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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris (March 22, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142574348X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1425743482
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,458,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Robert A. Semenza was born in New Rochelle, New York, where he attended St. Joseph's Elementary Grammar School and graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School, in White Plains, New York, in 1952. He attended Iona College in New Rochelle, where he majored in accounting, graduating summa cum laude in 1956 with a degree in bachelor of business administration. He was awarded the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Medal for excellence in accounting and was included in Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 1956.

Mr. Semenza has pursued two careers, spending thirty-three years in accountingwhere he became a certified public accountant in New York State and a partner with the international accounting fi rm of KPMG Peat Marwick, and seventeen years as a professor of accounting at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.

His career in accounting enabled him to travel to many parts of the world and to become an active member of the accounting profession where he served on numerous committees. He was a nationally recognized expert in the field of employee benefit plans and has given expert testimony on the subject in Washington DC before a joint committee of the United States Congress. His professional honors include induction into the National Honor Society of the Institute of Management Accountants and to the Forty-year Honorary Member Club of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

The honor he is most proud of is his induction into the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle Inspirational Hall of Fame.

During his tenure at the university, he lectured in the fields of accounting and auditing and coauthored a book on corporate scandal entitled Enron and Beyond. He has been included in Who's Who among America's Teachers.

Mr. Semenza has always sought to balance his business careers with his personal life and actively participates in a variety of endeavors, including downhill and cross-country skiing, sailing, windsurfing, roller blading, kayaking, and biking.



He has been married to his wife, Marie, for fifty years, and they have three children and four grandchildren. He currently divides his time between Hamden, Connecticut, and Saratoga Springs, New York. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


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Just received book and I can't put it down. I too am from Calabrian decent and I have always been proud of that. This book has opened my eyes and brought back allot of memories. I always admired my grandparents especially for all their hard work to get to the USA but never truly realized how difficult life was back then.Cant wait to finish!
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