An Accidental Prussian

The Turbulent Past of a Prussian Descendant

by Gabriele H. Miniter

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/3/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9781982269029
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9781982269012
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9781982269005

About the Book

While tracing her family history through wars, revolution and terror in Europe, and murder in America, Gabriele Miniter also extensively researched the lives of her Prussian ancestors in search of a connection to her own life of turmoil and heartache. In a fascinating memoir inspired by a curiosity fueled by a personal tragedy, Gabriele relies on information gathered from her own research and letters exchanged between relatives to chronicle the story of her ancestors who lived in a country that no longer exists. After disclosing her paternal family origins as wars began and ended, Gabriele details the tumultuous maternal side of her family as her grandfather transformed into a leading Communist who participated in bloody uprisings in Germany. As she leads others into their experiences that eventually contain a return to happier times, Gabriele shines a light onto how the contributions, sacrifices, and values of her ancestors continue to live in the genes of their descendants. An Accidental Prussian reveals the compelling family history of a German immigrant’s Prussian ancestors as they attempted to navigate through personal obstacles and global challenges.

About the Author

Gabriele H. Miniter was born in Germany and educated in England and the United States. After spending sixteen years in France, she now makes her home with her husband, Sylvester, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. An Accidental Prussian is her first book.