Sayer takes an original, creative approach in writing the history of Czech culture.
Derek Sayer's book is exceptional well written and informative, indeed the text is positively lyrical at times.
Anybody wanting to dive into the sticky mess of Central European history would also do well to read this book.
This is, as other reviewers have pointed out, a cultural history of the Czech Republic. It is densely written, not chronological, and the author uses many, many Czech words... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Savannah Nan
I'm half Czech. This is the best book on the history of the Czech people I have found in English. I read it while traveling to the Czech Republic a couple of years ago. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Russell Kyncl
“Thou are perfect then our ship hath touched upon the deserts of Bohemia?” Antigonus asked in Shakespeare’s Winter Tale. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
the description of this book sounded like what I was looking for. But it was too lengthy and detailed. Read morePublished 20 months ago by J. Formeister
If a book claims to be a history of a place, then it should at least give the reader decent coverage of the history of that place. Read morePublished on September 10, 2008 by Thomas Paul
Derek Sayer's book is exceptional well written and informative, indeed the text is positively lyrical at times. Read morePublished on August 7, 2005 by David Starr-Glass
Sayer takes an original, creative approach in writing the history of Czech culture. Sayer's book is predicated on the notion that the nation is an imagined community, constantly... Read morePublished on July 21, 2005 by lt2mk