The Thing About Prague

Author: Rachael Weiss
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1925576175
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The Thing About Prague . 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. In this surprising and generous memoir full of warmth and unstoppable sociability, Rachael attempts to write her great novel, buy an apartment (any apartment!), dodge unscrupulous employers, and perhaps find love. She gets lost in the woods with a Kyrgyzstani software engineer who wants to eat humans, finds herself leading services at the Spanish synagogue with no real idea of what she is doing and spends long nights drinking beer with a colourful cast of crazy, warm and slightly mad locals and expats. Rich in absurdities and gentle humour, The Thing About Prague... is rife with insight, culture clashes, friendships and above all charm.

Prague And The Czech Republic

Author: David Farley
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 9781932361339
Size: 18.34 MB
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Prague And The Czech Republic. Featuring essays by Myla Goldberg, Helen Epstein, Jan Morris, and Francine Prose, "Travelers' Tales Prague" collects over 20 stories from the city that inspired compositions from Mozart and novels from Kafka. The pieces in this book are both a charming enticement for prospective travelers and a welcome companion for those already there.

The Prague Spring 1968

Author: Jaromír Navrátil
Publisher: Central European University Press
ISBN: 9789639116153
Size: 43.18 MB
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The Prague Spring 1968. "In addition to revealing the events surrounding the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, this is the first book to document a Cold War crisis from both sides of the Iron Curtain. It is based on unprecedented access to the previously closed archives of each member of the Warsaw Pact, as well as once highly classified American documents from the National Security Council, CIA, and other intelligence agencies." "Presented in a highly readable volume, the book offers top-level documents from Kremlin Politburo meetings, multilateral sessions of the Warsaw Pact leading up to the decision to invade, transcripts of KGB-recorded telephone conversations between Leonid Brezhnev and Alexander Dubcek." "To provide a historical and political context, the editors have prepared essays to introduce each section of the volume. A chronology, glossary and bibliography offer further background information for the reader." "The editors have a unique perspective to offer to foreign audiences since they are members of the commission appointed by Vaclav Havel to investigate the events of 1967-1970."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Rough Guide To Prague

Author: Rob Humphreys
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1405382511
Size: 59.41 MB
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The Rough Guide To Prague. The Rough Guide to Prague is the ultimate travel guide to this beautiful city. With clear maps of every neighbourhood and detailed coverage of all the city's attractions, this book will help you discover the best Prague has to offer. Written in Rough Guides' trademark honest and informative style, The Rough Guide to Prague features detailed practical advice on what to see and do plus up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets.Dozens ofphotographs illustrate Prague's highlights, including Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge and theBaroque Old Town Square, and there are full-colour features on the city's stunning Art Nouveau architecture and its world-famous beer and pubs. Easy-to-use maps and expert adviceensure you don't miss a thing. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Prague.

The Prague Cemetery

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446468283
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The Prague Cemetery. Nineteenth-century Europe abounds with conspiracy both ghastly and mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian priests are strangled with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate black masses by night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, lies just one man?

The Witch Of Prague

Author: F. Marion Crawford
Publisher: Nuvision Publications
ISBN: 9781603035545
Size: 73.34 MB
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The Witch Of Prague. This is a book about a witch who is not old and ugly as you would normally think a witch would be. She uses her powers for herself and makes slaves by hypnotizing them with her multi-colored eyes. She is not an evil person, but she does use her powers unethically. Her need for love pushes her to have dealings with a wizard that she comes to regret. This is not unlike the play the Phantom of the Opera.Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. This eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year.

The Infant Of Prague

Author: Bill Granger
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 145553028X
Size: 57.43 MB
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The Infant Of Prague. In the majestic silence of Chartres cathedral, Deveraux--code name November Man--receives his assignment: help Czechoslovakias' cultural liaison cross over to the West. A hard enough job, even without the added complicatin of an act of God. For in a humble Chicago parish church, the sacred statue of the Infant of Prague is found weeping real tears. A visiting Czech child star actress, transfigured by the wondrous event, declares, on live television, her intent to remain in American in the name of Christ and freedom. Only an operative as cynical and seasoned as the November Man can sense the sinister link between two dramatic, yet apparently unrelated defections. A miracle has plunged him into a vast global adventure. And it will take a miracle to get him through it alive.