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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

Essential Reading

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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)

A Traveller's History of Croatia

A Traveller's History of Croatia

by Benjamin Curtis

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 274 PAGES

Curtis untangles with alacrity the complex history of this nation at the crossroads of Europe. (BLK155, $14.95)

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)

Croatia Coast Map

Croatia Coast Map

by Freytag & Berndt

  • 2011
  • MAP

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)

Lonely Planet Croatian Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Croatian Phrasebook


by Lonely Planet Publications

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 254 PAGES

A palm-sized handy guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler. (BLK147, $8.99)

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)

City of Fortune, How Venice Ruled the Seas

City of Fortune, How Venice Ruled the Seas


by Roger Crowley

  • HISTORY
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

Crowley spins tales of three centuries of plunder and plague, imperial conquest and piracy in this riveting new history, chronicling the transformation of a tiny city of lagoon dwellers into the richest place on earth. (MED185, $18.00)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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