The Beggar Boy (Paperback)
Author Al Lohn was born in 1934 on the outskirts of Cologne Germany and educated in the art of apparel manufacturing. He worked until 1956 in his father's business. In November 1956, he immigrated to the USA with his parents and younger brother. Drafted thirteen months later, he served in the US Army for two years, two years in the Army Reserve, and two years on stand- by. While stationed in Germany he met his wife. During his fifty-year career, he served as Corporate Senior Vice President for Liz Claiborne Inc and retired as Corporate Vice President from the Spiegel Group in 1998. His extensive travel during his 50-year career took him around the world to all five continents. His travels gained him a deep understanding of the world's cultures as well as their trials and tribulations. This, combined with his experience growing up in a war-torn country during World War II, and his military service, compelled him to turn to writing after his retirement. He resides in New Jersey with his wife of fifty-seven years were they enjoy their children and three grandchildren. Now he writes and is the author of eight published books.