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Memories Before and After the Sound of Music: An Autobiography Paperback – September 14, 2010
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“Agathe von Trapp’s World War II story is the stuff of legend -- or, as she would have it, myth. In her memoir, Memories Before and After the Sound of Music, von Trapp, the eldest sister in the famed singing family, attempts to set the record straight...Charming.” (Washington Post)
“Many fans of ‘The Sound of Music’ are curious about how much of it is truth and how much is poetic license. This newly released paperback offers some first-person insight.” (Newsday)
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I purchased the paperback version with an update on the remaining family members. Sadly, Agathe passed away this month at the age of 89 but she left this legacy - a heart-warming memoir of her family, rich details of Austria before the invasion of Germany, the music that made everyone happy all over the world, family loyalty and priorities, and the history of Von Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont.
I couldn't put the book down! The real story before and after the movie is simply amazing. After hearing the grandchildren sing "Edelweiss" recently, I am pleased, knowing the story behind the movie is available in true form. Trust me - this is an inspiring true story of a unique family and it will make you grateful.
The book includes many family photographs.
I still love everything about the Sound of Music Movie and all I have read about the real family. It was like most of our families, loving and disfunctional!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having loved the movie The Sound of Music as about everyone else did, It was wonderful to get an understanding of what life was really like for the Trapp Family. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Joan Bohnert
The writing style was simple, direct and effective. The narrative was compelling as an eye witness to historic times and events that brought history to life. Read morePublished 23 days ago by David Boyd
Interesting take on the truth, as one daughter sees it, of the real life behind the beloved movie. I'm sure other of the children would have seen things a bit differently, as we... Read morePublished 1 month ago by wendy norman
I felt like I was reading someone's diary that she had gone through and picked out highlights. Interesting facts with lots of information not included (or distorted) in "The... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tiger Nana
A very interesting family history of the Von Trapps. I enjoyed it.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Soooooo nice to read this autobiography and nicely written. After all these years of watching the sound of music and now we can read about their lives. I'm enjoying this readPublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer