oil, education, Swiss immigrant, guest worker, mass culture
In his foreword, Felix P. Bentz explains that the impetus for writing his memoirs came from the receipt of a similar effort by a colleague in the oil business. As an international oil geologist, Bentz had the opportunity to realize his dream of traveling the world. Added as a postscript but perhaps more effective as a prologue is his credo written at the age of 30 and the beginning of his career. Bentz states his goal to live a full life roaming the globe and using his gifts to reproduce his thoughts, impressions and experiences while avoiding ignorance, intolerance and complacency.
"Book Review: Exploring my Life: The Memoirs of Felix P. Bentz,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 33:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol33/iss1/10