Beyond My Horizon: An Educational Odyssey & Combat Memoir
Author: Claude Regis Vargo
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 260 pages
“Share the author’s journey in Beyond My Horizon. Fall in love with the lifestyle of one of the world’s most beautiful hotels; survive the sieges of the hell-holes of Hue and Khe Sanh, Viet Nam; and stand beneath the stone archway of Cornell University. Here is a tale of determination, drive, and a courageous ride through life that you will not want to stop reading. In this engaging, compelling, and inspiring book, Claude Vargo mesmerizes the reader. He eloquently describes his life and the hard work that transformed him from being a youthful academic failure to graduating summa cum laude in just two years in midlife from the Hilton College at the University of Houston while simultaneously attending Cornell.
If Claude did it, you can too! This book is chock full of humorous anecdotes, academic timesaving tips, and common-sense tricks to achieve your scholastic and life goals.
Beyond My Horizon is a must-read for anyone who has a real desire to do well in college, go back to college, or finally make a change and pursue any lifelong dream. Vargo’s odyssey not only is a heartfelt and sincere effort to inspire the reader to go after life goals but also helps the reader believe he or she really can accomplish any goal.”
Vargo has written a one of a kind book. It doesn't fit neatly into your standard book genres as it takes the reader on an inspiring, informative and entertaining journey. In his book Beyond My Horizon: An Educational Odyssey & Combat Memoir he takes us on an inspirational journey. We see how he has survived so much in his life - including a war. His book is not just some self-centered story that looks at his personal life but it blossoms into a self-help road map that readers can follow dealing with higher education, PTSD and even on how to handle college debt.
The author reminds us that if he did it then you can too - and he really means that. He challenges his readers to improve their lives. The book is heavy with self mocking and making fun of his short comings with education. His late life wake-up call to get an education is certainly inspiring. The book is worth your time and money to buy and read it.
Reviewed by: Bill McDonald (2010)