The author describes his adventures over most of a lifetime across the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean seas where he pursued careers as diplomat and educator. Those years were abundant in thrills at embassies, consulates, colleges, monasteries and in the deep blue sea. These accounts range from assisting afflicted Americans to restore their lives to aiding the inhabitants of a monastery to capture coveted seafood.
One notable adventure was enabling a young Polish diplomat in Izmir to flee the “Iron Curtain“ and find a new life in New York City.
An especially troubling drama involved a young American from Chicago who was charged with the murder of two Greek seamen whose bodies were never discovered though he was nevertheless imprisoned for life, a short one as it turned out!
A modest sea craft acquired in Turkey and disparagingly named “Foukaras“ (poor rascal) provided more adventures than anticipated (see photo).
Weight 250 g Dimensions 14,8 × 21 cm Language
Pages 108 Images Drawings