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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

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)

 
Eyewitness Top Ten Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast

Eyewitness Top Ten Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

This slim guide, geared for visitors on a short stay, features color photographs and maps. (BLK83, $14.00)

Frommer's 2015 Easyguide to Croatia

Frommer's 2015 Easyguide to Croatia


by Jane Foster

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES
  • COMING IN DECEMBER

A comprehensive, practical guide to the region with excellent recommendations for hotels, restaurants and excursions. With two-color maps throughout. (BLK195, $12.95)

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)

Marco Polo Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast


by Susanne Sachau

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 140 PAGES

This unique pocket guide is full of insider tips on where to stay, eat, drink, and sight-see. Includes a handy street atlas and a pull-out map. (BLk198, $9.99)

A Taste of Croatia

A Taste of Croatia


by Karen Evenden

  • FOOD
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 202 PAGES

This engaging memoir of a three-year sailing odyssey includes 100 enticing recipes. (BLK130, $19.95)

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)

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)

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)

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, 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)

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)

Zagreb, A Cultural History

Zagreb, A Cultural History


by Celia Hawkesworth

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

An illuminating account of the tumultuous but vibrant history of Croatia's capital, with a strong focus on the art and architecture of the city. (BLK113, $15.95)

Early Christian and Byzantine Art

Early Christian and Byzantine Art


by John Lowden

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

An illustrated guide to the architectural heritage of the early Christian period (860-1453), with a survey of the philosophy and intellectual climate of the time. (EUR23, $29.95)

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)

Island Dreams Mediterranean

Island Dreams Mediterranean


by Jeremy Horner

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 208 PAGES

Corfu, Rhodes and Mykonos, Hvar and Procida (the setting for Il Postino) are all included in this photographic journey through the Mediterranean. (MED158, $40.00)

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)

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 Hired Man

The Hired Man


by Aminatta Forna

  • LITERATURE
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 293 PAGES

When Duro Kolak encounters a strange car in his small Croatian village of Gost, he offers its British occupants assistance in setting up a summer cottage. But tensions soon develop between the village residents and the foreigners, as painful memories from the Croatian War of Independence are awakened. (BLK180, $24.00)

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