What Were Men

What Were Men

by Joseph Lee


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More than seven thousand Koreans were guest workers in West Germany from 1964 to 1975. Author Joseph Lee was one of them. He worked in the coal mines on a three-year contract with the goal of saving money to earn a doctorate. In What Were Men, Lee shares a collection of stories from his life, including his personal experiences in the mines. He bears witness to the will and the ways of Koreans in Korea and abroad who acted boldly in spite of the difficulties they faced.

In this memoir, Lee discusses the various segments of his life. He offers entertaining stories about himself, his wife, and acquaintances who are flawed and so very human.

What Were Men narrates the story of a young Korean man who courageously unfolded his will for the future, who thought positively, and who practiced all things together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532026331
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/23/2017
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Joseph Lee taught high school in Korea, worked almost four years as a coal miner in a German mine, and earned a PhD from a German university. A lecturer and researcher on teacher policy at the National Institute for Educational Research, hes also been a professional lecturer on industrial manpower training. Lee has written several books on education, sociology, and psychology. He immigrated to the United States in 2015 and lives in New York City.

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