T. Mullen was born in sunny St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and then moved to the suburbs north of Chicago, where he lived until he was seven. His family then moved to Ireland, which became home base for the next eighteen years. He studied architectural and civil engineering as well as business administration and spent fifteen years working outside the U.S. as a consultant regarding water resource and environmental projects in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Spending half his life in the U.S. and half outside influenced the topics Mullen writes about - including travel, history, and cultural clashes. He has written several magazine articles related to environmental issues and has also written a few books, including Wine and Work - People Loving Life, as well as Rivers of Change - Trailing the Waterways of Lewis and Clark. For more about T.Mullen and his books, check out www.RoundwoodPress.com.
Water after War - Seasons in Angolaby T. Mullen
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Water after War tells about searching for drinking water during a cease-fire. In an African country three times larger than California, joy and tragedy coexist in towns where the last buses pulled out twenty years ago, and where the last seen elephants were slaughtered to be grilled. This is a story of a gorgeous, war-ravaged land where abductions, anarchy, and strolling through minefields form part of daily life. Welcome to Angola – a strangely novel and hospitable country where each day is beautiful, though bizarre. For more about T. Mullen's books, check out www.RoundwoodPress.com
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"Angola sat on a knife edge where joy, despair, bliss, and pain balanced together." This quote from Tom Mullen's book, really sums it up. Angola was a tough place to be, but in his usual style Mullen brings out the best. Of all his books, this one shows more of the difficult aspects of working and living in many areas of Africa. I particularly like his insights in his comparison's between the life of luxury in some locations around the world and the simplistic pleasures that are appreciated out of living in hardship. Plus, the photographs are stunning.