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Vienna - Further reading


Further reading on Vienna

  • A history of the Habsburg Empire 1526-1918 by Robert A Kann: A heavyweight overview of the dynasty that shaped Vienna.
  • Vienna and the Jews by Steven Beller: A history of Vienna's Jewish population, specifically concerned with the years 1867 to 1938.
  • Guilty Victims: Austria from the Holocaust to Haider by Hella Pick: An analysis of the effects of WWII on the Austrian consciousness.
  • Setting Free the Bears by John Irving: A fine tale about a plan to release the animals from the zoo at Schönbrunn. The plot takes place in 1967, but the book is also very evocative of life in Vienna before, during and after WWII.
  • The Strange Case of Mademoiselle P by Brian O'Doherty: A novel about an attempted medical cure in Maria Theresa's Vienna. It's based on a real-life incident and provides an insight into the petty power struggles in the imperial court.
  • Haydn, Mozart and the Viennese School: 1740-1780 by Daniel Heartz: This book traces the musical development of the city.
  • Freud's Women by Lisa Appignanesi and John Forrester: This book offers insight into the life and work of the Vienna-based psychoanalyst.
  • The Third Man by Graham Greene: Greene's famous spy story is set in a spooky version of Vienna.


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