Promotion Denied: 04/19/10
Promotion Denied by Joseph Hoffler is a memoir that promises to out line acts of racism in the form of denied promotions at the USAF Academy. The book chronicles Hoffler's military career until the point where he was denied promotion to colonel and the aftermath of that decision.
As a self-published memoirs, the emotions in Promotion Denied are raw and uncensored. As this book is one man's very personal recollection of events, it's impossible to form an educated opinion of his allegations based on what he's written. I had hoped to see more evidence (interviews, surveys or other data).
The writing is technically competent. It's overly formal in places but that's understandable given his long time military career. What's lacking though is the next step, the point where the author leaves his story and expands his search to include other stories. In this regard, the book leaves me wanting more.
I received a copy from the author for review.