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Frederic Morton (1924–2015)

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

20+ Works 1,750 Membros 33 Críticas 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 por Frederic Morton

The Rothschilds: A Family Portrait (1961) 399 exemplares
The Forever Street: A Novel (1984) — Autor — 50 exemplares
Snow Gods (1968) 9 exemplares
The Schatten affair (1965) 7 exemplares
The Witching Ship 4 exemplares
Asphalt and desire 2 exemplares
An Unknown Woman (1976) 2 exemplares
Geschichten Aus Zwei Welten (1994) 2 exemplares
Das Zauberschiff (2000) 2 exemplares
The Hound 1 exemplar
Herbstwalzer 1 exemplar
2006 1 exemplar
1998 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Essays 2003 (2003) — Contribuidor — 314 exemplares
My Youth in Vienna (1968) — Prefácio, algumas edições99 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1965 (1965) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Die Wiener Ringstraße : Das Buch (2014) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares

Etiquetado

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
Ocupações
columnist
biographer
writer
historian
Relações
Morton, Maria Colman (wife)
Prémios e menções honrosas
National Book Award Finalist

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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.

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Críticas

It's probably a very good book. It just wasn't for me. I kept thinking I would get caught up in it, but I never did, and gave up on page 71.
 
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dvoratreis | 14 outras críticas | May 22, 2024 |
First Spain Edition; includes pullout geneology; with dust jacket
 
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RedeemedRareBooks | 9 outras críticas | 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 | 5 outras críticas | 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..
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DinadansFriend | 9 outras críticas | Dec 20, 2021 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
20
Also by
4
Membros
1,750
Popularidade
#14,701
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
33
ISBN
55
Línguas
5
Marcado como favorito
6

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