Book Cover of The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Fives Lives and One Legendary House by Norman Eisen

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

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. […Learn More]