David, My David is the extensive saga of the life, the victory over terror, of Eduard Gottfried Meyer.
A German keyboard prodigy born in 1921, Herr Meyer tells of a life extending from those early, halcyon-years through the inter-war period, the ravages of the Hitler Time and World War II and beyond, into post-war, neglectful Europe, and an increasingly bipolar America, ultimately to reach the final year of this journey, in 1995. Guided by the early-found desire to be one of his family’s so-many “good men,” on an odyssey marked by joy and sadness, terror and redemption, he survives using the personal strength he learns from family, from their faith in and dedication to others.
This saga is, in many ways, a love song to that Western—the German, American, European, Worldwide—human being and society, daß gewesen sein könnte, daß gewesen sein sollte, daß sein wird: that could have been, that should have been, that shall be.
Herr Meyer’s path will lead you from his birth-village of Singhofen throughout Germany, and into German Texas as he details a life surmounting the infamous machines of enmity, in his innate quest for an ultimate, personal goodness. To this end, Herr Meyer, his uncle’s partner, and his own nephew all assert
Hatred is the laziest form of cowardice.™
Written by Eduard Qualls and published in 2016, this striking volume has its own, extensive website, which we urge you to visit.
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