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Mar 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Norman Eisen: The Last Palace

Presentation of a new book The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House, with the author Norman Eisen in conversation with Richard Schlesinger.

 

MARCH 13 2019, 7PM

Free and open to the public. Seats are limited, on first-come, first-served basis.

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Join us for a presentation of a new book The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House, with the author Norman Eisen in conversation with Richard Schlesinger

Eisen’s book tells the story of liberalism and illiberalism through the lives of the people who preceded him in his ambassadorial residence in Prague: its Jewish builder, Nazi occupier, post-WWII American savior, and Cold War movie star-ambassador. Interwoven throughout is the story of his mother, a Czech Holocaust survivor who sent him back to Prague to live in the palace once occupied by the Nazis—and was his best advisor as he took on their modern-day successors.

Ambassador Norman Eisen is a senior fellow at Brookings, a CNN political commentator, and the chair of the government watchdog group CREW. Mr. Eisen served in the White House as President Obama’s “ethics czar” from 2009 to 2011 and as the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2011 to 2014. 

Richard Schlesinger is a correspondent for CBS news and he contributes to Sunday Morning and other broadcasts. He previously served as a full-time correspondent for 48 Hours from 1990 to 1997, reporting on a wide range of topics, including innocent Americans behind bars, marriage and divorce in the 1990s, and the middle-class recession. Mr. Schlesinger is the grandson of Otto Petschek, one of the protagonists of The Last Palace

 

Books will be available for purchase and autographing.

This event is organized by the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews, with support by BBLA.

Venue:

Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Mar 13, 2019 7:00 PM

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