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The Red Prince
Sep 2012
Jul 18, 2012
Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made War, Peace, and Love at the Congress of Vienna
Peculiar mismatch of modern and period interests.

I hate to tell you this, but the fortunes of different peculiarly named German noble houses have tur
May 23, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
1913: The Year Before the Storm
This was fun. I don't know if it adds up to anything much, but it is fun. The weaving together of little details and anecdotes of the lives of artists ...more
Feb 19, 2014
Nov 18, 2013
A Sailor of Austria: In Which, Without Really Intending to, Otto Prohaska Becomes Official War Hero No. 27 of the Habsburg Empire
'Tis the seasons for musing about the first World War, I suppose, and it's whys and wherefores. This books starts out like a less witty, less politica ...more
Apr 28, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe
Just ok. I'm very easy to please with a passing reference to some eccentric bit of history, like microscopic kingdoms ruled by nuns or weird buildings ...more
Apr 03, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
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