Two new e-books about famous Dutch-Americans are now available on Amazon. The author, Professor Emeritus Carl Pegels of the University at Buffalo, is a well-known researcher of Dutch-Americans who has written numerous books and articles.
Last year Mr. Pegels published "Prominent Dutch American Entrepreneurs", which had an emphasis on business people and entrepreneurs. The two new books, which are only available electronically, expand the scope of the biographies and discuss Dutch-American who became famous through arts, science and sports, and government, military, history and philosophy respectively.
The book includes famous names such as Bogart, Brando, Fonda and Clint Eastwood. Some of the subjects are born in the Netherlands; others are more remote descendants of immigrants.
In Mr. Pegel's words: "The book honors those who have contributed to the development of the United States from colonial days until the present at both the governmental level as well as at the private level. In other words, the book is a statement about the history of Dutch Americans and the imprint they have left on this country. In many instances they are still doing so today."
Fascinating snapshot of Dutch-American lives
The biographies give a fascinating snapshot of Dutch-American lives throughout the ages. Starting in the 1700's, the life-stories of these Americans with such different walks of lives provide insight in how immigrants and descendants of immigrants made America their home and were successful in their fields.
Prominent Dutch American Achievers: Government, Military, History and Philosophy - E-book on Amazon.com
Prominent Dutch American Achievers: Arts, Science and Sports - E-book on Amazon.com
C. Carl Pegels, University at Buffalo