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Posted April 17, 2001
Morton's account of Vienna in 1888-9 is a creative and factual work which helps to spark the interest of the reader. It places the reader in the spirit of the times by introducing you to important historical figures and their experiences during this particular year in Austria. I also think that some earlier knowledge is helpful in reading this book, but Morton does an excellent job in description and accurately portraying Vienna's history. His way of personalizing the characters helps this book to be an easier read because it is not just spitting out names, places, and dates. It's definitely a worthwhile read and a must if you enjoy history or Vienna.
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Posted March 23, 2010
Outstanding writing of popular history defines this work. I read it years ago and still remember some vividly. Simultaneous narratives about famous artists, composers, political leaders, writers, and members of the royal family weave an image of Vienne Austria. The books helps form a foundation for further reading in philosophy, psychology, musicology, military history, and other topics. This is one of my favourite books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 5, 2011
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