A dozen charming, insightful, and entertainingly-written reminiscences about coming of age in a working-class neighborhood in the halcyon days just before The Music Died. - P. Thomas Carroll, American cultural historian
It has been said that the past is a foreign country and that is certainly evident in these recollections. . . . Narratives like this have value in recording daily life of times past in less familiar places and circumstances and the author is a genial guide. - James F. Turk, Ph.D., educator and historian
This anthology, Secrets of The Embassy, pulls back the curtain to reveal the richness of an impoverished childhood through the eyes of a gifted young boy. The author's long and prismatic life placed him in many parts of the world where he faced all kinds of obstacles; financial, political, romantic, physical, and educational. Reflections collected here, his childhood experiences growing up in a unique Upstate New York home-the cherished fountainhead he called The Embassy-helped him meet those life challenges with an amazing degree of happiness and success. Come in and experience The Embassy for yourself.