The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House by Norman Eisen - Book Review | Northshire Bookstore

The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House by Norman Eisen - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780451495792
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Published: Crown - September 3rd, 2019

Eisen is uniquely qualified to write this book because, as U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, he was one of the most recent occupants of the palace built in Prague the 1920s by Otto Petschek. Eisen weaves an incredible story of the palace and its occupants, from Ashkenazi to Hollywood royalty, Nazis, communists, heroes, villains, and victims. The book extends from the 1920s through the Velvet Revolution to the present. The plot twists would rival any mystery. Eisen's own existence, not just his ambassadorship, winds around the thread of his own mother surviving the Holocaust, the Russian invasion, and rise of Communism. This book is fascinating,insightful and timely. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


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