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On President’s Day, Feb. 15, 2021, Lynne Breen, the author of this anthology of German influences, took us on a virtual road trip through the United States, from Massachusetts to Washington, DC, tracing the contributions and footsteps of Germans and German-Americans. The event included a special guest appearance by Clifton Truman Daniel, the grandson of President Harry Truman, whose endorsement can be found on the back cover. Whilst President Truman was known for this staunch opposition to Nazi Germany during World War II, the Truman family tree includes a few German links through his grandfather Solomon Young, or Jung, and the Goodnights, originally Gutknecht, who also traced their roots to Germany. Please click on the Read More button below for a recording of the presentation.