Dvorak and His World
A fascinating view of the Czech composer's personal life and his influence on the world around him.
Prague in Black and Gold, Scenes from Life in a European City
Both a history and an accessible guide to the neighborhoods and architecture of the city.
The Age of Insight, The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
A neuroscientist documents the work of five leading minds, including Sigmund Freud and Gustave Klimt, in 1900 Vienna, revealing how their critical breakthroughs in science, medicine and art laid the groundwork for present-day discoveries in cognitive science.
The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire
With skillful scholarship and engaging style, Wheatcroft reveals the history of this family of eccentric monarchs.
Wagner Without Fear, Learning to Love-And Even Enjoy-Opera's Most Demanding Genius
Berger's delightful guide is invaluable in exploring the exotic world of opera's most controversial composer. Irreverent and readable, it helps to make Wagner accessible to even the greatest of skeptics.
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.
Fin-de-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture
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.
DK Eyewitness Top Ten Vienna
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With handy pullout map.
Mozart, A Life
Challenging myths surrounding Mozart’s health, religion and relationships, biographer Paul Johnson shows the great composer’s lasting impact on the musical world with insight.
Opera 101, A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera
A well-written introduction to opera, this volume includes a brief history of the art form, a guide to operatic terms and a review of 11 famous operas.
The Hare With Amber Eyes
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.
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.
DK Eyewitness Top Ten Prague
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Prague.
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.
Vienna, A Traveler's Literary Companion
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.
Vienna Music Guide
Written by a professional music tour director, this well-produced, independent guide provides excellent coverage of Vienna's musical heritage, with special attention given to its orchestras, museums, famous gravesites and opera houses.
Richard Strauss and His World
A collection of scholarly essays compiled for a festival at Bard College, analyzing the composer's music and legacy.
Prost! The Story of German Beer
The Munich-based aficionado weaves history and culture with the marvels and mysteries of German beer in this brief, authoritative guide.
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.
DK Eyewitness Top Ten Munich
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions in Munich. With excellent sections on beer, beer halls and bars..
Germany, Benelux, Austria, Czech Republic Map
This handy map shows road and river routes from Amsterdam and Berlin to Prague, Vienna, Munich and Salzburg at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
The Lady in Gold, The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece
Washington Post journalist O'Connor recreates the intellectual and artistic milieu of turn-of-century Vienna in this haunting look at the artist Gustav Klimt, his famous portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer and the story of her niece, Maria Bloch-Bauer, who battled with the Austrian government to recover five Klimt paintings stolen by Hitler. Ronald Lauder bought the Lady in Gold for the Neue Galerie in New York.
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.