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Donn G. Ziebell, Ph.D.’s Memoir Gears Up for LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience

Donn G. Ziebell, Ph.D. piques readers’ interest with his book that shares his challenges and experiences traveling in Russia.

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Catch Donn G. Ziebell’s book display at LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience 2023.

The interesting memoir “Gorky, Russia; First man in: Memoirs from being the first American allowed inside Russia’s closed exile city” by Donn G. Ziebell, Ph.D., is ready to be displayed by ReadersMagnet at LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience on January 27–30, 2023, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.

“Gorky, Russia; First man in” tells the experiences of the author in Gorky, an exile city for political prisoners and closed to foreigners. The author, who had spent the previous 30 years working in corporate America and made a surprising decision to switch fields, was challenged by his new boss to write a business proposal to see if he could enter Russia. It so happened that several people in the organization were denied entry to Russia due to being on the KGB’s blacklist.

After nine months of waiting, the author received a positive response. One of the three Russians who received the proposal was given the green light by the Moscow Ministry of Education and the KGB.

This memoir is packed with entertaining experiences with people who never had seen an American. Readers are kept interested by the author’s vivid descriptions of the many unexpected events that occurred during his time in Russia. In spite of these developments, it was not until the following year that Gorky was made accessible to international visitors.

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Gorky, Russia; First man in: Memoirs from being the first American allowed inside Russia’s closed exile city
Author | Donn G. Ziebell
Genre | Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher | Ziebell Associates, Incorporated
Published date | March 10, 2017

Donn Ziebell’s pursuit of doctoral studies with The Union Institute University, Cincinnati, Ohio, intersected simultaneously with receiving approvals from Moscow’s Russian Ministry of Education and the KGB to present business seminars in Russia. Delivering his first in a series of lectures in August 1990, the seminar program proceeded with his sending several U.S. instructors with specific disciplines into Russia to lecture on their business areas of expertise.

Their trip reports provided original research for writing a cross-cultural experiential doctoral dissertation to receive his Ph.D. degree. Previously, his B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Rolla, and an MBA degree with distinction from the University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, expedited his earlier career in manufacturing and consulting roles within Fortune 500 corporations for thirty years, including five years in his own manufacturing consulting firm, Ziebell Associates, Inc.

His boyhood Midwest family’s values included art, letter-writing, camping vacations, and storytelling. He started oil painting during college semester breaks. His paintings create visual stories further expanded by their titles and can be viewed on and 7x5 foot painting in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library to illustrate a barter agreement with Mr. Miller’s wife; “400 Split Rails for One Yard of CLOTH”.

Years later, he wrote a series of short stories about a fictional character that attracted a following within a community of people. They affirmed his writing as greatly entertaining, and they eagerly anticipated reading the next story in the series. These stories are now contained in his book “Click-Click Klein”, which stretches imagination beyond reality just for the fun of it.

This response gave affirmation to his enjoyment of writing. Donn G. Ziebell, Ph.D., has authored three non-fiction published books of memoirs. “My Letters to a Prisoner—I had not met” is a collection of 117 letters written to a prisoner about a wide range of personal experiences. “Conceal Carry; Pause” provides his insider findings about training as he learns about being an armed citizen for self-defense.

It is a great introductory book about obtaining a license to carry a concealed gun in public. His third memoir, “Gorky, Russia; First man in,” briefly covers his corporate employment that led to an improbable career change to an organization focused on Russia.

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