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J.T. Maicke

Biography

J.T. Maicke writes historical novels that take place in Germany and among German-American communities in the Midwest. The study of German history, geography, language, culture, and cuisine has been one of his life-long passions. He has spent several years living and working in Central Europe and has explored many of the locations mentioned in his stories. Maicke is a great fan of historical fiction and his favorite authors include Ken Follett, Bernard Cornwell, George MacDonald Fraser, Robert Harris, and Morris West. He was educated by Benedictine monks and nuns in the Midwest, and several of his stories have a Roman Catholic theme.

Books by J.T. Maicke

The Humble Courier by J.T. Maicke. Book cover
Father Hartmann Bottger, a Benedictine monk and priest, has confronted bullies his entire life, including pompous clerics, local thugs, and callous and corrupt French Army occupation authorities in the German Rhineland. But Father Hartmann faces his greatest challenges with the rise to power of the Nazi Party and the brutality of the dreaded Gestapo, which threaten the rights of the Church as well as the lives and spiritual beliefs of Father Harti and the members of his small village parish.
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Fiction > Historical