The last palace : Europe's turbulent century in five lives and one legendary house
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New York : Crown, 2018.
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Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
ix, 403 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780451495785, 0451495780

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-392) and index.
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"A sweeping yet intimate narrative about the last hundred years of turbulent European history, as seen through one of Mitteleuropa's greatest houses--and the lives of its occupants"--,Provided by publisher.
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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 in his new home. 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 remarkable people who had called this palace home. Their story is Europe's, and The Last Palace chronicles the upheavals that transformed the continent over the past century. There was the optimistic Jewish financial baron, Otto Petschek, who built the palace after World War I as a statement of his faith in democracy, only to have that faith shattered; Rudolf Toussaint, the cultured, compromised German general who occupied the palace during World War II, ultimately putting his life at risk to save the house and Prague itself from destruction; Laurence Steinhardt, the first postwar US ambassador whose quixotic struggle to keep the palace out of Communist hands was paired with his pitched efforts to rescue the country from Soviet domination; and Shirley Temple Black, an eyewitness to the crushing of the 1968 Prague Spring by Soviet tanks, who determined to return to Prague and help end totalitarianism-and did just that as US ambassador in 1989. Weaving in the life of Eisen's own mother to demonstrate how those without power and privilege moved through history, The Last Palace tells the dramatic and surprisingly cyclical tale of the triumph of liberal democracy. -- from Amazon.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Eisen, N. L. (2018). The last palace: Europe's turbulent century in five lives and one legendary house (First edition.). Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Eisen, Norman L., 1961-. 2018. The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House. New York: Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Eisen, Norman L., 1961-. The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House New York: Crown, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Eisen, Norman L. The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House First edition., Crown, 2018.

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