To a Brighter Future (Paperback)

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

To A Brighter Future is the story of one family's dream and prayer to make a better life for their children. It tells of the growing-up years in a relatively affluent Germany, which quickly changed during the great inflation of the early twenties, then fell into ruin after World War ll
This book chronicles the immigration of two young people to Canada in 1928 and follows their struggles to create a "brighter future" for their children in a new homeland. For the young man who came first, there was job searching, jumping the freights, and finding the right piece of land. Together, they experienced the trials and adventures of homesteading in the Peace River Country of northern Alberta. There are vivid personal descriptions of education in a one-room country school; the poverty and hardships of the depression years, but also the rich social life and community spirit of that difficult era. Also portrayed is the fear and anxiety when illness, accident and tragedy struck an isolated wilderness home.
The far-reaching effects of World War ll are portrayed in a very personal manner by way of a journal written by a German-Canadian civillian prisoner of war, while interned in Kananaskis, Petawawa and Fredricton.
The story includes interesting characters, adventure, romance and tragedy, all portrayed in a candid, thoughtful style. The story is greatly enhanced by authentic photographs of the settling years in Western Canada. Also included are numerous excerpts from journals and letters written "at the homestead table," to family in the old homeland, creating a truly authentic story. To a Brighter Future is much more than a story of one family. It's a powerful legacy for everycommunity that felt "the settling pains" of a new homeland.

Specifications

Publisher Trafford Publishing
Mfg Part# 9781412072885
SKU 202815969
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1412072883
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
eBooks Kobo
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0388
Publisher Trafford Publishing
loading
$28.18 + free shipping
$30.43 You save $2.25 (7%)
Rakuten Super Points Earn 29 ($0.29) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Get this item for
(price with shipping)
(redeem points)
Format: Paperback
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  VNHM SHOP
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; Rakuten.com meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back* Sitewide with Promo Code Rewardme *See page for details
Buy From Other Sellers (1)
kobo
  • Take your library with you wherever you go
  • Use the device you want to use… smartphone, desktop and many of today’s most popular eReaders

WHY KOBO?

We love the Kobo eReading service… and we know you will too. We’ve partnered with them to bring you the most flexible, enjoyable eReading experience in the U.S.

SHOPPING ON KOBO

You’ll be asked to sign in or create a new account with Kobo. Once you do, you’ll immediately get access to millions of titles and be ready to start eReading. Anytime. Anyplace.

continue to kobo
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT