On June 10, 1944, a B-24 Liberator bomber loses its engines following a raid on Japaneseforces. The pilot, 2nd Lt. William H. Wallace Jr., sacrifices himself to save the lives of his seven crew members. He leaves behind a wife and an unborn daughter, Judy. Seventy-one years later, Judy receives an email from a stranger who is working on a memorial project for World War II soldiers who served in China. Beyond reading old newspaper accounts and quiet family conversations, Judy has never fully explored what happened to her birthfather, but the stranger’s questions kindle a deep desire to learn more. Death in Wartime China: A Daughter’s Discovery weaves together Bill Wallace’s odyssey… Read MoreContinue Reading
Interview with Ambika Anand Prokop, Author of Greenfeet Guides
AAFSW’s content manager interviewed Ambika Anand Prokop, Founder and Author of Greenfeet Guides, world adventure books for kids (also EFM, Dubai, Singapore, Chennai, now DC). Read the interview below! AAFSW: When did you decided to start a book/guide series yourself? Ambika: The idea for Greenfeet Guides started in 2013 while I was exploring the Temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia with my children, then 5 and 7 years old. I was incredibly excited to visit this world famous monument once “hidden” in the jungle. But I also knew that roaming around a 1000-year-old temple on a hot and humid day, might not be my kids’ cup of tea! I looked… Read MoreContinue Reading
Q&A With Joyce Hooley, Author of Outside My Skin: My Midlife Detour as a Trailing Spouse in Ghana
Joyce Hooley, an EFM and AAFSW member, recently wrote a memoir about starting the Foreign Service lifestyle in midlife, when, after 25 years of having her husband follow her career as an American pediatrician, she became a trailing spouse at the age of 55. She wrote the book to share her experience with other trailing spouses and with friends who wish to better understand the unique Foreign Service experience. Joyce gave a few moments of her time to answer some questions for AAFSW’s Content Manager about her experience with this life and about the writing of her book. More information about her book is available on AAFSW’s EFM Book List,… Read MoreContinue Reading
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