Henry Morgenstein

Henry Morgenstein Brilliant BooksLocal author Henry Morgenstein tells his story best: "I was born in Antwerp, Belgium. My family ran away from the Germans and from 1942 to 1947 we lived in Havana, Cuba. We came to New York City in 1947. Education: Yeshiva Rabbi Moishe Soloveichik, Bronx High School of Science, Columbia College (1960), Indiana University (M.A. American Literature). From 1965 to 1968 I lived in Chicago; from 1968 to 1971 I lived in New York City & taught at Yeshiva University. I taught English at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, Michigan from 1971 to 2000 when I retired.


"It is difficult to sum up thirty years of existence but basically, I taught English, raised two boys and became a controversial character in my home town. I was controversial because for many years I did not own a car (I bicycled everywhere, even through the snow in the winter months), wrote many newspaper columns (bi-weekly columnist in the local paper, The Record Eagle, 1985-1991) and wrote over a thousand radio talks that were aired on three local Traverse City radio stations & BBC Radio Solent in Southampton, England. (Twice I was on a year-long Fulbright Teacher Exchange: Bath, England 1974-5, Southampton, England 1992-3). Some of the radio talks were about dancing and they appear on this web site." We're glad to support Henry and his interesting tales.