The author was born in Germany and was brought to this country after Kristallnacht -- the Night of the Broken Glass.
He grew up in Moline, IL and earned a B.A. in history from Augustana College and a M.A. in history from the University of Illinois.
He taught social studies for thirty -three years mainly at Webster Groves High School in St. Louis County.
This book is a result of a lifetime of reading about history -- especially social history -- and the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. That along with his intense concern for minorities and their rights helped stir his imagination to write this novel.
Besides publishing many educational articles about his his teaching methods, he also wrote several creative works of poetry and art. Author House published his following books: Echoes and Shadows of Life, Nights of the Black Moon and Days of Sunshine Among Common Folk and Dreams, Wishes and Fantasies of Common Folk.