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Fanny's Flight By Rita Traut Kabeto
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Fanny has graduated from a business boarding school and wants to work in her father's office. But she is trapped as housemaid to her mother and nursemaid to younger siblings. She has no rights, no... More > privileges and is anxious to get away. Fanny has a lot to learn before she's able to take life into her own hands. She runs away from home, gets stranded in a big city, is kidnapped by East German border guards, and she finds and loses love and romance.< Less
Lübecker! By Don Johnson
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A captivating look at a unique moment in time. This is one person's fascinating story of life that most of us can never imagine. Over 140 photographs, most from that era, add to the authenticity.... More > Lübecker! started out as a simple history of my Army Security Agency detachment, but I soon found I wasn't an historian. All I know for sure is what happened to me. Well, at least reasonably sure. I vividly recall that the nasty edginess of the Cold War was still in full bloom, and so were a multitude of eager young frauleinin seeking to earn their way to the promised land - the United States. Many romances begun in Lübeck between former foes ended in a multitude of happy marriages - and a few disasters. That's what this book is all about - plus anecdotes and tales from other Lübeckers who were more frisky and fearless than I. It all makes for a good read - and a little history lesson as an added bonus. Lübeck was, and still is, a special place on this planet; don't miss a chance to visit this city.< Less
Lübecker! By Don Johnson
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A captivating look at a unique moment in time. This is one person's fascinating story of life that most of us can never imagine. Over 140 photographs, most from that era, add to the authenticity.... More > Lübecker! started out as a simple history of my Army Security Agency detachment, but I soon found I wasn't an historian. All I know for sure is what happened to me. Well, at least reasonably sure. I vividly recall that the nasty edginess of the Cold War was still in full bloom, and so were a multitude of eager young frauleinin seeking to earn their way to the promised land - the United States. Many romances begun in Lübeck between former foes ended in a multitude of happy marriages - and a few disasters. That's what this book is all about - plus anecdotes and tales from other Lübeckers who were more frisky and fearless than I. It all makes for a good read - and a little history lesson as an added bonus. Lübeck was, and still is, a special place on this planet; don't miss a chance to visit this city.< Less
Heil, Heil, Rock 'n Roll ! By Ron Bush
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It is the summer of 1958 and this novel focuses on a group of Teddy boys as they grope their way through adolescence, race motorbikes and thumb their noses at parents and authority. The gang has been... More > taken over by Deiter, an ex Hitler youth member, brought to Britain against his wishes at the end of the war to join his father and brother. These two elected to stay in Britain when released from a POW camp. Deiter is digusted at his father's acceptance of Germany's surrender and now has new battles to fight, this time against his own family and post war society. The gang's lives are changed irrevocably by a murder which threatens them all with the hangman's noose. This novel captures the feel of the times,the impact of rock n roll, the phenomenon of teenagers and teddyboys and the generation conflicts arising from the effects of the war. Like all good stories, the twists show that things are not always as they first appear to be.< Less
Matrose: The Story of Reinhold Scholz By Jeanette O'Callaghan
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Reinhold Scholz lived an extraordinary life in extraordinary times. He witnessed the devastation of World War II as a child in northern Germany. He survived its dismal depths by escaping to the sea... More > and the merchant cargo ships. As a sailor in the 1950s, he witnessed a world gone by at the dawn of modern global commerce. In the excitement and adventure of the unpredictable life of a sailor, he never forgot his life's goal: to live a happy life in a stable place with his family.< Less
Matrose: The Story of Reinhold Scholz By Jeanette O'Callaghan
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Reinhold Scholz lived an extraordinary life in extraordinary times. He witnessed the devastation of World War II as a child in northern Germany. He survived its dismal depths by escaping to the sea... More > and the merchant cargo ships. As a sailor in the 1950s, he witnessed a world gone by at the dawn of modern global commerce. In the excitement and adventure of the unpredictable life of a sailor, he never forgot his life's goal: to live a happy life in a stable place with his family.< Less
Forging Ahead By Mervyn Mapstone
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This is a personal memoir of a blacksmith's life in the Great Western Railway Works in Swindon between 1946 and 1987. It also features several pages devoted to National Service in R.E.M.E. in the... More > early 1950s in Germany. It is full of anecdotes and gentle humour.< Less
Dagobert By Rita Traut Kabeto
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Dagobert is the third book in a trilogy about life and its metaphysical aspect, in postwar Germany of the 1950s. Stephanie enters an academy in Munich where Leon lives, to pursue her career. They... More > become engaged. The night before she leaves for Christmas vacation they make love. Seventeen years later she is married to an ex-GI and their marriage is in crisis. She learns to meditate, starts a college education and meets a mysterious man. During a vacation in Germany she finds the book she had wanted to find again since childhood. In meditation she makes contact with the historical Dagobert of that book and discovers something about herself.< Less
Double Team Trap By Jim McLain
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U.S. Army private Ben Bartel's goal is to gain experience playing on a battalion basketball team and when his two-year tour of duty is up to try to land a college scholarship. Instead, a chance... More > encounter in a London train station propels him into a dangerous 1950s Cold War spy drama that has he and basketball teammate Ed Akers fighting for their lives in England and West Germany against English Teddy Boys and assassins from the Soviet Union.< Less
Double Team Trap By Jim McLain
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U.S. Army private Ben Bartel's goal is to gain experience playing on a battalion basketball team and when his two-year tour of duty is up to try to land a college scholarship. Instead, a chance... More > encounter in a London train station propels him into a dangerous 1950s Cold War spy drama that has he and basketball teammate Ed Akers fighting for their lives in England and West Germany against English Teddy Boys and assassins from the Soviet Union.< Less