The Banner Press - Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Brenham, Texas

Dippel's book receives Montaigne Medal Award

By Tara Dreyer
Staff Reporter

Brenham National Bank chairman Tieman Dippel has won the Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal Award for his book The Wisdom of Generations.

The book is based on Washington County history and values.

Only two books are awarded the Montaigne Medal each spring, which is an additional distinction beneath the Eric Hoffer Award umbrella and it is presented to the most thought-provoking books.

This spring, Dippel received the award along with Goerge Carrano, Chelesa Davis and Jonathan Davis for their book Project Lives.

“The Montaigne Medal is given in honor of the great French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, who influenced people such as William Shakespeare, René Descartes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Eric Hoffer,” according to the Eric Hoffer Book Award website. The award recognizes “books that either illuminate, progress, or redirect thought.”

In addition to receiving the Montaigne Medal, The Wisdom of Generations is the sixth book in the award winning and critically acclaimed Language of Conscience Series. It previously won the Bronze Award for Philosophy in ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Selection and holds a five star Clarion Review.

The U.S. Review of Books describes Dipple’s book as “an island of logic in tumultuous world, it’s also a legacy for our children.

“This book should be read and studied by our elected officials and public leaders before attempting to lead us into the future,” according to the review.

“As the author points out, everything that lives either changes or dies, but the way a nation or a person changes will enable that person or nation to survive and continually renew itself or create its own annihilation.”

Eric Hoffer Award

The U.S. Review of Books

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