My Four Score and Ten Years is the memoir of a nonagenarian husband, father, grandfather, Kansas University professor, and world traveler. Jim Drury tells the story of his life, which spans most of the twentieth century, beginning with stories of his own grandfather in the 1880s. His recollections include the time he spent in Japan, Pakistan, Costa Rica and Poland, on the campus of KU and touring around the world with his wife in their later years.
Jim Drury was born in 1919 in East St. Louis, Illinois. He studied at the University of Illinois and did his graduate work at Princeton. He lived in Washington, D.C., during the Second World War and served in the US Army. He remained an Army Reservist until his retirement. It was in Washington that he met and married his wife of over sixty-five years, Florence (nicknamed Danny). He and Danny later moved to Lawrence, Kansas, where they have lived for most of their lives and where Jim was a Professor of Political Science at Kansas University for over forty years. Jim and Danny have traveled extensively and lived for short periods in Japan, Pakistan, Costa Rica, and Poland.
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