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Travel Memories

Elizabeth Warren

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Hardcover. 126 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.4in.The travels recounted here are my experiences and outlook, at the end of the 20th Century. On these particular trips, I took notes and wrote them up when I got home. I have relived these years through the notes and writing of this memoir. It makes me realize how fortunate I have been to visit these countries. On these trips, I felt a continual excitement at what we were seeing and doing, and this was true in spite of physical fatigue. In Greece, I enjoyed our trek up the Acropolis and the view of Athens on that clear and sunny day was beautiful. The Parthenon was graceful even as the workmen were repairing cracks and weathered places in preparation for the upcoming summer Olympics. It was stimulating to be on a cruise with Karen Armstrong in Greece. She gave lectures about the monotheistic religions as we visited a number of sacred sites. Cape Town, South Africa, is a resort city for Europeans where history had been made when apartheid no longer governed a primarily black nation. The changes in law and the culture had been made only a few years before the Parliament of the Worlds Religions held its convocation there. Former President Nelson Mandela addressed us. Perhaps the greatest treat for me was the visit to the Soviet Union in 1989 just two months before the Berlin wall came down and the world rejoiced in the televised performance of Beethovens Ninth Symphony conducted by Leonard Bernstein. I enjoyed our visit to Spain and Morocco where we learned from Harvey Cox about the history of convivencia that describes the three monotheist religions as they found ways to live together in Spain. My last trip was with Janet Moore and her tour, Distant Horizons, to Jordan where we learned how educated and capable women live and work in that Muslim country. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781491827666

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Title: Travel Memories

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Binding: Hardcover

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The travels recounted here are my experiences and outlook, at the end of the 20th Century. On these particular trips, I took notes and wrote them up when I got home. I have relived these years through the notes and writing of this memoir. It makes me realize how fortunate I have been to visit these countries. On these trips, I felt a continual excitement at what we were seeing and doing, and this was true in spite of physical fatigue. In Greece, I enjoyed our trek up the Acropolis and the view of Athens on that clear and sunny day was beautiful. The Parthenon was graceful even as the workmen were repairing cracks and weathered places in preparation for the upcoming summer Olympics. It was stimulating to be on a cruise with Karen Armstrong in Greece. She gave lectures about the monotheistic religions as we visited a number of sacred sites. Cape Town, South Africa, is a resort city for Europeans where history had been made when apartheid no longer governed a primarily black nation. The changes in law and the culture had been made only a few years before the Parliament of the World's Religions held its convocation there. Former President Nelson Mandela addressed us. Perhaps the greatest treat for me was the visit to the Soviet Union in 1989 just two months before the Berlin wall came down and the world rejoiced in the televised performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony conducted by Leonard Bernstein. I enjoyed our visit to Spain and Morocco where we learned from Harvey Cox about the history of "convivencia" that describes the three monotheist religions as they found ways to live together in Spain. My last trip was with Janet Moore and her tour, Distant Horizons, to Jordan where we learned how educated and capable women live and work in that Muslim country.

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Travel may be in my DNA. I find the prospect of seeing new places and meeting new people pleasurable and on occasion exciting. I have written this book for my family and friends as a memoir of some of the fascinating places I have visited. It reflects the historical background of our country in the late 20th Century and the early 21st, and my perceptions of the world I lived in. I grew up in Webster Groves, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb. My family moved to New York City in January, 1944, where I attended Chapin School. It was in this fairly brief period of time in New York, my last year and a half of school, that the world opened up to me, and I wanted to know all about places like England, France and Germany. I graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1949 and married Geoffrey Warren that year. He worked for Sears and we moved around the Southwest and Midwest where we raised our four girls, Kathryn, Patricia, Michele, and Deborah. I obtained a doctorate in political science in 1970 from the University of Nebraska where we had lived, and then we moved to Chicago, the Sears headquarters. For the next 36 years I lived in Glencoe, Illinois, and practiced politics as a member of the Village Board and later as Village President. My interest in traveling is related to my interest in government and in the religions of the world. These interests are reflected in this story of my travels.

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