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Herman the German: Just Lucky I Guess

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Herman the German"This fascinating and amusing account of his life is told by a colorful and highly capable German who became one of America's most successful technical managers in the development of jet engines for aircraft."-David S. Lewis ChairmanGeneral Dynamics Corporation "Not only has Gerhard Neumann's life been filled with exotic and exciting adventures, but he was ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 29th 2004 by AuthorHouse (first published October 27th 2004)
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Aug 16, 2012 Michael rated it it was amazing
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Das ist ein Buch, welches man jedem angehenden Techniker oder Ingenieur in die Hand drücken sollte.

Wer selbst einen Handwerksberuf in Deutschland erlernt hat und dann eine technische Laufbahn einschlug, wird bei diesem Buch sicher sehr oft schmunzeln und dennoch viele nützliche Lehren und Anregungen finden. Und das alles recht kurzweilig verpackt und uneingeschränkt empfehlenswert.

Gerhard Neumann (Jahrgang 1917) erzählt hier seinen Lebensweg, der ihn - von der KFZ-Lehre in Frankfurt/Oder und der
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Jan 14, 2014 Jackie Di Ianni rated it liked it
Gerhard Neumann is not your ordinary German Jew during WWII. His intellect, charm, and endless drive lead him to success as an US Army Air Force engineer in China. His story is amazing and unbelievable at times, but I believe he leaves some things out. All of his stories detail his great ideas and inventions; life somehow always ends up going his way (yes, unbelievable for someone in his predicament at the time.) When he returns to work at GE after the war, he loses me in his zeal for himself an ...more
Aug 09, 2008 Sam rated it it was amazing
If you want adventure and fun this is a great book and an easy read- it also happens to be my grandfather...
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