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Monk's Travels - People Places and Events

Edward A. Malloy

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC

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Summary

A memoir of adventures around the world, meetings with famous figures, and journeys both physical and spiritual, from a former president of Notre Dame. 
 
Anne Tyler wrote a novel called The Accidental Tourist about a man who is forced to travel but does not want to have any new experiences...My goal on my trips has been just the opposite: not to do anything too foolish, but to be open to an endless round of new experiences and possibilities . . . 
 
Father Edward Malloy never planned to share his trip diaries with readers throughout the world. Affectionately known as “Monk,” the president of the University of Notre Dame just wanted to record where he went, what he saw, and whom he met along the way. But good reading attracts readers, and good travel writing takes those readers along on the journey. Both apply to Monk’s Travels. 
 
Carrying readers to destinations ranging from New York just after September 11, 2001, to Europe, the Mediterranean, Latin America, Africa, and the Far East, Monk meets and experiences the local residents and their customs. But he also comes in contact with such notable personalities as Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush, Martin Luther King Jr., Pope John Paul II, and Taiwanese Premier Lien Chen and President Lee Teng-Hui. His reportage of these places and personages opens the world to readers of all faiths and interests. Monk’s Travels shares its creator’s personality, hopes, spirituality, and emotions—and will interest anyone curious about higher education, Catholicism, travel, or recent history. 
 
Includes photographs
Available since: 07/01/2010.
Print length: 224 pages.

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