The uplifting, hilarious, and poignant story of Newsham's fulfillment of a promise made to himself two decades earlier. He believed that the best way to share his passion for travel was to invite a stranger to come to the U.S. for a one-month, all expenses paid adventure. Who does Newsham invite? Follow in his footsteps as he meets the candidates on a 100-day journey to the Philippines, India, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.
If my father had not been such a nimble driver—if there had been a different outcome to my family’s head-on meeting with a certain shiny limousine on the streets of Washington, D.C., back in May of 1963—you would have already heard a different version of this story. Oliver Stone and the conspiracy scholars would have long ago elevated it to “second-gunman” or “silver bullet” status: “Remember the CIA agent who tried to run him down!” But it wasn’t like that at all.