Clockwise counting 14/50: Joseph Roth - The Radetzky March (1932) A modern classic about the end of an era and the death of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. We follow one family, three generations of men - grandfather, father and son whose life stories are intimately involved with the emperor, Kaiser Franz Josef. This is a very good book, beautiful narrative and a fascinating story about Europe before the first world war. There is a reason for classics being classics. I can see more old stuff coming up in my pursuit of the 50.