Three Journeys is the story of three graduating engineers and the diverse paths they take during a turbulent decade. The sixties were a trying and challenging episode for both the country and the three youths, and the disruptions and ultimate triumphs of that time may well represent both the "low water" and "high water" marks for the United States.
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'Three Journeys' is a sensitive and perceptive story about three young men who graduate together and begin their careers in the early Sixties. We follow the three paths taken during the conflicts and confusion of those years. The three journeys taken are diverse but overlap -- the reader experiences the flying adventures of one of the subjects as he encounters the disturbing air war over Vietnam. The second subjest becomes involved in the space race with Russia and we become immersed in both trajedy and then the ultimate triumph of landing man on the moon (described in incredible detail). The third subject, a graduate engineer like the other two, changes his mind about an engineering career and,in a complete turnaround, decides he wants to become an artist. Although possessing considerable talent,he becomes bogged down in the counter-culture of Haight-Ashbury. This is a great story, well told, as we are taken back through the extreme contrasts of that colorful decade.