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Barcode50887000116562
LocationHamlin
TitleThe last palace: Europe's extraordinary century through five lives and one house in Prague. Norman Eisen.
AuthorEisen, Norman.
Call No943.7 EIS
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
Volume1
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International Standard Book Number 1472237285
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 943.7
Personal Name Eisen, Norman.
Title Statement The last palace: Europe's extraordinary century through five lives and one house in Prague. Norman Eisen.
Imprint London, Headline Publishing Group. c2018.
Physical Description 403 p. illustrations, map. 25 cm.
Formatted Contents Note The golden son of the Golden City -- The king of coal -- Palace neverending -- The final child -- An artist of war -- The most dangerous man in the Reich -- Is Prague burning? -- "If you're going through hell, keep going" -- "He who is master of Bohemia is master of Europe" -- Lush life -- Small salvations -- "Never, never, never give in" -- Nothing crushes freedom like a tank -- A revolutionary production -- Truth prevails -- "The past is never dead. It's not even past."
Summary, Etc. When Eisen moved into the US ambassador's residence in Prague, he was startled to discover swastikas hidden beneath the furniture. As he unspooled the twisting, captivating tale of some of the remarkable people who had called this palace home, he began to chronicle the upheavals that transformed the continent over the past century. He introduces us to optimistic Jewish financial baron, Otto Petschek, who built the palace after World War I; Rudolf Toussaint, the cultured, compromised German general who occupied the palace during World War II; Laurence Steinhardt, the first postwar US ambassador; and Shirley Temple Black, an eyewitness to the crushing of the 1968 Prague Spring who returned as US ambassador in 1989. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term History Europe, Eastern.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Prague (Czech Republic) Buildings, structures, etc.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Prague (Czech Republic) History, 20th Century.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Czech Republic-Prague

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