Encounters

Encounters

by Sam Oglesby
     
 

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"Encounters: A Memoir - Relationships Journeys from Around the World"
takes the reader on a journey from a segregated village in the southern US
to exotic places in Europe and Asia. There are stops in war-torn Vietnam, a visit to an abandoned palace in Bangladesh where goats waltz on a deserted ballroom floor, a life-threatening confrontation with police in

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"Encounters: A Memoir - Relationships Journeys from Around the World"
takes the reader on a journey from a segregated village in the southern US
to exotic places in Europe and Asia. There are stops in war-torn Vietnam, a visit to an abandoned palace in Bangladesh where goats waltz on a deserted ballroom floor, a life-threatening confrontation with police in Paris and many other adventures. In these absorbing tales, the author shares his cross-cultural experiences and describes the challenges he faced in trying to become a citizen of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439264614
Publisher:
BookSurge, LLC
Publication date:
02/23/2010
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Sam Oglesby has spent most of his life living and working in Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, the Kingdom of Bhutan, Bangladesh, and other faraway places. In this memoir covering more than sixty years, he takes us through palaces, slums, a war, a revolution, and a disastrous cabaret performance. Oglesby was educated at the University of Virginia and the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. He worked as a diplomat and an international civil servant before moving to the South Bronx, where he gardens and sings in the shower.

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