We Were Merchants

We Were Merchants

The Sternberg Family and the Story of Goudchaux's and Maison Blanche Department Stores

Book - 2009
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"While most former patrons have a favorite story to tell about Goudchaux’s/Maison Blanche, not many know the personal tale behind this beloved institution. In We Were Merchants, Hans Sternberg provides a captivating account of how his parents, Erich and Lea, fled from Nazi Germany to the United States, embraced their new home, and together with their children built Goudchaux’s into a Baton Rouge legend that eventually became Goudchaux’s/Maison Blanche—an independent retail force during the golden era of the department store and, by 1989, the largest family-owned department store in America" -- inside cover.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9780807134498
080713449X
Branch Call Number: La 381.141 Ste
Characteristics: xiv, 141 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Shelledy, James E. 1943-

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