Jakob's Story and the American Dream

Jakob's Story and the American Dream

by Erik Varon

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BN ID: 2940154748251
Publisher: Erik Varon
Publication date: 06/03/2017
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents


1: A Foreign Time and Place

2: Reminiscences of an Old Man

3: A European Boyhood

4: Liberty Enlightening the World

5: The Otto-Langen Experiment

6: Jakob’s American Dream Begins

7: The Centennial Exhibition of 1876

8: Schleicher, Schumm & Company

9: A Twist of Fate

10: Industrialism, Progressivism and a Brief Retirement

11: The Philadelphia Caramel Company

12: The Three Uninvited Guests

13: The Great War

14: The Lawsuit

15: Jakob’s Declining Years

16: The Clock Winds Down

17: Lewis Mumford’s Closing Thoughts

Selected Bibliography

About the Author

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Jakob's Story and the American Dream 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Scott-M More than 1 year ago
The author, Erik Varon, has done an excellent job of chronicling the life and times of Jakob Schleicher who came to America during its "Golden Age" of immigration. Jakobs story is one of hard work rewarded by success in not just one but two different fields of endeavor. The book is very well written and flows easily in and out of Jakobs own personal memoirs to the current and past events of the times that shaped Jakobs life. Definitely worth a read!