The Shoestring Letters - A Tribute to the Immigrant

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Retrieved from under a thatched roof in Denmark, long-forgotten letters inspire this illustrated account of the Danish-American community’s history, heritage, and grit. One letter written on board a ship coming to America in 1928 tells what the voyage was really like. More than a tale of one family’s struggle, the greater community’s wartime military service is recalled and the way Danes across America vigorously joined hands for their homeland’s postwar restoration. Unforgettable is the photo of a defeated war machine slinking back to Germany after Denmark gloriously defied Hitler, rescuing thousands of Jews from deportation to death camps. This book is a celebration of the culture, religious faith, and grit, which sustained Danes through generations of economic upheaval, wars, and migration. It concludes with one immigrant’s touching salute to all who ventured from their homeland to become Americans, and his rendition, in verse, of Hans Christian... More > Andersen’s “Tin Soldier.”< Less
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Sixteenth Edition
September 20, 2017
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