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The Son and Heir

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A prize-winning Dutch journalist’s unsparing memoir of growing up amid the excesses, triumphs, and devastation of post–World War II Europe.

What can a son say upon discovering that his father wore a Nazi uniform? Reporter Alexander Münninghoff was only four when he found this mortifying relic from his father’s recent past in his attic. This shameful memento came to
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Hardcover, 292 pages
Expected publication: March 24th 2020 by Amazon Crossing
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Kevin Mittge
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Appreciate receiving a copy of this book through NetGalley.

This was a fascinating multi-generational history of the Münninghoff family, beginning with the author's grandfather, a Dutch national who spent decades in business in Latvia, where his family was raised, only to return to the Netherlands at the outbreak of World War II. The oldest son, and titular "heir" (the author's father), was not interested in the family business, rebelled against his controlling father, and was drawn to Nazi
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Brandi R.
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of The Son and Heir from NetGalley to review.

Safety, comfort, privilege - there wasn't much the Old Boss's money couldn't buy, except for happiness. This memoir read like the love child of historical fiction and a daytime drama (and I mean that in a good way). I couldn't put it down. As someone who has read quite a bit about WWII, both fictional and not, I found myself surprised at how far the Munninghoffs' wealth, combined with some business acumen and political influence,
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Alexander Münninghoff (Posen, 13 april 1944) is een Nederlands journalist. Van 1974 tot 2007 werkte hij voor de Haagsche Courant. Münninghoff heeft veel artikelen en boeken over de schaaksport geschreven. In 1983 won hij de Prijs voor de Dagbladjournalistiek en in 2015 de Libris Geschiedenis Prijs voor zijn boek De stamhouder.