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Visible Cities Budapest

HGR43
Annabel Barber, Emma Roper-Evans
W. W. Norton & Company
2007
263
0393330117
PAPER
Guidebook
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A detailed, personable guide to the city, featuring a good overview of history, cultural background, suggested walking tours, a map of the city center and practical advice on where to go and what to do.
$27.95

Frommer's Prague Day by Day

CZH85
Mark Baker
Frommer's
2013
192
1628870281
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy, compact guide includes a separate fold-out map of the city center and detailed itineraries for experiencing the best of Prague.
$13.95

The Magic Lantern, The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague

GER36
Timothy Garton Ash
Vintage Books
1993
167
0679740481
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With a chapter each on Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague, this eyewitness account by an astute journalist and historian shows these vibrant cities during a time of great change.
$15.00

Prague, A Traveler's Literary Companion

CZH08
Paul Wilson (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
1996
256
1883513014
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This anthology of 24 vivid stories by Czech writers, both contemporary and well-known, brings the city, history, spirit and people to life.
$14.95

Budapest Map

HGR34
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2017
2
3866095562
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A convenient map of the city center at a scale of 1:11,000.
$9.95

Prague Map

CZH13
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866095414
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, detailed map of the center of Prague at a scale of 1:10,000.
$9.95

Vienna Map

AST31
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2012
2
3866095430
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy laminated map of the city center.
$9.95

Eyewitness Guide Budapest

HGR15
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
272
1465457291
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring handy maps and solid information on culture and history in addition to a detailed overview of attractions. With hundreds of photographs.
$25.00

Eyewitness Guide Prague

CZH01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
272
1465441271
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the celebrated city's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.
$19.99

Eyewitness Guide Vienna

AST01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
288
1465440518
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Take along this handy, compact guide featuring history, culture, color photography and excellent neighborhood maps.
$23.00

A Nervous Splendor, Vienna 1888-1889

AST16
Frederic Morton
Viking
1980
340
014005667X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A portrait of Vienna at the end of the 19th century, this book focuses on Crown Prince Rudolph, his devastating suicide and the rich texture of gossip and daily life at the Habsburg Court.
$17.00

Budapest 1900

HGR01
John Lukacs
Grove Press
1994
255
0802132502
PAPER
History
1
0
0
0
Written by a distinguished historian and native son, this richly detailed portrait of the city at its zenith includes hundreds of illustrations.
$17.00

Bury Me Standing

EUR09
Isabel Fonseca
Vintage Books
1996
322
067973743X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This marvelous portrait of the Roma, also known as the Gypsies, offers insight into their music, foods, religions and folk traditions and also examines their influential but complex relationship with Eastern Europe.
$17.00

Prague in Black and Gold, Scenes from Life in a European City

CZH09
Peter Demetz
Hill and Wang
1998
352
0809016095
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Both a history and an accessible guide to the neighborhoods and architecture of the city.
$28.00

The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire

AST11
Andrew Wheatcroft
Penguin Putnam
1995
384
0140236341
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With skillful scholarship and engaging style, Wheatcroft reveals the history of this family of eccentric monarchs.
$18.00

The Hungarians, A Thousand Years of Victory in Defeat

HGR32
Paul Lendvai, Ann Major (Translator)
Princeton University Press
2004
664
0691119694
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A journalist who fled Hungary in 1957, Lendvai combines history, scholarship and anecdote in this uncommonly engaging account. With verve and authority, he covers the struggle of the Magyars' against the Tartars, Turks and Russians over the past millennium.
$42.00

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

Between the Woods and the Water

CEU31
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2005
320
1590171667
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this sequel to A Time of Gifts (CEU30), Leigh Fermor's classic account of his adventure on foot to Constantinople in 1933, Paddy relates his youthful travels in Hungary and Romania, culminating with his arrival at the Iron Gates on the Danube.
$15.95

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

CZH17
Milan Kundera
HarperCollins
1999
312
0060932147
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Kundera strings together loosely related short stories to form an original and entertaining look at Czech culture.
$15.99

The Bridge at Andau

HGR17
James Michener
Fawcett
2015
288
0812986741
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The true story of a bridge that became a means of escape to the west during the Hungarian revolt in 1956. It's classic Michener: gripping and action-packed.
$16.00

The Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War

CZH11
Jaroslav Hasek, Cecil Parrott (Translator)
Penguin
2006
752
0140449914
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The deeply funny story of a hapless Czech soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army, dismissed for incompetence only to be pressed into service by the Russians in World War I, then captured by his own troops.
$16.00

The Third Man and The Fallen Idol

AST30
Graham Greene
Penguin
1992
157
014018533X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A haunting tale and penetrating portrait of Vienna after World War II, "The Third Man" is the result of Greene's collaboration with Carol Reed on the classic movie. "The Fallen Idol" is a separate tale of intrigue set in Britain.
$15.00

Vienna, A Traveler's Literary Companion

AST94
Donald Daviau
Whereabouts Press
2008
256
1883513103
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Organized by neighborhood, these 15 alluring tales introduce both the city and its writers, including Arthur Schnitzler, Robert Musil, Stefan Zweig and even Franz Kafka, who had a long and complicated association with the city.
$14.95

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Fin-de-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture

AST04
Carl E. Schorske
Random House
1981
378
0394744780
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A landmark study of turn-of-the century Vienna -- one of the key chapters in modern intellectual history. Among its luminaries were Freud, Klimt, Kokoshka and Schoenberg.
$24.00

The Road into the Open

AST02
Arthur Schnitzler, Roger Byers (Translator), Russell A. Berman (Introduction)
University of California Press
1992
314
0520077741
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$31.95

Western Austria Tyrol Map

AST05
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
1
3850843478
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful regional map of western Austria, including the Tyrolean region.
$13.95

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Mozart, A Life

AST06
Maynard Solomon
HarperCollins Publishers
2006
640
0060883448
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.95

A World Lit Only By Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance, Portrait of an Age

EUR06
William Manchester
Little Brown and Company
1993
336
0316545562
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Organized into sections on the Renaissance, Reformation and Discovery, Manchester's popular history evokes in vivid detail the great figures and daily life of the 16th century, including Henry VIII, Magellan, Borgia, da Vinci and Martin Luther.
$16.00

The Austrians, A Thousand-Year Odyssey

AST10
Gordon Brook-Shepherd
Hachette
2003
512
0786711027
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.00

Kafka's Prague, A Travel Reader

CZH03
Klaus Wagenbach
Overlook Press
1996
125
0879516445
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Anyone interested in turn-of-the-century Prague will find this book a fascinating companion.
$21.95

Open Letters, Selected Writings: 1965 - 1990

CZH06
Vaclav Havel, Paul Wilson (Editor)
Vintage Books
1992
405
0679738118
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This inspired anthology of writings by the Czech poet-president Vaclav Havel collects 25 essays, letters and speeches written between 1965 and 1990, including those that directly influenced the Polish Solidarity movement.
$16.95

Poland

PLD02
James Michener
Fawcett
2015
640
0812986709
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In his epic style, Michener presents the sweep of Polish history from the earliest days to 1983 in this massively researched novel.
$18.00

Kingdom of Auschwitz

PLD04
Otto Friedrich
HarperCollins
1994
128
0060976403
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Otto Friedrich's slim book is an intensely personal account of the infamous Auschwitz death camp. He covers the entire history of Auschwitz in short chapters punctuated with eyewitness accounts and testimonies.
$13.99

Under the Frog

HGR12
Tibor Fischer
Picador USA
2001
256
0312278713
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Irony and wit pervade this novel set against the backdrop of the short-lived Hungarian revolution of 1956. The author's own experiences are played out by a cast of Kafkaesque characters all looking for a way though the turbulent days before the Russian tanks roll into Budapest.
$18.00

The Painted Bird

PLD07
Jerzy Kosinski
Grove Press
1995
256
080213422X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This acclaimed novel is based on the author's own experiences in World War II Poland. The often disturbing account of a young Jewish boy's journey through rural Poland as he tries to evade everyone from SS officers to anti-Semitic Polish peasants will leave an indelible impression.
$15.00

Baroque and Rococo Art

EUR53
Germain Bazin
Thames & Hudson
1985
288
0500200181
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
An excellent illustrated survey of Baroque and Rococo art and architecture, this volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series is a good companion to the golden age of Middle Europe.
$21.95

The Haunted Land, Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism

EUR54
Tina Rosenberg
Vintage Books
1996
437
0679744991
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this groundbreaking book, a journalist reports on how the newly democratized people of East Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic have confronted the horrors of their former governments.
$18.95

Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe

EUR18
Henri Pirenne
Harvest Books
1956
224
0156275333
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Pirenne, an important economic historian, traces the economic and social development of Western Europe from the end of the Roman Empire to the middle of the 15th century in this classic book, first published in 1936.
$15.95

Central Europe Map

EUR12
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
1
3850842169
MAP
Reference
1/0/1900
1
0
0
0
This colorful regional European map, like the sister map Europe Grand Tour (EUR185), covers from Paris and Amsterdam to Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Rome and Dubrovnik.
$14.95

Lonely Planet Czech and Slovak Republics

CZH07
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2010
488
1741045045
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In the hallmark Lonely Planet style, this practical guide to the Czech Republic and Slovakia features 95 maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and much nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing.
$22.99

Neither Here Nor There, Travels in Europe

EUR25
Bill Bryson
HarperCollins
2001
254
0380713802
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Bryson deploys his famously cranky humor in this romp through European capitals. He's great fun to read and insightful on quirks of character.
$15.99

Plagues and Peoples

EUR26
William McNeill
Doubleday
1998
365
0385121229
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This book traces the waves of epidemics that raged through Europe.
$17.00

Return to Diversity: A Political History of East Central Europe Since World War II

EUR31
Joseph Rothschild
Oxford University Press
2008
274
0195334752
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An opinionated, well-written and clear political history of the region, including Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.
$54.95

Balkan Tragedy, Chaos and Dissolution after the Cold War

BLK18
Susan Woodward
Brookings
1995
536
0815795130
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, detailed analysis of Yugoslavia's collapse, published by the Brookings Institution, where the author is a senior policy fellow.
$24.95

Central Europe, Enemies, Neighbors, Friends

EUR69
Lonnie Johnson
Oxford University Press
2010
382
0195386647
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An academic survey of the social, political, and economic past of Central Europe and the conflicts that stir modern-day European politics.
$54.95

Imagining the Balkans

BLK19
Maria Todorova
Oxford University Press
2009
273
0195387864
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A challenging book, but well worth the effort for its insight, this collection of essays examines in scholarly and critical detail the roots of our stereotypes and misconceptions about the Balkans.
$26.95

The Radetzky March

AST17
Joseph Roth, Joachim Neugroschel (Translator)
Overlook Press
2002
331
1585673269
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

Eastern Europe Map

EUR36
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2013
1
3850842177
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of Eastern Europe and the Black Sea, at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$14.95

A Concise History of Bulgaria

BGR01
R.J. Crampton
Cambridge University Press
2005
287
0521616379
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A highly readable, illustrated introduction to Bulgaria's history from medieval empire to Ottoman rule, revival and modernization to the fall of Communism.
$35.99

Crown of Thorns, The Reign of King Boris III of Bulgaria, 1918-1943

BGR02
Stephan Groueff
Madison Books
1998
440
1568331142
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A biography of the famed Bulgarian monarch, who ruled from the end of World War I to the middle of World War II, when he defied Hitler's wishes for expelling Bulgaria's Jews.
$29.95

The Coasts of Bohemia, A Czech History

CZH10
Derek Sayer
Princeton University Press
2000
408
069105052X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A sensitively written and lively portrait of the highs and lows of Czech history over the past century with special attention to the fate of Prague in war and peace.
$52.50

Schubert's Vienna

AST18
Raymond Erickson (Editor)
Yale University Press
1997
304
0300070802
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly view of Vienna at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th with essays by a variety of contributors on Viennese politics, social issues, culture, and, of course, music. With 160 well integrated illustrations.
$45.00

Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900

NAT22
Alfred W. Crosby
Cambridge University Press
2004
370
0521546184
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The story of how early explorers, colonists and settlers reshaped our biological world.
$34.99

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

CZH16
Milan Kundera
HarperCollins
1999
320
0060932139
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Kundera's intriguing novel, praised for its meditations on the nature of men and women, and on the fearful emptiness of life in Prague under Communist rule. We also carry Kundera’s collection of short stories The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.
$15.99

Danube

EUR58
Claudio Magris
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
416
0374522456
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1
1
0
0
Mixing history, personalities and literature, Magris traces the course of the Danube from its source in the heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire through the Balkans to the Black Sea in this anything but conventional travelogue, first published in 1986.
$17.00

Homestead

ALP11
Rosini Lippi
Lightning Source
1999
210
0395977711
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$13.95

Hungary & Budapest Map

HGR14
ITMB
ITMB
2015
1
1553412079
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper, this double-sided map depicts Hungary (1:540,000) on one side and downtown Budapest (1:10,000) on the reverse.
$12.95

Schindler's List

GER51
Thomas Keneally
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1993
400
0671880314
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A landmark in literature about the Holocaust, this is the compelling story of the transformation of a Nazi tycoon and his rescue of 1,300 Jews from the concentration camps near Plaszow.
$16.00

Beethoven and the Construction of Genius: Musical Politics in Vienna, 1792-1803

AST25
Tia DeNora
University of California Press
1997
232
0520211588
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Both a probing biographical account of Beethoven's life and an insightful sociological study of "artistic genius," this engaging book also examines the musical world of 18th-century Vienna.
$31.95

The New Grove Second Viennese School

AST26
Oliver Neighbour, Paul Griffiths, George Perle
W. W. Norton & Company
1998
201
0393315878
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A study of the Viennese School of musical innovators, Schoenberg, Webern and Berg.
$16.95

Austria Map

AST28
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2012
2
3850843491
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
The home-grown map of Austria, published by the fine Vienna-based Freytag & Berndt. Depicts all of the country's borders and southern Germany as far as Munich and Augsberg. Scale 1:300,000.
$14.95

Egon Schiele

GER57
Frank Whitford
Thames & Hudson
1987
207
0500201838
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
The life and work of an intriguing artist, who died at the young age of 27. The author delves into Schiele's troubled personal life and the surrounding atmosphere of his home in Vienna, creating a unique portrait of a man.
$14.95

The Castle, A New Translation, Based on the Restored Text

EUR68
Franz Kafka, Mark Harman (Translator), Malcolm Pasley (Afterword)
Schocken Books
1999
328
0805211063
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A new translation of Kafka's unfinished masterpiece.
$15.95

Chopin in Paris, The Life and Times of the Romantic Composer

FRN161
Tad Szulc
Da Capo Press
2000
444
0306809338
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A biography of the famed composer Fryderyk Chopin.
$20.95

Rough Guide Poland

PLD09
Mark Salter
Rough Guides
2009
720
1848360649
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive travel guide, including an excellent historical and cultural overview of Poland.
$24.99

Lonely Planet Eastern Europe

EUR72
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
480
1743214669
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide includes Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic as well as the Baltic States, Belarus, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.
$27.99

Salzburg City Map

AST32
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2014
2
3850841189
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This detailed map of Salzburg and surroundings includes maps of Salzkammergut, a regional overview, a more detailed map of the inner city and fortress, and a map of the city's bus routes.
$12.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

Dora Bruder

FRN200
Patrick Modiano, Joanna Kilmartin (Translator)
University of California Press
2014
128
0520218787
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A moving meditation on the fate of a 15-year-old Jewish girl deported from France to Auschwitz in 1942.
$19.95

The Reader

GER68
Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway (Translator)
Vintage Books
1999
218
0375707972
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The story of a man who discovers a terrible secret about his past lover who he finds as a defendant at a trial about Germany's Nazi past.
$15.99

Dvorak and His World

CZH23
Michael Beckerman
Princeton University Press
1993
296
0691000972
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A fascinating view of the Czech composer's personal life and his influence on the world around him.
$45.00

Mozart, A Cultural Biography

AST34
Robert W. Gutman
Harcourt Books
2000
864
0156011719
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
By delving into the political, intellectual and artistic forces that shaped 18th-century Europe, Gutman reveals a new interpretation of this luminous musician.
$46.95

Night

EUR79
Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel (Translator)
Hill and Wang
2006
109
0553272535
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An moving account of a Jewish boy's terrifying experience during the Holocaust.
$9.95

Badenheim 1939

AST35
Aharon Appelfeld, Dalya Bilu (Translator)
David R. Godine
2009
148
1567923917
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This haunting tale depicts life of well-to-do and unsuspecting Jewish vacationers at a fictional spa in Austria on the eve of the holocaust.
$14.95

The Man Without Qualities, Volume One

AST37
Robert Musil, Sophie Wilkins (Translator), Burton Pike (Editor)
Random House
1996
752
0679767878
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The first volume in Austrian author Robert Musil's epic masterpiece, set just before World War I in Vienna. Called an "intellectual event of singular importance," the novel sets Musil on par with the greatest writers of his generation. It's the story of a former soldier who finds himself at the center of the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire.
$23.00

The Man Without Qualities: Volume II, Into the Millennium and from the Posthumous Papers

AST38
Robert Musil, Sophie Wilkins (Translator), Burton Pike (Editor)
Random House
1996
0679768025
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The second and final volume in Musil's epic masterpiece.
$27.50

Old Masters, A Comedy

AST40
Thomas Bernhard, Ewald Osers (Translator)
University of Chicago Press
1992
156
0226043916
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Thomas Bernhard was a scathing voice in the modern European literary and theatre scenes. This novel is a satiric look at the Viennese art and music community, and a portrait of a disillusioned musicologist.
$17.00

Romania Moldova Map

EUR83
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2008
2
3707905713
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy fold-up map at a scale of 1:500,000 includes a multilanguage legend and city plans.
$14.95

Insight Guide Poland

PLD14
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
416
178005808X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handsomely illustrated guide to Poland, featuring essays of history, culture and economy, as well as practical information for the traveler. Includes 15 helpful maps and numerous color photographs.
$24.99

Mozart

AST43
Peter Gay
Penguin Putnam
2006
177
0670882380
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This concise, entertaining portrait delves into Mozart's complex relationship with his father, his daunting role as a child prodigy and his exploration of new musical territory.
$15.00

The Grooves of Change, Eastern Europe at the Turn of the Millennium

EUR90
J.F. Brown
Duke
2001
248
082232637X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A survey of the events from the fall of communism to 2000 by a leading scholar. Brown discusses social and political change in the region, prospects for the future -- and the growing economic rift between East Central and South Eastern Europe.
$25.95

A History of Slovakia, The Struggle for Survival

EUR93
Stanislav K. Kirschbaum
St. Martins
2005
397
1403969299
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A historian from Bratislava traces his nation's roots from the first arrival on the Danubian Plain to Slovakia's declaration of independence in 1993. A particularly solid discussion of the Communist period and the nation's relationship with the Czechs and Hungary.
$22.99

Lonely Planet Europe

EUR94
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
1248
1743214693
PAPER
Guidebook
1
0
0
0
Perfect for planning multi-week itineraries, Lonely Planet's coverage of Europe includes every nation. The full-color guide goes beyond simple highlights and provides reviews, cultural insights, insider tips and over 200 maps.
$29.99

The Art of Polish Cooking

PLD15
Alina Zeranska, Janina Domanska (Illustrator)
Pelican Publishing Company
1989
384
0882897098
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A book brimming with Polish recipes and food traditions.
$23.00

Lonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria

EUR96
leif petterson, Robert Reid
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
512
1741799449
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to Romania and Bulgaria, with information on history, culture and attractions. It also includes detailed maps.
$25.99

Defiance, The Bielski Partisans

RUS120
Nechama Tec
Oxford University Press
1994
304
0195093909
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of daring Jewish partisans from Belorussia rescuing Jews from the Holocaust.
$17.75

Soviet Blitzkrieg, The Battle for White Russia, 1944

RUS121
Walter S. Dunn
Stackpole Books
2008
252
1555878806
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the Russian campaign to regain control of Belarus from the Germans in 1944.
$17.95

The Moldovans: Romania, Russia and the Politics of Culture

EUR97
Charles King
Hoover
2000
294
081799792X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly political and cultural history of Moldova, focusing on issues of national identity in a post-Soviet world.
$24.95

The Balkans, A Short History

BLK28
Mark Mazower
Modern Library
2002
188
081296621X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey.
$16.00

Cosmos and Pornografia, Two Novels

PLD16
Witold Gombrowicz, Eric Mosbacher (Translator), Alastair Hamilton (Translator)
Grove Press
1994
367
0802151590
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Two absurd, unconventional novels, both set in Poland, by a modern master of Polish literature. Grombrowicz toys with Polish national traditions and social conventions in these blackly humorous works.
$14.95

Graz Map

AST45
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2011
1
3850841146
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed city map of Graz, Austria.
$12.95

The Compleat Brahms: A Guide to the Musical Works of Johannes Brahms

GEN166
Leon Botstein
W. W. Norton & Company
1999
448
0393047083
HARD COVER
Music
0
0
0
0
A remarkable compendium of essays by Botstein and 29 collaborators.
$52.50

Opera 101, A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera

GEN175
Fred Plotkin, Placido Domingo (Introduction)
Hyperion
1994
494
0786880252
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A well-written introduction to opera, this volume includes a brief history of the art form, a guide to operatic terms and a review of 11 famous operas.
$18.00

The Engineer of Human Souls

CZH29
Josef Skvorecky, Paul Wilson (Translator)
Dalkey Archive Press
1999
592
1564781992
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This complex, entertaining novel centers on protagonist Danny Smiricky, a writer in exile, living and teaching in Canada after living under both the Nazis and the Communists.
$16.95

Hitler and the Holocaust

EUR114
Robert S. Wistrich
Modern Library
2003
295
0812968638
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A short history of the cultural and political circumstances surrounding the genocide of the Jews. Wistrich looks closely at anti-Semitism in Germany, Europe and abroad in an attempt to understand the evil unleashed during World War II.
$17.00

Utz

CZH31
Bruce Chatwin
Penguin Putnam
1988
154
0670824976
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
That gallivanting Bruce Chatwin introduces us to Kaspar Utz, an obsessive collector of Meissen porcelain, in this short novel memorably set in Prague under the Iron Curtain.
$15.00

The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

AST47
Maria von Trapp
HarperCollins
2001
312
0060005777
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
1
0
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.
$15.99

Flashman and the Tiger

WAF58
George MacDonald Fraser
Doubleday
2001
368
0385721080
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This 11th installment in The Flashman Papers (purportedly retrieved and not written by George Macdonald Fraser, a nice conceit), consists of three short adventures, which find our hero cavorting with Bismarck and Emperor Franz-Josef and the future Edward VI.
$16.00

Summer Meditations

CZH33
Vaclav Havel, Paul Wilson (Translator)
Vintage Books
1993
180
0679744975
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The first leader of the post-Soviet Czech Republic waxes philosophical.
$14.95

The Joke

CZH36
Milan Kundera
HarperCollins
1993
336
006099505X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The tale of how a Communist student, imprisoned and stigmatized for a mere joke, comes up with a plan for revenge years later.
$13.99

The Golem

CZH41
Gustave Meyrink
Aa Balkema
2010
190
1873982917
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The famous mystical, terrifying novel of the supernatural set in Prague's Jewish Ghetto in 1890.
$11.99

Life with a Star

CZH43
Jiri Weil, Philip Roth (Introduction)
Northwestern
1998
208
0810116855
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fictional account of the Holocaust told through the story of a young Czech Jew.
$21.95

The Trial, A New Translation Based on the Restored Text

CZH46
Franz Kafka, Breon Mitchell (Translator)
Schocken Books
1995
281
0805209999
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The story of Joseph K., a man who is unjustly accused of an undisclosed crime.
$14.95

The Complete Stories

CZH47
Franz Kafka
Schocken Books
1995
486
0805210555
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
All of Kafka's stories, including The Metamorphosis, A Hunger Artist and In The Penal Colony.
$17.00

The Penguin Concise Guide to Opera

MUS01
Amanda Holden
Penguin Putnam
2006
530
0141016825
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
An essential reference for the opera enthusiast. Well organized, with short descriptions of plots, characters, performances and historical background.
$22.00

Twentieth Century Opera, A Guide

MUS02
George Martin
Hal Leonard
1999
703
0879102756
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
This survey of 20th century opera contains thoughtful essays as well as capsule descriptions of 90 of the century's best operas.
$25.00

All Along the Rhine

GER111
Kay Shaw Nelson
Hippocrene Books
2003
211
0781810000
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Recipes, Wine and Lore from Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and Holland" this tribute to the Rhine Valley complements its history and culture with 130 recipes.
$14.95

The Complete Operas of Mozart, A Critical Guide

MUS12
Charles Osborne
Da Capo Press
1983
366
0306801906
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
This detailed study covers both the great masterpieces and the lesser-known works, incorporating biographical background, accounts of first performances and close analysis of both the music and the librettos.
$17.95

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

ANT175
Michael Chabon
Random House
2012
684
0812983580
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A dazzling tale that follows its heros from Nazi-occupied Prague to New York (and the Antarctic).
$18.00

The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe

EUR138
Dennis Hupchick, Harold Cox
Springer
2001
130
0312239858
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The changing borders and complex history of Eastern Europe as told through 52 maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically. An excellent reference, the book shows the rise of Poland, changing borders of the Ottoman Empire, Hapsburgs and fate of Yugoslavia in admirable clarity.
$23.00

Freud's Vienna and Other Essays

AST51
Bruno Bettelheim
Vintage Books
1991
308
0679731881
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
From Freud and fin de siecle Vienna, to the Holocaust and studies of child development, the great Bruno Bettelheim artfully mixes real life experience with intellectual reflections.
$19.00

The Book of Images

GER122
Rainer Maria Rilke, Edward Snow (Translator)
North Point Press
1994
280
086547477X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Poems and lyrics from Rilke during his most emotional and impressionistic period (1902-1906), ably translated by Edward Snow and presented in bilingual format on facing pages.
$17.00

Night Games, and other Stories and Novellas

AST52
Arthur Schnitzler, Margaret A. Schaefer (Translator)
Ivan Dee
2003
288
1566633869
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Nine stories and novellas from the Viennese modernist.
$28.50

Arthur Schnitzler, Four Major Plays

AST53
Arthur Schnitzler, Carl R. Mueller (Translator)
Aa Balkema
1999
224
1575251809
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of four full-length plays from the Austrian writer.
$19.95

Architecture of New Prague 1895-1945

CZH49
Rostislav Svacha, Alexandra Buchler (Translator), Jan Maly (Photographer)
MIT Press
1995
544
0262193582
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Architects and tourists with a serious interest in architecture will want this book. Originally published in Czech in 1985, it stakes out the first half of the 20th century as a seminal period for Czech architecture.
$75.00

Prague

HGR29
Arthur Phillips
Random House
2003
384
0375759778
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Don't be fooled by the title -- this engaging novel is set in Budapest. Five young American expats have settled themselves in what they consider the "second-best" eastern European city, where chance encounters and interactions determine how their lives will -- or won't -- be changed.
$16.00

Rick Steves' German Phrase Book & Dictionary

GER125
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2013
438
1612382037
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
An extensive phrase book with phrases and key words helpful for the traveler in just about every situation. Includes both a German-English dictionary and an English-German dictionary as well as helpful travel information.
$12.99

A Concise History of Hungary

HGR30
Miklos Molnar, Anna Magyar (Translator)
Cambridge University Press
2001
375
0521667364
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The author, a Hungarian historian, narrates the history of Hungary from little-known origins to 1988, encompassing the Magyars, the Austro-Hungarian empire and the Soviet era.
$35.99

Lonely Planet Czech Phrasebook

CZH50
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
256
1741040477
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$8.99

Rough Guide Hungary

HGR31
Norm Longley
Rough Guides
2010
496
1848360495
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, authoritative guide to Hungary, its history, culture and attractions with good local maps. Most of the book is devoted to detailed recommendations for excursions throughout the country, covering in detail both popular and remote destinations.
$21.99

Mammals of Europe

FG61
Priscilla Barrett, David W. MacDonald
Princeton University Press
2002
320
0691091609
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Published by Princeton, this is a field guide to land and marine mammals throughout Europe, both endemic and introduced. With more than 600 color illustrations of over 200 mammals.
$49.95

Lonely Planet Prague and the Czech Republic

CZH52
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
352
1742208940
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Prague and the Czech Republic features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information.
$21.99

The Sons: The Judgement, the Stoker, the Metamorphosis, and Letter to His Father

CEU18
Franz Kafka
Schocken Books
1989
192
0805208860
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A trio of Kafka's well-known short tales of family tragedy along with a letter to his own father.
$12.95

Eyewitness Guide Austria

AST59
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
380
1465439609
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.00

Lonely Planet Vienna

AST61
Neal Bedford
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
264
1786574381
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series.
$21.99

Slovak Republic Map

CEU19
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
1
3850843181
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, detailed map of Slovakia at a scale of 1:200,000.
$14.95

The Improbable Voyage

EUR156
Tristan Jones
Sheridan House
1998
332
1574090623
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Jones, an inveterate Welsh sailor, adventurer and storyteller, channels Eastern Europe circa 1985 in his tale of a tough voyage along the Rhine and Danube to the Black Sea.
$16.50

National Geographic Prague and The Czech Republic

CZH55
Stephen Brook
National Geographic
2016
336
1426216998
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the area's artistic, historical and cultural landmarks, complete with maps and color photos.
$26.99

The Danube Cycleway, Donaueschingen to Budapest

CEU20
John Higginson
Cicerone
2015
224
1852843454
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, practical guide to the popular biking route along the Danube from Donaueschingen in Bavaria though Austria to Budapest.
$24.95

The Interpretation of Dreams

GEN319
Sigmund Freud
Modern Library
1994
471
067960121X
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
A seminal text of psychoanalytic theory.
$19.95

The Third Man

AST66
Carol Reed
Baker & Taylor Video
1949
6313758064
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
Classic film noir set in postwar Vienna, starring Orson Welles and based on the novel by Graham Greene.
$19.99

Bela Bartok and Turn-of-the-Century Budapest

HGR35
Judith Frigyesi
University of California Press
2000
429
0520222547
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A study of Bartok and turn-of-the-century modernism in Hungary.
$34.95

Budapest Exit, A Memoir of Fascism, Communism and Freedom

HGR36
Csaba Teglas
Texas A&M University Press
1998
162
1585446408
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A tale of life in Budapest from the Nazi invasion to the 1956 Hungarian revolution.
$21.00

Thunder at Twilight, Vienna 1913-1914

AST67
Frederic Morton
Da Capo Press
2014
391
0306810212
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A masterful evocation of a shimmering city, and a tumultuous continent, on the brink of cataclysm. Morton’s cast of characters includes a young Adolf Hitler, Emperor Franz-Joseph and Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
$16.99

Wittgenstein's Vienna

AST68
Allan Janik, Stephen Toulmin
Ivan Dee
1996
314
1566631327
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A portrait of Vienna and its cultural life in the days before WWI. This is the modernist city of not only Wittgenstein but also Klimt, Freud and Schoenberg.
$19.95

Memoirs of an Anti-Semite, A Novel in Five Stories

CEU27
Gregor Von Rezzori
Vintage Books
2007
287
1590172469
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Central Europe between the wars provides the background for this disturbing tale of a man, his complex prejudices and Jewish identity. The five interrelated stories are set in Romania and Vienna.
$15.95

Bradt Guide Serbia

BLK67
Laurence Mitchell
Bradt Publications
2013
384
1841624632
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series with good information on transportation, historical sites, and accommodations, with an extended section on Belgrade, the capital city, and a separate chapter on Kosovo.
$25.99

Here Is Where We Meet

EUR189
John Berger
Vintage Books
2006
256
1400079330
PAPER
Literature
8/9/2005
0
0
0
0
This reflective novel weaves a portrait of several European countries through encounters with the dead -- from the narrator's mother, whom he discovers on a park bench in Lisbon, to a childhood friend wandering a market in Krakow.
$16.00

Wine Country Europe, Touring, Tasting, And Buying At European Regional Wineries

EUR191
Ornella D'Alessio, Marco Santini
Rizzoli International
2005
324
0847827704
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Part how-to, part guidebook, part picture book, this charming coffee table treat covers sprawling French vineyards as well as lesser-known hidden treasures in Austria and Hungary.
$35.00

Clara's Grand Tour, Travels With a Rhinoceros in Eighteenth-century Europe

FRN536
Glynis Ridley
Grove Press
2006
240
0802142338
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The entertaining history of an Indian rhinoceros named Clara, who was brought to Europe in 1741 by a Dutch sea captain and toured for seventeen years, to the delight of several heads of state.
$12.00

Woman from Hamburg And Other True Stories

PLD49
Hanna Krall, Madeline G. Levine (Translator)
W. W. Norton & Company
2006
272
1590512235
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Krall reveals the lives and strange trajectories of her compatriots in these poignant stories, profiles and interviews of survivors of WWII.
$15.95

Yiddish Folktales

CEU33
Beatrice Weinreich
Schocken Books
1997
413
0805210903
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of 178 tales, many very short, of princesses and witches, dybbuks and wonder-working rebbes, gathered during the 1920s and 1930s by ethnographers in the small towns and villages of Eastern Europe.
$22.00

Czech and Slovak Republics Map

CEU17
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2005
1
2067171801
MAP
Reference
1
0
0
0
Showing the route of the Danube between Regensburg and Budapest, this regional map displays Budapest, Vienna and Prague.
$12.95

For Kids

The Trumpeter of Krakow

PLD12
Eric Philbrook Kelly, Janina Domanska
Aladdin Books
1992
208
0689715714
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A children's story about a young boy in medieval Krakow.
$7.99

Golem

CZH38
David Wisniewski, Lee Salsberry (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Company
2007
32
0618894241
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A retelling of a Jewish legend, set in Prague in the 16th century, a dark time for the city's Jewish residents. A rabbi builds a clay giant to protect his people from persecution; the golem, in this version, speaks with a child's simplicity. The remarkable paper-cutout illustrations brilliantly evoke the Prague of old. Ages 7-10.
$7.99

Upon the Head of the Goat, A Childhood in Hungary, 1939-1944

HGR24
Aranka Siegal
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2003
224
0374480796
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This spare memoir of a Jewish girlhood in a German-occupied Hungarian town won its author a Newbery Honor citation. Its serious subject and introspective tone are recommended for sophisticated young adults.
$8.99

The Good Master

HGR25
Kate Seredy
Puffin
1986
196
014030133X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
First published in the 1930s, this novel tells of two cousins who ride horses across the Hungarian plains, encountering shepherds and gypsies en route. It's all marvelously evocative of the folk customs and lifestyles of old Hungary. Ages 9-12.
$7.99

The Singing Tree

HGR26
Kate Seredy
Penguin Putnam
1990
247
0140345434
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The sequel to "The Good Master," in which cousins Jancsi and Kate are now older -- and Hungary (and all of 1914 Europe) are on the brink of war.
$7.99

The White Stag

HGR27
Kate Seredy
Penguin Putnam
1979
96
0140312587
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Kate Seredy drew on oral traditions and folklore for this gripping novella about the Huns' and Magyars' fifth-century migration from Asia to Central Europe. It won her a Newbery Medal in 1938. Ages 9 to 12.
$5.99

The Star of Kazan

CEU24
Eva Ibbotson, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
Dutton Inc.
2006
404
0525473475
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A delightful young adult adventure that twists and turns through fin-de-siecle Vienna. Annika, a foundling taken in by a household of eccentric professors and kind hearted servants, is enchanted by the spectacle of Vienna and the simple pleasures of domestic chores. Her life is turned upside-down when her aristocratic mother unexpectedly reappears in her life and sweeps her off to live in a castle in Germany.
$8.99