MEET ME UNDER THE CLOCK AT GRAND CENTRAL: A FAMILY HISTORY AND MEMOIR: FULLERS & VESTNERS, MERCEINS, DWIGHTS & WEBBS, NEW ENGLAND, BROOKLYN & NEW YORK ELIOT N. VESTNER, JR.

MEET ME UNDER THE CLOCK AT GRAND CENTRAL
MEET ME UNDER THE CLOCK AT GRAND CENTRAL
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There is, perhaps, no better account of history than a first-person memoir. From the memories of an eloquent writer, history is brought to life. Dry facts from a textbook become exciting events that live and breath. Readers experience the meaning and the lessons that people learned during momentous times in history. In Meet Me Under the Clock at Grand Central, Eliot N. Vestner, Jr. offers just such a memoir. The author has poured his heart and soul into this book. It is meticulously researched, the writing is clear and concise, and he includes an abundance of photos, letters, and newspaper clippings. Through the everyday lives of his ancestors, Vestner provides a valuable glimpse into the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries That glimpse is particularly poignant when he references his mother's diary. Vestner writes: "Priscilla's diary captures a slice of life as it was in 1934: before antibiotics, pneumonia was often fatal, as it was for George Vestner." Any reader with an interest in history will appreciate this unique perspective, and the memories he shares of his own childhood are no less insightful. The author clearly understands the social, economic, and political environment of his times, and so the world he presents is clear and colorful. Paperback 452 pages