Marcuse gives both a personal history and historical record of the events in Germany from his birth in 1929 through 1957, when he left the country in search of the American Dream
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (PRWEB) August 30, 2012
Dieter Marcuse chronicles his journey from war-torn Germany to a better life in America in his new memoir, “A Dream Come True: Growing up in Germany, Growing old in the USA” (published by AuthorHouse).
Marcuse gives both a personal history and historical record of the events in Germany from his birth in 1929 through 1957, when he left the country in search of the American Dream. In spite of the difficult times of his childhood living under Nazi rule, Marcuse did manage to have some fun.
As a young boy, Marcuse was a slow learner and struggled in school. Then, at age 18, he had a kind of awakening and grew into himself. His first love ended in tragedy when he discovered that he could not live with a girl with mental problems. In spite of this, he studied at a university in Berlin and became a physicist.
He used a chance encounter with American scientists to apply for a job in the United States at world-famous Bell Laboratories. There, he flourished, “had a wonderful life, married a wonderful girl and lived happily ever after,” he writes.
About the Author
Dieter Marcuse was born in February 1929 in Königsberg, Germany. His education was interrupted in 1944 by the collapse of Germany and he completed his high school education in night school between 1948 and 1949. Marcuse studied physics at the Freie Unversität of Berlin and was granted a doctor of electrical engineering degree by the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. He worked at the central laboratory of Siemens and Halske in Berlin before immigrating to the United States in 1957, working at Bell Telephone Laboratories until his retirement in 1994. He also consulted for several firms and a university until 2003. Marcuse and his wife, Haide, have two children, Christina and Mikel.
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