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The Resource The last palace : Europe's extraordinary century through five lives and one house in Prague, Norman Eisen

The last palace : Europe's extraordinary century through five lives and one house in Prague, Norman Eisen

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The last palace : Europe's extraordinary century through five lives and one house in Prague
Title
The last palace
Title remainder
Europe's extraordinary century through five lives and one house in Prague
Statement of responsibility
Norman Eisen
Title variation
last palace
Title variation remainder
Europes turbulent century in five lives and one legendary house
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. From that discovery unspooled the captivating, twisting tale of the remarkable people who lived in the house before Eisen. Their story is Europe's, telling the dramatic and surprisingly cyclical tale of the endurance of liberal democracy: the optimistic Jewish financial baron who built the palace; the conflicted Nazi general who put his life at risk for the house during World War II; the first postwar US ambassador struggling to save both the palace and Prague from communist hands; the child star- turned-diplomat who fought to end totalitarianism; and Eisen's own mother, whose life demonstrates how those without power and privilege moved through history. The Last Palace chronicles the upheavals that have transformed the continent over the past century and reveals how we never live far from the past
Summary
"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"--
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10692630
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
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Eisen, Norman L.
Dewey number
943.712
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Schö̈nbornský palác (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Pražský hrad (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Schönbornský palác (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Prazský hrad (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
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Europe's turbulent century in five lives and one legendary house
Label
The last palace : Europe's extraordinary century through five lives and one house in Prague, Norman Eisen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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, ever, ever, ever" -- "Nothing crushes freedom like a tank" -- A revolutionary production -- On the good Battleship Lollipop -- "The past is never dead. It's not even past."
Control code
000063914199
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 403 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472237293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1054887298
Label
The last palace : Europe's extraordinary century through five lives and one house in Prague, Norman Eisen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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, ever, ever, ever" -- "Nothing crushes freedom like a tank" -- A revolutionary production -- On the good Battleship Lollipop -- "The past is never dead. It's not even past."
Control code
000063914199
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 403 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472237293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1054887298

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