A memoir by any other name...
The odyssey of a lawyer and law professor?
The voyage of one who has lived a long and interesting life?
The autobiography of a man who has suffered heartbreak and tragedy as well as great happiness and good fortune?
Actually it is all of those—the engaging recollections and provocative reflections of a nonagenarian! From being an out-of-step drum major in high school to an intercollegiate fencer at Yale, the author was an attorney for the S.E.C. counter-sabotage investigator for the Army Air Corps, U.S. Navy deck officer, military governor in Korea, practicing attorney, Ohio assistant attorney-general, college and law school professor. He suffered the unimaginable loss of an only child and then of his lovely wife of thirty-four years. He lived about half his life in Ohio and the other half in California. From the depths of despair, he found an incredible new life and many years of happiness with a wonderful second wife and four loving stepchildren, only once again to suffer the tragic loss of the youngest of those! Along the way he traveled widely throughout the world, encountered unusual and fascinating people, and has written books of his life as a lawyer, of the vicissitudes of his California law school, and of eighty years of travel. This one is about the thoughts and adventures of. his continuously evolving private life—which now includes not only the fabulous wife of twenty-six years and the three great stepchildren, but a daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law, five grandchildren, two granddaughters-in-law, one grandson-in-law, and three great-grandchildren—with two more on the way! — GEORGE N GAFFORD