Eyewitness Guide Vienna
Take along this handy, compact guide featuring history, culture, color photography and excellent neighborhood maps.
The Habsburg Empire, A New History
With a fresh approach to the Habsburgs' legacy, this panoramic history revises commonly held perspectives on the empire's effectiveness and its echoes in Europe today.
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.
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.
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.
The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire
With skillful scholarship and engaging style, Wheatcroft reveals the history of this family of eccentric monarchs.
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.
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.
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.
A handy laminated map of the city center.
This superb volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series is fully illustrated with 159 photos and drawings along with 29 large, full-color plates of Gustav Klimt's major works: paintings, interior design and graphic art.
Twilight of the Habsburgs, The Life and Times of Emperor Francis Joseph
A vivid tale of the emperor of Austria-Hungary and king of Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia and Slavonia who ruled until the fall of the empire during World War I.
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.
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.
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.
Hitler and the Holocaust
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.
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.