A newly recovered memoir from the Greatest Generation. Humor and history combine in the journey of a Jewish boy from Escanaba, Michigan to the heights of power in New Deal Washington, World War II London, and Marshal Plan Paris. Firsthand accounts of historical figures from Franklin Roosevelt to Gertrude Stein. The author escapes assassins in Lisbon, dodges V-1 buzz bombs in London. Winston Churchill refuses his plan to divert grain from beef and beer.