Author Joseph E. Hahn's New Book "Hitchhiking Through Europe: During the Summer of 1956" is the Personal Account of a Fun-Filled Adventure Across Europe.

Recent release "Hitchhiking through Europe: During the Summer of 1956" from Page Publishing author Joseph E. Hahn is filled with the excitement of seeing the world from a different view, complete with daily chronicles of the events that transpired.

Joseph E. Hahn has completed his new book “Hitchhiking through Europe: During the Summer of 1956”:  an honest and detailed retelling of a young man who planned and executed a wonderful summer vacation.


Joseph was born in St. Louis, Missouri and attended Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, where Winston Churchill gave his famous “Iron Curtain” speech in 1946. He has written several short stories, but never pursued writing. He has worked in public relations with banks in savings and loans and was an examiner for the state. Joseph worked as a right of way negotiator for Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) for twenty-eight years and owned and operated five laundromats. On his hitchhiking experience in 1956, he recorded his daily travels into shorthand books faithfully before bedtime. Upon his return home, he typed up all the experiences, but never did anything with the finished product. He titled the book "Hitchhiking through Europe during the Summer of 1956". He and his wife, Nubia, are retired. Joseph has been asked if he was going to have the account of his trip published. Thus, a simple diary written sixty years ago has reached book form.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Joseph Hahn’s historical memoir speaks to a simpler time of travel and leisure spent one summer travelling through Europe.

Recorded firsthand as a diary, this personal account gives the story of Joseph Hahn hitchhiking through parts of Europe in 1956.  As a twenty-one-year-old college student, he was able to achieve his goal of touring Europe before receiving his orders from the U.S. Army. Spending only 160 dollars on his European travels, Joseph not only saw some of the most beautiful scenic sites in Western Europe, but also found many friends in his travels through the cities and countryside of England, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France. This is his hitchhiking account of Europe.

Readers who wish to experience this entertaining account can purchase “Hitchhiking through Europe: During the Summer of 1956” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

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