The author was born in Paris the issue of an American Beaux Arts educated entrepreneur with Jewish Rabbinical and French Catholic roots and an Ottoman Turkish princess, raised by an Ottoman nanny, escaped German occupied France, thrust into a blue-collar parochial schools in mid-town Manhatten, New York.
The author’s circuitous and star-crossed life story leads through careers which seem like three life times. A naval career capped with command of two incredible ships and ship’s companies, a Destroyer Escort at age 33 and a Guided Missile Destroyer at age 40. He managed the growth of 4 law firms, the last of which had a national presence. His entrepreneurial ventures over a span of over twenty years led to adventures in America, Turkey, Japan and the Wild East of Central Asia.
He earned an US Naval Academy engineering degree in 1956. The author is enjoying retirement with his wife whom he has known for 63 years. They live in the Alexandria, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. This is the author’s first book. For speaking inquires contact Rudy at IntlCresnt@aol.com