Hampl, Patricia. A Romantic Education. W.W. Norton and Company, 1999.
An autobiography by a woman of Czech descent who grew up in the United States. The second half of the book describes her visits to Prague in the 1970s and 1980s. An afterword written in 1999 explains the changes she has noticed in the 1990s.

Kundera, Milan. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. Harper Perennial, 1999.
This novel, first published in 1979, includes elements of autobiography and the author's philosophy, told in a humorous style. 

Sayer, Derek. The Coasts of Bohemia: A Czech History. Princeton University Press, 1998.
A detailed, vivid history of the Czech Republic by a Canadian sociologist at the University of Alberta. It draws on Czech art and music, as well as the details of everyday life, to depict Czech history.

Sioras, Efstathia. Czech Republic: Cultures of the World. Marshall Cavendish, 1999.
Written for young readers, this book describes the geography, history, government, economy, people, lifestyle, religion, language, arts, leisure, festivals and food of the Czech Republic.

Otfinoski, Steven. Nations in Transition: Czech Republic. Facts on File, 1997. This book provides an even-handed survey of the Czech nation and its people as they struggle to establish democracy and a free market economy after decades of Communist rule.