The Viennese: Splendor, Twilight, and Exile

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Doubleday, 1989 - Vienna (Austria) - 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 Vienna—lots 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  - Sonja - Goodreads

A good history of Vienna up until 1988. I thought it gave a good impression of the complex Viennese pchyie. Lots of name dropping that I just had to skip over because I couln't keep them all straight Read full review

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Paul Hofmann was a foreign correspondent for "The New York Times" for almost thirty-five years and was chief of its Rome Bureau. He is the author of "The Vatican's Women, " and presently a contributor to the Sunday magazine of the "Times", as well as its Travel section. He lives in Rome.

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