The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

By Maria Augusta Trapp

With approximately 1,500 Broadway performances, six Tony Awards, greater than 3 million albums bought, and 5 Academy Awards, The Sound of track, based at the lives of Maria, the baron, and their making a song little ones, is as standard to so much people as our family background. yet a lot in regards to the real-life girl and her relatives was once left untold.

Here, Baroness Maria Augusta Trapp tells in her personal appealing, easy phrases the intense tale of her romance with the baron, their get away from Nazi-occupied Austria, and their lifestyles in America.

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