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US writer who fled Austria to escape Holocaust dead at 90

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. The Deuticke publishing house said Morton died in his Vienna hotel room overnight on the eve of a public reading of some of his works in the Austrian capital. The Austria Press Agency said that event will now 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...

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