the last palace

Book Title : The Last Palace
Author : Norman Eisen
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date : 2018-09-06
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9781472237279
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : The Palace of Minos
Author : Arthur Evans
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2013-08-29
Pages : 504
ISBN : 9781108061032
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Published 1921-35, this highly illustrated multi-volume excavation report documents the discovery of Minoan civilisation on Crete.

Book Title : Mitchell s Corn Palace
Author : Janice Brozik Cerney
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release Date : 2004
Pages : 128
ISBN : 0738532576
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : The Last Battle of Atlantis
Author : Thomas D. Turner
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release Date : 2012-12-29
Pages : 240
ISBN : 9781477293485
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Twelve thousand years ago, heroes and antagonists were made. Civilizations were starting to flourish. Within their social structures there was love, honor, and friendship. On the other side of the spectrum, there was also greed, fear, and power. Within the last one hundred years, archeologists and paleontologists unearthed a new world. After the Ice age, archeologists discovered civilizations with architectural buildings and commerce. Paleontologists have proof of animals which were not like we are accustomed to today. They have uncovered giant sloths, mammoths, giant rhinos, and giant elk, all living amongst the civilizations before written history. So far, Atlantis is a legend. In those legends there had to be a leader and hero that brought Atlantis together. The story of Atlandreous unfolds as Duncan, a present day archeologist, visions the beginning of the Atlantean Empire.

Book Title : An Early Destruction in the Mycenaean Palace at Knossos
Author : Jan Driessen
Publisher : Leuven University Press
Release Date : 1990
Pages : 151
ISBN : 906831257X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : The Last of the Khans
Author : Ali Morteza Samsam Bakhtiari
Publisher : iUniverse
Release Date : 2006
Pages : 228
ISBN : 9780595382484
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Some times, I ask myself if I have not dreamt this entire incredible love story myself. I then have to open once again my familial photo album to see the jovial Khan smiling back at me with his confident, glittering eyes and the Princess, smiling too, seated in her comfortable armchair and dressed in full Qashqai tribal regalia to make sure that the whole story was not, after all, just one of those extraordinary dreams of mine Iran's backbone is the Zagros mountain chain-a real paradise on Earth that is dominated by lofty peaks and water cascading down all of its steep valleys. It is also populated by millions of oak trees and inhabited by the oldest tribe on Earth: the Bakhtiaris. The tribal name Bakhtiari literally means the "companions of good fortune." And the twentieth-century discovery of crude oil in this paradise seems to confirm the meaning. An elite family, founded by the great Haydar, has ruled the Bakhtiaris for the past four hundred years. Their leaders marched on Tehran in 1909 to save the young, fragile Constitution and reopen the Parliament. Among those in command was Morteza Quli Khan, a rather unique individual with an extraordinary life. The Last of the Khans recounts his, and the ancient tribe's, great heritage.

Book Title : The Last Dragonlord
Author : Joanne Bertin
Publisher : Tor Books
Release Date : 1999-09-15
Pages : 400
ISBN : 9781466819757
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Dragonlord Linden Rathan, last-born of a race of immortal weredragons, has spent six hundred years alone, searching for his soultwin while his fellow Dragonlords watch over humanity's Five Kingdoms. When the Queen of Cassori dies mysteriously, Linden and the other Dragonlords are called upon to prevent civil war as two human claimants vie for the regency. As the battle for Cassori rule escalates, Linden becomes the target of the Fellowship, a secret society of true-humans who could actually destroy his immortal life. Then he meets a beautiful young ship captain named Maurynna who may be the only one who can help Linden bring Cassori back from the brink of chaos. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book Title : The Last Chronicle of Barset
Author : Anthony Trollope
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release Date : 2014-12-11
Pages : 784
ISBN : 9780191663475
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'All Hogglestock believed their parson to be innocent; but then all Hogglestock believed him to be mad.' Josiah Crawley lives with his family in the parish of Hogglestock, East Barsetshire, where he is perpetual curate. Impoverished like his parishioners, Crawley is hard-working and respected but he is an unhappy, disappointed man, ill-suited to cope when calamity strikes. He is accused of stealing a cheque to pay off his debts; too proud to defend himself, he risks ruin and disgrace unless the truth can be brought to light. Crawley's predicament divides the community into those who seek to help him despite himself, and those who, like Mrs Proudie, are convinced of his guilt. When the Archbishop's son, Major Grantly, falls in love with Crawley's daughter Grace, battle lines are drawn. The final volume in the Barsetshire series, The Last Chronicle draws to a close the stories of many beloved characters, including the old Warden, Mr Harding, Johnny Eames, and Lily Dale. Panoramic in scale, elegiac and moving, it is perhaps Trollope's greatest novel. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Book Title : Nineveh and Its Remains with an Account of a Visit to the Chaldaean Christians of Kurdistan and the Yezidis Or Devil Worshippers
Author : Austen Henry Layard
Publisher :
Release Date : 1849
Pages :
ISBN : BML:37001100316541
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Book Title : Nineveh and Its Remains
Author : Austen Henry Layard
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2013-10-31
Pages : 536
ISBN : 9781108065146
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Published in 1849, this two-volume illustrated account of archaeological excavations illuminated the history, culture and customs of the ancient Assyrians.