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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Donald Morris  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1945 in Chicago, Illinois

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-- Donald Morris on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

I was born in Chicago and attended DePaul University and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Currently I teach at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

CPA since 1981. Former owner/manager of Donald Morris CPA PC, Roselle, Illinois. Professor of accounting at University of Illinois Springfield.

Published Works

    Tax Cheating: Illegal--But is it Immoral?, SUNY Press, 2012Opportunity: Optimizing Life's Chances, Prometheus Books, 2006Accounting Desk Book, Commerce Clearing House, 2011 - written with Lois Ruffner Plank, Bryan R. Plank, Christie Plank CirauloMan Speaks Dog: Dog Teaches Man, Willow Creek Press, 2004 - written with Kimberly Zuidema

Selected Titles At Your Library

Tax cheating :
ISBN: 1438442718. OCLC Number:

Excelsior Editions,. Albany :. ©2012.

Opportunity :
ISBN: 1591024021. OCLC Number:

Prometheus Books,. Amherst, N.Y. :. 2006.

"Can you recognize an opportunity when it comes your way? Even though the concept seems fairly basic, most people harbor regrets about missed opportunities that in retrospect might have significantly improved their lives. This book will give you the critical tools to sort through the complexities that often obscure the perception of an opportunity and help you take full advantage of what author Donald Morris calls "high-end opportunities"--Pivotal situations that can change your life for the better. Morris begins by developing a model of opportunity in the abstract, analyzing its elements and the contexts and frameworks that affect our recognition of opportunities. Drawing from a wide range of applications, including investing, business, law, criminology, gambling, and even religion, he shows how opportunities can be defined in various contexts. He also examines highly undesirable situations, where opportunity is lacking, such as poverty and historical instances of slavery, to further illustrate, by way of contrast, the defining characteristics of opportunity. How does a significant opportunity differ from a simple option? How does taking advantage of opportunities differ from being an opportunist? Does our ability to predict the future affect our opportunities? What do we mean by equality of opportunity? By addressing these and other probing questions, Morris shows how to develop more critical perceptions of real opportunities."--Publisher's website.

2011 accounting desk book :
ISBN: 0808024930. OCLC Number:

CCH,. Chicago, IL :. ©2010.

Man speaks dog :
ISBN: 1572239794. OCLC Number:

Willow Creek Press,. Minocqua, Wis. :. ©2004.

In this humorous book about dogs, fun, light-hearted facts and quotations are perfectly paired with entertaining fullcolor photos. Fun facts include the world's largest dog (an Old English Mastiff named Zorba, who weighed 343 pounds and was 8'3'' long from nose to tail), world's oldest dog (an Australian cattle dog who lived to be 29 years and 5 months!), the best drug sniffing dogs, smallest dogs, tallest dogs, plus facts about dogs' eyesight, sense of smell, regurgitation habits, territorial behavior, bad breath, foot problems, and more. Additionally, over 200 quotations about dogs and how they affect our lives are part of this unique, intriguing, and entertaining book.


Tax Cheating

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