Have you ever been publicly humiliated, called hate-filled names, bullied in school, endured rude insults, or told you’d never amount to anything? Son of A Soldier gives you real hope to overcome obstacles and face adversity, while achieving your own personal potential. Eddie is a West Point graduate, former U.S. Army Officer, Airborne Ranger, and Green Beret. He is also a successful business owner, father, and husband. Eddie grippingly shares shocking family secrets discovered after his parents died. His story will encourage every reader.
Authored by Eddie Williams
List Price: $19.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
Publisher: E&M Williams Consulting Group LLC
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By Amazon Customer on March 5, 2016
I had the pleasure of not only meeting Eddie in person, but he was mentor as well. Because of him I was able to not only perfom better at my current job, excel enough to the point to where my peers and boss can see the value in me. Regarding, the book I was shocked at things he overcame to become the great man he is today. I passed his book to a good friend hoping, he too can find a way to better himself and make changes in his life.
By Amazon Customer on October 24, 2015
An inspirational story of success. Provides a great insight into the lives of biracial individuals and their daily struggles to succeed, but Eddie Williams tells a great story of getting it done.
Now I Understand the Man a Little Better
By Heather Martin on September 28, 2015
I found this book both moving and enlightening. Growing up in Canada I wasn’t really exposed to the kind of discrimination that Mr. Williams describes in the book. So to it was a real learning experience to read about it. I have met Mr. Williams several times and taken quite a few of his classes. He is a poised, humourous and thoughtful man. I now understand why.
A true story of perseverance for today’s world
By Seth Beckeron on July 28, 2015
Although I have known Eddie for since we were classmates at USMA, I did not know his full background until I read the book. He was an inspiration 30 yrs ago and is still one today. His life illustrates that if you are determined and and work hard, you can persevere no matter where you come from. This is truly something that is so permanent in today’s society. Race discrimination is certainly a pressing issue in today world and Eddie clearly demonstrates that a person can rise above it with the proper mental perspective!!
An American Life
By Patrick J Dalyon on June 23, 2015
This is the narrative of an American life. It touches on many of the key social, political, and societal aspects of the last 60 years of American history, told from the personal perspective of a man who made his own way and picked his own direction, against the grain of what might have been expected of him during those times.
There are some interesting parallels and divergences from the narrative of President Obama’s early life.
I knew Eddie at the Military Academy where we were classmates. The book brought back a lot of memories and filled in a lot of blanks in my recollections. So I have a personal connection to the story and am extremely grateful that Eddie wrote it.
…me yesterday and I knew instantly that I would enjoy it after reading the Author’s note
By James F. Dwyer on January 15, 2015
A friend of mine gave Eddie’s book to me yesterday and I knew instantly that I would enjoy it after reading the Author’s note…and to confirm my feelings, I finished reading it in one day!!! What an inspiring story….and the twist at the end is incredible!!!
Well Done Ranger Eddie!
By MG Gordon B. Davis, Jr. on November 3, 2014
Written by a West Point classmate and Ranger School teammate, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Eddie Williams tells a warm and very personal story of courage, character, resilience, and Family love which all combined to teach him life lessons that have shaped who he has become. From humble beginnings with loving parents, supporting teachers and friends he made it to West Point, successful service as an Infantry, then Special Forces ODA Team leader before leaving the Army due to consequences of a severe injury he knew would eventually limit his ability to serve. His story is one of how to overcome the obstacles and hardship of life through love, hope and faith. To a special man, husband, father and classmate – Well Done!
You will enjoy the book and come away feeling good for having …
By Mark Martell on October 8, 2014
Eddie is a neighbor and I have known him as a friend and upstanding person. I never knew the challenges he encountered over the course of his life. After reading his book it gives you warm feeling that no matter the obstacles thrown at you in life we all have choices. Eddie had parents that knew very well the obstacles they and their children would face and they took the high road. Eddie decided at an early age that he would do what it would take to be successful and he succeeded beyond what most would or could attain. If you ever thought that you just can’t do it or the cards are stacked against you, read this book and you will realize that you also have choices. You have within yourself what it takes to forge ahead and make a difference for yourself and those around you. Eddie should be proud of his accomplishments and his service to family and country. You will enjoy the book and come away feeling good for having done so.
By Danny Kofke on August 17, 2014
Many of us face obstacles in life. In his book, Mr. Williams details the challenges he faced and how he overcame these with persistence and the right attitude. It is easy to sit back and complain that the deck is stacked against us but that does nothing to improve our situation. I love stories like “Son Of A Soldier” because they inspire and give us hope. I highly recommend this book to those looking to get the most out of their God-given talents and abilities!
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By Amazon Customer on May 18, 2014
At times while reading this book, I felt like I was sitting at Eddie’s kitchen table talking with my friend once more. I have known Eddie for many years and can honestly say he was true to himself here. His story is real and inspiring. His writing will move you and make you want to take that next step toward your goal. If you are in need of inspiration, I recommend “Son of a Soldier” to you.
By Socrates on May 6, 2014
Such a great book. Tells a story touching time in history. Eddie is a family friend of ours and is such a great guy.
Son of a Soldier- hard lessons for a good life
By Don Sandoon on November 30, 2015
An introspective journey through an American life- with lessons for us all. Eddie Williams captures the essence of life, leadership and happiness. Let it be said “well done!”
Colonel Don Sando, Retired
USMA Class of 1981
By Paula Martinez on October 19, 2015
This review is from: Son Of A Soldier: success is not a snapshot of where you are but measured by the obstacles you’ve overcome (Paperback)
I went to Harry Ells High School (’77) with Eddie so I was really interested in reading about his story. Although we were friends, I never really knew all that he had endured as a bi-racial young man in the early 70’s. I knew he was a driven and purposed young man, but it wasn’t until reading his story that I got the whole picture of who he was and who he is now. We all knew upon graduating high school that Eddie was going to West Point, but that’s where it ended for us. Reading about all he went through during his military career was truly inspiring and is a testimony to the strength and perseverance he learned from his parents’ example to him as he was growing up.
The overall message of his story, the sheer perseverance and drive and courage that he displayed throughout his military career and all that he was to uncover and accept is truly inspiring to anyone who has or is experiencing any kind of hardship, self-doubt, persecution, or a past that is difficult to accept or understand. His is a story that exemplifies what it means to live a life of faith and purpose and that having a strong foundation of self-worth, confidence and respect for one another and what each of us bring from our backgrounds and cultural traditions truly allows us to be accepting and tolerant of one another.
Thank you Eddie for sharing your story – I know you are helping so many folks in so many different ways. I pray you continue to be who you are, following where you feel God is leading you and being a positive role model for so many!
A proud Ells Falcon!!!!!!
“Son of a Soldier!” A powerful journey!
By Paula Gon on July 23, 2015
Eddie Williams states that “everyone has a story” but for Eddie Williams, the story is a powerful portrayal. There is so much depth to his journey and each step along the way is a magnificent and teachable moment! What resonates is the power and depth of the love between his mother and father and what they endured, as a couple, during such hateful times. Couples today could learn a lesson or two from this courageous husband and wife and what it means to truly love someone beyond one’s own self. Just a beautiful, beautiful love story. Also a story of courage and overcoming the obstacles and being diligent on the journey to success! A great read! Thank you Mr. Williams!
By John S Feighton on February 15, 2015
An inspired story that anyone can read and be motivated and uplifted. I literally read it in a day and could not put it down. This book shows that our past may provide context, but it does not define us or put limits on our dreams. You’ll be glad that you read this book. You’ll want to tell others about it.
By Phantomflyer on January 28, 2015
Just finished reading Son of a Soldier and enjoyed it very much. Eddie has had an amazing life. I so admire his parent’s example of courage and wisdom. Clearly they greatly influenced Eddie’s ability to keep his head on straight, think positive, and move toward his life goals, even when faced with negative people and worse. Eddie’s story helps us feel the pain and injustice of segregation and inspires us with the power of one family and one person to lead us toward the “promised land” of good race relations. Moreover his personal story and teachings in the book provide a great guide for living a successful life. Shortly after finishing the book, I had the honor of meeting Eddie and can say he’s the real deal; a wonderful person and a great patriot.
By MasonNeck01 on September 13, 2014
Disclaimer: Eddie was my “Ranger Buddy” in US Army Ranger School. He inspired and motivated me to push through to the very end with, to take from Winston Churchill, ‘blood, sweat, toil, and tears.’ His book is equally inspiring. He didn’t talk about his background at the time, but now I understand better the steel forged in his early years and honed in the Army. When I read his book, I felt energized again and ready to get back into the ring.
By James H Starnes on August 26, 2014
Love this book and the author! This is Eddie’s story, unfiltered and authentically put together. The lessons are great and will challenge the way you see the world and lead in the future. Buy it, give it as a gift, let it be a part of your own story!
By Marisa Pensa on July 1, 2014
I have known Eddie Williams as a great facilitator for many years but had no idea of the personal struggles he overcame and his family overcame. This book is not about Eddie Williams though; it is about life and persevering through the good times and bad. The mix of history, stories and real-world application make it inspiring, educational and entertaining to read. I highly recommend both the author and the book!
By R Peter Catlin III on June 3, 2014
The life story of Eddie Williams, whom I am proud to call a friend, is a refreshing story of decency and perseverance.
Unlike many contemporary autobiographies, without self promotion, Eddie celebrates the the importance of trying to do what is right despite what life throws your way, and the many opportunities to do otherwise. He shares insights of his own and others throughout, not in a preachy way, but effectively. This is not a self-improvement book but Eddie may lead you in that direction by example, and with humility. Eddie’ s life is interesting with unusual and unexpected revelations. My first recommendation of this book is to my adult children.
By Robert Cairns on May 12, 2014
Inspiring, and an excellent historical perspective. Eddie’s achievements are inspiring! I would recommend this book to high school students, especially!