The Unhyphenated Canuck

Author: Herb Duerr
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595871577
Size: 11,25 MB
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Like many who emigrated from Europe after World War II, author Herb Duerr left Germany for Canada in 1951, seeking peace and the possibility of a better life. The Unhyphenated Canuck: Reflections and Confessions of an Opinionated Immigrant traces Duerr's life, beginning with his arrival as an adolescent in his chosen country, and portrays his struggles to mesh into a strange new world and to advance in an unfamiliar, competitive environment. With an occasional delicate, private adventure combined with extremely critical observations of current events, Duerr reveals his opinionated analysis with a mixture of contention and amusement. The Unhyphenated Canuck presents his well-researched perspective and personal experiences over fifty years of historical, cultural, and social evolution of the Canadian milieu. With his engaging narrative, Duerr sustains curiosity while presenting historical context and causes, providing entertainment and information in equal measure. Pertinent facts and often self-deprecating humour fuel the interest of The Unhyphenated Canuck from the initial introduction to the final page.

Conformist Kraut To Contentious Canuck

Author: Herb Duerr
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595477933
Size: 16,62 MB
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Despite a perilous childhood in Nazi Germany and immigration from Germany to Canada in 1951, Herb Duerr finds all but a few things amusing, and he never fails to write about the world as he sees it, based on his extensive travel and fascinating experiences.Following The Unhyphenated Canuck and several autobiographical books, Duerr has done it again with stimulating musings and personal adventures that cover fifty years of historical, cultural, and social evolution in the Canadian milieu-just as he lived it.Conformist Kraut to Contentious Canuck portrays Duerr's struggle to become Canadian by conviction and commitment. Providing entertainment and information in equal measure, this collection follows Duerr's progress as he confronts the challenges of a strange new world in the context of historical facts and causes.His observations are embarrassingly revealing, ominously critical, and impertinently controversial, in relation to current affairs. Duerr's opinions are both contentious and refreshingly playful. In his words, "I documented my experiences and views, never hesitating to reveal my ignorance, folly, or just bloody-mindedness."Using pertinent anecdotes and self-deprecating humour, Duerr's latest thoughts will fuel your interest from beginning to end.