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The Author

The webmaster and author of this website, Hyde Flippo, was born in New Mexico (USA). After growing up in California and North Carolina, Hyde has lived in Reno, Nevada since 1960.

His first published book was The German Way. His latest publication is Perfect Phrases in German. Before that, he authored When in Germany, Do As the Germans Do. He also co-wrote Deutsche Sagen und Legenden (German Legends) with Herb Kernecker. All four books are available from Amazon.com, B&N.com, or your local bookstore.

From 1998 until 2008, Hyde was the Guide for German Language at About.com, a position he gave up in March 2008 in order to devote more time to his writing and websites. Most of his About.com content is still online.

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The author in Hannover,
Photo: Cheryl Flippo

The author and his wife continue to travel in Europe and the German-speaking countries on a regular basis, visiting friends and relatives, doing more book research, taking pictures, and enjoying the language and culture. In 2007/2008 and in 2011 Hyde lived in Berlin temporarily trying to learn even more about Germany.

His new publishing house, H. Flippo & Sons Publishing Co., LLC, under its Humboldt American Press imprint, published a new German grammar review book featuring Hagar® and Peanuts® cartoons in German in October 2012. Deutsch macht Spaß is authored by Brigitte Dubiel, a long-time teacher of German who was born in Frankfurt am Main. A second title, The Sagebrush Singers, published in 2014, is a children’s picture book based on the classic German fairy tale, “The Bremen Town Musicians.” A third Humboldt American Press title – for expats – is now in preparation.


CONTACT the author at: hflippo2001 (at) yahoo.com

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