by Alan Allport

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Children's Literature
As the introduction to the book notes, many Americans know little more about Austria than what they have seen in the musical The Sound of Music; however, Austria has a fascinating political and cultural history. This superbly-written survey for young adults, part of the "Modern World Nations" series, covers Austria's geography (including its ever-changing boundaries), early and modern history, economy, and present-day culture. Allport's explanation of the rises and falls of Austria's political significance to Europe over the centuries is particularly clear, as is the explanation of the effects of the country's geography on its history. Allport's engaging language rises above the typical blandness of similar texts. As noted, the focus of the book is on the history, politics and economy; the Austrian culture is discussed in broader strokes than some readers and researchers might like. This book would be a helpful research tool for those seeking a well-written overview of the country. The back matter includes "Facts at a Glance," a timeline, glossary, books for further reading, a bibliography and an index. 2002, Chelsea House Publishers,
— Anne Marie Pace

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Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
Modern World Nations Series
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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