Milt Ost tells five-generation saga of one immigrant family

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New book ‘Tumbleweeds Burning’ presents true slice of history through Heinrich Oster family’s eyes

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A true slice of history through the eyes of one family, from 1800 through pioneer America and into the mid-nineteen hundreds

Author Milt Ost’s inspiration to write a book comes from the plight of several hundred thousand German immigrants who moved to Russia and from there to America to find freedom.

Tumbleweeds Burning”, a historical novel (published by Xlibris) is a five-generation saga of the Heinrich Oster family who struggled and finally triumphed in their search. Heinrich and Anna Marie Oster are invited by the Czar to move to Russia. Their excitement runs high when a son of their family is selected to serve in the Czar’s elite body guard, the Imperial Hussars.

Life next to the Royals is full of thrills and color, but before long the corruption and greed in high places are exposed and bitter persecution of the family makes their life difficult. Their children flee to America and accept the government’s offer of free homestead acres on the great prairies of the heartland. At every turn, nature confronts them with immense battles. But how will they come together in faith and turn their little spot on earth into the breadbasket of the world?

“Tumbleweeds Burning” is a true slice of history through the eyes of one family, from 1800 through pioneer America and into the mid-nineteen hundreds. It shares their triumph and offers readers new hope and courage.

“Tumbleweeds Burning”
By Milt Ost
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 260pages | ISBN 9781499037319
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 260pages | ISBN 9781499037326
E-Book | 260pages | ISBN 9781499037302
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and from the author at

About the Author
Milt Ost is a retired minister who now lives with his wife, Delores, in Albert Lea, Minn.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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