Island of Peace in an Ocean of Unrest: The Letters of Dorothy von Moltke by Catherine R. Hammond

Published for the first time in English, Countess von Moltke's letters capture the life of the elite on a large estate in Silesia. Part Two tells of Dorothy and Helmut von Moltke's life in Christian Science.

The culmination of eight years of research by Catherine Hammond while she was employed at Longyear Museum, this book presents the letters of Countess Dorothy von Moltke, who was married to Helmuth von Moltke, grand-nephew of Germany's great military hero of the same name. Dorothy's letters poignantly describe living through World War I, the Weimar Period, and the rise of Nazism. They provide an intimate view of the Moltke's eldest son, German resistance hero Helmuth James von Moltke, who was hanged by the Nazis in 1945. Part Two of the book tells the story of Dorothy and Helmuth's life in Christian Science, including going to Boston in 1911 to help translate Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, into German.

Paperbound. 400 pages.