PEACE AT THE CENTER contains 41 original essays, each inspired by the life experiences & sensitivity of the CBS News Emmy Award- winning author. Each essay is punctuated with excellent illustrations which help to convey themes. In an afterword, Historian Laureate Thomas D. Clark writes that this book gives meaning & dignity to the simple things that form the matrix of living. David Dick, a retired national news correspondent & current university journalism professor, writes about many subjects in this outstanding collection of essays, including the life & legacy of a gentle lamb; final days of Governors George Wallace & Bert T. Combs; insights into Mother's Day; students & farm life; insight into his own battle with prostrate cancer; & much more. Author Wendell Berry dubs this book "big hearted & companionable." Charles Kuralt says, "readers can be happy that this good man has found peace & has taken the time to pass it along to the rest of us." Readers of all ages will benefit from the captivating style & subject matter in this inspired book about worthwhile living. It is particularly recommended for readers in the 35-plus age group. This is David Dick's third book, following "View From Plum Lick" & "Follow the Storm."Dick, David B. is the author of 'Peace at the Center' with ISBN 9780963288622 and ISBN 0963288628.