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: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564788547
Size: 20.78 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. Following a crippling depression and institutionalization, the writer “Desmond” wanders from his native Dublin around an increasingly unrecognizable Europe, and as far as the southern United States, assembling a patchwork of small stories, conversations, love affairs, memories, regrets, and confrontations: “the labyrinth of stories of people whose lives you touch . . . so that your mind becomes like a polychromatic Irish pub.” Whether a series of tragic postcards, a cubist novel, or a memoir shorn of its connective tissue, A Farewell to Prague stands as Desmond Hogan’s greatest achievement: a catalog of the moments that justify a life—or shine a light on its emptiness.

Prague Farewell

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

Collected Writings

Author: Elizabetha Johanna Westonia
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802044723
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Collected Writings from the Author: Elizabetha Johanna Westonia. The first modern edition and translation of the writings of the Neo-Latin poet Elizabeth Jane Weston (c. 1581?1612). Sheds new light on the possibilities of artistic self-representation available to women at the end of the 16th century.

Edmund Campion

Author: Richard Simpson
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Edmund Campion from the Author: Richard Simpson.

From Prague After Munich

Author: George Frost Kennan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140086853X
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From Prague After Munich from the Author: George Frost Kennan. In August 1938 George F. Kennan was assigned as Secretary of Legation in Prague. After the Germans occupied Czechoslovakia in March 1939, he stayed on in that country when most other Western observers had left. These diplomatic papers, letters, and notes are on-the-spot observations by a skilled and sensitive historian and diplomat. They offer a unique record of one of the tragic events in modern European history. Depicted here are the attempts at Germanization of Czech life, the cynical exploitation of various native organizations, the German insistence on a program of anti-Semitism, the take-over of Czech business and industry, the problems of currency and inflation. Originally published in 1968. 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.

Reflections Of Prague

Author: Ivan Margolius
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118387325
Size: 17.98 MB
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Reflections Of Prague from the Author: Ivan Margolius. Reflections of Prague is the story of how a Czech Jewish family become embroiled in the most tragic and tumultuous episodes of the twentieth century. Through their eyes we see the history of their beloved Prague, a unique European city, and the wider, political forces that tear their lives apart. Their moving story traces the major events, turmoil, oppression and triumphs of Europe through the last hundred years – from the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the First World War; from the vibrant artistic and intellectual life of Prague in the times of Kafka, the Capek Brothers and Masaryk to years of hunger in a Polish ghetto and the concentration camps of Hitler; from the tyrannous rule of Stalin to the rekindled hopes of Dubcek and the subsequent Soviet occupation to liberation under Havel. Told from Ivan’s perspective, it is a poignant but uplifting tale that tells of life lived with purpose and conviction, in the face of personal suffering and sacrifice. ‘A remarkable book. This archetypical story of the twentieth century is intertwined with an almost stream-of-consciousness narrative of the history of the Czechs, of Prague, interspersed with samples of exquisite poetry by great contemporary poets. So the narrative flows like Eliot’s sweet Thames full of the debris of tragic lives, of horrors, of moments of beauty and testimonies of love – all against the backdrop of man’s inhumanity.’ Josef Škvorecký ‘A poignant and vivid mémoire of a child searching for traces of his father, lost in the murky ideologies of post war Central Europe. An engrossing book.’ Sir John Tusa

Edmund Campion

Author: Richard Simpson
Publisher: TAN Books
ISBN: 1618906372
Size: 50.91 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.