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“The Golden Maze by Richard Fidler” is a good book that you can read online or download to read it later. Before starting the reading or downloading, here is the summary of the book that you can read.Beloved ABC broadcaster and bestselling author of Ghost Empire and Saga Land, Richard Fidler is back with a personally curated history of the magical city that is Prague. In 1989, Richard Fidler was living in London as part of the provocative Australian comedy trio The Doug Anthony All Stars when revolution broke out across Europe. Excited by this galvanising historic, human, moment, he travelled to Prague, where a decrepit police state was being overthrown by crowds of ecstatic citizens. His experience of the Velvet Revolution never let go of him. Thirty years later Fidler returns to Prague to uncover the glorious and grotesque history of Europe’s most instagrammed and uncanny city: a jumble of gothic towers, baroque palaces and zig-zag lanes that has survived plagues, pogroms, terror and Soviet tanks. Founded in the ninth Century, Prague gave the world the golem, the robot, and the world’s biggest statue of Stalin, a behemoth that killed almost everyone who touched it. Fidler tells the story of the reclusive emperor who brought the world’s most brilliant minds to Prague Castle to uncover the occult secrets of the universe. He explores the Black Palace, the wartime headquarters of the SS, and he meets victims of the communist secret police. Reaching back into Prague’s mythic past, he finds the city’s founder, the pagan priestess Libussa who prophesised: I see a city whose glory will touch the stars. Following the story of Prague from its origins in medieval darkness to its uncertain present, Fidler does what he does so well – curates an absolutely engaging and compelling history of a place. You will learn things you never knew, with a tour guide who is erudite, inquisitive, and the best storyteller you could have as your companion. The Golden Maze by Richard Fidler PDF Download

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As was the case with the author, Richard Fidler, I first visited Prague in 1990. At this time, the city was just beginning to emerge from the stultifying influence of its Stalinist past. The city was shabby but its underlying beauty was also apparent. Change was in the air. It was palpable.Richard Fidler begins “The Golden Maze” in 1990. He explains how the city totally captivated him. This too was my experience. No sooner had I left than I wanted to return. I did so in 1992. The city had changed. It was much more western. This, of course, was inevitable. Nonetheless, I would again return to Prague in a heart beat. No city I have ever visited has had such a powerful magnetism about it.The history of Prague begins in the fifth century BCE. At this time, a group of Celtic peoples migrated to the area and became known as, ultimately, Bohemians. Later, Slavic peoples arrived followed by the troops of Charlemagne. Prague was always at the centre of Europe. Indeed, it is wrong to refer to it as eastern European. The city is further west that Vienna or Stockholm.

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  • Name: The Golden Maze
  • Author: Richard Fidler
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Travelogues & Travel Essays
  • Format: PDF/ePub
  • Size: 1 MB
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