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The German American Family Album (American Family Albums) Paperback – May 28, 1998


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Series: American Family Albums
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 28, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195124227
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195124224
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,303,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 7 Up. This volume differs from other books available on German Americans in its focus on personal narratives. Although the Hooblers include historical data, the bulk of each chapter consists of original accounts taken from interviews, autobiographies, letters, and journals, all of which support and elaborate on the text. These accounts are inclusive in terms of gender, age, and geographical location, as well as for years and events discussed. Unfortunately, the often small black-and-white photos, combined with the narrow columns of print, give the book a dull, scholarly appearance. The time line is abbreviated and disappointing, particularly in comparison with that in Bernard and Rosemarie Cook's German Americans (Rourke, 1991). Otherwise, the Album is a useful addition to ethnic studies, especially if used with Irene Franck's The German-American Heritage (Facts on File, 1988), the best and most thorough of the in-print books. Other useful titles include Anne Galicich's The German Americans (Chelsea, 1995) and Thomas Schouweiler's Germans in America (Lerner, 1994).?Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist

[SERIES LAST REVIEWED IN BKL Ap 1 94, under Hoobler, Dorothy. Gr. 6^-10.] --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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