An Immigrant's American Odyssey: A Biography of Ernst Skarstedt (Classic Reprint)

An Immigrant s American Odyssey A Biography of Ernst Skarstedt Classic Reprint Excerpt from An Immigrant s American Odyssey A Biography of Ernst SkarstedtTowering above this mass of published material is the man himself sailor vagabond farmer musician poet photographer nat

  • Title: An Immigrant's American Odyssey: A Biography of Ernst Skarstedt (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: Emory Lindquist
  • ISBN: 9780266552062
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Excerpt from An Immigrant s American Odyssey A Biography of Ernst SkarstedtTowering above this mass of published material is the man himself sailor, vagabond, farmer, musician, poet, photographer, nature lover, champion of freedom for the human spirit He was a restless person, agonizing over the fate of mankind a rebel, full of protest an enigma, unable to come to teExcerpt from An Immigrant s American Odyssey A Biography of Ernst SkarstedtTowering above this mass of published material is the man himself sailor, vagabond, farmer, musician, poet, photographer, nature lover, champion of freedom for the human spirit He was a restless person, agonizing over the fate of mankind a rebel, full of protest an enigma, unable to come to terms with himself and a man seeking answers to questions for which there seemed to be no answers Ernst Skarstedt s individualism and eccentricity produced responses to life that made him interesting and controversial These qualities and others fashioned his career and destiny.Ernst Skarstedt, who grew up in the home of a distinguished professor of theology at Lund University, spurned an academic career and, after a brief experience as a seaman, followed his cherished goal of becoming a pioneer in the American West Although he lived close to nature as a farmer in Kansas, Washington, and California during various periods, economic circumstances dictated that he abandon again and again the peace and solitude of life in rural areas for a career as a journalist in the city, an assignment he always viewed as temporary.The hostility of Ernst Skarstedt to the institutional church and to sophisticated standards of social custom and propriety was the result of his forthrightness and hatred of sham and hypocrisy His condemnation of socialism, communism, and the prohibition move ment are clearly identified with his repudiation of everything that encroached upon his most cherished goal freedom His oppositionto racism and his early support of women s rights are examples of his respect for personality He had tolerance for diversity of ideas and Opinions, but no tolerance for humbug, sham, conformity, and class consciousness.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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