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Concise History of Hungary
Miklos Molnar
0521667364
January 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Review
'Good surveys of Hungarian history are rare. Miklos Molnar's new book is an exception. It is analytical, opinionated, yet reliable - and an enjoyable read as well.' Budapest in Your Pocket Guide
'This book is one of a series of short, well written and authoritative histories of a variety of countries that Cambridge University Press is to be congratulated on publishing ... These books provide a superb introduction for the general reader or a traveller preparing for a visit.' Contemporary Review
'This is an impartial, even-handed, and altogether fair book, a pleasure to read. Molnár sets out to accomplish his task combining the qualities of an author and an academic: he is erudite, inquisitive, investigative, and broad minded. A Concise History of Hungary is a welcome addition to a growing family of shorter histories...


Hungary
Ann Stalcup
0516236830
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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The Austro-Hungarian Forces in World War I 1916-18
Peter Jung
1841765953
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The part played in the Great War by the armies of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy is little known to English-speakers, perhaps because 1918 saw the complete destruction of the Empire. Yet it was of great importance, providing nearly all Central Powers forces on the Italian front, huge numbers on the Russian front, the Balkans and even a contingent in Turkey and Palestine. This second volume describes this complex organisation from the accession of Emperor Karl I in November 1916, through the victory of Caporetto and failure of the Piave offensive, to the final Armistice. The text is supported by tables and insignia charts, and illustrated with rare photographs and colourful plates.

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Packed with specially commissioned artwork, maps and diagrams, the...


Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account
Miklos Nyiszli
1559702028
September 1993
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Hungarian

Download Description
Auschwitz was one of the first books to bring the full horror of the Nazi death camps to the American public; this is, as the New York Review of Books said, "the best brief account of the Auschwitz experience available." --This text refers to the Digital edition.


Twilight of the Habsburgs
Alan Palmer
0871136651
Mar 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Palmer (Crowned Cousins) notes in his introduction that there is more to Franz Josef (1830-1916) than his longevity. But considering how many of the emperor's immediate circle died young and/or violently, longevity in this set was a real virtue: Franz Josef's son Rudolf killed himself and his mistress at Mayerling in 1889; his wife, the Empress Elisabeth, was assassinated by an Italian anarchist in 1898; and, most famously, his nephew Franz Ferdinand and his wife were shot to death in 1914 by the Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip. The portrait that emerges from Palmer's descriptions is that of a sad figure left much alone by his unstable wife and of a man very concerned for his empire's survival and for personal honor (his best feature) but, like other wildly inbred Hapsburgs, probably not a very bright bulb. Palmer...


Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire
Caroline Finkel
0465023967
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
What Finkel calls the "old" narrative of the Ottoman Empire is simple to relate: "it rose, declined, and fell." An exotic parade of salacious sultans, grand viziers and duplicitous eunuchs inhabit the sultry harems and domed palaces of Istanbul—at least in our imaginations. Finkel, a long-time resident of Turkey and Ottoman scholar, relates a "new" narrative of empire that properly accounts for the richness and complexity of the Ottoman state over nearly seven centuries. By presiding over their multiethnic empire for so long, and ushering it from medievalism to modernity, the Ottomans should be ranked alongside the Hapsburgs and the Romanovs, she argues. That they are overlooked is the fault of Western historians who have peered at their subjects through the lens of their own prejudices. Finkel's striking...


Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914
Frederic Morton
0306810212
April 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In an astonishing work of literary energy and historical insight, the author of The Rothschilds brings us the backstage dynamics that preceded the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, the deed that precipitated WW I. Morton captures both the elegant decadence of Emperor Franz Joseph's Vienna, and the potent spirits of those revolutionary thinkers who, all in Vienna at some time during the two years before the war, would blow away the past and create modernity. There were Stalin, Trotsky and Lenin; Freud and Jung; the glowering Hitler; Kafka, Wittgenstein and Karl Kraus; and a small band of Serb nationalists, one of whom fired the shot that catapulted Franz Joseph, Kaiser Wilhelm and Tsar Nicholas into a war they didn't want but couldn't prevent, and that reduced them to puppets....


The Road to Mayerling
Richard Barkeley
1842126733
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This superbly factual account of the life and death of Austria's Prince Rudolph reads like a fast-paced thriller. The colorful and controversial Prince--the last and most talented of the Hapsburg line--was discovered dead on January 30, 1889, in the royal hunting lodge at Mayerling. Beside him, also dead, lay his mistress, the beautiful young Baroness Mary Vetsera. What happened that day remains a mystery that has evoked endless speculation and countless dramatic re-creations--none more engrossing and entertaining than Barkeley's vivid telling.


German Survival Guide: The Language and Culture You Need to Travel with Confidence in Germany and Austria
Elizabeth Bingham
0970373422
February 2001
Paperback
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A Nervous Splendor
Frederic Morton
014005667X
Oct 1980
Paperback
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Holy Rulers and Blessed Princesses : Dynastic Cults in Medieval Central Europe (Past and Present Publications)
G¿bor Klaniczay, et al
0521420180
March 14, 2002
Hardcover
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Review
'... opens up a whole new, and so far largely neglected, world to the anglophone public ... Both Gábor Laniczay and the rulers and princesses he writes about deserve a wider audience.' History
'this book ... is a valuable contribution to the study of sanctity in medieval Hungary.' The Journal of Ecclesiastical History

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"...the narrative is developed on a broad intellectual scale based on a thorough mastery of the material..." Catholic Historical Review

"Decades of study and a remarkably wide-ranging survey of European dynasties....Nicely illustrated...this book is recommended for all academic libraries supporting upper level historical research..." Catholic Library World

"[This] English edition, revised and supplemented...is an indispensable monograph in the field...



The Hungarians: A Thousand Years of Victory in Defeat
Paul Lendvai
0691119694
September 2004
Paperback
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Norman Madarasz , The European Legacy
Lendvai has shown us how our knowledge and memory are a tangle of both [facts and fictions].

Review
Stephen Goode Washington Times : Mr. Lendvai has done a remarkable job. His book is easily the best history of Hungary in English.
Istvan Deak Times Literary Supplement : The writing of national histories is . . . justified by the erudition and intellectual brilliance of the [author].
Anne Gyulai The Montreal Gazette : A sympathetic account of Hungarian history. Yet the book also exposes the blemishes along with the heroism.
Norman Madarasz The European Legacy : Lendvai has shown us how our knowledge and memory are a tangle of both [facts and fictions].

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Siege of Budapest: One Hundred Days in World War II
Krisztian Ungvary
0300104685
March 2005
Hardcover
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Library Journal
"A gripping story of horror and courage.... This is the finest account of this most dreadful incident...."

Review
“This book provides the first acceptable assessment and analysis of the siege of Budapest, a monumental confrontation during the Second World War. Krisztián Ungváry makes use of a wealth of fresh historical evidence locked until recently in the secret archives of Russia and eastern Germany. He draws on the diaries and personal recollection of survivors, both civilian and soldiers . . . most of whom have never got over their experience. The result is excellent scholarship and gripping reading. . . . [It] deserves to be widely read.”—Thomas Land, Times Literary Supplement


Fin-De-Siecle Vienna : Politics and Culture (Vintage)
Carl E. Schorske
0394744780
December 12, 1980
Paperback
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Review
"Not only is it a splendid exploration of several aspects of early modernism in their political context; it is an indicator of how the discipline of intellectual history is currently practiced by its most able and ambitious craftsmen." --David A. Hollinger

Book Description
A landmark book from one of the truly original scholars of our time: a magnificent revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna where out of a crisis of political and social disintegration so much of modern art and thought was born.

"Not only is it a splendid exploration of several aspects of early modernism in their political context; it is an indicator of how the discipline of intellectual history is currently practiced by its most able and ambitious craftsmen. It is also a moving vindication of historical...


The Fall of the House of Habsburg
Edward Crankshaw
0140064591
Jan 1983
Paperback
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The Austro-Prussian War : Austria's War with Prussia and Italy in 1866
Geoffrey Wawro
0521629519
September 13, 1997
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Review
"The Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871 started the modern Hundred Years' War that did not end until 1945. Professor Geoff Wawro's book is the most comprehensive treatment of the subject. Thoughtful and well written, it is a major contribution to an understanding of history." Henry Kissinger

"The Austro-Prussian War is an outstanding work, illustrating once again that operational military history can make important and enjoyable contributions to understanding the past. A must for undergraduate, graduate, and specialist collections." Choice

"The Austro-Prussian War is an outstanding work, illustrating once again that operational military history can make important and enjoyable contributions to understanding the past. A must for undergraduate, graduate, and specialist collections." Choice

"Geoffrey Wawro's lively and...



The Habsburgs
Andrew Wheatcroft
0140236341
May 1997
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The Habsburg Monarchy, 1809-1918: A History of the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary
Alan John Percivale Taylor
0226791459
December 1983
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
First published in 1941, The Habsburg Monarchy has become indispensable to students of nineteenth-century European history. Not only a chronological report of actions and changes, Taylor's work is a provocative exploration into the historical process of the most eventful hundred years of the Habsburg monarchy.



Prague: A Novel
Arthur Phillips
0375759778
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
In Prague, Arthur Phillips's sparkling, Kundera-flavored debut, five young Americans converge in Budapest in the early 1990s. Most are there by chance, like businessman Charles Gabor, whose parents were Hungarian. But one of them, John Price, has the more novelistic motivation of lost love. He is following his older brother, Scott, intent on achieving an intimacy that Scott, a language teacher and health enthusiast, is just as intently trying to escape. The romantic hero of this unsentimental novel, John Price lives like an expatriate of the 1920s. He longs for experience (and more or less stumbles into a writing job for an English language paper), but even more so for the great, obliterating love that takes the form of the perky assistant Emily Oliver. Mark Payton, a scholar of nostalgia whose insights are touched with...


Hungary
Claitors Publishing Division
0160292026
Feb 1991
Hardcover
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A History of the Habsburg Empire, 1526-1918
Robert A. Kann
0520042069
November 26, 1980
Paperback
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I Have Lived A Thousand Years: Growing Up In The Holocaust
Livia Bitton-Jackson
0689823959
March 1, 1999
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
PW's starred review called this memoir, of a 13-year-old Hungarian Jewish girl's incarceration in Auschwitz, "an exceptional story, exceptionally well told." Ages 12-up. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
Gr. 8^-12. In a graphic present-tense narrative, this Holocaust memoir describes what happens to a Jewish girl who is 13 when the Nazis invade Hungary in 1944. She tells of a year of roundups, transports, selections, camps, torture, forced labor, and shootings, then of liberation and the return of a few. For those who have read Leitner's stark The Big Lie (1992), this is a much more detailed account, with the same authority of a personal witness. Horrifying as her experience is, she doesn't dwell on the atrocities. There is hope here....


Beyond Nationalism
Istvan Deak
019504505X
Jan 1990
Hardcover
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Book Description
In the last seventy years of its long and distinguished existence, the Habsburg monarchy was plagued by the forces of rising nationalism. Still, it preserved domestic peace and provided the conditions for social, economic, and cultural progress in a vast area inhabited by eleven major
nationalities and almost as many confessional groups. This study investigates the social origin, education, training, code of honor, lifestyle, and political role of the Habsburg officers. Simultaneously conservative and liberal, the officer corps, originally composed mainly of noblemen, willingly
coopted thousands of commoners--among them an extraordinary number of Jews. Even during World War I, the army and its officers endured, surviving the dissolution of the state in October 1918, if only by a few days. The end of the...


The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth
Paul Hoffman
0786884061
May 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Paul Erdös was an amazing and prolific mathematician whose life as a world-wandering numerical nomad was legendary. He published almost 1500 scholarly papers before his death in 1996, and he probably thought more about math problems than anyone in history. Like a traveling salesman offering his thoughts as wares, Erdös would show up on the doorstep of one mathematician or another and announce, "My brain is open." After working through a problem, he'd move on to the next place, the next solution.

Hoffman's book, like Sylvia Nasar's biography of John Nash, A Beautiful Mind, reveals a genius's life that transcended the merely quirky. But Erdös's brand of madness was joyful, unlike Nash's despairing schizophrenia. Erdös never tried to dilute his obsessive passion for numbers with ordinary...



Liberal Professions and Illiberal Politics
Maria M. Kovacs
0195085973
June 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this important new historical study, Maria Kovacs examines the struggle between liberal and anti-Semitic policies among professional groups--doctors, lawyers, engineers--in Hungary. Kovacs's main emphasis is on the interwar period when unemployment, expansion of the welfare system, and
competition for state jobs during the Great Depression, combined with crass anti-Semitism on the part of engineers and medical associations, radically altered previously liberal policies of open entry and equal educational opportunity. Liberal Professions and Illiberal Politics analyzes to what
extent these new policies were dictated by authoritarian governments from above and to what extent they originated within the professions themselves. The story ends with the Holocaust, which sealed the fate of those professionals who had...


Eyewitness World War I
Simon Adams
075660740X
August 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Many gruesome images of casualties become less sobering when one notices that they're photographs of re-creations from London's Imperial War Museum, stills from fictional movies or posed scenarios for training purposes. Still, Simon Adams's Eyewitness: World War I, part of an extensive Eyewitness series, provides an informative, picture-and-caption history lesson. Countless actual photos of trench life, tanks, rifles, uniforms, airplanes, artificial trees (for artillery observation posts) and other battle equipment and behavior are featured along with the re-creations. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Booklist
Gr. 6-12. Packed with photos on every double-page spread and dense with facts and...

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