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Last palace : Europe's extraordinary century through five lives and one house in Prague

Author: Norman L Eisen
Publisher: London : Headline Publishing Group, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Norman Eisen moved into the US ambassador's residence in Prague, returning to the land his mother had fled after the Holocaust, he was startled to discover swastikas hidden beneath the furniture. These symbols of Nazi Germany were remnants of the residence's forgotten history, and evidence that we never live far from the past. From that discovery unspooled the twisting, captivating tale of four of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Frieda Eisen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman L Eisen
ISBN: 9781472237293 1472237293 1472237285 9781472237286
OCLC Number: 1054887298
Description: ix, 403 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 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."
Responsibility: Norman Eisen.

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