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American Stories-bookcover

By: Aybars Gürpınar

American Stories

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Embark on a captivating journey through the eyes of a foreign student as he navigates the rapidly evolving cultural landscape of the United States in the 1960s. These deeply personal memoirs offer a unique perspective on a nation in the midst of a profound transformation, as experienced by someone who finds himself immersed in a world vastly different from his own.

From the bustling streets of Long Island, New York, to the hallowed halls of Princeton, the free-spirited atmosphere of Berkeley, the expansive plains of Texas, and the rugged beauty of New Mexico, the author’s academic pursuits take him on a cross-country adventure. As he diligently studies and works, he finds himself swept up in the powerful currents of the anti-war movement, the rise of black power, and the exhilarating spirit of Woodstock.

Far from being a mere observer, the author is an active participant in the unfolding cultural revolution, sharing his own hopes, joys, despairs, and moments of alienation. Through his interactions with the people he encounters, even in the face of adversity, he discovers uplifting experiences that shape his personal growth and understanding of the world around him.

Aybars Gürpınar was born in Turkey. He completed his university studies in the USA in the 1960s. Upon his return to Turkey, he taught at the Middle East Technical University where he was the Chairman of the department of Engineering Sciences. He started his consulting career in 1979 in Belgium, then joined the Nuclear Safety Department of the International Atomic Energy Agency in 1986. He retired in 2007 as the Director of the Division of Nuclear Installation Safety. Since 2014 he is a member of the International Nuclear Safety Group (INSAG) an advisory body to the Director General of IAEA. He has numerous technical publications including four books.

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