Michael J. Kerrigan

Union League Club

Restoring Character in America was the hardest of my books to publish. The first book, Politics with Principle was written from my 30 plus years of experience as a Washington Lobbyists. The second, Courage in America was a natural outcome of gaining the trust of the wounded warriors and just guiding them on their story of successful rehabilitation.

The idea of Restoring Character in America did not come easily to me. I read endless books, articles, and visited numerous web sites on several character related topics. Initially my plan was to write a book about our law enforcement heroes. I thought this would be a logical extension of the heroic qualities of the wounded warriors I knew. I had already reported on the wounded warriors traumatic loss, their vulnerability in rehabilitation, then their comeback, the final triumph of successful rehabilitation and transition to civilian life.

In my opinion, our country… Continue reading

As readers of the Character Building Project might know, I am soon to publish a brief book on how character in America might be restored. Few dispute private character and civic virtue are in need of restoration but many doubt that goal is possible. This article is to share how I have gone about such a grand mission.

Several years ago I created The Character Building Project, a Web site designed to take a positive approach to building character and to identify examples of initiatives as well as civic “heroes” who are exemplifying and or uniquely promoting character development.

Since 2010 Wheatmark, Inc. published two of my books. The first Politics with Principle: Ten Characters with Character honored individual achievement in public service. The other Courage in America: Seven Warriors with Character focused on the courage and character of truly remarkable wounded warriors.  These great young Americans demonstrate the… Continue reading

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