Indiana Tech Alumni, Donors, & Friends: Featured Stories: August 2011
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Written by an alum of Indiana Tech, The Greater Generation, tells the story of a group of boys growing up during World War II and the trials, memories, and difficulties they experienced while striving to protect and live the American Dream.
The Greater Generation by Phil Holt
The Greater Generation by Phil Holt. You can purchase this book on the Vantage Press web site.
Written by: Mike Peterson, alumni director / August 2011

Indiana Tech alumnus, Phil Holt (BSEE 1961), lived quite an extraordinary life growing up in the midst of what many have dubbed the "greatest generation". Prior to his death in December 2010, Holt wrote a colorful memoir detailing his days as a young boy during World War II, dropping out of high school, serving his country, dealing with the struggles of segregation, becoming a man, and even graduating from Indiana Tech (Chapter 9).

The book is titled The Greater Generation and was published by Vantage Press in April 2011. It is a compelling read that will stir various emotions as Holt shares the joys and struggles of a boy and his neighborhood pals, known as “the Suffolk Square Kids”, from Malden, Massachusetts – journeying from poor children to successful men. Along this journey, the reader will be engaged in wonderful lessons from this pivotal time in American history.

After graduating from Indiana Tech, Holt found success as an engineer, a mathematician, and even as a businessman. He spent time as an engineer working on submarines, missile systems, Sputnik, and Explorer; served as director of the Aerospace Corporation in California; presided as president of a computer software consulting company which he owned; and served as senior vice president of Lorlin Test Systems in Massachusetts.

If you would like a copy of Mr. Holt’s book, please visit VantagePress.com. Information on his book is provided below.

  • Phil Holt
  • ISBN 12:978-0-533-15734-1
  • 145 Pages
  • Price: $13.95

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