ॆ Download Kindle [ The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House ] For Free य़ Ebook Author Norman Eisen ণ ॆ Download Kindle [ The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House ] For Free य़ Ebook Author Norman Eisen ণ A sweeping yet intimate narrative about the last hundred years of turbulent European history, as seen through one of Mitteleuropas greatest housesand the lives of its occupants When Norman Eisen moved into the US ambassadors 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 residences forgotten history, and evidence that we never live far from the past From that discovery unspooled the twisting, captivating tale of four of the remarkable people who had called this palace home Their story is Europes, and The Last Palace chronicles the upheavals that transformed the continent over the past century There was the optimistic Jewish financial baron, Otto Petschek, who built 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 US ambassador whose quixotic 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 totalitarianismand did just that as US ambassador in 1989 Weaving in the life of Eisens 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 triumph of liberal democracy. 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