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  • Tschechienby Hans-Jörg Schmidt

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 11.65

    Hauptbeschreibung Nach Prag locken Stein gewordene Geschichte und die wunderschöne Altstadt ebenso wie Kafka, Schwejk und gutes Bier. Was sich jedoch hinter den renovierten Jugendstilfassadenverbirgt, wie die Tschechen auch außerhalb der Metropole leben und wie sie aus der schwierigen Geschichte heraus die deutschen Nachbarn beurteilen, bleibt den... more...

  • Heimweh nach Pragby Joseph Roth; Helmuth Nürnberger

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 37.33

    Hauptbeschreibung Für keine andere Zeitung hat Joseph Roth so lange geschrieben wie für das seinerzeit weit über die Grenzen der Tschechoslowakei hinaus gelesene "Prager Tagblatt": Der erste Beitrag des damals noch ganz unbekannten Germanistikstudenten, ein Gedicht, erschien 1917, der letzte 1937, als der mittlerweile berühmte Journalist und Romancier... more...

  • The A to Z of Slovakiaby Stanislav J. Kirschbaum

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Slovakia offers an up to date series of cross-referenced dictionary entries on Slovak political, social, and economic development since the creation of the second Slovak Republic in 1993 until its admission into the European Union in 2004. It includes all of the political actors: the presidents, prime ministers, and party leaders, and... more...

  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Aussiesby Ken Hunt; Mike Taylor

    Oval Books 2008; US$ 4.99

    Appearances are deceptive Never make the error of underestimating the Aussies. They love to portray a casual disregard for everything around them, but no-one accidentally achieves a lifestyle as relaxed as theirs.   Logic down under Aussies will twist any statistics to their own ends. One statistic doing the rounds was that 40% of drivers... more...

  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Austriansby Louis James

    Oval Books 2011; US$ 4.99

    A guide to understanding the Austrians that delves into the cultural curiosities and peculiar characteristics of this land-locked nation   "The Austrian needs lots of persuading to have his traditions tampered with in the name of modernization and efficiency. He is attached to his sausage, his insipid beer, and the young white wine... more...

  • The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618?1815by Charles W. Ingrao

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 27.00

    This is a revised and updated edition of an acclaimed introduction to the Habsburg monarchy. more...

  • Through Grown-up Eyesby Robert Henrey

    Polperro Heritage Press 2013; US$ 13.05

    Bobby Henrey was eight when he was improbably chosen by film director Carol Reed and producer Sir Alexander Korda to star alongside Sir Ralph Richardson in The Fallen Idol based on a Graham Greene story. Released in 1948, the film was an instant box office success; the child?s performance was singled out for critical acclaim and it remains one of... more...

  • Identity, Aesthetics, and Sound in the Fin de Siècleby Dariusz Gafijczuk

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This book is an analytic and historical portrait of the volatile decades at the beginning of the 20th century. Engaging with avant-garde art and thought, and concentrating on two of the most controversial and still culturally relevant personalities of Viennese modernism - Sigmund Freud and Arnold Schoenberg - it tells the story of a cultural experiment... more...

  • Joseph IIby T.C.W. Blanning

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 70.95

    Joseph II (1741--90) -- son and eventual successor of Maria Theresa -- has conventionally been seen in the context of the "Enlightened Despot'' reformers. Today's turmoil in his former territories invites a rather different perspective, however, as Joseph grapples with the familiar and intractable problems of creating a viable unitary state out of... more...

  • Czechoslovakiaby Robin Shepherd

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 50.00

    Czechoslovakia, one of the most rigid and authoritarian of the former Soviet Union's satellite states, started the transition from communism with high hopes. But a decade of change has exposed the full extent of the damage wrought to the country through decades of communist rule. For one thing, the country could not hold together, splitting apart into... more...