Author of ’50 Years a Bureaucrat’ recalls ‘How to Really Get the Job Done’ in NEPA
From a press release:
Lackawanna Historical Society member and longtime volunteer John “Jack” G. Carling has recently released a new book, “50 Years a Bureaucrat, or How to Really Get the Job Done,” chronicling his 50 years of government service, including time with the Scranton Redevelopment Authority and PA Department of Community Affairs.
He played an important role in relocating the residents of Centralia, Pennsylvania after a mine fire threatened the town and named the often joked about North South Road in Scranton.
Carling was born in Scranton and spent most of his later years in the Pocono region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. His memoir covers his work responding to floods, tornadoes, and mine fires in a conversational style.
Copies are available for sale at the Lackawanna Historical Society (232 Monroe Ave., Scranton). The book is $18 for Society members and $20 for non-members. A book signing event will be planned for the future.
For more information, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo of Centralia from wikipedia.org