I thought this was going to be straight history. It was not. It's written in a "once upon a time" mode - tedious, old-fashioned and unreadable.. Read morePublished 3 months ago by KatieSparkle
I loved this book and it was hard to put down.I am still looking a similar book, one containing more recent information.Published 7 months ago by diane brawley
A fascinating travel to the 19th century Vienna. A very simple and beautiful way to write different views of history (history of art, of music, of society, of politics etc.). Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lambros Psomas
This is a fascinating, rich, riveting recounting of Vienna and its intellectual and artistic geniuses. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Anne-Marie
Rather than enumerating countless dates, monarchs, generals and battlefields, Frederick Morton confines his writing to a pivotal nine month period in Vienna, Austria; July, 1888 to... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Marianne N.
This book is well done. It takes known events and fills in the back stories and people that connect them. It puts into context the changes that followed up to and past 1914. Read morePublished 15 months ago by D M BOYCE
We are planning a trip to Vienna this summer so I picked up a few historical novels about the city. I absolutely loved reading this book. The author has a very pleasant writing. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Carrie Lieneweg
A remarkable journey through end of the 19th century Vienna, ending with the Mayerling affair. The reader goes through pastiches, in which the intellectual life of the Empire is... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Alita