In 1971 the author hitchhiked across the United States and Europe, keeping a journal of his adventures and observations of life. Forty years later, upon discovering the journal, he realized how much that adventure changed his life. “The Summer of ’71” not only looks at the author’s maturation, but also examines how America and Europe have changed over the last forty years. Major topics discussed are the Baby Boomers, Army ROTC, Vietnam, Communism, the Environment, and the social changes that have occurred during those years.
This entire book was made from scans of the actual journal the author wrote all of his adventures and observations of life in. I wanted to bring a very heavy personal touch to this book and give the reader the opportunity to read these the way they were written, feel as if they themselves are holding the book the way he did as he walked through all of the experiences he later wrote about within this exact journal. The unique look of this book alone catches the attention of a potential reader to pick it up and take a closer look.