The Resource The last palace : Europe's turbulent century in five lives and one legendary house, Norman Eisen

The last palace : Europe's turbulent century in five lives and one legendary house, Norman Eisen

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The last palace : Europe's turbulent century in five lives and one legendary house
Title
The last palace
Title remainder
Europe's turbulent century in five lives and one legendary house
Statement of responsibility
Norman Eisen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
  • When Eisen moved into the US ambassador's residence in Prague, he was startled to discover swastikas hidden beneath the furniture. As he unspooled the twisting, captivating tale of some of the remarkable people who had called this palace home, he began to chronicle the upheavals that transformed the continent over the past century. He introduces us to optimistic Jewish financial baron, Otto Petschek, who built the palace after World War I; Rudolf Toussaint, the cultured, compromised German general who occupied the palace during World War II; Laurence Steinhardt, the first postwar US ambassador; and Shirley Temple Black, an eyewitness to the crushing of the 1968 Prague Spring who returned as US ambassador in 1989. -- adapted from jacket
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eisen, Norman L.
Dewey number
943.71/2030922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DB 2629 .E37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schö̈nbornský palác (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Pražský hrad (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Pražský hrad (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Europe
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Buildings
  • Czech Republic
  • Europe
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Jewish
  • HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
Label
The last palace : Europe's turbulent century in five lives and one legendary house, Norman Eisen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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, 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."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 403 pages
Isbn
9780451495785
Lccn
2018014382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1048657406
  • (OCoLC)on1048657406
Label
The last palace : Europe's turbulent century in five lives and one legendary house, Norman Eisen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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, 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."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 403 pages
Isbn
9780451495785
Lccn
2018014382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1048657406
  • (OCoLC)on1048657406

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