Wanderers Between Two Worlds:German Rebels in the American West, 1830-1860
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Revolution, 38 Chapter 4: The Year of the Poles, 55 Chapter 5: The Storming of the Guard, April 3, Chapter 8: Th Persecution of the Demagogues, Chapter 9: New Lives in a New Land, Chapter Wandering in the West, Chapter Grman Immigrants in the Age ofJadcson, Chapter The Quest for the Blue Flower, Chapter Lindheimer and the Nobles' Society, Chapter Fulfillment and Frustration in the Forties Chapter Whistling Jesus and the Mexican War, Chapter Eilogue N otes Bibliography Index of Persons Notes Includes bibliographical references p.
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This meticulously researched book What made a failed Austrian artist into the most reviled and destructive personality of the twentieth century? Where did the seeds of his rabid anti-Semitism lie? How did a marginalized loner become such a moving force in Germany? How could a nation have fallen for such a fanatic?
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What made him so determined to bring about war? Through manipulation of politicians and civilians, bullying, diplomacy, violence and lies, Hitler achieved a total and unlikely power. Covering his early life, military service in World War One and eventual rise to power, first as the leader of the Nazi party, and then head of state, Hitler: History in an Hour describes the life of a man who spent his final days inside a bunker having plunged the world into a global conflict, the bloodiest in history. Try Google Play with Chrome. Wanderers Between Two Worlds: Wanderers Between Two Worlds German Rebels in the American West, by Douglas Hale In the s a small band of visionary university students launched an audacious, but abortive, rebellion against the German Confederation in an effort to achieve unity and freedom for their country.
Their bungled revolt was quickly crushed, and the idealistic youth found themselves branded as traitors and pursued as outlaws.
Leaving behind a legacy in Germany's quest for freedom that would not be fulfilled for another years, these urbane and educated exiles arrived in the United States in time to share in the most dramatic episodes of the age: The United States offered these young men a broad and uncrowded stage upon which to display their talents. Gustav Koerner became a leading Illinois politician while Georg Engelmann emerged as the premier botanist of the American West.
Ferdinand Lindheimer was an influential spokesman among the German settlers in Texas. Adolph Wislizenus explored the Rockies and northern Mexico and led in the establishment of the St. Gustav Bunsen perished in the Texas Revolution, while his brother Georg achieved considerable influence as a pioneer educator.
Theodor Engelmann published the first German newspaper in Illinois. Historian Douglas Hale captures the drama and adventure of their lives in both the Old Country and the New.
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Hale combines scrupulous attention to accuracy with a lucid and readable style that ventures beyond historical narrative to engage the reader in the personalities and experiences of the individuals involved.