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Born To Wander Volume I By Ben Sharman
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Born in 1926, Ben Sharman grew up without a father in a working class family in the village of Burgh St. Peter, England. Despite having only an Elementary School education and going to work full time... More > as a farm laborer at the age of fourteen, he went on to have a lengthy international career that included stints as an R.A.F. Radio Operator, Labor Representative, Peace Corp Volunteer, High School and Graduate School Teacher, Agricultural Co-Operative Innovator, U.N. Agency Official and many other roles. This, his first volume of a planned two volume memoir, is remarkable for its easy reading, front row seat to English, American and the rest of the World history during WWII and the early Cold War. With humor and matter of fact charm, Ben relays his dramatic good fortune spanning many life events.< Less
Born to Wander Volume II By Ben Sharman
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Continuing where he left off from his volume I, Ben tells the remarkable stories of his international labor education organizing efforts, which spread American labor ideas and labor progress to... More > countries of all levels or economic development. Having grown up poor himself in rural England, Ben had a special heart for labor movements in underdeveloped countries, where he spent a good deal of his career educating and seeking better cross-cultural understanding. Ben also discusses his family life and after he retires, the joys of living in a warm climate and in making what he considered the best decision of his life, taking a world cruise on the retiring Queen Elizabeth II, along with his wife Elizabeth.< Less