I am very excited (and jealous,. a bit, of course) about the arrival of John’s third book–this, a memoir about the first part of his life. He has nearly finished writing three books on his adventures around the world.
John’s book tells about how he was dragged off a train in central China by Communist soldiers. As a former U.S. naval intelligence officer, John, accused of espionage, fights for his free
dom—and possibly his life—during a brutal interrogation by counter-intelligence agents. Physically and mentally exhausted, he stands for 15 hours under a barrage of accusations and demands in Chinese, prodded to his feet with rifle butts whenever he collapses.
Throughout these pages the reader is plunged into unexpected situations that John encounters–some frightening, some outrageously funny, all gripping.Such life-threatening situations are no strangers to him during his First Nine Lives. After graduating from Harvard in 1947, he charges through adventures in a dozen countries, culminating in Korea, where he organizes a brilliantly
successful shipping and trading business employing 300 people–and nearly crashes a plane carrying 40 passengers.
—–The book is being published by Amazon’s CreateSpace and, as soon as it is available, I’ll have it posted here with a link to enable purchasing it.