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Searching for Telos: With a History of Thomas & Thomas Rod Co.

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  • Thomas & Thomas Rods & Accessories - Searching for Telos: With a History of Thomas & Thomas Rod Co.
  • Thomas & Thomas Rods & Accessories - Searching for Telos: With a History of Thomas & Thomas Rod Co.
  • Thomas & Thomas Rods & Accessories - Searching for Telos: With a History of Thomas & Thomas Rod Co.
  • Thomas & Thomas Rods & Accessories - Searching for Telos: With a History of Thomas & Thomas Rod Co.
  • Thomas & Thomas Rods & Accessories - Searching for Telos: With a History of Thomas & Thomas Rod Co.
  • Thomas & Thomas Rods & Accessories - Searching for Telos: With a History of Thomas & Thomas Rod Co.
  • Thomas & Thomas Rods & Accessories - Searching for Telos: With a History of Thomas & Thomas Rod Co.
  • Thomas & Thomas Rods & Accessories - Searching for Telos: With a History of Thomas & Thomas Rod Co.
  • Thomas & Thomas Rods & Accessories - Searching for Telos: With a History of Thomas & Thomas Rod Co.
  • Thomas & Thomas Rods & Accessories - Searching for Telos: With a History of Thomas & Thomas Rod Co.

Thomas & Thomas co-founder and guiding light Tom Dorsey offers an autobiographical evolution from his childhood in a poor immigrant family to a successful fly rod designer and entrepreneur. This book is about searching for meaning and self-purpose.

  • Signed Limited Edition with embossed hardcover, 250 copies only, available exclusively from Thomas & Thomas.  Comes with an unsigned, softcover reference copy.
  • Also available in an unsigned, printed hardcover edition.
  • All books 6" x 9"

From the dust jacket:

Thomas “Tom” Dorsey’s life has been anything but a straight and narrow line. He came from a poor immigrant family, often struggling along with their neighbors to etch out a place in the world. Searching for Telos: With a History of Thomas & Thomas Rod Co. is his story.

When he was young, Tom turned to a lifestyle of crime and gang membership to find acceptance, a sort of safety, and a modicum of normal. However, he soon turned a new leaf to pursue academia and music.

After securing a BA in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he began teaching philosophy during a Ph.D. Fellowship program at the University of Maryland.

Throughout his career, Tom worked extensively as a professional bass player. In 1969 and along with his brother-in-law Thomas Maxwell, Tom threw academics to the wind and established Thomas & Thomas Rod Co. The company is now an industry leader and grows in popularity every year.

Walk alongside Tom as he recounts the most pivotal moments in his life; from learning hard, painful truths to beautiful, once-in-a-lifetime moments. Discover his love and passion for fly fishing, his search for meaning, and the rise of an innovator whose creations span generations. 




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