Travel may be in my DNA. I find the prospect of seeing new places and meeting new people pleasurable and on occasion exciting. I have written this book for my family and friends as a memoir of some of the fascinating places I have visited. It reflects the historical background of our country in the late 20th Century and the early 21st, and my perceptions of the world I lived in.
I grew up in Webster Groves, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb. My family moved to New York City in January, 1944, where...