The Last Palace

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  • Author : Norman Eisen
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 416 pages
  • ISBN : 0451495802
  • Rating : 4/5 from 4 reviews
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The Last Palace

The Last Palace
  • Author : Norman Eisen
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 04 September 2018
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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 residence’s forgotten history, and

The Last Palace

The Last Palace
  • Author : Norman Eisen
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 06 September 2018
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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

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 29 September 2022
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 14 March 2017
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Release : 18 March 2020
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  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Release : 15 January 2019
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 06 January 2017
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  • Publisher : Masarykova univerzita
  • Release : 01 January 2017
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  • Release : 29 November 2013
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 18 March 2014
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Mycenaean Greece, first published in 1976, investigates from an historical point of view some of the crucial periods in the Greek Bronze Age. The principal subject is the so-called ‘Mycenaean’ culture which arose during the sixteenth century BC, as assimilation of the previous ‘Helladic’ culture of mainland Greece with some of the developments of Minoan Crete. Many of the material aspects of the Mycenaean civilisation are examined, as are the extent of Mycenaean expansion overseas and the eventual destruction of Mycenaean

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 15 June 1992
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