by Richard Heinemann (as told to his son, Richard T. Heinemann)
From the book's Foreword:
"The following narrative, written in the first person, is the autobiography of my father, Richard Heinemann. As a boy I was fascinated by the stories he would tell about his childhood in Germany, the circumstances of his coming to the United States and the subsequent events in his life. To me, they were as exciting and interesting as any novel. The big difference was that Dad was relating facts, not fiction.…
…My hope is that readers in general, and his descendants in particular, will enjoy this retelling of my father’s story, and come to appreciate the events that made up his life—the joys, sorrows, hardships, dangers and triumphs."
Table of Contents Foreword Chapter 1: Family Origins Chapter 2: Childhood Chapter 3: Early Adulthood Chapter 4: Going to Sea (First Ship, SS Sierra Cordoba) Chapter 5: Aboard the SS Columbus Chapter 6: Around South America Chapter 7: Around Africa Chapter 8: Last Months of the SS Columbus Chapter 9: Scuttled Chapter 10: Ellis Island Chapter 11: Angel Island Chapter 12: Fort Stanton Chapter 13: Fort Lincoln, Parole and Release Chapter 14: Army Induction and Marriage Chapter 15: Berkeley and Carmel Chapter 16: Fürstenfeldbruck Chapter 17: Back in the United States
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