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The Resource The house by the lake : one house, five families, and a hundred years of German history, Thomas Harding

The house by the lake : one house, five families, and a hundred years of German history, Thomas Harding

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The house by the lake : one house, five families, and a hundred years of German history
Title
The house by the lake
Title remainder
one house, five families, and a hundred years of German history
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Harding
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
943/.1546
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DD901.P8
LC item number
H37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The house by the lake : one house, five families, and a hundred years of German history, Thomas Harding
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been a holiday home for her and her family, but in the 1930s, she had been forced to flee to England as the Nazis swept to power. Nearly twenty years later, the house was government property and soon to be demolished. It was Harding's legacy, one that had been loved, abandoned, fought over -- a house his grandmother had desired until her death. Could it be saved? And should it? As Harding began to make inquiries, he unearthed secrets that had lain hidden for decades about the lives of the five families who had lived there: a wealthy landowner, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned composer, a widow and her children, and a Stasi informant. All had made the house their home, and all -- bar one -- had been forced out. The house had been the site of domestic bliss and of contentment, but also of terrible grief and tragedy. It had weathered storms, fires and abandonment; witnessed murders, had withstood the trauma of a world war, and the dividing of a nation. As the story of the house began to take shape, Harding realized that there was a chance to save it, but in doing so, he would have to resolve his own family's feelings towards their former homeland -- and a hatred handed down through the generations. -- For readers of Edmund de Waal, Daniel Mendelson, and David Laski" -- Provided by publisher
Control code
1673206
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xix, 442 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250065063
Lccn
2015044339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1673206
  • (Sirsi) 1673206
  • (OCoLC)918994671
Label
The house by the lake : one house, five families, and a hundred years of German history, Thomas Harding
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been a holiday home for her and her family, but in the 1930s, she had been forced to flee to England as the Nazis swept to power. Nearly twenty years later, the house was government property and soon to be demolished. It was Harding's legacy, one that had been loved, abandoned, fought over -- a house his grandmother had desired until her death. Could it be saved? And should it? As Harding began to make inquiries, he unearthed secrets that had lain hidden for decades about the lives of the five families who had lived there: a wealthy landowner, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned composer, a widow and her children, and a Stasi informant. All had made the house their home, and all -- bar one -- had been forced out. The house had been the site of domestic bliss and of contentment, but also of terrible grief and tragedy. It had weathered storms, fires and abandonment; witnessed murders, had withstood the trauma of a world war, and the dividing of a nation. As the story of the house began to take shape, Harding realized that there was a chance to save it, but in doing so, he would have to resolve his own family's feelings towards their former homeland -- and a hatred handed down through the generations. -- For readers of Edmund de Waal, Daniel Mendelson, and David Laski" -- Provided by publisher
Control code
1673206
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xix, 442 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250065063
Lccn
2015044339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1673206
  • (Sirsi) 1673206
  • (OCoLC)918994671

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