Con Weber's Brighton spans seven generations. It is a story of the rise of the industrial age and growth of militarism in nineteenth century Germany, pioneer hardships on the southeast Michigan frontier, and the challenges of the Great Depression. The first century of a small Midwestern town is chronicled in the narrative of a man who began life surrounded by spinning wheels and looms and died when the automotive industry had become king and Henry Ford's factories were revving up to allow the "greatest generation" to win a war the author calls a "microcosm" of small town America. Based on oral history passed down from generation to generation and memoirs of the author's parents, Con Weber's Brighton is supplemented by scores of original pictures and documents. You will want to keep this informative biography for successive generations to enjoy and use as a historical reference.
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