Item description for Unintended Consequences by Byron M. Church...
"Unintended Consequences" is an entertaining, provocative, and informative memoir by real estate developer Byron M. Church. In this engaging slice of American business and social history, the author recounts his fifty-year residence in Colorado Springs and garners interesting tales of social camaraderie in business and travel. Eloquently written, Church presents a unique mix of history, regional growth, and celebrity roster that includes a well-known Texas billionaire family. Filled with photos and documents that give life to the story, "Unintended Consequences" offers readers a captivating glimpse of a Golden Age in America.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Dec 17, 2007
Publisher Amer Literary Pr
ISBN 1934696048 ISBN13 9781934696040
Reviews - What do customers think about Unintended Consequences?
Good read Jun 11, 2008
Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (6/08)
Byron Church provides an easy-read account of his life of ups and downs in Colorado. At the time the Church's were living in Colorado, it was the hot spot for treatment of tuberculosis.
Mr. Church talks of his first real estate ventures that didn't work out and how he made some enemies in the community he lived. But he had dreams and knew if he socialized with the right people and marketed his properties the right way he would make it.
In "Unintended Consequences: A Memoir" he talks about his time as a teacher at the extension center at the University of Colorado. Not qualified to be a teacher, he nonetheless accepted the assignment and found he learned so much from his students. During this time, he also began writing practical-advice articles for journals.
"Unintended Consequences: A Memoir" is interesting book that shows all of us that with determination and a good plan we can reach our goals.
My Intentions Mar 17, 2008
I choose to read a book to experience positive feelings and/or for a learning experience. My intentions were realized when I experienced an aray of emotions throughout the reading of Byron Church's book, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES. The joy of learning more about the beautiful and vibrant city of Colorado Springs; the laughter from humor found within different chapters; and the intelectual stimulation of good or bad business decisions based on experince and vision, all were found in this inspiring book. Really good books are worth reading for a second time. This book remains close at hand for a second reading.
An excellent read of 'days gone bye' Jan 23, 2008
This is a very enjoyable book and a highly recommended read! In particular, the passages about the author's relationship with heirs to the H.L. Hunt fortune are much more than just entertaining. For those who are unaware of the history of H.L. Hunt, in 1946 Life magazine asked the question: "Is He The Richest Man in the World?" Hunt was a legendary oil figure.