About The Author

William J. Douglas

Meet Bill Douglas, an accomplished engineer and risk analyst with a passion for storytelling. Originally from Erie, PA, Bill’s academic journey took him to Gannon College, the University of Detroit, and Penn State, where he earned his PhD in Engineering. With a career spanning the defense, mining, environmental, and computer technology industries, Bill has authored countless technical papers and two impressive books. But his love for literature and creative writing didn’t stop there. An avid reader with an active imagination, Bill pursued his dream of writing fiction and produced a captivating novel called Yellow Day.

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The central idea of the first chapter is to introduce the reader to the world of the Palmer Woods section of Detroit in 1942, and to provide insight into the luxurious and wealthy lifestyle of the Durand family.

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The second chapter provides historical background information about Henry Ford and the early years of Ford Motor Company. “On his first day of work he reported to the personnel office to complete a new set of forms. Paul entered the room with anticipation he was not disappointed.

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The central idea of the third chapter is to introduce the character of Mickey Haggerty and his arrival as an immigrant in New York in 1909. The chapter describes his journey through Ellis Island and his first experiences in the United States, including his habit of visiting taverns to quench his thirst.

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Why Read It

You can’t go back A Kaleidoscope of choices

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating world of “You Can’t Go Back – A Kaleidoscope of Choices” by Bill Douglas. Set in early 20th century Michigan, this novel is a thrilling tale of love and family drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Follow two families from vastly different backgrounds as they navigate societal pressures and their children’s futures. With historical figures and real 20th century events woven throughout the storyline, you’ll be transported to a world of intrigue and deception lurking around every corner.

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Are you ready to immerse yourself in a captivating and compelling story of love, family, and drama that spans multiple generations and takes place in early 20th century Michigan? If so, then “You Can’t Go Back – A Kaleidoscope of Choices” is the book for you!

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