Song of Myself

By John Phillip Santos '79


I originally cringed at the idea of calling my book a memoir. Hadn’t that always been the musty old grandfather’s shipping trunk of a genre, the woeful, and usually withering, genre of former heads of states, octogenarian politicians, ambassadors, admirals and assorted OBEs? It brought to mind the ramblings of adventurers and movie stars, capturing the last refracted gleanings of a long, distinguished, or occasionally notorious, life.…

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