Occasionally I have wondered if anti-German sentiment during and between the World Wars impacted my Heinemanns. They arrived in 1851–children who became old men in the United States. When the world stage heated up, did they get burned?
It’s hard to imagine the discovery that would answer that question definitively…
Dedicated research sometimes means combing through endless pages (or PDFs) without knowing what you’re looking for. And when you don’t know what you’re looking for, a good find is basically whatever you want it to be.
That’s why this piece, while it’s nothing to do with me, still counts.
Too good not to share, no? If you’re curious about the book at the center of this “controversy,” you can read it on Google Books here!
(I do have a William Heinemann in my family tree, as a matter of fact. Sadly, he wasn’t the one who was a famous publisher. Rats.)