A Gathering of Thieves

A German Immigrant’s Tragedy

by A. L. Provost


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/31/2012

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781477151198
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781477151181
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781477151174

About the Book

Book Summary The Great Depression (1929-1942) brought unbearable hardships to millions of Americans from all walks of life. A job, food and a place to rest at night were difficult to come by. Having an even tougher time were thousands of unfortunate German immigrants, who came to America hoping to escape the debilitating economic conditions that existed in Europe, only to discover that their misery had followed them across the wide Atlantic. Many honest Germans discovered that they were forced to resort to lives of crime in order to survive. This is the tragic tale of four of these immigrants.


About the Author

The author, an attorney and optometrist, resides outside Atlanta with his wife Evelyn, an attorney, their four talented children having gone on to careers in Optometry, real estate and teaching. In May 1961 the author received an undergraduate degree in Physics-Mathematics from Berry College, and in July of that year enlisted in the U. S. Army. He served two tours of duty in South Korea, the last with U. S. Army Intelligence as a Korean linguist and prisoner interrogator. In 1972 Dr. Provost was awarded the degree of Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston, and in 1980 earned a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Law. Dr. Provost is the author of the best-selling memoir, Reflections in an Orphan’s Eye, The Puppeteer, a mystery novel of the wartime South, and thirteen other mystery novels.