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Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  William J Bahr  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1947 in Hays, Kansas


-- Website -- http://www.LibertyKey.US
-- William J Bahr on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=William+J+Bahr

E-Mail: -- Bill@LibertyKey.US


Illinois Connection

Bahr lives in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bill Bahr is a retired telecommunications executive. A graduate of West Point, he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, working in Germany, Cambodia (the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh), and Korea before moving into commercial telecommunications. Along with earning three masters degrees and two patents, Bill held marketing/sales directorships at major corporations. His work helped spark the revolution in facsimile machines and the build-out in cellular systems and the internet, with both Bill and his products receiving many public accolades.

Now volunteering in a number of community service organizations, Bill is an active participant in Rotary, VFW, and CHARACTER COUNTS!, where he has served in various leadership roles. In his spare time, Bill unabashedly admires George Washington. The new book George Washington's Liberty Key is a result of Bill's curiosity and extensive reading about Mount Vernon's Bastille key and the extraordinary, enabling, and ennobling character of George Washington. Bill lives in Chicagoland. You can find out more about his research at www.LibertyKey.US


Speaking Engagements

Yes. Open for most speaking opportunities. Nominal/traditional fees. Contact GWLK@ibexsystems.com

Selected Titles At Your Library

George Washington's liberty key :
ISBN: 1537323377. OCLC Number: 966450807

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"This book is about the most interesting key ever made, which now hangs in the central passageway of George Washington's Mount Vernon mansion, helping to greet over a million visitors a year. The main key to the Bastille prison in Paris, it was given in 1790 to Washington, the patriarch of liberty, by his missionary, the Marquis de Lafayette, who took the "sacred fire of liberty" he discovered in America and tried to fan its flames in France. Become a history detective and find out how this unique key was made, how the man who made it helped kill a king, and how it made its way to Mount Vernon. Along the way, learn about the interesting and unexpected twists and turns made in unlocking the doors hiding the truth about the key, which some (incorrectly) argue is a counterfeit. Then learn what Washington and Lafayette each believed was the "key" to establishing and maintaining liberty, and what went right and wrong in their respective revolutions. Finally, learn how the key continues to inspire a world-wide devotion to freedom."--

Strategy pure and simple :
ISBN: 1986671054. OCLC Number: 1050365531

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"This new book unveils powerful moves to win most anytime, anywhere. Includes many new, highly effective ways to win easily and ethically, in competition and cooperation. Useful in politics, business, war, sports, and games. Written by a successful corporate director and West Pointer. Makes protecting yourself much easier! The essence of winning can be distilled from principles common to all successful human action. Of many actions open for examination, two are highly important: competition and cooperation. Studying competition yields insights on winning in fights for rights or interests. Studying cooperation brings skill at winning in groups with shared goals. To cover these subjects, you can read the books of master theorists from Sun Tzu, through Machiavelli and Clausewitz, to Drucker and Deming. You can also read about master practitioners from Ulysses, through Napoleon and Lee, to modern-day captains of industry and esteemed statesmen. To aid you in such effort, this "philosophy of strategy" tries to consolidate, integrate, and improve upon the works of these master strategists. Distilling the essence of competition and cooperation, it reveals the universal rules of winning, those simple yet critical formulas which change a situation to your advantage. In doing so, it crystallizes the powerful methods of attack and defense for your use in virtually any application, whether it be in general life, business, games, sports, politics, martial arts, or war. By presenting strategic action from such a high-level vantage point, this book helps change strategy from an art to a science. In doing so, it provides almost any interested student with the pure power of strategy. Because the development of strategies often means developing better options, the author includes as a supplement his handy new idea generator: "Instant Productivity: 101 Ways to Create.""--