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The Hyphenated Family: An American Saga
The Hyphenated Family An American Saga
Author: Hagedorn, Hermann
This is the story of the Hagedorns -- a German-American family who tried to live in two countries at once. It is a vivid story, written with compassion, humor, and an extraordinary eye for detail. It is a true story, told as honestly as Mr. Hagedorn can tell it -- with nothing added, with nothing set down in malice. — In describing his paternal...  more »
ISBN: 20094
Pages: 264
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Publisher: Macmillan
Book Type: Hardcover
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Hagedorn provides a fascinating glimpse life as the son of wealthy German immigrants in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Though his childhood was happy and privileged, tensions between the old life and the new were ever present, and eventually tore the family in two with the onset of World War I. I particularly recommend this book to readers who, like me, have Germans in their family tree; I found it had a lot to teach me about my ancestry.