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The Last Palace

The Last Palace
Europe's Extraordinary Century Through Five Lives and One House in Prague

by Norman Eisen

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-09-06
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1472237277
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 general who put his life at risk for the house during World War II; the first postwar US ambassador struggling to save both the palace and Prague from communist hands; the child star- turned-diplomat who fought to end totalitarianism; and Eisen's own mother, whose life demonstrates how those without power and privilege moved through history. The Last Palace chronicles the upheavals that have transformed the continent over the past century and reveals how we never live far from the past.

The Last Palace

The Last Palace
Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House

by Norman Eisen

  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2018-09-04
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0451495802
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 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 Europe’s, 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 totalitarianism—and did just that as US ambassador in 1989. Weaving 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 triumph of liberal democracy.

The Last Palace

The Last Palace
A Book

by Fu Weihai

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781580090131
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Revised Date for the Great Palace Mosaic in Constantinople

A Revised Date for the Great Palace Mosaic in Constantinople
A Book

by Elizabeth Allen Defouloy

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Palace of Minos

The Palace of Minos
A Comparative Account of the Successive Stages of the Early Cretan Civilization as Illustrated by the Discoveries at Knossos

by Arthur Evans

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013-08-29
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 1108061060
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Published 1921-35, this highly illustrated multi-volume excavation report documents the discovery of Minoan civilisation on Crete.

Self-bunning Lady

Self-bunning Lady
Volume 4

by Ran Xiaohu

  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Release : 2020-03-18
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1648575226
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One comb, two combs, three combs free, four combs clean, five combs strong, six combs Golden Sister Lan girls in love, seven combs great, eight combs unstoppable ... When I was eight, I poisoned my father and went to the Aunt House to become a Self-bunning Lady. From then on, I stepped into the world of the real Self-bunning Lady.

An Inconstant Landscape

An Inconstant Landscape
The Maya Kingdom of El Zotz, Guatemala

by Thomas G. Garrison,Stephen Houston

  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Release : 2019-01-15
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN : 1607327643
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presenting the results of six years of archaeological survey and excavation in and around the Maya kingdom of El Zotz, An Inconstant Landscape paints a complex picture of a dynamic landscape over the course of almost 2,000 years of occupation. El Zotz was a dynastic seat of the Classic period in Guatemala. Located between the renowned sites of Tikal and El Perú-Waka’, it existed as a small kingdom with powerful neighbors and serves today as a test-case of political debility and strength during the height of dynastic struggles among the Classic Maya. In this volume, contributors address the challenges faced by smaller polities on the peripheries of powerful kingdoms and ask how subordination was experienced and independent policy asserted. Leading experts provide cutting-edge analysis in varied topics and detailed discussion of the development of this major site and the region more broadly. The first half of the volume contains a historical narrative of the cultural sequence of El Zotz, tracing the changes in occupation and landscape use across time; the second half provides deep technical analyses of material evidence, including soils, ceramics, stone tools, and bone. The ever-changing, inconstant landscapes of peripheral kingdoms like El Zotz reveal much about their more dominant—and better known—neighbors. An Inconstant Landscape offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of this important but under-studied site, an essential context for the study of the Classic Maya in Guatemala, and a premier reference on the subject of peripheral kingdoms at the height of Maya civilization. Contributors: Timothy Beach, Nicholas Carter, Ewa Czapiewska-Halliday, Alyce de Carteret, William Delgado, Colin Doyle, James Doyle, Laura Gámez, Jose Luis Garrido López, Yeny Myshell Gutiérrez Castillo, Zachary Hruby, Melanie Kingsley, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, Cassandra Mesick Braun, Sarah Newman, Rony Piedrasanta, Edwin Román, and Andrew K. Scherer

Mitchell's Corn Palace

Mitchell's Corn Palace
A Book

by Janice Brozik Cerney

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780738532578
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The world's only Corn Palace began as "The Corn Belt Exposition" in 1892, a promotional enterprise established to showcase the rich agricultural region of the James Valley. The exposition became a popular annual event, and an icon of the American prairie. The Corn Palace has occupied three different buildings since 1892. Adorned each autumn with corn, grains, and native grasses in decorative patterns and themes, the Corn Palace has hosted famous entertainers, politicians, and community events. Now well into its second century and going strong, the Corn Palace has become a symbol of South Dakota. Mitchell's Corn Palace tells the unique story of the palace through a collection of over 200 fascinating vintage images, chronicling this unique piece of Americana.

Flora Unveiled

Flora Unveiled
The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

by Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Developmental Biology Lincoln Taiz,Lee Taiz

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017-01-06
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : 0190490268
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sex in animals has been known for at least ten thousand years, and this knowledge was put to good use during animal domestication in the Neolithic period. In stark contrast, sex in plants wasn't discovered until the late 17th century, long after the domestication of crop plants. Even after its discovery, the "sexual theory" continued to be hotly debated and lampooned for another 150 years, pitting the "sexualists" against the "asexualists." Why was the notion of sex in plants so contentious for so long? "Flora Unveiled" is a deep history of perceptions about plant gender and sexuality, beginning in the Ice Age and ending in the middle of the nineteenth century, with the elucidation of the complete plant life cycle. Linc and Lee Taiz show that a gender bias that plants are unisexual and female (a "one-sex model") prevented the discovery of plant sex and delayed its acceptance long after the theory was definitively proven. The book explores the various sources of this gender bias, beginning with women's role as gatherers, crop domesticators, and the first farmers. In the myths and religions of the Bronze and Iron Ages, female deities were strongly identified with flowers, trees, and agricultural abundance, and during Middle Ages and Renaissance, this tradition was assimilated into Christianity in the person of Mary. The one-sex model of plants continued into the Early Modern Period, and experienced a resurgence during the eighteenth century Enlightenment and again in the nineteenth century Romantic movement. Not until Wilhelm Hofmeister demonstrated the universality of sex in the plant kingdom was the controversy over plant sex finally laid to rest. Although "Flora Unveiled" focuses on the discovery of sex in plants, the history serves as a cautionary tale of how strongly and persistently cultural biases can impede the discovery and delay the acceptance of scientific advances.

Martial Emperor of Couching Phoenix

Martial Emperor of Couching Phoenix
Volume 5

by Miao NianYiTian

  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Release : 2019-11-21
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1647597463
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new book, Star Martial Emperor had been published. Interested friends could search for the name of the book.) Drug police officer, Zhao Mingzhe, had met with an accident while carrying out an undercover mission. He had been reborn into a foreign world and had discovered that as a man, he had become a concubine engaged to a woman.Fortunately, Zhao Mingzhe had inherited the legacy of the War God, Zhao Zilong. After countless conspiracies, he had stepped onto a section ...

The Great Palace of Constantinople

The Great Palace of Constantinople
A Book

by A. G. Paspatēs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Blackford Oakes Mysteries Volume One

The Blackford Oakes Mysteries Volume One
Saving the Queen, Stained Glass, and Who’s On First

by William F. Buckley

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2018-02-13
  • Pages : 1008
  • ISBN : 1504051378
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now in one volume—the first three New York Times bestsellers starring a Cold War–era CIA superspy. Following the rules kept Blackford Oakes alive when he was an air force pilot during World War II, and it kept him in line as a student at Yale. But as a CIA agent, he knows that sometimes rules need to be broken . . . Saving the Queen: It’s 1952 and Oakes tackles his first assignment in London. He must uncover a spy within Buckingham Palace and protect the young queen from assassination. Stained Glass: In this National Book Award winner, Oakes must silence a righteous nationalist stirring up trouble in East Germany, because failure to do so could push the United States and the USSR into World War III. Who’s on First: The Hungarian Uprising of 1956 erupts, leaving Oakes trapped in Budapest. He soon finds himself in a race to stop the Soviets from launching a satellite—before KGB spies put an end to him.

Kadmos

Kadmos
A Book

by Ernst Grumach

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Last King in India

Last King in India
Wajid Ali Shah

by Rosie Llewellyn-Jones

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2014-01-09
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 1849045356
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Last King in India is the story of an extraordinary man whose memory still divides opinion sharply today. Was he, as the British described him, a debauched ruler who spent his time with "fiddlers, eunuchs and women' instead of running the kingdom? Or, as most Indians believe, a gifted poet whose works are still quoted today, and who was robbed of his throne by the East India Company? Somewhere in between the two extremes lies a complex character: a man who married over 350 women, directed theatrical events lasting a month, and built a fairytale palace in Lucknow. Wajid Ali Shah was written out of the history books after his kingdom was annexed in 1856. Some even thought he had been killed during the mutiny the following year. But he lived on in Calcutta where he spent the last thirty years of his life trying to recreate his lost paradise. He remained a constant problem for the government of India, with his extravagance, his menagerie and his wives-in that order. For the first time his story is told here using original documents from Indian and British archives and meetings with his descendants.

What’s wrong?

What’s wrong?
Hard science and humanities – tackling the question of the absolute chronology of the Santorini eruption

by Věra Klontza-Jaklová

  • Publisher : Masarykova univerzita
  • Release : 2017-01-01
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN : 8021087358
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jedním z nejprobádanějších a nejčastěji citovaných problémů egejské doby bronzové je otázka absolutní datace výbuchu santorinské sopky, potažmo celé pozdní doby bronzové ve velmi širokém regionu od Egypta přes Přední východ po střední Evropu. Názory a výsledky přírodních věd a tradiční archeologie se neshodují a jejich argumentace umísťují událost od poloviny 17. století až po konec 16. století před Kr., výjimečně i později. Práce analyzuje jednotlivé argumenty i metodologické přístupy a snaží se odpovědět na otázku neshody jednotlivých přístupů. Tzv. mínojská erupce (nebo santorinská katastrofa) ovlivnila nejenom životy lidí ve velmi širokém regionu, ale také globální klima. Jedná se tedy o klíčovou událost pozdní doby bronzové. Její přesné datování umožní synchronizaci regionálních chronologických systémů mediteránních a evropských regionů a tvorbu přesného časového rámce, který je nutností pro další řešení kauzálních otázek historie doby bronzové.

The Palaces of Crete

The Palaces of Crete
Revised Edition

by James Walter Graham

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2017-03-14
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 1400886708
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A desire to recreate Minoan palaces, villas, and houses of the Late Bronze Age inspired the author of this book to undertake an eight year research program that has radically modified our conception of the appearance of Cretan dwellings. He not only interprets the use of the rooms that partially survive but reconstructs the guest suites and banquet halls of the vanished upper storeys. Written both as a preparation for a visit to Crete and as an actual guide to the sites," the book is prefaced with an account of the island's geography, history, and culture in antiquity, and packed with illustrations including photographs, plans, reconstructions, and a map of the island showing the sites. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905. Originally published in 1962. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Turkish Reflections

Turkish Reflections
A Biography of a Place

by Mary lee Settle

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1992-06-15
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0671779974
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author recounts her experiences living in Turkey for three years, and shares her observations on Turkish history, people, and culture.

Mycenaean Greece (Routledge Revivals)

Mycenaean Greece (Routledge Revivals)
A Book

by John T Hooker

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-03-18
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 1317751221
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 sites which marked the end of their civilisation. The author also considers the evidence relating to the religious beliefs of the Mycenaeans and their social, political and economic organisations, and he relates the Mycenaean culture to the later civilisation of Archaic and Classical Greece. There is an Appendix containing a list of Mycenaean sites, with reference to excavation reports, and a full bibliography.

The Aegean Bronze Age

The Aegean Bronze Age
A Book

by Oliver Dickinson,Oliver Thomas Pilkington Kirwan Dickinson

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1994-03-03
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 9780521456647
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Desribes the prehistoric civilizations of the Aegean Sea Region.

Leeches

Leeches
A Book

by David Albahari

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-11-30
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1446499251
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A young journalist sees a man slap a beautiful woman on the shore of the Danube. Intrigued, he follows the woman into the tangled streets of the city until he loses sight of her. A few days later a mysterious package arrives. As he delves deeper trying to decipher the contents, he finds himself unravelling a terrible conspiracy that seems destined to end in tragedy...