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Frederic Morton dies at 90; U.S. writer known for books on Austria
Frederic Morton dies at 90; U.S. writer known for books on Austria

U.S. writer Frederic Morton, who became internationally recognized in part through books on the Austrian homeland that he was forced to flee because of the Holocaust, has died, his Austrian publishers said Monday. He was 90. Morton died in his Vienna hotel room overnight on the eve of a public reading of some of his works in the Austrian capital, his publishers said. That event will instead be turned into a memorial for the Vienna-born author. Morton wrote 12 books, including "The Rothschilds" and "A Nervous Splendor," both of them National Book Award finalists. "The Rothschilds" was made into a Tony Award-winning musical, while "A Nervous...

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