Slaying the Dragon: The Journey from the Dungeon to the Ivory Tower (2nd Edition)

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This book is geared toward offenders under the age of 35, and is a must read for any staff who deals with community reentry, offender rehabilitation and pre-release.

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THIS BOOK IS OUT OF PRINT

By David J. Koch

This book is geared toward offenders under the age of 35, and is a must read for any staff who deals with community reentry, offender rehabilitation and pre-release.

Is achieving a successful life in mainstream society after a felony conviction or after being incarcerated any more challenging than achieving success for anyone else? According to Dave Koch, “Not really!”

One of the biggest challenges people have when they are released from prison is believing that they will be able to achieve a normal, self-supporting life despite their felony conviction. This book shows it can be done.

With nearly 30 years of proven success in a variety of careers that include Airline Transport Pilot and President and CEO of a two-time Inc 500 corporation, Dave Koch is the de facto authority on making a successful reentry into mainstream society after having served sentences in both federal and state prison.

Adopted as the foundation for youthful offender rehabilitation programs at such facilities as The Anthony Correctional Center in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, this expanded and revised second edition is a factual description of Koch’s 30-year career in the outside world after incarceration.

Koch’s compelling journey outlines the step-by-step path to achieving similar results, while simultaneously providing a motivating and inspirational discussion of the challenges incorporated in such a journey. Koch’s journey is conveyed as a metaphor where the Dragon is life itself, and any person wishing to achieve success must face life as a warrior.

545 pages. Softcover. 2009.

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