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Vienna, Budapest & Prague

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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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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

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

Prague, A Traveler's Literary Companion

CZH08
Paul Wilson (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
1996
256
1883513014
PAPER
Anthology
1
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

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

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

Lonely Planet German Phrasebook

GER141
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
256
174321443X
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized handy guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

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

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.
$16.00

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 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 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 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

Beyond the Chestnut Trees

CZH53
Maria Bauer
Overlook Press
1986
224
087951244X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Bauer interweaves recollections of her youth in Prague with an account of a return visit 40 years later in this affectionate, classic memoir.
$19.95

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lonely Planet German Phrasebook

GER141
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
256
174321443X
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized handy guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

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

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.
$16.00

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 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 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 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

Beyond the Chestnut Trees

CZH53
Maria Bauer
Overlook Press
1986
224
087951244X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Bauer interweaves recollections of her youth in Prague with an account of a return visit 40 years later in this affectionate, classic memoir.
$19.95

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

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

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

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

More Books

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baroque and Rococo Art

EUR53
Germain Bazin
Thames & Hudson
1985
288
0500200181
PAPER
Art & Architecture
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

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

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

Belarus, At a Crossroads in History

RUS123
Jan Zaprudnik
Perseus
1993
278
0813317940
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
A history of Belarus, with a focus on the status of the nation as the Soviet Union crumbled.
$34.00

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

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

Knopf Mapguide Vienna

AST87
Knopf Guides
Alfred Knopf
2009
32
0307263835
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A practical and handy passport-sized guide to the city, featuring fold-out maps.
$10.95

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

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

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

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

Budapest Map

HGR34
Berndtson & Berndtson
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Czech and Slovak Republics Map

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

Danube

EUR58
Claudio Magris
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
416
0374522456
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
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

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

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.
$14.95

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

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

Eastern Approaches

CAS48
Fitzroy MacLean
Gardners Books
2009
543
0140132716
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
Fitzroy MacLeans's action-packed account of his amazing adventures undercover in the Central Asian Republics of the USSR during Stalin's reign, as a commando in the Long Range Desert Group in North Africa, and with the Partisans in Yugoslavia during World War II. Touted as the real-life inspiration for James Bond, Maclean is not only a terrific writer but an eyewitness to historic events. Originally published in 1949.
$30.00

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

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

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

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 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

The Establishment of Balkan National States, 1804-1920

BLK21
Charles Jelavich, Barbara Jelavich
Lightning Source
1987
374
0295964138
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic work of history, covering the turbulent 19th century in Southeastern Europe, both scholarly and readable. It illuminates the sources of much of the current conflict in the region.
$39.95

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

Eyewitness Guide Warsaw

PLD08
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2004
288
078949728X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A comprehensive visual guide featuring great neighborhood maps, architectural diagrams, photographs and an overview of the culture and history of the city.
$20.00

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

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

Freud in Vienna and other Essays

AST51
Bruno Bettelheim
Alfred Knopf
1991
304
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 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

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 Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1
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

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 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

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.
$17.95

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

Historical Atlas of Central Europe

EUR33
Paul Mogocsi
University of Washington Press
2002
232
0295981466
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
An atlas illuminating the shifting borders and alliances in the region.
$45.00

The History of Eastern Europe for Beginners

EUR30
Paul Beck
Steerforth
1997
186
0863162371
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
An irreverent tour of recent Eastern European history in documentary comic-book style, a provocative, fast-moving and opinionated look at who is in conflict with whom and why, nationhood, ethnicity and the future.
$11.00

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

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

The Holocaust in Romania: The Destruction of Jews and Gypsies Under the Antonescu Regime, 1940-1944

EUR84
Radu Ioanid
Ivan Dee
2000
416
1566632560
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
1
An account of the Holocaust in Romania based on newly released records from government archives.
$30.00

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

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

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

An Illustrated History of the First World War

WAR16
John Keegan
Alfred Knopf
2001
448
037541259X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
1
An illustrated edition of Keegan's outstanding history of the Great War
$50.00

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 Impossible Country, A Journey Through the Last Days of Yugoslavia

BLK22
Brian Hall
David R. Godine
1994
448
0140249230
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
Beautifully written, this chronicle of the people, politics and mood of the Yugoslavia as it crumbles is an engaging snapshot and elegy.
$23.95

More Books

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baroque and Rococo Art

EUR53
Germain Bazin
Thames & Hudson
1985
288
0500200181
PAPER
Art & Architecture
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

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

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

Belarus, At a Crossroads in History

RUS123
Jan Zaprudnik
Perseus
1993
278
0813317940
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
A history of Belarus, with a focus on the status of the nation as the Soviet Union crumbled.
$34.00

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

Knopf Mapguide Vienna

AST87
Knopf Guides
Alfred Knopf
2009
32
0307263835
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A practical and handy passport-sized guide to the city, featuring fold-out maps.
$10.95

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

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

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

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

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

Budapest Map

HGR34
Berndtson & Berndtson
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Czech and Slovak Republics Map

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

Danube

EUR58
Claudio Magris
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
416
0374522456
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
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

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

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.
$14.95

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

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

Eastern Approaches

CAS48
Fitzroy MacLean
Gardners Books
2009
543
0140132716
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
Fitzroy MacLeans's action-packed account of his amazing adventures undercover in the Central Asian Republics of the USSR during Stalin's reign, as a commando in the Long Range Desert Group in North Africa, and with the Partisans in Yugoslavia during World War II. Touted as the real-life inspiration for James Bond, Maclean is not only a terrific writer but an eyewitness to historic events. Originally published in 1949.
$30.00

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

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

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

For Kids

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

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.
$6.99

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 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

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
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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

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

HGR24
Aranka Siegal
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2003
224
0374480796
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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

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Golem

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David Wisniewski, Lee Salsberry (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Company
2007
32
0618894241
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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.
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The Good Master

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Kate Seredy
Puffin
1986
196
014030133X
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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.
$6.99

The Singing Tree

HGR26
Kate Seredy
Penguin Putnam
1990
247
0140345434
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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.
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The Trumpeter of Krakow

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Eric Philbrook Kelly, Janina Domanska
Aladdin Books
1992
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0689715714
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A children's story about a young boy in medieval Krakow.
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The White Stag

HGR27
Kate Seredy
Penguin Putnam
1979
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0140312587
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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

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Eva Ibbotson, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
Dutton Inc.
2006
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0525473475
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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

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

HGR24
Aranka Siegal
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2003
224
0374480796
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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0
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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