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THUNDER AT TWILIGHT Vienna, 1913-1914

Morton, Frederic

ISBN 10: 0720608090 / ISBN 13: 9780720608090
Published by Peter Owen Ltd, London, 1991
Hardcover
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Very Good in a Very Good- dust jacket. Ink stamps to FEP and bottom page edges. A few markings to text. A few scrapes to jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 385 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 85106

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Title: THUNDER AT TWILIGHT Vienna, 1913-1914

Publisher: Peter Owen Ltd, London

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Synopsis:

Thunder at Twilight is a landmark of historical vision, drawing on hitherto untapped sources to illuminate two crucial years in the life of the extraordinary city of Vienna—and in the life of the twentieth century. It was during the carnival of 1913 that a young Stalin arrived on a mission that would launch him into the upper echelon of Russian revolutionaries, and it was here that he first collided with Trotsky. It was in Vienna that the failed artist Adolf Hitler kept daubing watercolors and spouting tirades at fellow drifters in a flophouse. Here Archduke Franz Ferdinand had a troubled audience with Emperor Franz Joseph—and soon the bullet that killed the archduke would set off the Great War that would kill ten million more. With luminous prose that has twice made him a finalist for the National Book Award, Frederic Morton evokes the opulent, elegant, incomparable sunset metropolis—Vienna on the brink of cataclysm.

About the Author:

Frederic Morton was born in Vienna and lives in New York City. His short stories have been chosen for Best American Short Stories, and two of his critically acclaimed nonfiction works, The Rothschilds and A Nervous Splendor, have been best sellers.

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