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Johannes Höber left Nazi Germany for America in November 1938. His wife Elfriede was unable to leave for another year, after the outbreak of World War II. Fifty years later, their son discovered the letters this brilliant couple exchanged during the tumultuous months they were separated. Against Time: Letters from Nazi Germany, 1938-1939 collects those letters with an introduction, notes and an epilogue that set the letters in the context of their time. Together, the letters portray the intense relationship of a fascinating couple in a critical period in world history.
study of the travel journals of Philadelphia Quaker Jabez Maud Fisher,
this book brings to light an important but largely unknown text from the
Revolutionary era. Fisher traveled to upstate New York, through parts
of Canada, then New England, in the late Spring through early Fall of
1773. He provides rare observations of pre-Revolutionary times, and his
commentary is illuminating and colorful.
Jack Campisi and William Starna are scholars and author of Native
American studies. Recent publications by Jack Campisi include Mashpee
Indians: Tribe on Trial and The Oneida Indian Experience: Two
Perspectives; recent William Starna publications include A Description
of New Netherland (The Iroquoians and Their World) and Mohawk Frontier:
The Dutch Community of Schenectady, New York, 1661-1710.