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Warsaw, Budapest, Vienna & Prague: Jewish Heritage

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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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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

Resistance, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

PLD17
Israel Gutman
Lightning Source
1998
277
0395901308
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An account of the Warsaw ghetto under Nazi control, gleaned from the author's first-hand experience. He also places the ghetto experience in the context of Jewish history in general.
$19.95

National Geographic Jewish Heritage Travel, A Guide to Eastern Europe

EUR241
Ruth Ellen Gruber
National Geographic
2007
320
1426200463
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the Jewish culture and history of Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania, the former Yugoslavia, Ukraine and Lithuania.
$18.95

Central Europe Map

EUR12
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
1
3850842169
MAP
Reference
1/0/1900
0
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

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

A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe

EUR111
Ben G. Frank
Pelican Publishing Company
2001
752
1565547764
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to Jewish sights, monuments and customs in 18 European countries, as well as practical travel information and advice for travelers in search of their ancestral roots.
$25.00

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 Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe

EUR95
Eli Valley
Rowman & Littlefield
1999
538
0765760002
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to Jewish sites and attractions in Prague, Warsaw, Cracow and Budapest. With suggested walks, site descriptions and information on each city's Jewish traditions.
$85.00

The World of Jewish Cooking, More Than 500 Traditional Recipes from Alsace to Yemen

GEN208
Gil Marks
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1999
416
0684835592
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A fine collection of recipes from Jewish communities in the far corners of the globe.
$18.00

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

Heart of Europe, The Past in Poland's Present

PLD06
Norman Davies
Oxford University Press
2001
483
0192801260
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of Poland in reverse chronology from the Solidarity Movement to early civilization, condensed from the author's definitive three-volume history.
$25.99

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

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

Polish Customs, Traditions and Folklore

PLD19
Sophie Hodorowitz Knab, Mary Anne Knab (Illustrator)
Hippocrene Books
1996
335
0781805155
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Organized by months and holidays, this book surveys traditions and customs of the past and present. While many of the celebrations have been lost over the years, Knab rejuvenates interest in these unique, oft-forgotten ways.
$24.95

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

The Story of the Jews, Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD

ISR125
Simon Schama
HarperCollins
2014
496
0060539186
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A marvelously readable, far-reaching chronicle of three thousand years of Jewish history.
$39.99

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
$16.95

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

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

The Hare With Amber Eyes

FRN941
Edmund De Waal
Picador USA
2011
368
0312569378
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Edmund de Waal unfolds the story of his remarkable family, a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who "burned like a comet" in early 20th-century Paris and Vienna.
$17.00

The Memory Book, One Woman's Self-Discovery in the Mist of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy

HGR81
Linda Fischer
Aa Balkema
2014
326
0974428736
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
When Linda Fischer discovers a memory book in an antique shop in Budapest, she is inspired to explore the world of the Austro-Hungarian Empire through the life of the album's author, a young Hungarian woman who lived at the turn of the 20th century.
$17.99

This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

GER95
Tadeusz Borowski, Barbara Vedder (Translator), Jan Kott (Introduction)
Penguin
1992
180
0140186247
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A series of uninflected, austere stories, published in Polish after WWII -- and drawn from the author's experiences in Auschwitz and Dachau from 1943 to 1945.
$16.00

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

Contemporary Jewish Writing In Hungary: An Anthology

HGR39
Eva Forgacs (Editor), Susan Robin Suleiman (Editor)
University of Nebraska Press
2003
520
0803293046
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This anthology of Hungarian authors both famous (Pulitzer Prize winner Imre Kertesz) and never-published-in-English contains a mixture of novel and memoir exerpts, short stories and poetry. The authors span the generations from pre-World War Two to post-Communist.
$29.95

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

Maus, A Survivor's Tale I & II

PLD22
Art Spiegelman
Random House
1986
296
0679748407
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Pulitzer Prize-winning narrative of Spiegelman's father and family in Poland as World War II erupts. He renders the story of his father's early life, the Nazi occupation of Poland, survival in a concentration camp and other events as a stark graphic novel.
$31.90

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

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

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

Shosha

PLD18
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Noonday Press
1996
0374524807
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A powerful novel of love set in the Jewish quarter of Warsaw as World War II erupts around the protagonists.
$16.00

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

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

The Spies of Warsaw

PLD80
Alan Furst
Random House
2009
266
0812977378
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Alan Furst sets his richly atmospheric tale of espionage and love squarely amidst the leafy boulevards, grand squares, stately mansions and elegant cafes of the glittering 1937 capital. With a map on the inside covers, this isn't just a gripping WWII-era thriller, it's a guide to Warsaw of today.
$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

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

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

More Books

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

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

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

Eyewitness Guide Poland

PLD21
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
376
1465428224
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An informative, visual guide to the history, culture and attractions of Poland.
$25.00

Eyewitness Guide Cracow

PLD54
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
256
1465426639
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this superb guide includes color photography, easy-to-use maps and top attractions
$25.00

For Kids

The Endless Steppe, Growing Up in Siberia

SIB07
Esther Hautzig, Jean-Francois Podevin (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1995
243
006447027X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The story of a girl, mother and grandmother shipped to a forced labor camp in Siberia.
$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

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 Cats in Krasinski Square

CEU23
Karen Hesse, Wendy Watson (Illustrator)
Scholastic Inc.
2004
32
0439435404
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A touching tale of a young girl's act of resistance against the Nazi occupation of Warsaw.
$18.99

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