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Living and working in twenty developing countries is no small challenge, especially when six children are involved in every move and transition. As Tales of Travel, Love, and Survival in the Foreign Service reveals, Hope Gander Goodwin proved to be up to the task during forty-five years of being an inspiration and active partner to her husband, Joe, whose foreign service career included the United States Agency for International Development, university contracts, and private sector positions in economic development. Tours of duty were in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Central and South America. The Goodwin family endured many sacrifices and experienced dangerous situations. On the other hand, the benefits derived far outweigh the negative side of life abroad. Helping those in need to help themselves is a gift and a blessing. While attempting to sincerely make a difference in the world, their accomplishments far exceed disappointments. These parents are most proud of their legacy in producing compassionate, productive, broad-minded world citizens. Diplomacy, endless love, strength, and survival prevail in this inspiring autobiography.