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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #135 on: October 15, 2011, 06:39:29 AM »
The Hamann book and the book by Gerda Mraz have much more to offer. I had expected a lot of the Thiele book but the layout and design is all that's interesting.
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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #136 on: August 14, 2012, 05:21:13 PM »
Really? I thought it was one of the best books on Elisabeth alongside Elisabeth. Bilder Ihres Lebens by Johannes Thiele,  Elisabeth - Bilder einer Kaiserin. Portraits of an Empress by Brigitte Hamann, and Elisabeth: Prinzessin in Bayern, Kaiserin von Österreich, Königin von Ungarn by Gerda Mraz & Ulla Fischer-Westhauser ...

Bilder einer Kaiserin is a bit disappointing. I have a 1992 Hungarian edition, but I don't think that many things have changed in the new ones. Incorrent dates and attributions, sometimes the quality of the reproductions is poor, too.
Ulla Fischer-Westhauser's book - which corrected many of Hamann's mistakes - is REALLY great, it's sad that the book is based only on the (otherwise stunning) collection of the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek. It would be great to expand the research area and include for example the Hungarian montages, paintings, retouched photographs, etchings based on the same originals. There are many...
As a Hungarian art historian I'm working on something similar, I already have some publications about this topic, and I hope that in a few years these researches will lead to a book like Fischer-Westhauser's. Fingers crossed...

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #137 on: September 06, 2013, 02:50:18 PM »
Here are some books on the Hapsburgs and WW I:

Air Aces of the Austro-hungarian Empire Martin O'Conner
Austro-Hungarian army aircraft of WW I Peter Gross
Germanairpower in WW I John Morrow (has a chapter of Austor -Hungarian airpower)
die KUK Seeflieger Peter Schupita ( In German only deals with the Austro-Hungarian naval air service0

Iszonzo the Forgoten Scarifice john Schindler
The White war Mark Thompson
Blood on the Snow Graydon a Tunstan
Brekthrough the Grorice-tarrnow offensive Richard Dinaro
The brusilov offensive tim Dowling
Carpathian disaster Geoffrey jukes
The Mad Catastrpe Geoffrey Warwo (due out in 2014)

The naval war in the Mediterrainian Paul Halpern
The Battle of the Otranto Strait Paul Halpern
The Central Powers in the Adriatic Charles Koburger

The Austro-Prussian War Geffery Warwo

Osprey: Austro-Hungarian forces in WW I (1) 1914-1916, (2) 1916-1918 Peter jung

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #138 on: September 13, 2013, 08:57:17 PM »
Here are some others:
The War of Austrian Succession 1740-1748 M.S.Anderson
The Wars of Fredrick the great Dennis Showalter
The Wars of Louis XIV John A Lynn
The Army of Franz Joeseph Gunther E Rothenberg
The Undermining of Austria Hungary Mark Cornwall

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #139 on: September 13, 2013, 09:02:30 PM »
I am looking for a book about Empress Sissi stay in Madeira Island, when she was suffering from tuberculosis. Can someone help me? Thanks
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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #140 on: September 15, 2013, 01:23:12 PM »
I am looking for a book about Empress Sissi stay in Madeira Island, when she was suffering from tuberculosis. Can someone help me? Thanks
Amelia
(Eva McDonald)

I only know a german book. It is called "Auf Sisis Spuren in Madeira" by Doris Falkenau (ISBN:978-3704610089/3704610089)

I hope this may help you.

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #141 on: November 06, 2013, 07:39:04 AM »
Excellent new book by Greg King and Sue Woolmans entitled "The Assassination of the Archduke"....Sarajevo 1914 and the murder that changed the world. I have just finished reading it and it is wonderful. I totally recommend it.

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #142 on: March 19, 2014, 04:49:55 PM »
The axis History forum's section Austria_Hungary 1867-1918 has a posting Austria-Hungary's Last war 1914-1918 in both English and German. It 8 volumes of heavy duty official history lets make the army look good reading.

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #143 on: March 25, 2014, 06:46:07 PM »
the above histories site is www.comroestudios.com/StanHanna It was written by former Austro-Hungarian army officers to make their former boss the army commander Conrad and the army look good even though they suffer through one disaster after another.

The army of Maria Theresa and the Army of Fredrick the Great both by Chris Duffy read how Maria t and FTG fight it out

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #144 on: April 03, 2014, 06:25:49 PM »
A few more:
The thirty years war Peter Wilson
The Kings Honor and the Kings cardinal the war of Polish succession John l Sutton
The Military Border in Crotia 1740-1881 G.E. Rothenberg
Maria thersea E Crankshaw

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #145 on: June 06, 2014, 05:03:44 PM »
two more:
Uniforms and equipment of the Austro-Hungarian army in World War I Spencer A Coil
Austro-Hungarian Infantry 1914-1918 J.S. Lucas

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #146 on: June 28, 2014, 06:11:23 PM »
Add too this:
Assassination in Sarajero Alex Woolf

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #147 on: September 07, 2014, 12:20:28 AM »
Anybody know about this book on Kaiser Karl I?

"Kaiser Karl I. Ein biografischer Bilderbogen"

96 pages, 160 images (black and white), dimensions: 167 x 240 mm, bound, ISBN: 978-3-95400-076-0, publication 01.11.2012



http://www.suttonverlag.at/buch/kaiser_karl_i_978-3-95400-076-0.html

Perhaps someone can tell how similar it is to "Das Familienalbum von Kaiser Karl und Kaiserin Zita" and if it is worth buying at all.   

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #148 on: September 07, 2014, 11:15:35 AM »
I reviewed this book for my blog last year. It's a nice little book.
There are not only many Pictures of Karls Family (and Zitas) also some documents in it.
The book doesn't end with Kaiser Karls death, one of the last photos is of Karl Habsburg (grandson of Karl I.) and his son Ferdinand (great grandson of Karl I.).

"Kaiser Karl I. Ein biografischer Bilderbogen" is more up to date than - "Das Familienalbum von Kaiser Karl und Kaiserin Zita" which is from 1996.
The format of the Kaiser Karl book is like a normal book, it's not a coffee table book like Das Familienalbum.

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #149 on: September 07, 2014, 01:10:51 PM »
Thank you for the response Marie Valerie.

What's the name of your blog? I'd be very interested in viewing it!