A Nervous Splendor, Vienna 1888-1889
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.
Written by a distinguished historian and native son, this richly detailed portrait of the city at its zenith includes hundreds of illustrations.
Timothy Garton Ash
The Magic Lantern, The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague
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.
Paul Wilson (Editor)
Prague, A Traveler’s Literary Companion
This anthology of 24 vivid stories by Czech writers, both contemporary and well-known, brings the city, history, spirit and people to life.
Lonely Planet Central Europe
With dozens of maps, color photographs and sections on history and culture, this practical guide introduces Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and their neighbors.
Freytag & Berndt
Central Europe Map
This colorful regional European map ranges from Paris and Amsterdam to Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Rome and Dubrovnik.
Berndtson & Berndtson
A laminated, folded map of the city center of Berlin.
Berlin, 60 Creatives Show You the Best of the City
A hip, colorful pocket guide with an emphasis on the ar-tistic, drawing recommendations from 60 local creatives. Contains helpful travel advice, detailed neighborhood maps and a dust jacket that unfolds into an illustrated map.
Anna Spysz, Lech Walesa (Foreword)
The Essential Guide to Being Polish
“I invite you on this journey into the depths of the Polish soul,” writes Lech Walesa in this nuanced guide to Polish history and culture. Co-author Anna Spysz is the former editor of the Krakow Post. One in a new series of cultural handbooks by New European Books.
Paula Sutter Fichtner
The Habsburgs, Dynasty, Culture and Politics
A concise chronicle of the 600-year Habsburg Empire, essential for those interested in European history. Fichtner reveals how the dynasty used propaganda, political maneuvering and public performance to maintain control over an array of cultures and ethnicities.
Danubia, A Personal History of Habsburg Europe
Winder, author of Germania, considers the legacy of the Habsburg Europe in this charmingly digressive history and travelogue.
The Coasts of Bohemia, A Czech History
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.
The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire
With skillful scholarship and engaging style, Wheatcroft reveals the history of this family of eccentric monarchs.
Dennis Hupchick, Harold Cox
The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe
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.
The Romani Gypsies
Matras delves into the history of the Romani, an ancient and misunderstood European culture that has survived through modern times.
Kingdom of Auschwitz
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.
Patrick Leigh Fermor
A Time of Gifts
Fermor effortlessly interweaves anecdote, history and culture in this exuberant account of a walk from Holland, up the Rhine and down the Danube, through Germany, Prague and Austria in 1933. Written not in the moment, but 40 years later, the accumulation of time and experience gives the book particular poignancy.
Mozart, A Life
Challenging myths surrounding Mozart’s health, religion and relationships, biographer Paul Johnson shows with insight the great composer’s lasting impact on the musical world.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Kundera’s intriguing novel, praised for its meditations on the nature of men and women, and on the fearful empti-ness of life in Prague under Communist rule. We also carry Kundera’s collection of short stories The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.
Joseph Roth, Joachim Neugroschel (Translator)
The Radetzky March
Magnificently set against the backdrop of the twilight of the Habsburg Empire, Roth’s family saga takes in the sweep of history and empire in Central Europe. The richly textured novel opens at the battle of Solferino, when young Lieutenant Trotta saves the life of the Emperor.
Gordon A. Craig
A gifted historian, Craig explores the paradoxes of German identity in this masterful portrait of German life, past and present.
The Third Man and the Fallen Idol
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.