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Athene Palace

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Description for Athene Palace Paperback. A striking combination of social intimacy and distinterested political analysis, this title evokes the elegance and excitement of the dynamic international community in Bucharest before the world had come to grips with the horrors of war and genocide. Num Pages: 368 pages, 1 map. BIC Classification: 1DVWR; 3JJH; BM; HBJD; HBLW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 140 x 23. Weight in Grams: 431.
On the day that Paris fell to the Nazis, R. G. Waldeck was checking into the swankiest hotel in Bucharest, the Athene Palace. A cosmopolitan center during the war, the hotel was populated by Italian and German oilmen hoping to secure new business opportunities in Romania, international spies cloaked in fake identities, and Nazi officers whom Waldeck discovered to be intelligent but utterly bloodless. A German Jew and a reporter for Newsweek, Waldeck became a close observer of the Nazi invasion. As King Carol first tried to placate the Nazis, then abdicated the throne in favor of his son, Waldeck ... Read more

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The University of Chicago Press United States
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About R. G. Waldeck
R. G. Waldeck (1898-1982) was a German-American journalist and the author of several books, including Prelude to the Past.

Reviews for Athene Palace
"Excellent description and shrewd observation." (Times Literary Supplement) "The most vivid report, long or short, I have ever seen on Rumania... brilliantly written and mercilessly barbed. An unusually skillful and readable book." (Ralph Thompson, New York Times)"

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