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An American in Vienna
Andy Bishop's quest begins promisingly when he leaves Columbus, Ohio, in 1914 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame. In Austria, Hungary, his goals are threefold: make contact with distant Austrian relatives, practice his nascent journalistic skills, and discover why his aristocratic ancestor, Matthias zu Windischgratz, immigrated to America so long ago. The s ...more
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Published January 25th 2011 by iUniverse
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An American in Vienna is a wonderful read. You are transported to 1914 Europe at the beginning of WWI. I have never been to Europe but this book has painted a beautiful picture of the history and landscape of a country I would love to see some day. I enjoyed being along side our main character Andy as he grew and developed a sense of who he was. My heart was overjoyed and ached with his and I could get a true idea of what he must be feeling. Andy seemed so real to me and I found myself rooting f ...more
What a great find this book was! It's been 20 years since I did a study abroad program in Vienna, and I was feeling nostalgic about my trip. So I looked on Amazon for an historical fiction book about turn of the century Vienna. I had studied the art, architecture, history and literature from that time period when I was there. This book was about that and a lot more. I think it captured the tone of that unique era, as well as the general tone of the Austrian people. And then the second half of th ...more
In the interest of full disclosure, I am the author of this book. I have read a lot of positive reviews about it on this site and hope that many more people will read and enjoy it. The research and writing of this book was one of the greatest pleasures of my life and it always gives me a thrill of satisfaction when others find it enjoyable too.
Reqad this book while traveling between Prague - Vienna and Budapest. Gave a good in depth look at the Habsburg dynasty and WWI. Historically gave an accurate refresher and weaves it with a great story. Highly recommend to anyone considering a trip to eastern Europe or interest in the region.