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    On the road, but not! Danik 2016's Avatar
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    Here are some links for buying used books on line:
    alibris: https://www.alibris.com

    Bookfinder:https://www.bookfinder.com

    Bookfinder shows the prices in the currency of one´s country
    "You can always find something better than death."
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians

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    Thanks, Danik. I know of Alibris, Adlibris and Bokus.com, but BookFinder is a new one to me.

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    I have found and bought several older academic works with the help of Bookfinder.
    "You can always find something better than death."
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians

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    That's promising!

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    My Jewish aunt, Joci, took me to central Europe several times to visit relatives. We went by couchette whose seats could easily be converted into a sleeping area of 3 beds, one above the other, on each side. We went first of all to Vienna, which was the departure point for Central Europe. From there we took a train to Bratislava to visit my father's relatives, making room for visits to Prague, and less often to Budapest, Hungary (to visit my maternal relatives). Hungary and Czechoslovakia were then communist countries.

    As a result I have three books by a Viennese author who really loved Vienna: Frederic Morton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_Morton. the first three books on his list (Thunder Twilight in the Serbian assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand, A Nervous Splendour, where the heir to the throne commits suicide, and The Rothschilds: a family portrait).

    Frederic Moreton lived in New York and in his 91st year travelled back to his beloved Vienna. He fled Europe, returning to Vienna in 2015, where he died. My Fascination with Vienna was greatly enhanced by the writing of this remarkable author. Forever Street is also one of his books, in novel form, depicting life in a Viennese street. One day I may buy myself a copy.
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