This is the story of the shared experience of baby boomers as seen through one boomer's eyes from small town life on a picturesque Midwestern lake through the Vietnam experience and disillusionment and eventually finding a place in life. Personal anecdotes punctuate commentary on major news events and politics. Deeply affected by the 9-11 tragedy, the author soon found himself in the Middle East during a very troubled period. Later adventures took him to eastern Europe and east Asia. All these foreign travels provided a window to the world and a wide perspective which this author shares here along with a historian's view of our world today.
Marty Feess grew up in a small Midwestern town in the 1950 and 60s. He moved west in the 1970s. He was the first in his family to graduate from high school. He went on to college, a career in teaching, and a Ph.D. in history. He served in the army and the Peace Corps, traveled extensively, and lived in three foreign countries. This is his fourth book.