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Morton, Frederic

Works: 392 works in 915 publications in 17 languages and 9,723 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Cookbooks  Psychological fiction  Pictorial works  Songs and music 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Composer, Editor, Scenarist, Performer, Creator, Other, Singer, edi, Actor, Illustrator, Film editor
Classifications: HG1552.R8, 923.34
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The Rothschilds : a family portrait by Frederic Morton( Book )

82 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait, over the past 150 years, of the wealthy, powerful European banking dynasty, the Rothschilds, their family solidarity, their genius with money, their rise in society
A nervous splendor : Vienna, 1888/1889 by Frederic Morton( Book )

35 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On January 30, 1889, at the champagne-splashed height of the Viennese Carnival, the handsome and charming Crown Prince Rudolf shot and killed his teenage mistress and then himself in a suicide pact. The two shots that rang out at Mayerling in the Vienna Woods echo still. Frederic Morton, author of the bestselling THE ROTHSCHILDS, deftly tells the haunting story of the Prince and his city, where, in the span of only ten months, "the Western dream started to go wrong." Other young men with striking intellectual and artistic talents--and all as frustrated as the Prince--moved through his Vienna. Among them were a young Sigmund Freud, Gustav Mahler, Theodor Herzl, Gustav Klimt, and the playwright Arthur Schnitzler, whose La Ronde was the great erotic drama of the fin de siecle
Thunder at twilight : Vienna 1913/1914 by Frederic Morton( Book )

45 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thunder at Twilight is a landmark 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 in Vienna 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. - Publisher
The forever street by Frederic Morton( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berek, a young penniless Jew of eighteen is struggling to make a home of Turk Place, a desolate street that, in 1873 Vienna, was little more than a Gypsy encampment. But Berek believes fiercely in his own power to forge miracles. Taking the caretaker's daughter as his bride, Berek is confident he can thrive on faith. When a mysterious piece of stone comes into his possession, he and his wife believe their prayers have been answered; the stone may be a holy fragment of Jerusalem's Wailing Wall. This relic, no larger than a brick, proves to transfigure the couple's lives. They make Turk Place their home and three generations of Turk Place residents share the legacy of the Brick. For six decades, the family perseveres in the face of tumultuous events -- World War I, the shattering of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the Great Depression. But Hitler's "final solution" forces them to make an impossible choice: flee the Nazis or remain and perish
Chocolate, an illustrated history by Marcia Morton( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the growing of the cocoa beans, the steps in the manufacturing process, the founding and development of the Hershey Company, and the manufacture of chocolate candies
The Schatten affair by Frederic Morton( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Jewish publicity man plans to exploit aged Prince Schatten at the opening of a West Berlin luxury hotel, but instead meets a beautiful girl with former Nazi connections
Die Rothschilds ein Portrait der Dynastie by Frederic Morton( Book )

97 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A National Book Award Finalist from the bestselling Frederic Morton No family in the past two centuries has been as constantly at the center of Europe's great events, has featured such varied and spectacular personalities, has had anything close to the wealth of the Rothschilds. To this day they remain one of the most powerful and wealthy families in the world. In Frederic Morton's classic tale, the family is finely painted on the page and brought vividly to life. Here you'll meet Mayer, long-time adviser to Germany's princes, who broke through the barriers of a Frankfurt ghetto and placed his family on the road to wealth and power; Lord Alfred, who maintained a private train, private orchestra (which he conducted), and private circus (of which he was ringmaster); Baron Philippe, whose rarefied vintages bear labels that were created by great artists, among them Picasso, Dali, and Haring; and Kathleen Nica Rothschild de Koenigswarter, the "jazz baroness," in whose arms Charlie Parker died. The family itself has been at the center of some of the most crucial moments in history: the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, the development of the Suez Canal, the introduction of Jews in the House of Lords. Through it all, the Rothschild name has continued to represent the family ideal, and no author has so nimbly captured the eccentric brilliance of blood as Frederic Morton
Snow gods: a novel by Frederic Morton( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unknown woman : a new novel by Frederic Morton( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crosstown sabbath : a street journey through history by Frederic Morton( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great convention : description of the convention of the people of Ohio, held at Columbus, on the 21st and 22nd of February, 1840 by John G Miller( )

2 editions published in 1840 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Rothschilds : Porträt einer Familie by Frederic Morton( Book )

20 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in German and English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rothschilds : portrait of a dynasty by Frederic Morton( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asphalt and desire by Frederic Morton( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 1966 in English and German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This details the events of the five days following a Bronx Jewish girl's graduation from Hunter College of the City of New York, where she has been the editor of the college paper, a junior Phi Bete, and a "miserable virgin". Her frantic efforts to land a magazine job and to "grow up" are set against the even more frantic background of her first generation family. The home scenes with her driven, driving mother, her crushed father, and her violently emotional and lonely brother, as they struggle with themselves and with each other in family love and hate, are very real and by far the best things in the book. In her attempts to find herself outside her home she becomes involved with several men, fails to get a job, takes part in the tragi-comic fiasco which occurs when she tries to do an expose of cheap hotels, and feels pangs of thwarted ambition, etc. All of this is told in the girl's own self-consciously worldly, bitter, and (she thinks) biting language."--Kirkus
The witching ship by Frederic Morton( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2000 in English and German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set aboard the fictitious Dutch zcruise linery Syngdam during a May 1940 trans-Atlantic crossing. The ship is filled with refugees and American citizens fleeing Europe, and the atmosphere turns tense when Hitler invades the Netherlands while the ship is in mid-Atlantic
Vienna's Ringstrasse : the book by Nora Schoeller( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Vienna's Ringstrasse, this illustrated volume brings to life the "Ringstrasse Society," depicting architects and artists involved with the fascinating ensembles of buildings, everyday life, banks and houses. Current photographs capture the still-visible wealth of this architectural legacy"--
The Hound by Frederic Morton( Book )

5 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The darkness below by Frederic Morton( Book )

12 editions published between 1949 and 1951 in English and German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Registrum honoris de Morton; a series of ancient charters of the earldom of Morton, with other original papers by Frederic Morton( Book )

4 editions published in 1853 in English and English, Middle and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A nervous splendor : Vienna, 1888/1889
Thunder at twilight : Vienna 1913/1914The forever streetThe Rothschilds : portrait of a dynasty
Alternative Names
Frederic Mandelbaum

Frederic Morton Amerikaans auteur

Frederic Morton écrivain américain

Frederic Morton US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Mandelbaum, Fritz.

Mandelbaum, Fritz 1924-2015

Morton F. 1925-

Morton, Frédéric 1924-

Morton, Frédéric 1924-2015

Morton, Frederick

Φρέντερικ Μόρτον

מורטון, פרדריק

מנדלבאום, פריץ, 1924-2015

فريدريك مورتون

모턴, 프레더릭 1925-


モートン, フレデリック

モートン, フレデリック 1925-