A Conversation With Maverick Traveler

I was lucky enough to have the chance to speak to my friend James Maverick about topics that have interested us both for a long time:  travel, languages, politics, and society.  He’s always on the move, and you have to catch him between countries!  I’m confident that listeners will find this podcast to be wide-ranging and very entertaining.

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Seeking One’s Fortune, And Meeting George Washington

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François-René de Chateaubriand (1768-1848) was a French writer, diplomat and historian famous for his posthumous autobiography Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb.  The book is appealing for its admixture of blunt honesty and romantic reflection that capture the spirit of the times in a way that enables the reader to feel he is a participant himself.

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