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A Voyage Of Self Discovery
     

A Voyage Of Self Discovery

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by Walter Areinoff
 

In 1945, when General MacArthur stepped onto the beach at Lingayen Gulf on Luzon, he was welcomed by a woman guerilla leader whose army had fought their way north through the Japanese lines to be there. The meeting was broadcast all over the world. My mother-in-law recognized the woman’s voice as that of a childhood friend who, years earlier, had met and

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In 1945, when General MacArthur stepped onto the beach at Lingayen Gulf on Luzon, he was welcomed by a woman guerilla leader whose army had fought their way north through the Japanese lines to be there. The meeting was broadcast all over the world. My mother-in-law recognized the woman’s voice as that of a childhood friend who, years earlier, had met and fallen in love with a Filipino student at Columbia. They married and moved to Manila. When I arrived in Manila later in1945, I found them and entered into an amazing adventure in the politics of the Philippine Islands.
While I was stationed as a United States Army dentist in Manila, I discovered that a new drug called “penicillin” could be used to cure heretofore incurable Trench Mouth in ambulatory patients. On my return in 1946, I submitted a report of my findings to the Journal of the American Dental Association. It was published in May of 1947, to the acclaim of the dean of my dental school, some of my colleagues, and many government agencies.
These are just two of the unbelievably incredible experiences I had during my days as an army dentist. This accounting starts as an attempt to understand “who I am and why I came to Pennsylvania”, a question I had to answer in freshman English at Penn, one that inspired this voyage for my self identity. The search for the answer carries me and my readers through my prearmy days, my days of stateside service, my overseas war time adventures, and those of my service in the Army of Occupation.
In the end, a summation in the style of Tolstoy describes what I found, understandings that will resonate in all of us.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045303859
Publisher:
Walter Areinoff
Publication date:
09/19/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
414 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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A Voyage Of Self Discovery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Mstallpillsbury More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed this book. The author shares both his knowledge and opinions. I enjoyed the historical aspects of both dentistry and the politics of the Philippines, especially since Tacloban has been in the news. Highly recommend this book to students of WWII.