Odyssey To Opportunity

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Roger's Odyssey reflects his personal striving to share in the opportunities present for all in America, but which for many, prove unattainable. This autobiography represents his commitment to the ideals which have given shape and meaning to his life. This is what makes Odyssey a story worth reading—and remembering.
Alfredo Miguel de Pablo, Colegio Hispánico Miguel de Unamuno, Salamanca, Spain

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About Roger R. Fernández

Roger R. Fernández
Born in a small, mountain town in
northwestern Spain, Roger R. Fernández
watched a bloody, savaging civil war
engulf his country into flames. His
later life can be said to be anything
but uneventful.
While teaching at Los Angeles City
College, Roger became very involved in
International Education. He served
eight years as the Chair of the Department
of Foreign Languages and Humanities
at Los Angeles City College.

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Roger R. Fernandez reviewed on Nov. 23, 2010
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Some time ago, Alfonso Morales, professor at Los Angeles City College reviewed this book. He wrote in part:

“Written in the third person, Odyssey to Opportunity is an autobiographical story of a boy from a mountain village in northwestern Spain who becomes an educator in the United States of America. It recounts a rather unusual but wondrous odyssey sparked by a strong will to achieve and molded by the tragedies of history. The charming simplicity of its sincere and motivating tale makes of this book a second opportunity, so that the reader may assume life as beautiful…

In engaging, candid, understated and, at times, lyrical style and prose, Fernández strings together forceful and stimulating memories of his episodic, adventurous and picaresque life. His anecdotal and pleasant narrative lays out observations and reminiscences that entertain and creates an atmosphere of global cultural learning. Thus, he offers the reader special insight into the various cultures with which he comes into contact in his travels throughout Europe, Africa and the Americas…”
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Dick Reynolds reviewed on Nov. 16, 2010

If you enjoy Hispanic culture and travel logs you will enjoy this as much as I did. Armchair adventurers prick up your ears: this is for you.
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