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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"-- 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...
Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning
Her image appeared in periodicals and advertisements roughly twenty times daily; she rivaled FDR and Edward VIII as the most photographed person in the world. Her portrait brightened the homes of countless admirers: a black laborer's cabin in South Carolina, a young Andy Warhol's house in Pittsburgh, J. Edgar Hoover's recreation room in Washington, DC and gangster Bumpy Johnson's Harlem apartment. A few years later her smile cheered the secret bedchamber...
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