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Some readers complained about the abrupt end of Desert Sailor on the San Francisco waterfront in 1946 so the WW II sailor published a sequel that takes him and his bride through a new and much more enjoyable series of peacetime adventures.After his honorable discharge from the navy Fitch went to Harvard College as a GI Bill student. He fell for a pretty Irish Radcliffe girl in a Spanish class. In his senior year he won a Sheldon Travel Fellowship, graduated on a Thursday in June 1950 and married Claire Thompson the following Sunday.Three months later they were in South America. Follow their "Extreme Economy Class" travels, in which they covered 13,000 miles by rail, jitney, bus, truck, ferry, steamship and bulk grain carrier, through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.Note from the AuthorBuyers of this book become contributors to a noble cause.
I donate all royalty income to Fisher House Foundation.This charitable entity provides free lodging to needy families at 64 hotels, to date, near military hospitals from sea to shining sea.This makes it possible for our wounded warriors to be visited by their loved ones. It's my way of showing gratitude for the current generation of warriors who serve, protect and bleed for all of us.fisherhouse.org
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1517675537