Tales along the Way from Granada, Nicaragua to Washington, DC

by Armando J. Calonje M.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/25/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 348
ISBN : 9781475932065
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 348
ISBN : 9781475932072

About the Book

When my father set out to write a few tales to answer some questions his children had about his life, he realized there was much more to tell and decided to put the stories together in a book. The process of compiling all these stories about his journey from Granada, Nicaragua to Washington, DC became a journey in itself. Months of research, reaching out to unknown family members, and navigating the publishing world was all new to him, just as moving to the United States had been when he was nineteen years old. The stories not only answer the questions he was trying to answer, but gives his children a view into his life before they were born. As he would say, “life is story.”

—Carolina M. Calonje

About the Author

Armando J. Calonje M. was born in Granada, Nicaragua in 1941 and graduated from the Jesuit high school Colegio Centro America in Granada. He left Nicaragua in 1960 to pursue university studies in the United States of America at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He completed his educati on at George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he obtained a B.A. in 1971 and an MBA in 1975. He worked for the Embassy of Nicaragua in Washington from 1966 to 1974 and for the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States from 1974 to 2000. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife Silvia; has three children and two grandchildren.