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The Hungarians : A Thousand Years of Victory in Defeat
Paul Lendvai, Jefferson Decker (Translator)
0691119694
July 19, 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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The Siege of Budapest
Krisztian Ungvary
0300104685
Apr 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


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.


The Habsburg Monarchy, 1809-1918 : A History of the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary
A. J. P. Taylor
0226791459
May 15, 1976
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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.



Upon the Head of the Goat
Aranka Siegal
0374480796
Mar 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
These memoirs of a Hungarian girl liberated from Bergen-Belsen, said PW , are among "the most powerful accounts yet written by a survivor of the Third Reich." Ages 12-up. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review
“At the outbreak of World War II, 9-year-old Piri is visiting her grandmother in the Ukrainian countryside and is unable to return to her family in the Hungarian town of Beregszász. Aranka Siegal, the Piri of the narrative, finally comes home the following year but finds her life forever changed.” – Starred, School Library Journal

“This is a book that should be read by all those interested in the Holocaust and what it did to young...


Streetwise Budapest
Inc Streetwise Maps
1886705224
July 1, 1999

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New York Times
"Don't leave home without STREETWISE"

Travel & Leisure
"STREETWISE is an absolute travel essential"

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Fatelessness
Imre Kertesz
1400078636
Aug 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Kertesz ( Kaddish for an Unborn Child ), who, as a youth, spent a year as a prisoner in Auschwitz, has crafted a superb, haunting novel that follows Gyorgy Koves, a 14-year old Hungarian Jew, during the year he is imprisoned in Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Fighting to retain his equilibrium when his world turns upside down, Gyorgy rationalizes that certain events are "probably natural" or "probably a mistake." Gradual starvation and what he experiences as grinding boredom become a way of life for him, yet Gyorgy describes both Buchenwald and its guards as "beautiful"; as he asks "who can judge what is possible or believable in a concentration camp?" Gyorgy also comes to a sense of himself as a Jew. At first, he experiences a strong distaste for the Jewish-looking prisoners; he doesn't know Hebrew (for talking to...


I Have Lived A Thousand Years: Growing Up In The Holocaust
Livia Bitton-Jackson
0689823959
March 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....


A Nervous Splendor : Vienna 1888-1889
Frederic Morton
014005667X
October 30, 1980
Paperback
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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...


Frommer's Budapest & the Best of Hungary
Christina Shea
0764549944
Apr 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Written for the casual visitor, this is primarily a city guide. All the touristy stuff is here, and slightly larger print and color headers and highlights make this especially easy to read.Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with...


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
Ann Stalcup
0516236830
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Kingdom of Shadows
Alan Furst
0375758267
October 9, 2001
Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Penzler Pick, January 2001: The thrillers of Alan Furst usually take place in the dark days preceding World War II, but while the main participants in that war are of course portrayed, Britain, France, Germany, and the United States do not usually star in Furst's novels. He prefers instead to focus his stories on the citizens of those countries whose allegiances and roles in that particular theater of operations are much more contradictory and conflicted.

Kingdom of Shadows is set in Paris during 1938 and 1939. It is unclear at that time what the fate of Hungary will be if Hitler has his way, but a small group of expatriates would like to insure that events turn out in their country's favor. Nicholas Morath is an Hungarian aristocrat who fought bravely in the Great War. He is now part owner of an...



The Austro-Hungarian Forces in World War I 1916-18
Peter Jung
1841765953
Nov 2003
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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.

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


Breaking Through
Susan Polgar
1857443810
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
4-time Women's World Champion Susan Polgar provides a candid inside view of the lives of the Polgar sisters. She takes readers through the incredible development of the three sisters: becoming chess prodigies, growing into contenders, winning World titles and Olympiad gold medals, ending the Soviet dominance in women's chess, breaking through the gender and age barriers, and generally revolutionizing the game.


Budapest (Eyewitness Travel Guides Series)
Contribution by Barbara Olszanska
0789497247
December 2003
Paperback
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Sky Magazine -Delta In flight Magazine
The best travel guides ever. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

North American Press Syndication
...considered to be the world's best travel resource to over 30 destinations around the world, make it easier to plan a splendid vacation. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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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....


Cadogan Guide: Vienna Prague Budapest
Mary-Ann Gallagher
1860111874
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Forget the usual city breaks to Paris, Rome, and Barcelona and explore these European gems with the help of Cadogan's unique three-city guide.


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...



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...


Lonely Planet Hungary
Steve Fallon
1740591526
Mar 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Hungary's treasures unfold in this exceptionally well-organized and well-written guide. Regional highlights, transport information, and great maps augment historical background. Lodging picks range from hostels to the baroque Esterh zy Palace.Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
From beautiful Budapest to the rolling Great Plain, a passion for thermal baths to a bourgeoning wine industry, Hungary offers a rich culture and fascinating history. Explore it all with this essential companion. coverage of the best restaurants and bars, plus a special section on Hungarian wine accommodation options for every budget and every taste, from camping at Lake Balaton to five-star luxury...


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...



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 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.


The Austro-Prussian War : Austria's War with Prussia and Italy in 1866
Geoffrey Wawro
0521629519
September 13, 1997
Paperback
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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...



Hungary
Julian Popescu
0791053865
November 1999
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
An overview of the history, geography, economy, government, people, and culture of Hungary.

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