From a Small Town to the Big World

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Rowman & Littlefield, Dec 2, 2016 - Biography & Autobiography - 138 pages
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This is a story of a young lad who chose college far away from his small home town of Washington, NJ. He worked in the oil industry for 16 years in Saudi Arabia, 4 years in London, England, and 3 years in Stavanger, Norway. 23 years of exposure to the world’s diverse cultures and peoples gave him an unwavering respect and admiration for all citizens of the world.

This book is a recollection of the events, thoughts, and experiences of Boehm’s transformative travels abroad. It contains stories of classical piano lessons, learning to fly a small single engine aircraft, and meeting with his distant relative, the world famous movie actress Ingrid Bergman. This memoir honors the remarkable life of a man full of adventure and travel all over the world.
 

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Contents

1 My German and Swedish Ancestry
1
2 Boyhood and Grade School Years
5
3 High School Years
15
4 College Years and the Navy
29
5 My Working Years
41
6 In the End
73
A Flood of Memories
79
About Aramco
89
Annex 3
95
Selected Bibliography
111
Index
113
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About the author (2016)

Norman Boehm grew up in Washington, NJ, studied at University of North Dakota following two years in the V-5 U.S. Naval Training Program. His top professional achievement was contract managing the construction of the North Sea oil rig installations of North Cormorant.

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