Day of No Return
About the Book
In the mid-1930s, a brave young theological student refused to preach Nazi doctrine and was denied ordination in the German Lutheran Church. He struggled to resist the Nazi takeover of the church but, with his life in danger, was ordered out of the country by his bishop. He fled to the United States, where, through the FBI, he contacted author Kressmann Taylor so she could tell his story. Day of No Return fictionalized to deceive the Nazis and protect “Karl Hoffman” and his family still in Germany. Now his subsequent life and true identity, which remained secret for the rest of her life, are at last revealed in this dramatic new edition. “Stirring dramatic interest” (New York Times). “Thrilling!” (Christian Science Monitor).
About the Author
Professor and humor writer Douglas Taylor attended Penn State, Gettysburg College, and the University of Florida back in the good old days. At each school, he was housed among the athletes, gaining materials and inspiration for Football in America. At Florida, he earned his pilot’s license, leading to his hilarious aviation best seller, How to Pilot an Aeroplane, and zany humor column, Dear Ace, in General Aviation News. Between colleges, he also worked in construction (The Reactor) and worked part-time in sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal. He and his wife, artist Catherine Wright Taylor, have published two children’s books: Thanksgiving and Downtown Ducks.