The author had a colorful life that included the Second World War, the Stalin era communist life in Hungary and the 1956 revolution that saw his father and brother deported to Russia for almost two months, finally escaping in mid January of 1957 after a five day stint in rebuilding in the area of the heaviest damage.
He had to learn English. That was done in England. When he got to America he could not find a job in his trade(architecture) so he had to learn a new trade. In that trade he started as a tool and die maker and with evening studies continued his education leaving the machine shop floor worked in the design department that led to eventual management position. He retired in 2003. Truly a self made man with providential guidance. He feels that if one reads the first chapter of the book will want to finish it to the end.