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Being a Baltimorean, the sections where Marilyn Warshawsky describes Dr. Goucher riding on horseback to his various churches and ministries is especially interesting to me as it provides a glimpse into life in Baltimore in the late 19th and early 20th century, which is relived in incredible detail. The author really helps you understand the life of this missionary, educator and philanthropist. You feel like you are there!
I highly recommend this book for any history buff or anyone who enjoys a good biography. I plan to give a copy to a friend who enjoys all types of biographies.
I'm going to buy 2 more copies of this book. One is going in my church's library for members to check out, and one is going to my Pastor.
Thank you Mrs. Warshawsky for your detailed description of this wonderful man.
Born in 1845, Goucher trained for the ministry as an undergraduate at Dickinson College, Pa. In 1869, he began his ministry with the Methodist Episcopal Church and moved to Baltimore, where he met and married Mary Cecilia Fisher, a well-educated local heiress, who shared not only her husband’s religious zeal, but also his passion for providing education for all genders and races. They quickly and quietly embarked on a life of philanthropy that included the founding and extensive financial support of schools and colleges in Baltimore, India, Japan, China, and Korea.
After Mary’s untimely death in 1902, Goucher continued to travel the world, cementing friendships and continuing support for churches, missions, and academic enterprises in South and East Asia. For his missionary and educational work, Goucher was awarded an Imperial Order of the Rising Sun from Japan in 1919, and one year before his death in 1922, a decoration from the president of the Republic of China.
A slight man of delicate health, Goucher evinced a boundless capacity for kindness and charity, becoming a popular fixture in Baltimore and abroad. Both his city home and country estate, Alto Dale, outside of Baltimore, overflowed with exotic souvenirs which Goucher brought back from his travels, to the delight of his friends, associates, and especially students.
John Franklin Goucher: Citizen of the World is ultimately a tour de force and a must read for history buffs and readers of all ages who wish to learn more about educational, religious, and philanthropic life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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