of folding tables, sat 400 union males, powerful, thick-armed, sunburned workmen who had collected for the 1988 Western convention of the Brotherhood of Carpenters.

I attempted to masks my panic with small speak and smiles, yet whereas I waited for my identify to be referred to as my middle beat uncontrollably and my arms have been clammy. Then, from someplace off within the distance, it appeared, I heard my identify introduced; inside my head the speaker's voice was once muffled through my booming heartbeat and the sound of my very own heavy respiring. I don't take into accout status up or strolling to the microphone, yet all at once there i used to be, clutching the rostrum.

The auditorium fell silent. A roomful of eyes met mine, bearing secrets and techniques i couldn't learn, or dared now not. I dipped my head in order that my lips nearly touched the microphone, and with out my prepared it, a throaty sigh escaped into the sound procedure and ricocheted off the ceiling and partitions.

I had no selection yet to start: "I come from a truly soiled enterprise. ..."

--From the Foreword

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