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Montenegro, A Novel

Montenegro, A Novel

by Starling Lawrence

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 350 PAGES

Steeped in atmosphere, this compelling tale of intrigue set in turn-of-the-century Montenegro evokes the tangled politics of the region -- Muslim, Turk and British. Lawrence follows the adventures of a reluctant British spy, Harwell Auberon, from the Adriatic to mountain villages, capturing the essences of the people and the land. (BLK08, $14.99)

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)

Balkans & Southeast Europe Map

Balkans & Southeast Europe Map

by Freytag & Berndt

  • 2009
  • MAP

This nicely detailed European regional map (1:2,000,000) shows the route of the Danube from Budapest to the Black Sea. (EUR147, $14.95)

 
Croatia Coast Map

Croatia Coast Map


by Freytag & Berndt

  • 2011
  • MAP
  • BEST SELLER

A nicely shaded map covering the Dalmatian Coast from Porec to Dubrovnik at a scale of 1:200,000, perfect for the complex coastline. (BLK17, $14.95)

Montenegro Map

Montenegro Map


by Gizi Map

  • MAP
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • >

This handy full-color road map covers Montenegro and its coast at a scale of 250,000. (BLK101, $14.95)

Bradt Guide Montenegro

Bradt Guide Montenegro


by Annalisa Rellie

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A compact, detailed overview of Montenegro, its history, wildlife and major attractions in the series by Bradt. Geared for the independent traveler, it also includes maps and lots of practical travel information. (BLK47, $24.99)

Eyewitness Guide Croatia

Eyewitness Guide Croatia


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 296 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER

Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact book offers a thorough overview of Croatia's history, traditions, cultures and sights. (BLK39, $23.00)

Lonely Planet Montenegro

Lonely Planet Montenegro


by Peter Dragicevic

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 196 PAGES

A practical, comprehensive guide in the popular series. (BLK137, $24.99)

The Complete Whitewater Rafter

The Complete Whitewater Rafter


by Jeff Bennett

  • REFERENCE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 196 PAGES

A popular, practical guide to whitewater rafting, with information on preparing for your trip, choosing equipment, safety and rescue, the history of rafting, as well as introductions to water currents and rapid classifications. (OCE59, $17.95)

Visible Cities Dubrovnik

Visible Cities Dubrovnik


by Annabel Barber

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 199 PAGES

An informative, personable guide to exploring the city and surroundings, featuring a good overview of the history of Dubrovnik, suggested walking tours, a map of the city center and practical advice on where to go and what to do. (BLK40, $24.95)

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)

Croatia, A History

Croatia, A History


by Ivo Goldstein | Nikolina Jovanovic

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 281 PAGES

A concise, balanced history of Croatia, from medieval times to the present, by a professor at the University of Zagreb. (BLK30, $29.95)

Croatia, A Nation Forged in War

Croatia, A Nation Forged in War


by Marcus Tanner

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

A modern history of Croatia, from its medieval origins to Nazi occupation to the present day, written by the British correspondent who reported from the region during the events of 1993. (BLK23, $25.00)

Dubrovnik, A History

Dubrovnik, A History


by Robin Harris

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 503 PAGES

Harris, a journalist who writes frequently on the Balkans, presents a comprehensive portrait of the historically important maritime city-state in this nicely illustrated, scholarly and readable history of Dubrovnik. (BLK56, $26.95)

Like Eating a Stone, Surviving the Past in Bosnia


by Wojciech Tochman

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 176 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • >

A portrait of devastation in the wake of the Bosnian Wars, told through stories of survivors searching for family members and their remains. (BLK132, $20.00)

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)

Realm of the Black Mountain, A History of Montenegro

Realm of the Black Mountain, A History of Montenegro


by Elizabeth Roberts

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 521 PAGES

An authoritative history of Montenegro from prehistory through independence in 2006. (BLK129, $45.00)

Sarajevo, A Biography


by Robert J. Donia

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 438 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

Donia captures the sprit of Sarajevo and its role as cosmopolitan center, in this lively, personal, cultural, social and political history of the city. (BLK99, $40.00)

The Balkans, A Short History

The Balkans, A Short History


by Mark Mazower

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 188 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER

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

Yugoslavia, Death of a Nation

Yugoslavia, Death of a Nation


by Laura Silber | Allan Little

  • HISTORY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 403 PAGES

Called "one of the finest volumes to come out of the war" by the New York Times, this book combines eyewitness reports, political commentary and documentary photographs to elucidate the origins and aftermath of the breakup of Yugoslavia. (BLK03, $17.00)

How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed

How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed


by Slavenka Drakulic

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 227 PAGES

These short essays capture the absurdity, struggle and day-to-day reality of being a woman in Yugoslavia under communism. Drakulic is an award-winning Croatian journalist and novelist. (BLK38, $15.99)

Croatia, Through Writers' Eyes

Croatia, Through Writers' Eyes


by Barnaby Rogerson

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

This collection of stories, tales and travel narratives illuminates the history and culture of Croatia. Including contributions by Rebecca West, Lawrence Durrell and Fitzroy MacLean. (BLK95, $33.95)

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)

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)

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)

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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