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The Art of Exile: A Vagabond Life

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Description for The Art of Exile: A Vagabond Life Hardcover. An unforgettable memoir from bestselling travel writer John Freely Num Pages: 256 pages, 16 bw integrated. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; BM; HBLW; HBTB; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 127 x 25. .
By the time he was six, John Freely had crossed the Atlantic four times. His childhood was spent on the mean streets of 1930s Brooklyn, where he scavenged for junk to sell and borrowed money for books; his first love being Homer's Odyssey. He was 15 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and 17 when he enlisted in the US Navy and embarked on the first great adventure of his life: joining a clandestine unit that helped the Kuomintang fight the Japanese. He served for two years, 96 days in combat and a total of 344 days overseas, which sparked a ... Read more

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About John Freely
John Freely(1926-2017) was born in 1926 in Brooklyn. In 1944, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the US Navy and spent the last two years of World War II serving with a commando unit in Burma and China. In 1960 John and his family moved to Istanbul, where he taught physics and the history of science at ... Read more

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Imagine Zorba the Greek as a wandering Irishman from Brooklyn and you have the beginnings of John Freely. His odyssey has been a wild ride across continents, a microcosm of modern history. Freely is a born storyteller and an expert on everything from mysticism to physics to the back streets of Athens, Istanbul and Venice. The only danger of reading ... Read more

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