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Member: Illiniguy71

CollectionsGermans (5), Hanover (20), Germans in Missouri (49), Your library (1,230), Favorites (27), All collections (1,328)

Reviews73 reviews

TagsDNO (424), American (209), Europe (106), Missouri (104), German-American (91), Intellectual (90), Fiction (66), Illinois (61), Germany (51), Missouri German (50) — see all tags

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About meI'm a practicing librarian and professionally-trained but avocational historian. Having "a Veblensque skepticism of capitalism's moral moorings" (R. S. Hewett), I enjoy societal critiques. Don't read much fiction(except Richard Powers).

Is there anyone else in the world interested in the history of the German Kingdom of Hanover, especially in the early 19th century?

About my libraryI buy books that really interest me or that I cannot easily obtain from academic libraries in my area. Some of these books I've had since undergrad days quite a long time ago. The tag DNO means I have read this book cover to cover but do not own a copy.

GroupsAmerican Civil War, Books in 2025: The Future of the Book World, Happy Heathens, History Readers: Clio's (Pleasure?) Palace, Midwest Writers/Readers, Non-Fiction Readers, Progressive & Liberal!, Reviews of Early Reviewers Books, Unitarian Universalist Readers

Favorite authorsAndrew J. Bacevich, George Booth, Norman F. Cantor, Kathleen Neils Conzen, Michael Fellman, H. Stuart Hughes, Tony Judt, Christopher Lasch, Bill Mauldin, William H. McNeill, Richard Powers, William Irwin Thompson, Garry Wills (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceSep 18, 2006

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Welcome to the group! I hope you enjoy it.

I have uploaded a cover for Sterling Price: Portrait of a Southerner by Robert L. Shalhope. This is from the original 1971 University of Missouri Press hardcover edition.
I have uploaded a cover for Carl Schurz: A Biography by Hans L. Trefousse. This is from the 1982 University of Tennessee Press hardcover edition.
Thanks for the note. I haven't read the Conzen book yet, I tend to collect books on the basis of good reviews or relevance to my interests, with the intention of getting to them someday. May propose it for my museum book group when it's my next turn to pick.
Just noticed a few more commonalities. My aunt and her children live in Kansas City (well the aunt just moved to Arkansas last month). We went back to visit a few years ago. The weather was this horrible wet/hot stuff, I think they called it "humidity" or something like that. Never encountered it before being from Salinas.

When I visited I really enjoyed the Truman home and library. Also my older son and I went to see the Negro League Baseball Museum and loved it, for a time he was really into that subject.

Funny also that you mention German history, I found that so interesting when I had a class on it, and my son just finished a book called [Dreadnought] by [[Massie]] which is WWI (now one of his favorite topics)

That crazy Kaiser, what a nutcase!

Also nice to see another Heathen! Odd for Missouri isn't it?
Thank you for your wonderful answer. I still work for JCP, and my sister stopped by the store you live by and took a picture for me. Actually I work for Lifetouch a lease Portrait Studio inside a JCP. But I have been there 26 years.

Fort Ord is now a University, CSUMB, I have my BA from there. They have made some wonderful improvements there, the streets are still named the same, and many of the old buildings are waiting to be taken down, just lie abandoned.

Thanks for your answer about this book. I don't know if remembering a book you read 22 years ago is odd for you, I know it would be for me. Now that we have LT I review everything I read and so hopefully I will remember my books 22 years from now that would be 2031!


You asked, "Since you have both Loula Grace Erdman's The Year of the Locust and Nicholas Hardeman's Wilderness Calling, do you have a connection with Saline County, Missouri?"

I do not have a connection with Saline County, MO -- just a long interest in American Western History. I found the Hardeman book particularly interesting and informative.

I am so sorry that I have not replied sooner. I have been preoccupied and have not checked my site for so long. I bought my copy off of e-Bay. Also you can go to and will find someone willing to sell a copy.

Good luck on finding it---I am sure you will.

Steve W. Schaefer
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