The Viennese: Splendor, Twilight, and Exile

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Anchor Press, Doubleday, 1988 - History - 346 pages
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Traces the history of Vienna from its glory as a cultural center in the eighteenth century to its present decline and discusses important figures who have become part of Vienna's history, including Mozart, Freud, Hitler, and Kurt Waldheim

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Review: The Viennese: Splendor, Twilight, and Exile

User Review  - Will - Goodreads

The first half of this book provided quite a good overview of the history of ViennaŚlots of info that will help with the course I'll be teaching on Vienna Study Abroad. On the other hand, my ... Read full review

Review: The Viennese: Splendor, Twilight, and Exile

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

In The Viennese, Paul Hofmann presents the biography of a very old city through its many incarnations. The book spans the two thousand-some years from Vienna's beginnings as a Roman camp to Kurt ... Read full review


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PAUL HOFFMAN was a former "New York Times" Rome bureau chief, and was a foreign correspondent for "The New York Times" for almost 35 years. He has covered five conclaves (1958, 1963, twice in 1978, and 2005). A Pulitzer Prize nominee, he is the author of many books including "The Vatican's Women" and is currently a contributor to "The New York Times."

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