This collection of stories is written by a modest man who has had a tremendous impact on his family, his grandchildren, his nation and all who know him. Each story is a chapter in the life of Frederick Irving’s journey from hard but loving beginnings, through the struggles of WW II, during which he was a Prisoner of War, to his role as a mentor and guide for peace and understanding between countries. When he became a career diplomat, he achieved senior positions including Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State. The value of this book is that you, too, will get to know this remarkable man. His courage, his integrity, his humor and his realistic outlook on life will inspire others as he has done so for so many.