Many of you know that I have written several guidebooks about Prague. But you might not know that last year I participated in the publication of a book in a different way. I had the pleasure of helping friend and fellow author, Maggie Ledford Lawson, format and publish her great work, Passage to Byzantium: The Romanov-Habsburg Feud that Led to World War I.
A life's work
And some of the action takes place in the Czech Republic, sites that you can visit today.
For me it was a challenge and a real learning experience to format such a complex (yet very readable and enjoyable!) work, given the number of footnotes, bibliography entries and extensive index. And I absolutely loved it!
You can order a copy on Amazon.com (or through your local bookstore either online or in person when they re-open). Barnes & Noble should have it online, as well, or they can order it for you in the store (again, when they re-open).
book review of "Passage to Byzantium"
Russian imperialism has always groped south - toward the Balkans and Black Sea - most recently under Putin. Maggie Ledford Lawson's Passage To Byzantium locates the historical roots of this policy, and analyzes it in a vivid way that condenses a vast published literature to produce a highly readable, engaging narrative drawn from the principal scholars of Russia and the Balkans.