(E–book) The Last Palace Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House author Norman Eisen

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READ The Last Palace Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House Norman Eisen ✓ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ The Last Palace Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House He remarkable people who had called this palace home Their story is Europe’s and The Last Palace chronicles the upheavals that have transformed the continent over the past century There was the optimistic Jewish financial baron Otto Petschek who build the palace after World War I as a statement of his faith in democracy only to have that faith shattered; Rudolf Toussaint the cultured compromised German general who occupied the palace during World War II ultimately putting his life at risk to save the house and Prague itself from destruction; Laurence Steinhardt the first postwar U. The Last Palace Europe s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House was a moving and beautiful memoir in which author Norman Eisen relates how financial magnate Otto Petschek had a dream to build a beautiful palace unlike any other for his family in the heart of Prague following World War I and as a testament to freedom and democracy Otto Petschek was mindful that his father and uncle had fled to Prague to escape a pogrom and were fearful of anti Semitism As a young boy Otto was drawn not only to the music of Mozart and Beethoven but he also loved the majestic architecture as he walked through the beautiful city of Prague Eisen explores the history of the last century in Europe focusing on five individuals whose lives were part of the history and preservation of the Petschek palace from Nazi officer Rudolf Toussaint to Ambassadors Laurence Steinhardt and Shirley Temple Black Norman Eisen was appointed in 2011 by President Obama to serve as US Ambassador to the Czeck Republic and in residence at the palace Woven through this book is the story of Prague and Czechoslovakia after World War II as well as the poignant story of his mother who had fled from Prague after the Holocaust and the fears she had for his safety This was a lovely tribute to a palace and a city and all of the lives it impacted He would build a palace there It would be huge than a hundred rooms the entire length of a city block Its fa ade would marry the mathematically elegant columns of ancient Greece and the muscularity of Roman sculptural forms with the golden ratios of Italian Renaissance architecture and the majesty of French baroue Otto wandered the city wide eyed studying the rhythms in the stucco marble and plaster lining the city streets amalgams of centuries of European building Music is liuid architecture architecture is frozen music went the saying attributed to Goethe Their progression was punctuated by steeples belfries and turrets and by the Vlatava River which flowed through the middle of the city crisscrossed by ancient bridges connecting the Mala Strana to the Old Town Ruins may have been smoldering across Europe but the City of a Hundred Spires has not lost a single one to bombing The Floating Bridge Nettles general who occupied the palace during World War II ultimately putting his life at risk to save the house and Prague itself from destruction; Laurence Steinhardt the first postwar U. The Last Palace Europe s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House was a moving and beautiful memoir in which author Norman Eisen relates how financial magnate Otto Petschek had a dream to build a beautiful palace unlike any other for his family in the heart of Prague following World War I and as a testament to freedom and democracy Otto Petschek was mindful that his father and uncle had fled to Prague to escape a pogrom and were fearful of anti Semitism As a young boy Otto was drawn not only to the music of Mozart and Beethoven but he also loved the majestic architecture as he walked through the beautiful city of Prague Eisen explores the history of the last century in Europe focusing on five individuals whose lives were part of the history and preservation of the Petschek palace from Nazi officer Rudolf Toussaint to Ambassadors Laurence Steinhardt and Shirley Temple Black Norman Eisen was appointed in 2011 by President Obama to serve as US Ambassador to the Czeck Republic and in residence at the palace Woven through this book is the story of Prague and Czechoslovakia after World War II as well as the poignant story of his mother who had fled from Prague after the Holocaust and the fears she had for his safety This was a lovely tribute to a palace and a city and all of the lives it impacted He would build a palace there It would be huge than a hundred rooms the entire length of a city block Its fa ade would marry the mathematically elegant columns of ancient Greece and the muscularity of Roman sculptural forms with the Revolutionary path golden ratios of Italian Renaissance architecture and the majesty of French baroue Otto wandered the city wide eyed studying the rhythms in the stucco marble and plaster lining the city streets amalgams of centuries of European building Music is liuid architecture architecture is frozen music went the saying attributed to Goethe Their progression was punctuated by steeples belfries and turrets and by the Vlatava River which flowed through the middle of the city crisscrossed by ancient bridges connecting the Mala Strana to the Old Town Ruins may have been smoldering across Europe but the City of a Hundred Spires has not lost a single one to bombing

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READ The Last Palace Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House Norman Eisen ✓ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ The Last Palace Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House S ambassador whose uixotic struggle to keep the palace out of Communist hands was paired with his pitched efforts to rescue the country from Soviet domination; and Shirley Temple Black an eyewitness to the crushing of the 1968 Prague Spring by Soviet tanks who determined to return to Prague and help end totalitarianism – and did just that as US ambassador in 1989Weaving in the life of Eisen’s own mother to demonstrate how those without power and privilege moved through history The Last Palace tells the dramatic and surprisingly cyclical tale of the endurance of liberal democracy. As Norman Eisen mentions early in the book Goethe referred to architecture as frozen music In a well written and personal narrative the author delves into the history of a building where he served as US ambassador to the Czech Republic that echoed the triumphs trauma and tragedies of political and social turmoil in the heart of Europe This book examines the history of the 20th century to the present day as it follows the building of a mansion in Prague by Otto Petschek the eldest child of a prominent Jewish family in the cultured Austro Hungarian empire Eisen notes that as a child Otto Petschek fell in love with the music and architecture that surrounded him and that he had both the creative heart of a musician and the soul of an architect He built a fortune as the coal business boomed following the declaration of Czechoslovakia as an independent state following the Washington declaration of 1918 by Tomas Masaryk its first presidentOtto wanted a palace that curved like the arc of historyAs Martin Luther King Jr once paraphrased the abolitionist and Unitarian minister Theodore ParkerThe arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justiceThe book examines history through the perspective of inhabitants of the building the Petscheks the Nazis the Czechs the Communists and how it was maintained through the intervention of the postwar US ambassador to Czechoslovakia Laurence Steinhardt as well as his successors Shirley Temple Black who was there as a private citizen during the Prague Spring and ambassador during the Velvet Revolution and Norman Eisen the author who was there during a turn toward a populist and nationalist government There are moments of sadness and joy as the author articulates the emotional impact upon those experiencing these momentsThe author personalizes this account through the history of his mother Frieda a survivor of the Holocaust and her escape from Communist rule and her reluctance to return to Prague to celebrate her son s success as his optimism about the progress of history is counterweighted by her pessimism that the arc is a repetitive circle The book closes with the warning uote by William Faulkner The past is never dead it s not even past suggesting that pessimism may be winning the current argument but chapters continue to be written A Big Sky Christmas government There are moments of sadness and joy as the author articulates the emotional impact upon those experiencing these momentsThe author personalizes this account through the history of his mother Frieda a survivor of the Holocaust and her escape from Communist rule and her reluctance to return to Prague to celebrate her son s success as his optimism about the progress of history is counterweighted by her pessimism that the arc is a repetitive circle The book closes with the warning uote by William Faulkner The past is never dead it s not even past suggesting that pessimism may be winning the current argument but chapters continue to be written

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READ The Last Palace Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House Norman Eisen ✓ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ The Last Palace Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House A masterfully told and immersive narrative about the last hundred years of European history as seen through an extraordinary mansion – and the lives of the people who called it home 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 These symbols of Nazi Germany were remnants of the residence’s forgotten history and evidence that we never live far from the past From that discovery unspooled the twisting captivating tale of four of t. Extensively researched this fascinating narrative provides a look at the changing political climate in Prague The palace was built by Otto Petschek in the 1920 s his family was in banking and invested in the mines they were all uite wealthy Although Otto claimed to have an altruistic motive in building this ostentatious gem after reading this I think Otto just wanted a showcase to show how successful he was As smart as he thought he was as a Jewish family he didn t heed the warning signs about Nazi purgingUsing this palace as s continuous backdrop the author follows the historical time period by the subseuent people who live in the palace Touissant a Nazi general but one who decried Hitler s methods was the first Then the American Ambassadors Steinhardt and Shirley Temple Black Was very surprised to see Shirley Temple pop up but she was a clever and formidable ambassador There is also a young Jewish girl Frieda and her family whose significance to the story isn t apparent until later in the bookThe reader is propelled through Pragues history the Nazi invasion the Prague Spring and the Velvet uprising It is immensely readable and informative The Boyfriend Next Door gem after reading this I think Otto just wanted a showcase to show how successful he was As smart as he thought he was as a Jewish family he didn t heed the warning signs about Nazi purgingUsing this palace as s continuous backdrop the author follows the historical time period by the subseuent people who live in the palace Touissant a Nazi Chancey of the Maury River general but one who decried Hitler s methods was the first Then the American Ambassadors Steinhardt and Shirley Temple Black Was very surprised to see Shirley Temple pop up but she was a clever and formidable ambassador There is also a young Jewish Flora of Maine A Manual for Identification of Native and Naturalized Plants of Maine Vascular girl Frieda and her family whose significance to the story isn t apparent until later in the bookThe reader is propelled through Pragues history the Nazi invasion the Prague Spring and the Velvet uprising It is immensely readable and informative


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    (E–book) The Last Palace Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House author Norman Eisen Extensively researched this fascinating narrative provides a look at the changing political climate in Prague The palace was built by Otto Petschek in the 1920's his family was in banking and invested in the mines they were all uite wealthy Although Otto claimed to have an altruistic motive in building this ostentatious gem after reading this I think Otto just wanted a showcase to show how successful he was As smart as h

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    (E–book) The Last Palace Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House author Norman Eisen 35 starsThere were a couple reasons I was interested in reading this book The first being I got to visit Prague a few years ago and it really is a beautiful city Second back when my husband and I lived in Germany we loved going to see the different castles and palaces so I was intrigued by the description of this particular palace being perhaps the last one built in Europe Sadly I do not remember if I saw this one during my trip to Prague

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    (E–book) The Last Palace Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House author Norman Eisen Nothing crushes freedom as substantially as a tank —Shirley Temple Black Child Star and DiplomatExcellent European history of Czechoslovakia during the last hundred years through a great house built in 1923 in Prague I was very interested in the period of the 1960's 1990's when Shirley Temple Black was both vis

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    (E–book) The Last Palace Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House author Norman Eisen This book covers the life and times of a great house in Prague amid a tumultuous century for the city and the country It's worth noting that the book comes to print at a time of several anniversaries 50 years after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 and the crushing of the Prague Spring; 80 years after the September 1938 Munich conference and the abandonment of Czechoslovakia to Nazi occupation; 100 years afte

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  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The Last Palace Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House
  • Norman Eisen
  • English
  • 28 January 2018
  • 9780451495785