This is a wonderful book and a fun read! Leon has such a distinct voice and it feels so authentic, while at the same time having this quality of larger-than-life storytelling that made me think of the German term Seemannsgarn, or seaman’s yarn, meaning that sailors spin stories that might be a bit exaggerated. And his wife, Tamara, sounds like a fierce pioneer in her own right. What a great job preserving these stories of such an adventurous life! There are some amazing lines that just made me stop to let them sink in, and some historical aspects that were so interesting to see through his eyes. And of course I laughed a lot!Dr. Joela Jacobs, Assistant Professor of German Studies, University of Arizona
It’s my father’s 97th birthday, and today I’m pleased to announce that we’ve collaborated on a new book: “LEON: A LIFE,” THE TRUE STORIES OF CAPTAIN LEON H SCHNEIDER, as told to yours truly.
Coming in May 2019.