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Full Circle: A Dream Denied, A Vision Fulfilled - by Theodore Jerome Cohen

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Solly's dream is for his son Teddy to one day become a concert violinist. Eventually he comes to understand and to endure the heartbreak of knowing that the dream never will be realized. As Solly watches, life takes Teddy from gifted violin student to adult engineer and scientist, leaving no time for the career in music Solly so dearly wants his son to pursue. In the end, there emerges the essence of redemption as Teddy returns to the violin late in life and fulfills his and his father's vision. The story, which is a work of fiction based on real events, will fascinate readers from ages ten to one hundred who are interested in radio, communications, and music and in how it was to grow up in a family whose members trace their heritage to that great wave of immigrants that crashed onto America's shores in the mid- to late 1800s.

Published by AuthorHouse Publishing Company.

Theodore J. Cohen, PhD, holds three degrees in the physical sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been an engineer and scientist for more than forty years. He received his first amateur radio license in 1952 and is better known in the ham community by his call sign, N4XX, than by his name. He has published more than 350 papers, articles, columns, essays, and interviews in the technical, scientific, ham radio, and popular literature, and he is a co-author of The NEW Shortwave Propagation Handbook (from CQ Communications). As a youth, Dr. Cohen studied the piano for eleven years and the violin for nine. He was the concertmaster of his high school's orchestra. In 1956, the last time he played violin for many years, he was named co-first-chair of the Milwaukee All-City Senior Orchestra. After a fifty-year hiatus, Dr. Cohen returned to the instrument in 2006. In mid-2007, he was accepted as a member of the Bryn Athyn Orchestra, which was formed in 1926 and is based at Bryn Athyn College, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. At BAO concerts, Dr. Cohen plays a Jonathan Cooper copy from Guadagnini's Tourin period (late Eighteenth Century) with a Manoel Francisco bow. He combines his love of music and electronics by experimenting with his Zeta "Jean-Luc Ponty Signature" electric violin and J.G. Bottoni bow.

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