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Eyewitness Guide Austria

Eyewitness Guide Austria

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 380 PAGES

This superb guide to all of Austria features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions. (AST59, $25.00)

The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire

The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire

by Andrew Wheatcroft

  • HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

With skillful scholarship and engaging style, Wheatcroft reveals the history of this family of eccentric monarchs. (AST11, $18.00)

Austria Map

Austria Map

by Freytag & Berndt

  • MAP

A home-grown map of Austria at a scale of 1:300,000. (AST28, $14.95)

Lonely Planet German Phrasebook

Lonely Planet German Phrasebook

by Lonely Planet

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

A palm-sized handy guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler. (GER141, $8.99)

 
Salzburg Map

Salzburg Map


by Cartographia

  • 2007
  • MAP

This clear Salzburg map includes a very detailed map of the center on the reverse. (AST75, $7.95)

Cuisines of the Alps

Cuisines of the Alps


by Kay Shaw Nelson

  • FOOD
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 197 PAGES

Subtitled "Recipes, Drinks, and Lore from France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia," this colorful tour of the region's rustic cuisine offers more than 140 recipes, a section on regional wines and historical information. (CEU38, $24.95)

The Austrians, A Thousand-Year Odyssey

The Austrians, A Thousand-Year Odyssey


by Gordon Brook-Shepherd

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 512 PAGES

Detailed, impressively researched and readable, this book is a wide-ranging narrative history of the last 1,000 years of Austria and the Austrian character. (AST10, $23.00)

The Noblest Invention, An Illustrated History of the Bicycle

The Noblest Invention, An Illustrated History of the Bicycle


by Bicycling Magazine | Lance Armstrong

  • SPORT
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

Celebrating the bicycle from the models from childhood to favorites high-tech mountain machines, beautifully illustrated in color photos. (BCY15, $27.95)

Twilight of the Habsburgs, The Life and Times of Emperor Francis Joseph

Twilight of the Habsburgs, The Life and Times of Emperor Francis Joseph


by Alan Palmer

  • HISTORY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

A vivid tale of the emperor of Austria-Hungary and king of Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia and Slavonia who ruled until the fall of the empire during World War I. (AST14, $15.00)

Dream Palaces, The Last Royal Courts of Europe

Dream Palaces, The Last Royal Courts of Europe


by Jerome Coignard | Marc Walter

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 288 PAGES

This beautifully illustrated portrait of 11 extravagant European follies includes Neuschwanstein, Alexandra Cottage, Stolzenfels castle, Miramare castle, Peles castle, and Achilleion villa. (EUR187, $65.00)

Gustav Mahler, The Symphonies


by Constantin Floros | Jutta Wicker | Vernon Wicker

  • MUSIC
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

A thorough overview of Mahler's symphonies, covering their inspiration, history, composition, reception, and form. (MUS10, $22.00)

Klimt

Klimt


by Frank Whitford

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 216 PAGES

This superb volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series is fully illustrated with 159 photos and drawings along with 29 large, full-color plates of Gustav Klimt's major works: paintings, interior design and graphic art. (AST12, $18.95)

Bicycle Diaries

Bicycle Diaries


by David Byrne

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

As he makes it clear in this exhilarating chronicle of encounters around the world, David Byrne is hooked on bicycles -- not just to get around New York, but as the preferred form of transportation in places like Buenos Aires, Istanbul, San Francisco, London, Berlin, Manila, Pittsburgh and Cleveland. (BCY14, $17.00)

Mozart, A Life

Mozart, A Life


by Maynard Solomon

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 640 PAGES

Solomon's celebrated biography tears down the "eternal child" Mozart myth, bringing to life the psychological depth of the musical genius. The book also illustrates life in 18th-century Salzburg. (AST06, $22.95)

The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

The Story of the Trapp Family Singers


by Maria von Trapp

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 312 PAGES
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

The true story of the von Trapp family singers, as remembered by Maria von Trapp herself. Maria was indeed a novice nun, but there ends her resemblance to the Julie Andrews' character in the Sound of Music. (AST47, $15.99)

Heidi

Heidi


by Johanna Spyri

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 263 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

The beloved tale of a little girl who is sent to live with her curmudgeonly grandfather in a remote Alpine village. This handsome hardback edition retains the quaint prose and buoyant disposition of Johanna Spyri's 1880 original. (SWZ32, $9.95)

Homestead

Homestead


by Rosini Lippi

  • LITERATURE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 210 PAGES

Set firmly in a small village in the Austrian Alps, these 12 interlinking stories are almost ethnographic in their rich detail of small town life. The stories range from the turn-of-the-century to the present, accurately charting change in the remote village. (ALP11, $13.95)

Solo Faces

Solo Faces


by James Salter

  • LITERATURE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 218 PAGES

The story of an American climber who, dissatisfied with his everyday life, travels to the Alps of southern France to tackle mountain peaks. The prose is glorious and the mountain-climbing scenes are as vivid as they get. (ALP14, $15.00)

The Radetzky March

The Radetzky March


by Joseph Roth | Joachim Neugroschel

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 331 PAGES

Magnificently set against the backdrop of the twilight of the Habsburg Empire, Roth's family saga takes in the sweep of history and empire in Central Europe. The richly textured novel opens at the battle of Solferino, when young Lieutenant Trotta saves the life of the Emperor. (AST17, $16.95)

The Road into the Open


by Arthur Schnitzler | Roger Byers | Russell A. Berman

  • LITERATURE
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 314 PAGES

Set in fin-de-siecle Vienna, this novel, about the death of Austrian liberal society in an atmosphere of nationalism and anti-Semitism, features a handsome composer's encounters with intellectuals and artists. (AST02, $31.95)

Birds of Europe

Birds of Europe


by Lars Svensson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide has been updated with revised text and maps. (FG47, $29.95)

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