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  • Vienna: How the City of Ideas Created the Modern World by Richard Cockett 9780300266535

    Vienna: How the City of Ideas Created the Modern World by Richard Cockett 9780300266535

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    How can one European capital be responsible for most of the West's intellectual and cultural achievements in the twentieth century? Viennese ideas saturate the modern world. From California architecture to Hollywood Westerns, modern advertising to...
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  • Budapest: Between East and West by Victor Sebestyen

    Budapest: Between East and West by Victor Sebestyen

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    Budapest has always been an important place. Almost at the centre of Europe, it is at the crossroads of geographical regions and of civilizations, at the intersection of ancient trade routes. Mountains that gradually slope into gentle hills converge on a...
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  • The Habsburgs: The Rise and Fall of a World Power by Martyn Rady

    The Habsburgs: The Rise and Fall of a World Power by Martyn Rady

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    'This is probably the best book ever written on the Habsburgs in any language, certainly the best I have ever read ... Students, scholars and the general reader will never find a better guide to Habsburg history' Alan Sked, Times Literary SupplementIn...
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  • Abigail by Magda Szabo

    Abigail by Magda Szabo

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    A teenage girl's difficult journey towards adulthood in a time of war."A school story for grownups that is also about our inability or refusal to protect children from history" SARAH MOSS"Of all Szabo's novels, Abigail deserves the widest readership...
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  • The Life and Death of States: Central Europe and the Transformation of Modern Sovereignty by Natasha Wheatley

    The Life and Death of States: Central Europe and the Transformation of Modern Sovereignty by Natasha Wheatley

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    An intellectual history of sovereignty that reveals how the Habsburg Empire became a crucible for our contemporary world orderSprawled across the heartlands of Europe, the Habsburg Empire resisted all the standard theories of singular sovereignty. The...
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  • DK Eyewitness Hungary by DK Eyewitness

    DK Eyewitness Hungary by DK Eyewitness

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    The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring Hungary.Experience luxurious spas, wander the historic Castle District in Budapest or explore the immense Hortobagy...
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  • Parallel Lines by Peter Lantos

    Parallel Lines by Peter Lantos

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    "I have read few autobiographies more extraordinary . . . Astonishing" OBSERVER"A classic. I preferred it to Primo Levi's If This is a Man" EDWARD WILSON"A child's clear-eyed journey to hell" ANNE SEBBAThis is a story of a young boy's journey from a...
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  • The Angel Makers: The True Story of the Most Astonishing Murder Ring in History by Patti McCracken

    The Angel Makers: The True Story of the Most Astonishing Murder Ring in History by Patti McCracken

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    A Financial Times Best Summer Book 2023 A Waterstones Best True Crime Book Nagyrev, Hungary, 1929. Over 160 mysterious deaths. A group of local wives conspiring together, and one woman at the centre of it all... ...
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  • Siege of Budapest 1944-45: The Brutal Battle for the Pearl of the Danube by Balazs Mihalyi

    Siege of Budapest 1944-45: The Brutal Battle for the Pearl of the Danube by Balazs Mihalyi

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    A gripping and detailed study of the brutal urban battle for Budapest, which saw German and Hungarian troops struggling to halt the joint Soviet-Romanian offensive to take the key city on the Danube. The 52-day-long siege of Budapest witnessed some of...
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  • Katalin Street: WINNER of the 2018 PEN Translation Prize by Magda Szabo

    Katalin Street: WINNER of the 2018 PEN Translation Prize by Magda Szabo

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    BY THE AUTHOR OF THE DOOR, ONE OF NYTBR'S TEN BEST BOOKS OF 2015** WINNER OF THE 2018 PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE **** SHORTLISTED FOR THE WARWICK WOMEN IN TRANSLATION PRIZE 2019 **"Extraordinary" New York Times"Quite unforgettable" Daily Telegraph"Unusual,...
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  • Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914 by Sir Max Hastings

    Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914 by Sir Max Hastings

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    The Amazon History Book of the Year 2013 is a magisterial chronicle of the calamity that befell Europe in 1914 as the continent shifted from the glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of total war. In 1914, Europe plunged into the 20th...
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  • Vienna: The International Capital by Angus Robertson

    Vienna: The International Capital by Angus Robertson

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    Vienna is unique amongst world capitals in its consistent international importance over the centuries. From the ascent of the Habsburgs as Europe's leading dynasty to the Congress of Vienna, which reordered Europe after Napoleon, to bridge- building...
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  • The Habsburgs: Embodying Empire by Andrew Wheatcroft

    The Habsburgs: Embodying Empire by Andrew Wheatcroft

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    The Habsburgs have been described at one extreme as demons - responsible for a 'long history of atrocities'; and, at the other, as dodos - living fossils unable to adapt to the modern world. In reality, the flamboyant royal family appear, in many ways,...
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  • The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction by Martyn Rady

    The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction by Martyn Rady

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    The Habsburgs are the most famous dynasty in continental Europe. From the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries, they ruled much of Central Europe, and for two centuries were also rulers of Spain. Through the Spanish connection, they acquired lands...
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  • Twelve Days: Revolution 1956. How the Hungarians tried to topple their Soviet masters by Victor Sebestyen

    Twelve Days: Revolution 1956. How the Hungarians tried to topple their Soviet masters by Victor Sebestyen

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    The defining moment of the Cold War: 'The beginning of the end of the Soviet empire.' (Richard Nixon)The Hungarian Revolution in 1956 is a story of extraordinary bravery in a fight for freedom, and of ruthless cruelty in suppressing a popular dream. A...
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  • Black Vienna: The Radical Right in the Red City, 1918-1938 by Janek Wasserman 9781501713606

    Black Vienna: The Radical Right in the Red City, 1918-1938 by Janek Wasserman 9781501713606

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    Interwar Vienna was considered a bastion of radical socialist thought, and its reputation as "Red Vienna" has loomed large in both the popular imagination and the historiography of Central Europe. However, as Janek Wasserman shows in this book, a "Black...
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  • Austria - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Peter Gieler 9781857338676

    Austria - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Peter Gieler 9781857338676

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    Culture Smart guides help travellers have a more meaningful and successful time abroad through a better understanding of the local culture. Chapters on values, attitudes, customs, and daily life will help you make the most of your visit, while tips on...
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  • The Austrian Revolution by Otto Bauer 9781642591620

    The Austrian Revolution by Otto Bauer 9781642591620

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    This is the story of the decline and fall of an empire, a region devastated by war, and a world stage fundamentally transformed by the Russian Revolution. Bauer's magisterial work -- available in English for the first time in full -- charts the evolution...
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  • From the Realm of a Dying Sun. Volume 3: Iv. Ss-Panzerkorps from Budapest to Vienna, February-May 1945 by Douglas E. Nash Sr.

    From the Realm of a Dying Sun. Volume 3: Iv. Ss-Panzerkorps from Budapest to Vienna, February-May 1945 by Douglas E. Nash Sr.

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    In the closing months of World War II, with Budapest's fall on 12 February 1945 and the breakout attempt by the IX SS-Gebirgskorps having failed, the only thing the IV. SS-Panzerkorps could do was fall back to a more defensible line and fortify the key...
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  • The Last Muslim Conquest: The Ottoman Empire and Its Wars in Europe by Gábor Ágoston 9780691205397

    The Last Muslim Conquest: The Ottoman Empire and Its Wars in Europe by Gábor Ágoston 9780691205397

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    A monumental work of history that reveals the Ottoman dynasty's important role in the emergence of early modern EuropeThe Ottomans have long been viewed as despots who conquered through sheer military might, and whose dynasty was peripheral to those of...
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  • Maria Theresa: The Habsburg Empress in Her Time by Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger

    Maria Theresa: The Habsburg Empress in Her Time by Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger

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    A major new biography of the iconic Austrian empress that challenges the many myths about her life and ruleMaria Theresa (1717-1780) was once the most powerful woman in Europe. At the age of twenty-three, she ascended to the throne of the Habsburg...
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  • The Habsburg Monarchy 1809-1918: A History of the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary by A. J. P. Taylor

    The Habsburg Monarchy 1809-1918: A History of the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary by A. J. P. Taylor

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    A history of the Habsburg monarchy from the end of the Holy Roman Empire to the monarchy's dissolution in 1918. The book offers an insight into the problems inherent in the attempt to give peace, stability and common loyalty to a hetergeneous population...
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  • Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe by Simon Winder 9780330522793

    Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe by Simon Winder 9780330522793

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    For centuries much of Europe was in the hands of the very peculiar Habsburg family. An unstable mixture of wizards, obsessives, melancholics, bores, musicians and warriors, they saw off - through luck, guile and sheer mulishness - any number of rivals,...
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  • Hitler: A Global Biography by Brendan Simms 9780465022373

    Hitler: A Global Biography by Brendan Simms 9780465022373

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    Apologies but we at Booksplease don't have a full description for this book.Book InformationISBN 9780465022373Author Brendan SimmsFormat HardbackPage Count 704Imprint Basic Civitas BooksPublisher INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES USWeight(grams)...
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  • Vienna. Portrait of a City by Christian Brandstatter 9783836567268

    Vienna. Portrait of a City by Christian Brandstatter 9783836567268

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    Vienna combines drama and elegance like no other. For centuries the heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the stately city on the Danube, has been defined by vast palaces and imperial grandeur-but behind the Baroque opulence, Vienna is also a place of...
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  • In the Shadow of the Empress: The Defiant Lives of Maria Theresa, Mother of Marie Antoinette, and Her Daughters by Nancy Goldstone

    In the Shadow of the Empress: The Defiant Lives of Maria Theresa, Mother of Marie Antoinette, and Her Daughters by Nancy Goldstone

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    In the Shadow of the Empress is the sweeping family saga of beautiful Maria Theresa, the only woman to inherit and rule the vast Habsburg empire in her own name, and three of her remarkable daughters: lovely, talented Maria Christina, governor general of...
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  • Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918 by Alexander Watson

    Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918 by Alexander Watson

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    Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2014Winner of the 2014 Wolfson History Prize, the 2014 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History, the Society for Military History's 2015 Distinguished Book Award and the 2015 British Army Military Book of the...
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  • Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph by Jan Swafford

    Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph by Jan Swafford

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    Jan Swafford's biographies of composers Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life. His magnificent new biography of Ludwig van Beethoven peels away layers of...
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  • The Habsburg Empire: A New History by Pieter M. Judson

    The Habsburg Empire: A New History by Pieter M. Judson

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    A EuropeNow Editor's PickA Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year"Pieter M. Judson's book informs and stimulates. If his account of Habsburg achievements, especially in the 18th century, is rather starry-eyed, it is a welcome corrective to the...
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  • Iron and Blood: A Military History of the German-Speaking Peoples since 1500 by Peter H. Wilson 9780674987623

    Iron and Blood: A Military History of the German-Speaking Peoples since 1500 by Peter H. Wilson 9780674987623

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    From the author of the acclaimed The Thirty Years War and Heart of Europe, a masterful, landmark reappraisal of German military history, and of the preconceptions about German militarism since before the rise of Prussia and the world wars.German military...
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  • The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe by Stephen Harding

    The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe by Stephen Harding

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    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREMay, 1945. Hitler is dead, the Third Reich is little more than smoking rubble, and no GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis. The Last Battle tells the nearly unbelievable story of the unlikeliest...
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  • The Paradoxical Republic: Austria 1945–2020 by Oliver Rathkolb 9781789207460

    The Paradoxical Republic: Austria 1945–2020 by Oliver Rathkolb 9781789207460

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    From its emergence out of the ashes of World War II through to the economic and political challenges of today, Austria has embodied many of the contradictions of recent European history. Written by one of the nation’s leading historians, this account of...
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  • Collision of Empires by Prit Buttar

    Collision of Empires by Prit Buttar

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    Collision of Empires is the first major historical work on the Eastern Front during World War I since the 1970s. One of the primary triggers of the outbreak of World War I was undoubtedly the myriad alliances and suspicions that existed between the...
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  • The Photographer at Sixteen: SHORTLISTED FOR THE WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE 2020 by George Szirtes

    The Photographer at Sixteen: SHORTLISTED FOR THE WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE 2020 by George Szirtes

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    A poet's memoir of his mother that flows backwards through time, through a tumultuous period of European history - a tender and yet unsparing autobiographical journey.**A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK**"A truly remarkable book . . . fiercely compelling"...
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  • Hitler's Vienna: A Portrait of the Tyrant as a Young Man by Brigitte Hamann 9781848852778

    Hitler's Vienna: A Portrait of the Tyrant as a Young Man by Brigitte Hamann 9781848852778

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    What turned Adolf Hitler, a relatively normal and apparently unexceptional young man, into the very personification of evil? To answer this question, acclaimed historian Brigitte Hamann has turned to the critical, formative, years that the young Hitler...
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  • Hungarian Tragedy by Peter Fryer 9781013957154

    Hungarian Tragedy by Peter Fryer 9781013957154

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    Apologies but we at Booksplease don't have a full description for this book.Book InformationISBN 9781013957154Author Peter FryerFormat PaperbackPage Count 104Imprint Hassell Street PressPublisher Hassell Street PressWeight(grams) 159gDimensions(mm) 234mm...
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  • The Will to Survive: A History of Hungary by Bryan Cartledge

    The Will to Survive: A History of Hungary by Bryan Cartledge

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    The Will to Survive describes how a small country, for much of its existence squeezed between two empires, surrounded by hostile neighbours and subjected to invasion and occupation, survived the frequent tragedies of its eventful history to become a...
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  • Fin De Siecle Vienna: Politics And Culture by Carl E. Schorske

    Fin De Siecle Vienna: Politics And Culture by Carl E. Schorske

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    Apologies but we at Booksplease don't have a full description for this book.AwardsWinner of Pulitzer Prize General Non-Fiction Category 1981.Book InformationISBN 9780394744780Author Carl E. SchorskeFormat PaperbackPage Count 432Imprint Random House USA...
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  • Metternich: Strategist and Visionary by Wolfram Siemann 9780674743922

    Metternich: Strategist and Visionary by Wolfram Siemann 9780674743922

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    A compelling new biography that recasts the most important European statesman of the first half of the nineteenth century, famous for his alleged archconservatism, as a friend of realpolitik and reform, pursuing international peace.Metternich has a...
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  • Germany Ascendant by Prit Buttar

    Germany Ascendant by Prit Buttar

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    A detailed and absorbing narrative of the campaigns fought on the 'forgotten' Eastern Front of the Great War, vividly illustrating that these campaigns were no less costly, tragic and important than the catastrophes of the Somme, Verdun and Passchendaele...
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