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Wherever I Go . . .: A War Baby's Tale by Robert M. Jackson

Robert Jackson was born November 6, 1944, at the dawn of the atomic age. In the midst of the deadliest war in history, processing began that day to enrich the plutonium used in the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. The following day, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to an unprecedented fourth term. Is it any wonder, then, that this war baby has had a life-long fascination with politics?
Jackson's tales begin with the life lessons learned in the contradictory world of post-war suburbia and his family's ordeal during the 1952 polio epidemic. His rites of passage included living thousands of miles from home at ground zero during the Cuban Missile Crisis and working in a racially-divided steel mill at some of the most dramatic moments of the civil rights movement. Jackson provides a front-row seat to the political and social upheaval of the late 1960s, and his international adventures include Central America during the civil wars, Berlin as the Wall tumbled, and Russia as communism died at the ballot box.
Jackson's memoir is more than a recounting of first-hand political experiences. He invites the reader to join him on a spiritual journey as he searches for a deeper understanding of the American political spectacle and the issues of war and peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499392838
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/12/2015
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Robert Jackson is professor emeritus of political science and a former dean at California State University, Chico. He attended the University of Michigan and the University of Oregon. His area of expertise is international education and political culture. Jackson has traveled extensively working on international training contracts and educational exchanges. For thirty years, he edited a book of readings: Annual Editions: Global Issues. He has published numerous journal articles and produced three educational television programs. He resides in northern California where he has been active in a number of non-profit organizations. He is married and his three children and four grandchildren.

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