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The Last Palace - Europe's Extraordinary Century Through Five Lives and One House in Prague (Paperback) Loot Price: R189
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The Last Palace - Europe's Extraordinary Century Through Five Lives and One House in Prague (Paperback): Norman Eisen

The Last Palace - Europe's Extraordinary Century Through Five Lives and One House in Prague (Paperback)

Norman Eisen

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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. 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.

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Imprint: Headline Book Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 15 October 2019
First published: 2018
Authors: Norman Eisen
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 978-1-4722-3730-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
LSN: 1-4722-3730-7
Barcode: 9781472237309

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