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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
This is a very important book. Mein Name Ist Peter Dietrich is important and timely, in part because of the argument about the value and importance that immigration plays in this great American experience. This is the authentic story of Peter Dietrich, but in many ways, this is the American story and captures the essence of a key component of something that makes America great. That component is the ability of the immigrant to come to America and, with hard work, assimilate, thrive, and in the process re-invigorate the American spirit. In my own opinion, it does not matter where the immigrant is from. If he or she finds a welcoming environment where hard work and good ideas are rewarded, they will become American. People here sometimes forget the power of this. People here sometimes feel it’s time to close the door. That is why a book like Mein Name Ist Peter Dietrich is important.
All beginnings are hard. That is the quote found at the front of Mein Name Ist Peter Dietrich by Ronald J. Deatrick and Claudia Barnard Coffey. That is the essence of the immigration experience. It is a beginning and it is difficult. What I like so much about this particular story is that it is so well written, so well researched, and so obviously a labor of love. This is the story of Peter, but more importantly it is the story of the Dietrich family. I would go so far to say it is the story of America, or at least an important part of it. So many aspects of the American experience are the experience of Peter Dietrich and his family. All Americans should read this. It is as valuable as any American history class I have ever attended.