* This work, published in 1932, takes place from 1646 through 1724.
* The book presents a historical, non-fictional autobiography of Gluckel of Hameln as a Jewish mother and successful businesswoman.
* Gluckel bore fourteen children and raised twelve from infancy through betrothal and marriage to adulthood and the death of some.
* Robert S. Rosen notes in his introduction that Gluckel's memoirs were invaluable to historians and others interested in the 17th and 18th centuries.
* Gluckel wrote the story for her children to read as a chronicle of her life.
* Gluckel was betrothed at twelve and married Chayim Hameln at fourteen.
* Gluckel and Chayim had twelve children.
* Gluckel traveled widely in Europe pursuing social and business activities in France, Denmark, Holland, Austria and Poland as well as Germany.
* At the age of forty-four in 1689, Gluckel was widowed and left with eight of their twelve children yet to raise at home.
* Gluckel took over...
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