Books by Peter Demetz

NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2008

"Deftly mingling subjective and objective material, Demetz shines a bright literary light on an important piece of political and cultural history."
An all-encompassing, if sometimes daunting account of life in Prague during the six-year Nazi occupation. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"To the casual observer, the Brescia air show may seem to have held little historical meaning, but some things are destined to have a particular symbolism, and Demetz has artfully sensed that this was one of them. (18 b&w illustrations, color frontispiece)"
Working like a master cabinetmaker, Demetz (Prague in Black and Gold, 1997, etc.) shapes all the parts of the 1909 air show in northern Italy into a striking, proportioned whole. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"In general, however, this is a fine introduction to a city that, like Rome or Jerusalem, has equally compelling legendary and actual histories. (maps)"
A very interesting overview of key periods in the four- millennia-old history of central Europe's great ``gateway'' city (one of the meanings of the Czech Praha), which has also served as a bridge between the Slavic region to the east and the Germanic and Latin areas to the west. Read full book review >