The Korea That Was & Three Short Stories
Product Descriptionby Jerry M. Jackis
size: 21.5x14cm 263pages. publisher: Hollym.
About this book
The author, Jerry M. Jackis, was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. He has two degrees from the Citadel and is a decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II. As a Foreign Service officer, he served in Korea, Cambodia, Greece and Washington, D.C.
During his stay in Korea, he has lived there as an average Korean. For over two years from his arrival, he ate rice instead of bread, and did without mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and fast foods. The question arises, how was it possible for him to understand and know Koreans well enough to be able to live happily among Koreans, especially since they were so unlike Americans? He managed to develop a sixth sense whereby he became a Korean! By mentally injecting himself into this person's heart and mind, he was able to know and understand Koreans.
The writer hopes that the articles contained in this book are written, perhaps, with too much heart, and reflect the mutual respect, admiration, and love he discovered in Korea. Most of the articles in this book originally appeared in The Korea Herald or The Korea Times of Seoul, Korea, during the years 1965-1967.