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Danube Reflections

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Item EXCEU144. Buy these 5 items as a set for $84 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

A Time of Gifts

CEU30
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2005
384
1590171659
PAPER
Travel Narrative
1
0
0
0
Fermor effortlessly interweaves anecdote, history and culture in this exuberant account of a walk from Holland, up the Rhine and down the Danube, through Germany, Prague and Austria in 1933. Written not in the moment, but 40 years later, the accumulation of time and experience gives the book particular poignancy.
$16.95

Germany, Benelux, Austria, Czech Republic Map

EUR100
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
1
2067170910
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy map shows road and river routes from Amsterdam and Berlin to Prague, Vienna, Munich and Salzburg at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
$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

Prague Map

CZH13
Berndtson & Berndtson
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

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

Pocket Rough Guide Prague

CZH98
Rob Humphreys
Rough Guides
2016
160
0241249163
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
By the savvy editors at Rough Guide, these just-right guides are bundled with a pullout map.
$12.99

All Along the Danube: Recipes from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Romania, & Bulgaria

EUR42
Marina Polvay
Hippocrene Books
2002
360
0781808065
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A cookbook full of classic recipes from Central Europe, with some valuable morsels of culture.
$16.95

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

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

Danubia, A Personal History of Habsburg Europe

CEU46
Simon Winder
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2015
576
1250062020
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Winder, author of Germania (GER270), considers the legacy of the Habsburg Europe in this charmingly digressive history and travelogue.
$20.00

Germania, In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History

GER270
Simon Winder
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2011
480
0312680686
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Winder's witty, entertaining and opinionated portrait of German culture is both an illuminating history and a wonderfully digressive exploration of the powerful and often confounding nation.
$22.00

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

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 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

The Germans

GER10
Gordon A. Craig
Meridian Books
1991
361
0452010853
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A gifted historian, Craig explores the paradoxes of German identity in this masterful portrait of German life, past and present, with chapters on religion, money, Jews, women, literature and society, Berlin and language.
$18.00

The Habsburgs, Dynasty, Culture and Politics

CEU51
Paula Sutter Fichtner
Reaktion Books
2014
288
1780232748
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise chronicle of the 600-year Habsburg Empire, essential for those interested in European history. Fichtner reveals how the dynasty used propaganda, political maneuvering and public performance to maintain control over an array of cultures and ethnicities.
$39.00

The Romani Gypsies

EUR470
Yaron Matras
Belknap Press
2014
320
067436838X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Matras delves into the history of the Romani, an ancient and misunderstood European culture that has survived through modern times.
$29.95

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 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

A Tramp Abroad

EUR78
Mark Twain, David Eggers (Introduction), Kerry Driscoll (Introduction)
Random House
2003
400
0812970039
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Written 11 years after Innocents Abroad, this is Twain's second foray into European travel. Filled with his characteristic wit and humorous observations, it documents his journeys through Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy. Now with an introduction by Dave Eggers.
$17.00

The Danube

CEU47
Nick Thorpe
Yale University Press
2014
328
0300205457
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Thorpe travels against the current on a year-long journey from the Black Sea to the Black Forest, mixing accounts of his daily morning swims with environmental research, archaeological observations and, especially, tales of the ferrymen and fisherman, shopkeepers, activists and others he meets along the way.
$28.00

A Death in Vienna

AST77
Frank Tallis
Random House
2015
464
0812977637
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Tallis, a clinical psychologist who has written on Freud, evokes the Vienna of Freud, Klimt and Mahler in wonderful detail in this murder mystery.
$16.00

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

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 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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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

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

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

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

AST14
Alan Palmer
Atlantic Monthly Press
1997
400
0871136651
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

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

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

Court, Cloister and City, The Art & Culture of Central Europe, 1450-1800

EUR59
Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann
University of Chicago Press
1997
576
0226427307
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An illustrated chronicle of 300 years of painting, sculpture and architecture throughout Central Europe.
$40.00

Nuremberg, Infamy on Trial

GER106
Joseph E. Persico
Penguin Putnam
1995
544
014016622X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A narrative history of the Nazi war crime trials in Nuremberg. Persico poignantly portrays the numerous characters and events surrounding the proceedings. Well-informed and engrossing.
$17.00

The Danube, A Cultural History

EUR370
Andrew Beattie
Oxford University Press
2010
256
0199768358
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Beattie gives a comprehensive overview of the Danube’s role as a vital shipping artery and a uniting thread through the region’s turbulent history.
$17.95