Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1. Beginnings Chapter 2. School years Chapter 3. O du mein Osterreich... Chapter 4. America-coming down to Earth Chapter 5. Going to and fro upon the Earth: On being a soldier Chapter 6. Du bist ein wanderer... Chapter 7. Mit dem Gesicht nach Deutschland Chapter 8. Living in "a world come of age" Afterthoughts Bibliography Index
Born in Berlin of an Austrian family of Jewish background Klemens von Klemperer studied in Vienna until 1938 when he was forced to emigrate to the United States. He continued his studies at Harvard University, which were then interrupted from 1943 to 1946 by his service in the US Army. After receiving his PhD in History from Harvard University, he taught at Smith College, and after his retirement, at neighboring institutions.
"An intriguing view of a historian's journey through the last century... a pleasure to read. With this memoir, von Klemperer joins the ranks of other historian memoirists such as Peter Gay, Felix Gilbert, and Werner Angress. It is a thoughtful and interesting account of what it was like to be a conservative historian of Germany in the decades after 1945." * Catherine Epstein, Associate Professor of History, Amherst College