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Green Mackinaw

In Europe 1954-55

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Green Mackinaw by Alfred H. Siemens
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A curious and earnestly spiritual Mennonite student at the university of British Columbia leaves for an exchange year in Europe in 1954. Decades later a crusty octogenarian looks back on his idealistic youth through that one year of study and travel. The reader of the memoir is taken back to post-World War II Europe, which was still in reconstruction. Rich art and architecture appears on every hand, as well as many intriguing landscapes. The student observes it all with a sense of wonder; he accumulated hundreds of photographs and a substantial diary. He finds a different and challenging system at the University of Hamburg, he explored a broad swath from England to Crete. The lessons learned deeply influenced subsequent travel to many countries with his wife and family. In 1954-55 he began to question some of his beliefs but also developed a passion for places that would lead into a lengthy and respected career in Human Geography. Green Mackinaw struggles against clich�s and conventions; it is also full of wit and humour, it delights and informs....
Release date NZ
April 17th, 2017
Pages
232
Illustrations
Illustrations, color
Imprint
FriesenPress
Dimensions
216x280x16
ISBN-13
9781460295342
Product ID
26804648

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