Maureen Mahan Copelof Takes Readers on a Breathtaking tour of Germany

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New Book shares an intimate view of Germany and its precious treasures

Featuring the wonders and beauty of Germany through the eyes of author Maureen Mahan Copelof and her husband, Sylvan, Discovering Germany shares a captivating view of the rich German tradition. Copelof and her husband, both retired naval officers, fell in love with the country when stationed there with the U.S. Military. This compelling piece opens the doors for readers to explore Germany’s “unexpected treasures” that can be found in both well known locations as well as small out of the way locales not mentioned in guidebooks; the infamous beer, the enchanting castles, the delectable wine, the exemplary culinary goodness and the wonderful friendships.

Refusing to let the adventure end with their military tour, Copelof and her husband embarked on a journey, purchasing a home in a small German town on the Neckar River. The couple’s experience paves way to an exhilarating read for their take on Germany is broader and more comprehensive than what the average tourist may have typically encountered, considering the couple’s intimate involvement with the country and its people.

Discover the mythic figures encompassed within its culture, the highly symbolic historical locations, the distinctive art, the delicious Swabian food and fascinating language derivations. This read shares a unique vantage point of how Americans can thrive in a new environment. Even the simple, mundane experiences are highlighted to give readers a clearer and unbiased picture of what it’s like living in Germany. “It’s amazing the things you take for granted that become a challenge when you are living in another country.”

For readers who would like to obtain insights about Germany, whether for tourism, armchair traveling and dreaming, business or even for immigration purposes, then this is the perfect book because the plot shares credible authenticity. Unlike the typical traveling guide that may have been decorated with exaggerated embellishments for commercial agendas, Discovering Germany is purely based on the reality of how two Americans fell in love with Germany and became one with its people.

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About the Author
Maureen Mahan Copelof received a BA in religion and an MBA from the University of South Carolina and an MS in Political Science from Auburn University. Joining the United States Navy at age 24, she served twenty-nine-years retiring with the rank of Captain. During her military career she lived overseas in Sicily, northern Japan, central Japan, Puerto Rico and Germany. She combines her love of travel with her interests in history, art and food. She is married to Sylvan Copelof, a retired Chief Warrant Officer Four, U.S.N. They live in Brevard, North Carolina and Gundelsheim, Germany.

Discovering Germany * by Maureen Mahan Copelof
The Treasures of Beer, Castles, Food and Friends
Publication Date: January 20, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 211 pages; 978-1-4691-4998-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 211 pages; 978-1-4691-4999-8

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