It is a portrayal of major events of my life and those of my wife.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
“I had traveled to nearly 60 countries and worked in about half of them, some several times,” explains author and world traveler Job Kitchin Savage. “I had some interesting stories and wanted to preserve and share them with others.” This in mind, Savage now shares his adventures in “Tarboro to Katmandu” (published by AuthorHouse).
“Tarboro to Katmandu” is the autobiography of Savage’s unusual life of 90 years. In this memoir, he talks about the interesting aspects of life in hometown Tarboro, N.C. - education, athletics, social and economic conditions during the Great Depression – and how these factors shaped his life. He writes of the marriage to his college sweetheart, his four years in the army during WWII, the seven years of college under the GI Bill to earn a Ph.D. and his employment with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington followed by 20 years of work overseas in 53 countries as an agricultural development consultant.
When asked what he wanted readers to take away from his story, Savage responded that he hopes readers see the uniqueness of their lives, how they deal with changing situations and more cultural observations such as how foreign countries differ in the way they cope with common problems and the lovely and unusual sights he and his wife encountered in many of the places they visited.
Savage summarizes his book simply, stating, “It is a portrayal of major events of my life and those of my wife.”
About the Author
Job Kitchin Savage was born on his father’s farm November 2, 1914. He began school in a two-room country school, and at age 8, when his mother died, went to live with his aunt in Tarboro N.C. Savage earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from North Carolina State College and a Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin in agricultural economics. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington DC. Retiring in February 1972, he worked the next 20 years as an agricultural development consultant in some 30 countries, some more than once. In addition he travelled in at least 30 or more additional countries sightseeing. Savage had also served four years in WWII as an anti-aircraft officer and retired from National Guard in 1965 with rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His memoirs were written at age 90, and at age 93 he penned another work, “Life in Ethiopia.”
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