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Black Coal / White Cotton is a product of the infinite humanity of family. Stephan's successes as a father, hard worker and human are proven and strengthened through the lives and successes of his children. Running through an array of emotions, amusing tales and intense drama, the reader is drawn into a familiar world that reminds them of their own roots.
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On a ship bound for America, Stephan Tondera has finally escaped the futility of a lifetime shoveling Black Coal. His never-ending search of the American vision has begun with the simple thought of White Cotton trees drifting through his mind. Jumping ship in Galveston, Texas, Tondera is greeted with his share of triumphs and struggles from applying for American citizenship, marriage and children to WWI, concentration camps and the incurable disease of one child. Keeping alive the traditions of their German heritage during WWII helps establish this proud family and the searched-for secret is finally found. With the awakening of the priorities in life, Black Coal / White Cotton tells of the strength a family can possess to rise above what appears as larger than life, uncontrollable adversities.About the Author:
Harold B. Tondera is a first generation German. "Storytelling has always been a part of my life and Black Coal / White Cotton is a story that had to be told," says the author. "It leads the reader through a gamut of emotions, from out-loud hilarity to intense drama. I encourage you to live it with me."
Harold B. Tondera is a practicing Chiropractic Orthopedist and resides in Missouri City, Texas.
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Book Description TurnKey Press, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110972380647