Runaway Waltz: A Memoir from Vienna to New York
One of the most revered essayists and novelists of his generation, Frederic Morton has captured with matchless immediacy the glamour of Vienna before World War I and the storied opulence of the Rothschild family in his bestselling and award-winning works. Now, in his first book in more than fifteen years, he delivers a luminous look at his own unique pursuit of the America...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Simon & Schuster
(first published May 24th 2005)
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Frederic Morton (born 5 October 1924) is a Jewish Austrian writer who emigrated to the United States in 1940. Born Fritz Mandelbaum in Vienna, Morton was raised as the son of a blacksmith who had specialised in forging imperial medals. In the wake of the Anschluss of 1938 his father was arrested but later released again. In 1939 the family fled to Britain, and the following year they migrated to N...moreMore about Frederic Morton...