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The making of an American : the autobiography of a Hungarian immigrant, Appalachian entrepreneur, and OSS officer / Martin Himler ; edited by Cathy Cassady Corbin ; with an introduction by Doug Cantrell ; and a foreword by Charles Fenyvesi.
Himler, Martin, 1888-1961
Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, 
xxix, 298 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Himler, Martin, 1889-1961
Himler Coal Company
United States. Office of Strategic Services
Officials and employees
World War, 1939-1945
Personal narratives, American
Corbin, Cathy Cassady
Writer of introduction
Writer of supplementary textual content
Fenyvesi, Charles, 1937-
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"Martin Himler (1889-1961) emigrated from Hungary to America in 1907 and found success as a coal-mining entrepreneur, establishing the Himler Coal Company, the small town of Himlerville, Kentucky--almost completely populated by Hungarian immigrants--and a weekly newspaper, the Hungarian Miners' Journal. At the outbreak of WWII, Himler began working for the OSS with a rankof colonel and arrested and interrogated forty Hungarian Nazi war criminals. Himler's collected evidence and testimony were also used in the Nuremberg trials. Himler wrote his autobiography sometime during his later years when he retired to California but never published it. The autobiography exchanged hands amongst Himler family members and was finally donated to the Martin County Historical Society in 2007. The current manuscript includes the full text of the autobiography, an introduction by Doug Cantrell, and editing and annotations by Cathy Corbin"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Mátraverebély -- America -- Investment in America -- I became an American -- Cleveland, Ohio -- Again in coal mine -- Riding the rods -- Romance -- In the show business -- I become a newspaperman -- On the road again -- With mother -- I become a publisher -- I become a coal operator -- Himlerville, Kentucky -- Life in Himlerville -- The lost dream -- The American miner -- Playing God -- In Hungary -- Return home.
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