Library

The Library is where we post a list of books and films, along with short description for each.

We are frequently asked to make suggestions by visitors wishing to prepare for a visit, or those wanting to follow up on local histories or specific topics. While most of the sources we post have English text, there are those that will require some translation or identification of photos.

These sources are intended as recommended resources. Not all the books, films or brochures listed here are for sale. We inclide a full citation, along with ISBN number, to aid you to find these sources from alternate sources. Some are limited editions, or out of print. In this case we can offer to provide a translation and/or transcript of specific chapter or topic of interest.

Most of these have been collected over several years, to help us prepare for specific assignments, conduct family history research, or to familiarize ourselves with the history of a particular location or topic. We are happy to share these sources with anyone interested in our services.

The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart
by John Amos Comenius
- 2019-06-16

Short description: An English translation of the classic Czech story written in 1623, for Baron Charles the Elder of Žerotín. This is a timeless and beautifully written tale of a pilgrim who wanders the the world to observe all human affairs, only to find that at best they are futile.
Type: Hard Bound

Rustic Baroque
by Jiří Hájíček
- 2019-04-29

Short description: Winner of Magnesia Litera - A fictional tale based on the misadventure of a family history researcher, including a nice description of several sources available for such work, and a captivating look at village life and relationships.
Type: Paperback

Prague - A Traveler's Literary Companion
by Many - Edited by Paul Wilson
- 2019-04-21

Type: Paperback

The Baťa Phenomenon - Zlín Arcitecture 1910-1960
by Ladislava Horňáková & Radomíra Sedláková
- 2019-01-30

Short description: Large format (A4), 274 glossy pages with B&W and Color illustrations, English
Type: Hard Bound

Vaclav Havel - A Life
by Michael Žantovsky
- 2019-01-30

Short description: A complete life story, from birth to death, and a fascinating telling of the day by day, the tumultuous, the human, and the often uncertain times in the life of this all too human man.
Type: Paper Book

On The Edge of The Cold War
by Igor Lukes
- 2019-04-29

Short description: American Diplomats and Spies in Postwar Prague - An academic non fiction that is a must read for students of European History, especially 20th century, and in particular in the immediate aftermath of the second world war.
Type: Paperback

History of The Czech Lands
by Jaroslav Pánek & Oldřich Tůma
- 2019-03-30

Type: Paperback

From the Silver Czech Tolar to a Worldwide Dollar
by Petr Vorel
- 2019-02-25

Short description: The Birth of the Dollar and its Journey of Monetary Circulation... from the 16th to the 20th Century 191 pages, with an 80 page appendix including black and white and color illustrations.
Type: Hard Bound

Prague Winter - A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937 - 1948
by Madeline Albright
- 2019-02-09

Short description: From the author's personal experience, as well as from her father's archives. A sober memoir of Czechoslovak history and politics, before, during and immediately after WWII.
Type: Hard Bound

The Wines of Hungary
by Alex Liddell
- 2019-03-31

Short description: A wonderful Guide to some of the most iconic of all wine regions. We bought the book to prepare for a trip to Tokaj, and we got more than our money's worth...
Type: Paperback