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Three Lives of a Warrior Butler, P.

I feel strongly enough about this book that I have to try once again to get it posted on the website where it so obviously deserves to be.  It apparently did not get approved the first time around.  This is a non-fiction book, an autobiography for the most part, of Phillip Butler.  The author was brought up a Baptist in Oklahoma (but questioned that dogma from a very early age), graduated from the US Naval Academy, and served with the US Navy as a fighter pilot in the Vietnam War.  He had to bail out over North Vietnam and was held captive for nearly 8 years.  He came home to many military honors, earned a PhD in Sociology at the University of California at San Diego, and founded Camelot Enterprises, a professional consulting and speaking company.  He is adamantly atheistic, has served as board member and board chair of many community service organizations, and has devoted his personal life and professional career to social justice.  His book is featured in a new series of articles in American Atheist, beginning with the 3rd Quarter 2011 edition.  We are all better off because of people like Phillip Butler.  Please reconsider the initial response and post this terrific book.

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