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The Lost City

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Hardcover, First Edition (U.S.), 594 pages
Published 1964 by Harper & Row, Publishers
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Jun 08, 2012 lisa_emily rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012-read
I came across this book while looking for all things Vienna, I believe it is now out of print, and is likely to stay that way. I was surprised to remember that I had read a John Gunther book back when I was in middle school, I had read Death Be Not Proud, which I was quite moved by. So I was looking forward to reading Lost City as it overlaps many of my interests. I read somewhere that Gunther wrote this in 1934, but could not get it published then since the characters were too similar to actual ...more
Feb 19, 2011 Vicki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-have-it
I wish I knew German. Many German words are interspersed and not explained. I'm reading this because the era interests me. 1931 Germany.

I finished this book finally. I actually started liking the characters and I started wanting to know how it was going to turn out, but it was a rather difficult book to get into.
Aug 06, 2013 Margareth8537 rated it it was ok
Shelves: war
Pre-War Vienna.
One of those "Could do better" novels. Interesting period which the author managed to make boring!
Read it years ago and there have been much better books published since.
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Dec 04, 2013 Julia Holloway rated it liked it
Very interesting book about life as a journalist in Vienna after WWI and before WWII. I learned a lot about this time in history that I didn't know.
Sep 18, 2008 Barbara rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this because I believe that John Gunther deserves to be revered for "Death Be Not Proud". But it was pretty much a huge yawn.
Jun 21, 2013 Linda rated it liked it
A novel of pre-war Vienna, as the great city slips towards its doom.

Working from a list of books I read years ago.
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John Gunther was one of the best known and most admired journalists of his day, and his series of "Inside" books, starting with Inside Europe in 1936, were immensely popular profiles of the major world powers. One critic noted that it was Gunther's special gift to "unite the best qualities of the newspaperman and the historian." It was a gift that readers responded to enthusiastically. The "Inside ...more
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