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The 500 Hidden Secrets of Prague

Author : Vendula Havlikova
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-Visit Prague in the footsteps of a local and track down the city's best-kept secrets! -Perfect for tourists who want to avoid the usual hotspots, and for locals who want to get to know their city even better -A new edition in Luster's successful, practical, and attractive series of city guides Prague native Vendula Havlikova gives you 500 reasons to book a city trip to her hometown. She shares her favorite places and addresses with plenty of love and enthusiasm, such as: - the 5 best small breweries - 5 tempting food shops - 5 charming hidden courtyards - the 5 best places to observe wildlife - 5 significant places for Franz Kafka

The 500 Hidden Secrets of Prague

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The Prague Spring 1968

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"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 Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

Author : Gunter Bischof
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The essays of a dozen leading European and American Cold War historians analyze the 'Prague Spring' and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in light of new documentary evidence from the archives of two dozen countries and explain what happened behind the scenes. They also reassess the weak response of the United States and consider whether Washington might have given a 'green light, ' if only inadvertently, to the Soviet Union prior to the invasion

Rick Steves Prague The Czech Republic

Author : Rick Steves
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From the world's largest castle to the coziest pubs, experience the Old World charm of the Czech Republic with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Prague & the Czech Republic you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Prague and the Czech Republic Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the city's stunning Old Town Square and Prague Castle to charming neighborhood bars and restaurants How to connect with local culture: Take a dip in freshwater peat spas, explore the medieval villages of Bohemia, or enjoy a wine-cellar serenade with friendly vintners Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a pint of local Pilsner Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and thought-provoking museums Detailed maps and directions, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, a Czech phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Prague, Kutna Hora, Terezin Memorial, Litomerice, Konopiste Castle, Karlstejn Castle, Krivoklat Castle, Karlovy Vary, Cesky Krumlov, Trebon, Telc, Trebic, Slavonice, Olomouc, Kromeriz, Wallachia, Mikulov, Pavlov and the Palava Hills, Lednice and Valtice, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Prague & the Czech Republic. Spending a week or less in the city? Check out Rick Steves Pocket Prague!

Sinister Forces The Manson Secret

Author : Peter Levenda
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The roots of coincidence and conspiracy in American politics, crime, and culture are investigated in this examination of the connections between religion, political conspiracy, and occultism. Readers are presented with startling connections between Nobel Prize–winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli, Carl Jung, and synchronicity; serial killers, multiple personality disorder, and demonic possession; and magic, surrealism, and mind control. Not a work of speculative history, this exposé is founded on primary source material and historical documents. Fascinating secrets are divulged involving Hollywood icons such as Marilyn Monroe, David Lynch, and Jane Fonda as well as links between the Cotton Club murders, the Bluegrass conspiracy, and the Son of Sam cult.

Cold Warriors

Author : Duncan White
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'White handles hefty quantities of research effortlessly, combining multiple biographies with a broader overview of the period. His energetic, anecdote-laden prose will have you hooked all the way from Orwell to le Carré' Sunday Times, Books of the Year 'Cold Warriors reads like a thriller . . . ambitious, intelligent, searching history' The Times In this age of 24-hour news coverage, where rallying cries are made on Twitter and wars are waged in cyberspace as much as on the ground, the idea of a novel as a weapon that can wield any power feels almost preposterous. The Cold War was a time when destruction was merely the press of a button away, but when the real battle between East and West was over the minds and hearts of their people. In this arena the pen really was mightier than the sword. This is a gripping, richly-populated history of spies and journalists, protest and propaganda, idealism and betrayal. And it is the story of how literature changed the course of the Cold War just as much as how Cold War would change the course of literature. Using hitherto classified security files and new archival research White explores the ways in which authors were harnessed by both East and West to impose maximum damage on the opposition; how writers played a pivotal role (sometimes consciously, often not) in the conflict; and how literature became something that was worth fighting and dying for. With a cast that includes George Orwell, Arthur Koestler, Graham Greene, Boris Pasternak, Andrei Sinyavsky, Mary McCarthy and John le Carré, and taking the reader from Spain to America to England and to Russia, this is narrative history at its most enthralling and most pertinent - pertinent because even if on the face of it there is a huge difference between 140 characters and 100,000 words, at the heart of both is the power of stories to change the fate of nations.

Proceedings of MAC ETL 2015 in Prague

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Scotland and the Thirty Years War

Author : Steve Murdoch
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This volume deals with the entanglement of Scotland in the Thirty Years War (1618-1648), discussing the diplomatic and military aspects of the conflict that were interwoven with the fate of the Scottish princess, Elizabeth of Bohemia, the famous Winter Queen.

Moon Prague Beyond

Author : Auburn Scallon
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Dramatic Gothic monuments, breathtaking castles, and fairytale spires: Take your time in this magical city with Moon Prague & Beyond. Explore In and Around the City: Get to know Prague's most interesting neighborhoods, like the Castle District, Old Town, and Lesser Town, and nearby areas, including Kutná Hora, Liberec, and the Moravian wine country Go at Your Own Pace: Choose from multiple itinerary options designed for foodies, history buffs, art lovers, outdoor adventurers, and more See the Sights: Stroll through the vast Vysehrad complex and relax in the beer garden, marvel at the medieval astronomical clock and the twisted Dancing House, or wander the winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. Climb the Charles Bridge towers, snap a photo in front of the John Lennon Wall, and watch the sunset from a riverside boardwalk Get Outside the City: Hike to Trosky Castle at the summit of a volcanic plug, grab a pint of Pilsner at Pilsen's namesake brewery, explore natural wine vineyards, or study the intricate Baroque monuments of Olomouc Savor the Flavors: Linger over coffee at a riverside café, enjoy a hearty dinner of meat and potatoes or a light lunch from a street stall, and snack on fried cheese and Czech sausage at a corner bar Experience the Nightlife: Savor a pivo in a beer garden, kick back at an Old Town pub, or see what's on tap at a microbrewery. Sample local, seasonal wines or catch a live music performance in a former army barracks. Sip Art Nouveau-inspired creations at a craft cocktail bar or soak up 360-degree views of the city from a rooftop bar Get to Know the Real Prague: Follow honest suggestions from Prague local Auburn Scallon Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps, including a full-color foldout map Handy Tools: Background information on Prague's history and culture, plus tips on what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Day trip itineraries, favorite local spots, and strategies to skip the crowds: Take your time with Moon Prague & Beyond. Exploring more of Eastern Europe? Check out Moon Budapest & Beyond.

Rick Steves Pocket Prague

Author : Rick Steves
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Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves! This colorful, compact guidebook is perfect for spending a week or less in Prague: City walks and tours: Five detailed self-guided walks, including a walk from the Old Town Square to the Charles Bridge and tours of The Jewish Quarter and Prague Castle Rick's strategic advice on what's worth your time and money What to eat and where to stay: Savor a traditional goulash stew, mingle with locals over a Czech beer or two, and stay in a romantic hotel in the Little Quarter Day-by-day itineraries to help you prioritize your time A detailed, detachable fold-out map, plus museum and city maps throughout Full-color, portable, and slim for exploring on-the-go Trip-planning practicalities like when to go, how to get around, basic Czech phrases, and more Lightweight, yet packed with info on Prague's history and culture, Rick Steves Pocket Prague truly is a tour guide in your pocket. Extending your trip? Try Rick Steves Prague & the Czech Republic.

The Jewish Spectator

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Hitler s Suppressed and Still Secret Weapons Science and Technology

Author : Henry Stevens
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What spooked the Allies in the closing months of the war? Why they were in such a panic to win quickly? Because they knew the Nazis were developing supermetals, electric guns, lasers, and ray weapons. Here are official, previously-suppressed reports of cold bombs, the red mercury bomb, oxygen bombs, fuel-air bombs, atomic bombs and rumors of the mysterious molecular bomb. The SS black alchemists delivered large mystery rockets with technology far beyond the V-2. They also invented the computer, magnetic tape and computer programs, refined crude oil using sound waves or produced gasoline for 11 cents per gallon as well as the synthetic penicillin substitute, 3065. Includes German experiments in time, sustained fusion reactions, zero point energy and travel in deep space.

Pocket Rough Guide Prague Travel Guide eBook

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Discover the Czech capital with the most in-the-know and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to admire Art Nouveau treasures, deliberate between your favourite pubs, or see the city from the heights of Petrin hill, Pocket Rough Guide Prague will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. Inside Pocket Rough Guide Prague - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour maps throughout plus a free pull-out map - navigate the cobbled streets of Mala Strana or the wide boulevards of Nove Mesto, without needing to get online. - Things not to miss - the Rough Guides rundown of Prague's unmissable sights and experiences. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes, organized by day and by theme, to help you see the best of the city when time is short. - Detailed coverage - places chapters cover each neighbourhood in depth, with all the sights and all the best of the nearby shops cafés, restaurants, bars, clubs. Areas covered include; HradCany, Mala Strana, Stare Mesto, Josefov, Wenceslas Square and Nove Mesto, Narodni and southern Nove Mesto, Vysehrad, Vinohrady and Zizkov, Holesovice. Attractions include: Prague Castle; Old Royal Palace; Golden Lane; Charles Bridge; St Vitus Cathedral; Old Town Square; Tyn Church; Astronomical Clock; Pinkas Synagogue; Mucha Museum; Obecni Dum; Veletrzni Palace; Prague Zoo; UPM and Petrin. - Accommodation - our pick of the best places to stay, from boutique hotels to bargain hostels and all sorts in between. - Essentials - essential pre-departure practical information including arrival, local transport, festivals and events, plus a handy chronology and language section. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with the Pocket Rough Guide Prague About Rough Guides: Escape the everyday with Rough Guides. We are a leading travel publisher known for our "tell it like it is" attitude, up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we've published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growing series of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and an award-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.

Secret State Police Operations in Cold War Czechoslovakia

Author : Václava Jandecková
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"Jandečková pulls back the curtain to give us a glimpse of the inner workings of Communist Czechoslovakia’s secret police in connection both with the false border operation ‘Kamen’ and the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk. A fascinating study that enhances our understanding of this tragic period." James R. Felak, University of Washington "The author has long experience with security police archives and brings together material never before presented in a joint analysis. The text will be very valuable to all who are interested in the operations of Soviet-style authorities and in secret police methods generally." Geoffrey Hosking, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London "This study is a meticulously researched and convincingly argued masterpiece. It is also immensely readable and full of fascinating depictions of the personalities involved. It is a marvelous piece of work, a major contribution to our understanding of the early postwar years of the Cold War." Igor Lukes, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University

Time Out Prague Guide

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The second edition of the Time Out Prague Guide has been extensively rewritten to reflect the hectic pace of the fast-changing Czech capital. Resident experts provide an overview of the city's culture and places to visit.

The Secret Servant

Author : Gavin Lyall
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'A first-class piece of work' New York Times Book Review Major Harry Maxim, formerly of the SAS, is as surprised as anyone when he is hired by 10 Downing Street to assist in matters of defence and security. When there is a suspicious suicide at the Ministry of Defence, and a hand grenade thrown through the door of number 10, Major Maxim's military intelligence training is put to the test. It all seems to point towards Professor John Tyler, a nuclear strategist who will state Britain's case when Europe's think tank on Armageddon gathers in Luxembourg. The Secret Servant is the first novel in the Major Harry Maxim Series.

Daily Report

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Prague My Long Journey Home

Author : Charles Ota Heller
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Author Charles Ota Heller’s early childhood in Czechoslovakia was idyllic, but his safe and happy world didn’t last long, Three years after his birth, Germany forced an occupation of his country; afterward, most of his young life consisted of running and hiding. His life, just like those of the other youths who lived in Europe during the late 1930s and early 1940s, was shaped forever by the dangers, horrors, and unsettling events he experienced. In this memoir, Heller, born Ota Karel Heller, narrates his family’s story—a family nearly destroyed by the Nazis. Son of a mixed marriage, he was raised a Catholic and was unaware of his Jewish roots, even after his father escaped to join the British army and fifteen members of his family disappeared. Prague: My Long Journey Home tells of his Christian mother being sent to a slave labor camp and of his hiding on a farm to avoid deportation to a death camp. With the war coming to a close, Heller tells of how he picked up a revolver and shot a Nazi when he was just nine years old. Heller, now an assimilated American, left the horrors of the past—along with his birth name—behind to live the proverbial American Dream. In his memoir, he recalls how two cataclysmic events following Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution brought him face-to-face with demons of his former life. On his personal journey Heller discovered and embraced his heritage—one which he had abandoned decades earlier.

The Prague Coup

Author : Jean-Luc Fromental
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Winter 1948. Vienna. Debriefed by London Films, former spy turned novelist Graham Greene works on the screenplay for his next feature film, assisted by the enigmatic Elizabeth Montagu. However, Greene’s visit soon proves to be just as mysterious as his best-selling thrillers, winding through Vienna’s shadowy underground before the author finds himself in the midst of an intricate plot to unseat the government of Czechoslovakia in an event that would be remembered as The Prague Coup. Jean-Luc Fromental seamlessly merges fact and fiction in a spy thriller worthy of its protagonist, Graham Greene, who finds himself caught in a web of intrigue, espionage, and murder while writing the screenplay that would become the 1949 classic ‘The Third Man’ starring Orson Welles. “This will hook you from its opening panels. Plenty of intrigue, a killer plot, and evocative visuals. What more could you want?” – LA Review of Books