Re: Books - II
- Maura and All,
The second book I recommend I just picked up in Barnes and Noble
yesterday, in the bargain book section for $19.95. At least go to look
at it and page through to see if it interests you!
This book is a big one, coffee table sized with high quality pictures
and short and well written text in English, German and French. It is
(mis)titled "Praha - Prag - Prague" by Jan Kaplan & Krystyna
Nosarzewska. The book covers Czechoslovakia from the Hapsburg empire
before WW I through the infant democracies that the Czech and Slovak
republic enjoy today. The book covers all of Czechoslovakia and is not
restricted to Prague.
I recommend that you all take a look at this book. The pictures and
text convey a whole culture I haven't seen so well and completely
Maura Petzolt wrote:
> From: sabinov@... (Maura Petzolt)
> I'd also be interested in opinions on this History of Slovakia book.....
> I actually spent this rainy day in Barnes and Noble looking for
> appropriate books for all my research, and was disappointed that while
> there were many books on Irish and German history and villages etc,
> there was only -one- I could find applicable to this region.... and that
> was A History of the Hapsburg Empire , which looked interesting, but
> reminded me too much of my college required reading, and had only one
> specific page devoted to anything "Slovak" according to the index (and
> that was about the language when I went to the page).