A Memoir of Holstein: An Engineer Traces His Origin

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In A Memoir of Holstein, a retired engineer traces his first 18 years growing up on a farm near a small Iowa town founded by Germans. He shares how community, school, friends, relatives, and time spent alone molded his life. Inviting and nostalgic, the wonders of his formative years are examined through the eyes of the boy who lived them with the hindsight of the man who was shaped by them. More

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Review by: Peter Hitt on Sep. 27, 2013 :
I was drawn to this book by the similarity between the author's experiences and my own life. My memoir, PALACE IN THE FIELDS chronicles my farm experiences and THE HUN'S PLUMBERS detailing my military school experiences, are both available as e-books on Smashwords.com or in print at CreateSpace.com. My emphasis was more on the freedom, fun, hard work, and adventure of farm life and bucking the totalitarian control of military school. Gary did a masterful job of outlining the Holstein farm community experience in the 1940's and 1950's, the same time period for my epics.
Peter Hitt
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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