Longer Than A Man's Lifetime In Missouri

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Longer Than A Man's Lifetime In Missouri

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Longer Than A Man's Lifetime In Missouri

by Gert Goebel

"A fortunate combination of age, attitude and surroundings helped young Goebel to win acceptance and integration into pioneer American society and to write and probably speak nearly flawless English. He adapted well to the "Forests of Missouri", farming, listening to the stories of the old hunters, and joining them on the chase, on good terms with the German and American neighbors...Goebel's range of experiences as a pioneer farmer, an enthusiastic and wide-ranging hunter, a county surveyor, and an active participant in the politics of the Civil War and the Reconstruction era gave him a broad perspective. His memoir offers a view of Missouri's cultural and political life by a German immigrant who came to love his adopted homeland yet remained emotionally and philosophically attached to his German roots...When attempting to journey back to the "foreign country" that is his past, one could hardly wish for a better guide than fellow immigrant Gert Goebel."  From the Editor's Introduction.


ISBN: 978-0-9816939-7-2

Publisher: The State Historical Society of Missouri

Pages: 434

Dimensions: 6 inches x 9 inches

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