This is the story of a man from Greece and the journey that would eventually take him to the USA, the country of his dreams. Paul P. Rachmanides was born on November 19, 1949 in Dikea, Eyros, Greece. Paul’s early life on the farm and the strict rules of his father, helped establish principles for the future. After graduating from high school in June of 1967, Paul served honorably in the Greek Special Forces as a Second Lieutenant and graduated from both the Ranger and Jump schools. Paul set his mind on acquiring a student VISA and would make it to the United States on August 23, 1971. Without knowing a word of English or anyone, he received a Masters Degree from Thunderbird, the School of Global Management through perseverance and dedication. He worked for CBS Records International in Europe as an Executive Trainee for one year before resigning so he could return to his dream country, the USA. Paul felt his dream of living in America slipping away, but he would struggle but also succeed in returning. For the next twenty years Paul experiences his own Odyssey, desperately trying to build the life he wants for himself.
Title: The Potato Peeler
Author: Paul Rachmanides is a 1979 graduate of Thunderbird School of Global Management. He has been the wwner of State Inspection of Kingwood, Texas, since 2001. He grew up on a farm in Greece and later immigrated to the United States.
Publisher: PublishAmerica (February 22, 2011)
Description: Paperback, 132 pages