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Morton, Frederic

Overview
Works: 308 works in 831 publications in 16 languages and 9,429 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Cookbooks  Psychological fiction  Pictorial works  Ragtime music  Drama  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Contributor, Composer, Actor, Singer, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: HG1552.R8, 923.34
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Most widely held works by Frederic Morton
The Rothschilds : a family portrait by Frederic Morton( Book )

81 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait, over the past 150 years, of the wealthy, powerful European banking dynasty, the Rothschilds, their family solidarity, their genius with money, their rise in society
A nervous splendor : Vienna, 1888/1889 by Frederic Morton( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On January 30, 1889, at the champagne-splashed height of the Viennese Carnival, the handsome and charming Crown Prince Rudolf shot and killed his teenage mistress and then himself in a suicide pact. The two shots that rang out at Mayerling in the Vienna Woods echo still. Frederic Morton, author of the bestselling THE ROTHSCHILDS, deftly tells the haunting story of the Prince and his city, where, in the span of only ten months, "the Western dream started to go wrong." Other young men with striking intellectual and artistic talents—and all as frustrated as the Prince—moved through his Vienna. Among them were a young Sigmund Freud, Gustav Mahler, Theodor Herzl, Gustav Klimt, and the playwright Arthur Schnitzler, whose La Ronde was the great erotic drama of the fin de siecle
Thunder at twilight : Vienna 1913/1914 by Frederic Morton( Book )

39 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Vienna in the two years before World War I
The forever street by Frederic Morton( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berek, a young penniless Jew of eighteen is struggling to make a home of Turk Place, a desolate street that, in 1873 Vienna, was little more than a Gypsy encampment. But Berek believes fiercely in his own power to forge miracles. Taking the caretaker's daughter as his bride, Berek is confident he can thrive on faith. When a mysterious piece of stone comes into his possession, he and his wife believe their prayers have been answered; the stone may be a holy fragment of Jerusalem's Wailing Wall. This relic, no larger than a brick, proves to transfigure the couple's lives. They make Turk Place their home and three generations of Turk Place residents share the legacy of the Brick. For six decades, the family perseveres in the face of tumultuous events -- World War I, the shattering of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the Great Depression. But Hitler's "final solution" forces them to make an impossible choice: flee the Nazis or remain and perish
Chocolate, an illustrated history by Marcia Morton( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the growing of the cocoa beans, the steps in the manufacturing process, the founding and development of the Hershey Company, and the making of chocolate candies
The Schatten affair by Frederic Morton( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Jewish publicity man plans to exploit aged Prince Schatten at the opening of a West Berlin luxury hotel, but instead meets a beautiful girl with former Nazi connections
Die Rothschilds ein Portrait der Dynastie by Frederic Morton( Book )

93 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A National Book Award Finalist from the bestselling Frederic Morton No family in the past two centuries has been as constantly at the center of Europe's great events, has featured such varied and spectacular personalities, has had anything close to the wealth of the Rothschilds. To this day they remain one of the most powerful and wealthy families in the world. In Frederic Morton's classic tale, the family is finely painted on the page and brought vividly to life. Here you'll meet Mayer, long-time adviser to Germany's princes, who broke through the barriers of a Frankfurt ghetto and placed his family on the road to wealth and power; Lord Alfred, who maintained a private train, private orchestra (which he conducted), and private circus (of which he was ringmaster); Baron Philippe, whose rarefied vintages bear labels that were created by great artists, among them Picasso, Dali, and Haring; and Kathleen Nica Rothschild de Koenigswarter, the "jazz baroness," in whose arms Charlie Parker died. The family itself has been at the center of some of the most crucial moments in history: the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, the development of the Suez Canal, the introduction of Jews in the House of Lords. Through it all, the Rothschild name has continued to represent the family ideal, and no author has so nimbly captured the eccentric brilliance of blood as Frederic Morton
An unknown woman : a new novel by Frederic Morton( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snow gods: a novel by Frederic Morton( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crosstown sabbath : a street journey through history by Frederic Morton( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Rothschilds : Porträt einer Familie by Frederic Morton( Book )

33 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rothschilds : portrait of a dynasty by Frederic Morton( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The witching ship by Frederic Morton( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2000 in English and German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set aboard the fictitious Dutch zcruise linery Syngdam during a May 1940 trans-Atlantic crossing. The ship is filled with refugees and American citizens fleeing Europe, and the atmosphere turns tense when Hitler invades the Netherlands while the ship is in mid-Atlantic
Asphalt and desire by Frederic Morton( Book )

9 editions published between 1952 and 1966 in English and German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real ragtime : disc recordings from its heyday( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The darkness below by Frederic Morton( Book )

11 editions published between 1949 and 1951 in English and German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vienna's Ringstrasse : the book by Nora Schoeller( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Vienna's Ringstrasse, this illustrated volume brings to life the "Ringstrasse Society," depicting architects and artists involved with the fascinating ensembles of buildings, everyday life, banks and houses. Current photographs capture the still-visible wealth of this architectural legacy"--
The Hound by Frederic Morton( Book )

3 editions published in 1947 in English and German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Registrum honoris de Morton; a series of ancient charters of the earldom of Morton, with other original papers by Frederic Morton( Book )

3 editions published in 1853 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Runaway waltz by Frederic Morton( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in German and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most revered essayists and novelists of his generation, Frederic Morton has captured with matchless immediacy the glamour of Vienna before World War I and the storied opulence of the Rothschild family in his bestselling and award-winning works. Now, in his first book in more than fifteen years, he delivers a luminous look at his own unique pursuit of the American dream. Like many Austrian boys in 1936, the author idolizes Fritz Austerlitz, the Austrian American who went to Hollywood and emerged as Fred Astaire. When his family is forced to flee Vienna, Fritz Mandelbaum becomes Fred Morton and immigrates to New York City. Though he does not learn English until he is sixteen years old, Morton nonetheless goes on to succeed as a writer. The author sets out ten scenes from his pilgrim life and his remarkable road to success: from watching a poorly dubbed Astaire in Vienna to delivering apricot tarts as a baker's assistant in New York; from Salt Lake City where as a young English instructor he met Vladimir Nabokov to a Christmas spent with the Rothschilds at ChAteau Mouton. Runaway Waltz is a soulful, beautifully written portrait of one man's extraordinary quest for fulfillment and enduring transformation
 
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A nervous splendor : Vienna, 1888/1889
Alternative Names
Frederic Mandelbaum

Frederic Morton American writer, Austrian Jewish refugee

Frederic Morton Amerikaans auteur

Frederic Morton écrivain américain

Mandelbaum, Fritz.

Mandelbaum, Fritz 1924-2015

Morton F. 1925-

Morton, Frédéric 1924-

Morton, Frédéric 1924-2015

Morton, Frederick

Φρέντερικ Μόρτον

מורטון, פרדריק

מנדלבאום, פריץ, 1924-2015

모턴, 프레더릭 1925-

フレデリック・モートン

モートン, フレデリック

モートン, フレデリック 1925-

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Thunder at twilight : Vienna 1913/1914The forever streetThe Rothschilds : portrait of a dynastyRunaway waltz