Fifth Generation American and Great Grandson of Harry Jacobs, Jeffrey Slater spent three years researching Harry's manuscript, interviewing  the few remaining relatives that knew the man and contacted the many  relatives of the characters in Harry's tales to bring to life Harry's journey.  What would have been a journey lost in time is brought to life with the richness Harry would be proud to have shared.  "When I read Harry's Autobiography I knew it had to be preserved and shared for the future generations of not only Harry's family, but for all those who share similar tales." This is a story of love, struggle, pride and adventure of a new American Immigrant.

This book would  not have been possible without the guidance, ruthless editing and continued support from his wife Victoria, who spent six months editing and taming Jeffrey's liberal use of words.

Jeffrey lives in Melbourne Australia with Victoria.