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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Hofmann, a former New York Times bureau chief in Rome, has written a penetrating, engaging, vivid cultural history of his native Vienna, covering 2000 years and focusing mainly on the fame, foibles ... 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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