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The Balkans, A Short History

The Balkans, A Short History

by Mark Mazower

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 188 PAGES

With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey. (BLK28, $15.00)

The Bridge on the Drina

The Bridge on the Drina

by Ivo Andric | Lovette F. Edwards

  • LITERATURE
  • 1977
  • PAPER
  • 318 PAGES

These linked stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author capture the history and complexity of Christian and Muslim relations during Ottoman occupation. Hewn of stone, the bridge dividing the town of Visegrad was Andric's inspiration. (BLK59, $15.00)

Bradt Guide Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bradt Guide Bosnia and Herzegovina

by Tim Clancy

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

This practical guide in the excellent British series covers travel, history and sightseeing in detail. (BLK68, $26.99)

Bosnia-Herzegovina Map

Bosnia-Herzegovina Map

by Freytag & Berndt

  • MAP

This double-sided road map covers Bosnia at a detailed scale of 1:250,000. (BLK100, $14.95)

 
Culture Smart, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Culture Smart, Bosnia and Herzegovina


by Elizabeth Hammond

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice (BLK145, $9.95)

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia


by Rebecca West | Christopher Hitchens

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 1181 PAGES

First published in 1941, this monumental work explores the complex history of Yugoslavia, its heroes, politics and culture. It's a big, challenging book -- some call it the best ever written on the Balkans. (BLK04, $27.00)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Tradition Betrayed

Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Tradition Betrayed


by Robert J. Donia | John V. Fine

  • HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 318 PAGES

Written by two American historians who knew the region well during the course of the war, this book covers the complex history of religion and identity in Bosnia in light of the 1992 war. (BLK01, $31.00)

Bosnia, A Short History

Bosnia, A Short History


by Malcolm Noel

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 488 PAGES

A well-researched and elegantly written history of Bosnia from its origins to the 1990s by a British journalist and political columnist. (BLK54, $26.00)

Logavina Street, Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood

Logavina Street, Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood


by Barbara Demick

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 232 PAGES

LA Times Bureau Chief in Asia Demick (Nothing to Envy) revisits the war in the Balkans from the perspective of the inhabitants of a single Sarajevo street. (BLK168, $16.00)

Love Thy Neighbor, A Story of War

Love Thy Neighbor, A Story of War


by Peter Maass

  • HISTORY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 305 PAGES

A gripping, personal account of the causes and consequences of the war in the Balkans by a Washington Post reporter. (BLK10, $16.00)

Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans

Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans


by Dennis Hupchick

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

The changing borders and complex history of the Balkans are clearly and concisely shown through 50 double-page maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically. (BLK41, $22.00)

The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804-2011

The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804-2011


by Misha Glenny

  • HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 752 PAGES

Longtime central European correspondent for the BBC based in Vienna, Glenny (The Fall of Yugoslavia) poignantly challenges the role of the Great Powers in this survey, newly revised and updated to cover developments in the region through 2011. (BLK32, $25.00)

Rough Guide Music Balkan Gypsies

Rough Guide Music Balkan Gypsies


by Rough Guide World Music

  • MUSIC
  • 2005
  • AUDIO CD

Roots music journalist and record collector Dan Rosenberg delivers a rollicking introduction to some of the most prominent bands and singers from all over the region. This is authentic Gypsy music at its, with captivating brass bands, violin and dulcimer virtuosos. (BLK93, $14.95)

Balkan Ghosts, A Journey through History

Balkan Ghosts, A Journey through History


by Robert D. Kaplan

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 307 PAGES

Kaplan interweaves history, art and culture with his travels through Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece in this regional portrait. (BLK02, $18.00)

The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return

The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return


by Kenan Trebincevic

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

After two decades living as a refugee in the United States, a young survivor of the Bosnian War honors his father's wish and returns with him to their former village. (BLK188, $16.00)

Death and the Dervish

Death and the Dervish


by Mesa Selimovic

  • LITERATURE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

The tale of Sheikh Nuruddin, the self-serving dervish of the title, set during Ottoman rule in 18th-century Bosnia. Selimovic (1910-1982) was a well-known Bosnian Muslim author. (BLK69, $24.95)

How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone

How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone


by Sasa Stanisic

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Stanisic's powerful, vivid novel shows the calamity of war in the Balkans through the eyes of a young Bosnian refugee from Visegrad. (BOS32, $14.00)

People of the Book

People of the Book


by Geraldine Brooks

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

March turns the tale of a real book, the Sarajevo Haggadah, hidden from the Nazi's and safely ensconced in a bank vault as the national library burned in 1992, into a exhilarating modern novel, with an Australian conservator -- and mystery -- at its center. (EUR284, $16.00)

Pretty Birds, A Novel

Pretty Birds, A Novel


by Scott Simon

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

In this bold first novel Simon turns his experiences as a journalist in war-torn Bosnia into a powerful tale of family, ethnicity and survival. (BLK63, $15.00)

Sarajevo Marlboro

Sarajevo Marlboro


by Miljenko Jergovic | Stela Tomasevic

  • LITERATURE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 180 PAGES

Journalist Jergovic presents brief, affecting snapshots and impressions of war-torn Sarajevo in this stunning debut collection of his stories. (BLK91, $15.00)

The Cellist of Sarajevo

The Cellist of Sarajevo


by Steven Galloway

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A spare and haunting, wise and beautiful novel about the endurance of the human spirit and the subtle ways individuals reclaim their humanity in a city ravaged by war. (BOS35, $15.00)

The Lazarus Project

The Lazarus Project


by Aleksandar Hemon

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A tale historical sweep, contemporary insight and dazzling originality, cutting between events in Chicago in 1908 and the Balkans of today. (BLK128, $16.00)

The Question of Bruno

The Question of Bruno


by Aleksandar Hemon

  • LITERATURE
  • 2001
  • PAPER

Set in Chicago and Sarajevo, this imaginative and brilliantly funny series of interconnected short stories explores the trauma of war, the absurdities of life and the struggles of an exile to build a new life in a new land. (BLK81, $15.00)

Birds of Europe

Birds of Europe


by Lars Svensson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide has been updated with revised text and maps. (FG47, $29.95)

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