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Quiet Powderkeg

More Than a Memoir

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Quiet Powderkeg by Barbara Knickerbocker Beskind
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Offering a colourful interpretation of a child's view of the Great Depression in New York and the Hudson River Valley, this book is both a testament to a family's history and to the history of New York. The author recounts her past with humour and candour - including stories of encounters with President Roosevelt and her 20 years serving in the army. The book also traces the author's ancestry through 25 generations from the Dutch lowlands, through the Protestant Reformation, to pre-colonial America. It uncovers these individuals' contributions to religious freedom and government, offering surprising bits of religious history shared between the earliest settlers of Manhattan.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
b/w photos
Imprint
Historical Pages Co
Pages
340
Dimensions
155x230x30
ISBN-13
9780977269242
Product ID
1861913

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