"Vaclav Havel: iconoclast and philosopher-king, an internationally successful playwright who became a political dissident and then, reluctantly, a president. His pivotal role in the Velvet Revolution, the end of Communism and the birth of a modern, west-facing Czech Republic makes him a key figure of the twentieth century. He was a character of great contradictions, a courageous visionary who put his life a...
Central Prague in a series of handy pocket street plans from Freytag & Berndt. Each map is laminated, so waterproof and tear-resistant, and highlights the publishers’ recommendations of five best choices in five categories: shopping, restaurants and cafes, culture, nightlife and sights.
"When Rachael Weiss left a good job, Thelma the cat and a normal life in Sydney for the romantic dream of being a writer in Prague she intended to stay forever. She lasted just three years, exasperated by the eccentricities of her ancestral city and its mind-boggling bureaucracy and customs.
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Setting out to recover the roots of modernity in the boulevards, interiors, and arcades of the "city of light," Walter Benjamin dubbed Paris "the capital of the nineteenth century." In this eagerly anticipated sequel to his acclaimed Coasts of Bohemia: A Czech History, Derek Sayer argues that Prague could well be seen as the capital of the much darker twentieth century. Ranging across twentieth-century Prag...
Prague, capital of Bohemia and a cultural beacon of Central Europe has a rare architectural heritage. The palaces of the aristocracy, the princes of the church and the haute bourgeoisie, situated on the outskirts of the city and clustered around Prague castle, enhance the magic of the city. Their very names - Lichenstein, Schwarzenberg, Lobkowicz, Waldstein - resonate with the romance of the Habsburgs and t...
A collection of essays charting five critical decades in the history of Czechoslovakia, including events such as: the Nazi occupation; the Stalinist regimes of the fifties; the celebrations of the Prague Spring; the 1968 Soviet invasion; Charter 77; and the Velvet Revolution of 1989.
Travel to one of the most beautiful cities in the world in the company of its finest writers. Walk the mysterious nighttime streets of Prague with Franz Kafka and Jaroslav Hasek, eavesdrop on intimate conversations in restaurants and lively beer halls with Karel Capek and Bohumil Hrabal, listen to jazz in stylish nightclubs with Josef Skvorecky. "Contributors: " Michal Ajvaz Kare...
Prague in Michelin’s ‘Must Sees’ series is a lightweight guide containing must see information, must see sights, must do activities and must know practicalities graded using Michelin’s time-honoured star rating system.
Prague at 1:20,000 and its environs at 1:100,000 in an A5 spiral-bound street atlas from Shocart, both with multilingual descriptions of places of interest, including detailed plans of the Prague castle complex and the Jewish monuments of Josefov.
Handy size, 96-page pocket atlas of Prague including its outer suburbs, with an enlargement for the city centre. Tram and bus lines are shown with stops, although line numbers are given mainly at the terminal stops plus on the enlargement. Metro stations, park & ride facilities, car parks and one way streets are marked. Symbols indicate locations of museums, theatres, supermarkets, petrol stations, etc.
Prague is both a cosmopolitan metropolis and a medieval masterpiece. From 10th-century beginnings to the Velvet Revolution, its fascinating 1,000-year history is revealed in its beautiful buildings, streets and squares. The Prague Book journeys through the places and history of the Czech capital, with informative writing and superb colour photographs, including gatefold panoramic views. A stunning portrait,...