Ric Morgan

I Can See Clearly Now!

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Besides the best-selling and award-wining and nominated book, Keep It Simple and Smart, I have other books for sale through my web sites or other resources.

My first book, The Train Of Tomorrow, was published in 2007 by Indiana University Press. The Train Of Tomorrow is a 211-page history of the dome car concept train built by General Motors in the late 1940’s. With over 200 photographs, drawings and documents, the book follows the Train from concept to being scrapped and recovery of one car. Includes the 28-month tour diary, and detailed section of specifications with photographs.

The Train Of Tomorrow is a 211-page history of the dome car concept train built by General Motors in the late 1940’s. With over 200 photographs, drawings and documents, the book follows the Train from concept to being scrapped and recovery of one car. Includes the 28-month tour diary, and detailed section of specifications with photographs.

The General Motors Train of Tomorrow

The Train of Tomorrow was a concept train built by General Motors to promote the sales of diesel locomotives by its Electro-Motive Division. It featured newly crafted dome cars. Completed in 1947, the four-car train began a 28-month tour of the United States and Canada. Eventually sold to the Union Pacific, the cars were put into daily service. In the mid-1960s, the cars were sold for scrap and believed lost. This book restores the Train Of Tomorrow to its rightful place in history. It includes nearly 200 photographs, drawings, and documents, as well as the diary kept during its inaugural tour.

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“This book is clearly an example of an obsession carried to its best and highest use. Several years ago, Ric Morgan saw a photo of General Motors’ Train of Tomorrow, and he was hooked. He followed every lead and devoured every detail. The resulting book is a masterpiece.” – Kathi Kube – Managing Editor – Trains

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“I am the librarian and archivist at the Ogden Union Station that houses the Utah State Railroad Museum. The museum happens to own the last remaining car from the Train of Tomorrow. It is the Moon Glow, the lounge car at the end of the train. I began volunteering at the Union Station 10 years ago. I became aware of Dr. Morgan’s original manuscript and long efforts to publish his work. Thanks to Indiana University Press, the book has finally seen the light of day!! And what a book it is. A record of an entire train from design concept through building and operation and ultimate death through scrapping except for one remnant…the aforementioned Moon Glow.”

“Dr. Morgan’s text is unique in that it takes one on a ‘walking’ tour through the train as if you were back in 1947 and being personally escorted through the locomotive and each car. The photographs are extensive, covering everything from full length photos of the train to the air conditioning system, dishes and silverware in the diner.”

“The reviewer for Trains, the most popular rail fan magazine, called the book a masterpiece and I couldn’t agree more.” – Lee Witten – Ogden, Utah

What, Me Worry?!

In Uncategorized on August 30, 2012 at 11:44 pm

A new release for August, 2012 is the 200-page 1,001 Things to Worry About. This book will surprise you in a number of ways and something that will be enjoyed by thousands of people.

Billions of people a day worry about things both large and small. But just how good or bad is worry? And if you are going to worry about things what are the things to worry about that make you life more productive, rewarding and richer.

You are not only going to want a copy of this book for yourself, but you are going to want to buy copies for the members of your family, friends, co-workers and many others in your life.

Comments about this book include such things as: “I learned a valuable lesson from the first minute I opened this book”…”every mental health professional should have a copy of this (book) in their waiting room–this book is genius”…this is a book I want to keep handy as a reminder of how to live my life”…”this book lays to rest a lot of things I have been questioning–it is the answer.”

Nothing Like a Good, Old Book

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Another new release for August, 2012 is the first volume of an ongoing set of anthologies called The Bedtime Reader: Volume 1, Classic Tales . This first volume is classic short stories by well-known, well-liked and respected authors like Mark Twain, Sir Arthur Doyle, Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen Crane, plus many others. The 400-page edition also contains a new, modern short story that is sure to please the readers.

The Bedtime Reader is not just for bedtime reading, but good for when you are traveling, want to sit for just a few quiet minutes and have something to read, or even as a gift for others to enjoy. The book has the complete, unabridged stories and not just stories that are edited excerpts. The font is large enough to make reading easy and comfortable.