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Frederic Morton (1924–2015)

Autor(a) de A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889

20+ Works 1,741 Membros 32 Reviews 6 Favorited

About the Author

Frederic Morton was born Fritz Mandelbaum on October 5, 1924 in Vienna, Austria. He fled with his family to Britain in 1939 and immigrated to New York City the following year. The senior Mandelbaum changed the family name in order to join an anti-Semitic labor union. Morton went to a trade school mostrar mais and became a baker. He later attended City College of New York and Columbia University, where he studied literature. His best-known work was The Rothschilds, about the banking family, which became a Broadway show. His other nonfiction works included A Nervous Splendor: Vienna, 1888-1889, Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913-1914, and a memoir, Runaway Waltz. He wrote several novels during his lifetime including The Hound, The Schatten Affair, Snow Gods, An Unknown Woman, and The Forever Street. In 2002, the city of Vienna distributed 100,000 copies of The Forever Street to residents for free. He received the Cross of Honor for Arts and Sciences in 2003. He died on April 20, 2015 at the age of 90. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Frederic Morton

The Forever Street: A Novel (1984) — Autor — 50 cópias
Snow Gods (1968) 9 cópias
The Schatten affair (1965) 7 cópias
Das Zauberschiff (2000) 2 cópias
An Unknown Woman (1976) 2 cópias
Geschichten Aus Zwei Welten (1994) 2 cópias
Herbstwalzer 1 exemplar(es)
2006 1 exemplar(es)
1998 1 exemplar(es)
The Hound 1 exemplar(es)
Los Rothschild (1976) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Best American Essays 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 313 cópias
My Youth in Vienna (1968) — Prefácio, algumas edições98 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1965 (1965) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Die Wiener Ringstraße : Das Buch (2014) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Mandelbaum, Fritz (birth)
Data de nascimento
1924-10-05
Data de falecimento
2015-04-20
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Austria (birth)
USA
Local de nascimento
Vienna, Austria
Local de falecimento
Vienna, Austria
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
New York, New York, USA
Educação
City College of New York
Columbia University
Ocupação
columnist
biographer
writer
historian
Relacionamentos
Morton, Maria Colman (wife)
Premiações
National Book Award Finalist
Pequena biografia
Frederic Morton and his family fled Austria in 1939 after his father was arrested by the Nazis but released.  In 1940 they arrived in the USA and changed their name from Mandelbaum to Morton. Frederic first worked as a baker but in 1949 began to study literature. He has written for numerous American periodicals, mainly as a columnist, and has produced works of biography, fiction, and nonfiction.  His family history The Rothschilds (1961) became an international best seller and was turned into a musical.  His two books on his home city of Vienna, A Nervous Splendor (1979) and Thunder at Twilight (1989) have become classics.

Membros

Resenhas

First Spain Edition; includes pullout geneology; with dust jacket
 
Marcado
RedeemedRareBooks | Mar 11, 2024 |
Perhaps a bit too much detail, but a fascinating look at a pivotal year in a pivotal place. Freud, Hitler, Stalin, Tito, Trotsky - not to mention the aging Emperor and Franz Ferdinand, all in the same place at the same time. Who knew? The world would never be the same, in Vienna or elsewhere. The end of the Belle Epoch.
 
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dhaxton | outras 5 resenhas | Mar 11, 2022 |
A clearly written group biography of the prosperous generations of the banking family. Useful for period colour, should you be writing on the period..
½
 
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DinadansFriend | outras 8 resenhas | Dec 20, 2021 |
Historical book about life and times in Vienna: the reign of Franz Joseph and Sissy, music (Brahms, Mahler), art (Klimt), science (Freud), publishing. Leading up to death of Crown Prince Rudolph and birth of Hitler.
 
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skipstern | outras 13 resenhas | Jul 11, 2021 |

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Helmut Schneider Interviewer [with author]
Hermann Stiehl Übersetzer
Grete Laska Foreword
Sepp Rieder Foreword
Erich Haider Afterword

Estatísticas

Obras
20
Also by
4
Membros
1,741
Popularidade
#14,771
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
32
ISBNs
55
Idiomas
5
Favorito
6

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