"As lush, beguiling, and charming as an emperor's waltz"
"1888/1889 is my favorite year in the life of 'the imperial City,' and Frederic Morton's A Nervous Splendor is my favorite book about Vienna."
John Irving, author of The World According to Garp
excellent, great intertwining of history and historical figures that have had significant implications for our world today.Published 14 days ago by peter
Loved reading the history of Vienna and new information about some infamous characters of the time. Reading flowed, author creates the overall feeling with great descriptions of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MPH
Very informative about the period in history. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this after reading the accidental empress. I liked the author's style and wit while giving u the facts.Published 1 month ago by carol t
This history is fascinating but the writing tends toward purple prose.Published 1 month ago by Sanford E. Schimel
Frederic Morton is a writer, not an academy-trained historian. His Vienna book reads like a long essay, or a long article in a literary magazine. Very fine writing throughout. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brenda Teese
As to your column below:
It was history, - as such: well known events. So there was nothing unexpected.
This is a Fascinating non-fiction-based on the last two years of the life of the Austrian Grand Duke Rudolf , one of the tragic royal princes of 19th century Europe, with... Read morePublished 2 months ago by pamela friedland