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READ The Last Palace Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Norman Eisen ½ 6 READ DOWNLOAD à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ Norman Eisen 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 Inside the Titanic A Giant Cut away Book Giant Cutaway Book 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 Ni bestias ni dioses 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 Ek Chithrha Sukh 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 Mapa Regional Castilla y León, Madrid 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 ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Norman Eisen ½ 6 READ DOWNLOAD à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ Norman Eisen 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 A lingua de fora 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 La belle au bois dormant 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 No Breaking My Heart Barefoot William Beach #5 until later in the bookThe reader is propelled through Pragues history the Nazi invasion the Prague Spring and the Velvet A Biography of Innovations uprising It is immensely readable and informative

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READ The Last Palace Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Norman Eisen ½ 6 READ DOWNLOAD à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ Norman Eisen 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 book covers the 20th century history of Czechoslovakia now two countries through the life of what was most likely the last palace built in Europe The story begins with the Petschek family and ends with the author s taking up residence in their palacehome as the US Ambassador to the Czech Republic 2011 2014Otto Petschek was a dreamer with a passion for the arts He could indulge his passion with the family wealth which he augmented with his own gamble on coal after WWI The resulting palace housing his library and antiues bankrupted him only to be taken over by the Nazis After WWII US Ambassador Laurence Steinhardt enthralled with its beauty arranged US ownership of the property Under the US flag it survived communism the Prague Spring of 1958 and the Velvet Revolution of 1989 Eisen as US Ambassador notes the symmetry of hosting a Seder in this palace home built by the Petschek family Jews who fled it prior to WWII leaving behind their personal items as well as their stunning art and book collections The focus is often on people Otto Petschek and his family who built the house and fled it Rudolph Toussaint the Nazi overlord who inhabited the palace and appreciated its beauty Adolf Pokorny the palace manager who saved some palace valuables and Shirley Temple Black who was caught in the 1968 turmoil and returned as the US Ambassador There is a parallel story of a Jewish family in the village of Sobrance As the story goes on of how this family fared in the holocaust you can surmise this family s connection to the palace and the authorNorman Eisen shows Neville Chamberlin s appeasement as a disaster for the fledgling Czech democracy and how at this point a show of strength inclusive of a US show of support could have stopped the Nazis at a critical time He notes that the west was silent again in what could have been a turning point in 1968 which he describes through the experience of Shirley Temple Black who was in Prague by happenstance There is a good description of the 1988 demonstrations but not the steps taken to show how they brought democracy While the text can be wordy and not all dots are connected this is the clearest presentation of modern Czech history I know of Iron Curtain The Fall of Eastern Europe 1944 1956 has excellent detail of the period of the communist take over Eisen gives an accessible overview of this time through the Nazi overlord s experience In Prague Winter Madeleine Albright gives a longer train of history and for the modern period gives insight based on her family s personal experienceThere are some photos but not enough to envision the places and events The index worked for all I looked up A map showing the Palace the Prague Castle and Wenceslas Suare would have been helpful La belle au bois dormant ultimately putting his life at risk to save the house and Prague itself from destruction; Laurence Steinhardt the first postwar U. The book covers the 20th century history of Czechoslovakia now two countries through the life of what was most likely the last palace built in Europe The story begins with the Petschek family and ends with the author s taking No Breaking My Heart Barefoot William Beach #5 up residence in their palacehome as the US Ambassador to the Czech Republic 2011 2014Otto Petschek was a dreamer with a passion for the arts He could indulge his passion with the family wealth which he augmented with his own gamble on coal after WWI The resulting palace housing his library and antiues bankrupted him only to be taken over by the Nazis After WWII US Ambassador Laurence Steinhardt enthralled with its beauty arranged US ownership of the property Under the US flag it survived communism the Prague Spring of 1958 and the Velvet Revolution of 1989 Eisen as US Ambassador notes the symmetry of hosting a Seder in this palace home built by the Petschek family Jews who fled it prior to WWII leaving behind their personal items as well as their stunning art and book collections The focus is often on people Otto Petschek and his family who built the house and fled it Rudolph Toussaint the Nazi overlord who inhabited the palace and appreciated its beauty Adolf Pokorny the palace manager who saved some palace valuables and Shirley Temple Black who was caught in the 1968 turmoil and returned as the US Ambassador There is a parallel story of a Jewish family in the village of Sobrance As the story goes on of how this family fared in the holocaust you can surmise this family s connection to the palace and the authorNorman Eisen shows Neville Chamberlin s appeasement as a disaster for the fledgling Czech democracy and how at this point a show of strength inclusive of a US show of support could have stopped the Nazis at a critical time He notes that the west was silent again in what could have been a turning point in 1968 which he describes through the experience of Shirley Temple Black who was in Prague by happenstance There is a good description of the 1988 demonstrations but not the steps taken to show how they brought democracy While the text can be wordy and not all dots are connected this is the clearest presentation of modern Czech history I know of Iron Curtain The Fall of Eastern Europe 1944 1956 has excellent detail of the period of the communist take over Eisen gives an accessible overview of this time through the Nazi overlord s experience In Prague Winter Madeleine Albright gives a longer train of history and for the modern period gives insight based on her family s personal experienceThere are some photos but not enough to envision the places and events The index worked for all I looked A Biography of Innovations up A map showing the Palace the Prague Castle and Wenceslas Suare would have been helpful

  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The Last Palace Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House
  • Norman Eisen
  • English
  • 09 February 2020
  • 9780451495785