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Athene Palace

Author : R. G. Waldeck
ISBN : 9780226086477
Genre : History
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On the day that Paris fell to the Nazis, R. G. Waldeck was checking into the swankiest hotel in Bucharest, the Athene Palace. A cosmopolitan center during the war, the hotel was populated by Italian and German oilmen hoping to secure new business opportunities in Romania, international spies cloaked in fake identities, and Nazi officers whom Waldeck discovered to be intelligent but utterly bloodless. A German Jew and a reporter for Newsweek, Waldeck became a close observer of the Nazi invasion. As King Carol first tried to placate the Nazis, then abdicated the throne in favor of his son, Waldeck was dressing for dinners with diplomats and cozying up to Nazi officers to get insight and information. From her unique vantage, she watched as Romania, a country with a pro-totalitarian elite and a deep strain of anti-Semitism, suffered civil unrest, a German invasion, and an earthquake, before turning against the Nazis. A striking combination of social intimacy and disinterest political analysis, Athene Palace evokes the elegance and excitement of the dynamic international community in Bucharest before the world had comes to grips with the horrors of war and genocide. Waldeck’s account strikingly presents the finely wrought surface of dinner parties, polite discourse, and charisma, while recognizing the undercurrents of violence and greed that ran through the denizens of Athene Palace.

The Balkans 1804 1999

Author : Misha Glenny
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025111589
Genre : History
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"A survey of two centuries of history, providing a background for general readers on the terrible events happening in the Balkans. It gives insights into the roots of the region's reputation for violence and explains the origins of modern Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Greece, Bulgaria and Albania."

Lost Years

Author : Christopher Isherwood
ISBN : UCSC:32106015718544
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Author : Andrea Deletant
ISBN : 1851090029
Genre : History
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ISBN : UOM:39015079591890
Genre : Balkan Peninsula
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Research And Post War Planning

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ISBN : NWU:35556000603597
Genre : Reconstruction (1939-1951)
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Subject Index Of The Modern Works Added To The British Museum Library

Author : British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books
ISBN : UCAL:B5106898
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