Farewell To Prague

Author: Miriam Darvas
Publisher: MP Publishing
ISBN: 9781849822435
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Farewell To Prague from the Author: Miriam Darvas. Farewell to Prague is a memoir set against the turbulent events of the Nazi era in Germany and World War II England. It is the story of a girl who, at the age of six, witnesses a murder being committed by German Storm Troopers. From that moment, the happy life she has known disintegrates. Her family escapes to Prague, where they create a new life. Six years later, the Germans march into Prague. Now she has to escape to England alone and on foot. She walks across the snow-covered Beskydy Mountains. By train, fishing boat, and ship, she finally manages to get to England. She comes of age there during the bombing of London. When the war ends, she immediately returns to the Continent to discover the fate of her family. Farewell to Prague is a gripping true story that will fascinate and inspire readers of all ages

Farewell To Prague

Author: Desmond Hogan
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 1564789799
Size: 45.76 MB
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Farewell To Prague from the Author: Desmond Hogan. Following a crippling depression, a writer wanders from his native Dublin around an increasingly unrecognizable Europe in the years following the Cold War, assembling a patchwork of stories, conversations, love affairs, and regrets.

Prague Farewell

Author: Heda Margolius Kovály
ISBN: 9780575400863
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Prague Farewell from the Author: Heda Margolius Kovály.

Under A Cruel Star

Author: Heda Kovály
Publisher: Granta Books (UK)
ISBN: 9781847084767
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Under A Cruel Star from the Author: Heda Kovály. The daughter of prosperous Jews, Heda Kovály found her world turned upside down with the German annexation of Czechoslovakia. Deported to Lodz Ghetto in 1941 and then to Auschwitz, where her parents were murdered, in 1944, Kovaly made a miraculous escape from a column of prisoners being marched to Bergen-Belsen in early 1945. On reuniting with her husband in Prague after the war, things started to look more hopeful. Rudolf Margolius became a deputy minister of foreign trade. But in 1952 he and 13 other government officials were tried and 11 of those hanged in one of the era's most notorious show trials. Heda Kovály and her four year old son were hounded by the state and shunned by society. In this powerful and moving memoir, Kovály describes her imprisonment by the Nazis during WWII and her persecution by the Communists in the 1950s -- a classic account of life under totalitarianism.

Prague Winter

Author: Madeleine Albright
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062030361
Size: 26.71 MB
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Prague Winter from the Author: Madeleine Albright. “A remarkable story of adventure and passion, tragedy and courage set against the backdrop of occupied Czechoslovakia and World War II.” —Václav Havel From former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright comes a moving and thoughtful memoir of her formative years in Czechoslovakia during the tumult of Nazi occupation, World War II, fascism, and the onset of the Cold War. An intensely personal journey into the past that offers vital lessons for the future, Prague Winter combines the intimacy of an autobiography with the drama of an exciting and well-told story—all underpinned by the gravity and intelligence of a serious work of history. The result is a highly readable and incisive work filled with tragedy and triumph, a resonant narrative informed by Albright’s remarkable life experience and her characteristic candor in speaking hard truths.

Country Music Records

Author: Tony Russell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199881545
Size: 79.96 MB
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Country Music Records from the Author: Tony Russell. More than twenty years in the making, Country Music Records documents all country music recording sessions from 1921 through 1942. With primary research based on files and session logs from record companies, interviews with surviving musicians, as well as the 200,000 recordings archived at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Frist Library and Archives, this notable work is the first compendium to accurately report the key details behind all the recording sessions of country music during the pre-World War II era. This discography documents--in alphabetical order by artist--every commercial country music recording, including unreleased sides, and indicates, as completely as possible, the musicians playing at every session, as well as instrumentation. This massive undertaking encompasses 2,500 artists, 5,000 session musicians, and 10,000 songs. Summary histories of each key record company are also provided, along with a bibliography. The discography includes indexes to all song titles and musicians listed.

Farewell Waltz

Author: Milan Kundera
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060997001
Size: 53.26 MB
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Farewell Waltz from the Author: Milan Kundera. In this dark farce of a novel, set in an old-fashioned Central European spa town, eight characters are swept up in an accelerating dance: a pretty nurse and her repairman boyfriend; an oddball gynecologist; a rich American (at once saint and Don Juan); a popular trumpeter and his beautiful, obsessively jealous wife; an disillusioned former political prisoner about to leave his country and his young woman ward.Perhaps the most brilliantly plotted and sheer entertaining of Milan Kundera's novels, Farewell Waltz poses the most serious questions with a blasphemous lightness that makes us see that the modern world has deprived us even of the right to tragedy. Written in Bohemia in 1969-70, this book was first published (in 1976) in France under the title La valse aux adieux (Farewell Waltz), and later in thirty-four other countries. This beautiful new translation, made from the French text prepared by the novelist himself, fully reflects his own tone and intentions. As such it offers an opportunity for both the discovery and the rediscovery of one of the very best of a great writer's works.

Edmund Campion

Author: Richard Simpson
Publisher: TAN Books
ISBN: 1618906372
Size: 57.43 MB
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Edmund Campion from the Author: Richard Simpson. Recount the life of Edmund Campion, saint and martyr in this newly revised and definitive version from TAN Books. A new and updated life of St. Edmund Campion, Simpson's classic biography has been thoroughly revised and enlarged by Fr. Peter Joseph. With a foreword by Cardinal Pell.

The Book Of Laughter And Forgetting

Author: Milan Kundera
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060932147
Size: 55.23 MB
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The Book Of Laughter And Forgetting from the Author: Milan Kundera. Rich in its stories, characters, and imaginative range, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the novel that brought Milan Kundera his first big international success in the late 1970s. Like all his work, it is valuable for far more than its historical implications. In seven wonderfully integrated parts, different aspects of human existence are magnified and reduced, reordered and emphasized, newly examined, analyzed, and experienced.

Woman From Prague

Author: Rob Hart
Publisher: Ash McKenna
ISBN: 9781943818471
Size: 62.80 MB
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Woman From Prague from the Author: Rob Hart. Amateur private investigator Ash McKenna's time is about to expire. On his visa, that is. He's been in Prague for nearly three months, working for an apartment rental company, and it's time to move on. As he contemplates his next stop, a man named Roman appears who claims to work for the US government, rattling off a list of Ash's sins. Sins nobody should know. He offers to expunge records and protect Ash...in exchange for a favor. It sounds simple enough: a handoff on the Charles Bridge where Ash will receive a thumb drive from a young woman named Samantha Sullivan. Ash refuses--so Roman threatens to kill his mother if he doesn't comply. Reluctantly, he agrees to do it. But as Ash tries to complete the mission, he discovers that the handoff is actually a hit. A person appears and attempts to kill Samantha. Ash gets between them, and ends up in a fight he barely survives. Turns out, the job is more complicated than Roman thought. Ash finds himself in a strange city, outmatched, and stuck inside a dangerous game where nothing and nobody is as they seem--including Samantha. With his mother's life hanging in the balance, this amateur P.I. finds that his newest job is nothing he ever expected: amateur spy.