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Slovenia: Hiking in the Julian Alps

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The Julian Alps of Slovenia, Mountain Walks and Short Treks

The Julian Alps of Slovenia, Mountain Walks and Short Treks

by Roy Clark | Justi Carey

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 309 PAGES

A compact, practical guide to 50 suggested walks ranging from easy strolls to scrambles in the high mountains and multi-day adventures, including four hut-to-hut hikes. (CEU15, $22.95)

Bradt Guide Slovenia

Bradt Guide Slovenia

by | Jenny McKelvie

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A detailed guide in the British series with background on history, culture and attractions, and good practical information. (CEU29, $23.99)

Slovenia Adventure Map

Slovenia Adventure Map

by National Geographic Society

  • 2011
  • MAP

A full-color traveler's map of the region, with index, at a scale of 1:205,000. (CEU13, $11.95)

 
Bradt City Guide Ljubljana

Bradt City Guide Ljubljana


by Robin McKelvie

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

This guide to the Slovenian city in the authoritative, personal Bradt series includes practical information, suggested walking tours and color maps. (CEU32, $13.99)

Culture Smart! Slovenia

Culture Smart! Slovenia


by Jason Blake

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 150 PAGES

More than a quick reference on customs and manners, this pocket includes covers government and recent politics. (BLK170, $9.95)

Flavors of Slovenia, Food and Wine from Central Europe's Hidden Gem

Flavors of Slovenia, Food and Wine from Central Europe's Hidden Gem


by Heike Milhench

  • FOOD
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 288 PAGES

A comprehensive overview of the country's cuisine, folklore and legends. Recipes range from traditional favorites to Milhench's own savory creations. (CEU37, $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)

Eastern Europe!, Everything You Need to Know About the History (And More) of a Region That Shaped Our World and Still Does

Eastern Europe!, Everything You Need to Know About the History (And More) of a Region That Shaped Our World and Still Does


by Tomek E. Jankowski

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 595 PAGES

An entertaining history of the region from its stint as an outpost of Rome through the formation of states, Medieval splendor, Ottoman incursions, wars, the Soviet period and fall of Yugoslavia. Jankowski divulges, in an epilogue, the recipe for Mrs. Jankowska's Homemade Pierogis. (EUR441, $24.95)

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 Habsburgs, Embodying Empire

The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire


by Andrew Wheatcroft

  • HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

With skillful scholarship and engaging style, Wheatcroft reveals the history of this family of eccentric monarchs. (AST11, $17.00)

The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe

The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe


by Dennis Hupchick | Harold Cox

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 130 PAGES

The changing borders and complex history of Eastern Europe as told through 52 maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically. An excellent reference, the book shows the rise of Poland, changing borders of the Ottoman Empire, Hapsburgs and fate of Yugoslavia in admirable clarity. (EUR138, $21.95)

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)

Killing Dragons, The Conquest of the Alps

Killing Dragons, The Conquest of the Alps


by Fergus Fleming

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 398 PAGES

Fleming spins lively tales of man against nature in this entertaining history of the eccentrics, adventurers and publicity-hounds who sought to conquer the Alps, including Whymper and his first ascent of the Matterhorn (where four of the seven-man team perished). (ALP16, $14.00)

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, $17.00)

Forbidden Bread, A Memoir

Forbidden Bread, A Memoir


by Erica Johnson-Debeljak

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 282 PAGES

A witty memoir of an East-West romance set in the tumultuous years of post-communist Slovenia. Debeljak chronicles upending her life in New York to marry a Slovenian poet, who she met in Brooklyn in 1991. Debeljak lives in Ljubljana with Ales and their three children. (BLK172, $15.95)

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)

On the Road to Babadag

On the Road to Babadag


by Andrzej Stasiuk

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 272 PAGES

Subtitled "Travel in the Other Europe," these swift essays take the intrepid Stasiuk from Poland, his home, east through Hungary, Romania and the Ukraine to the Black Sea. (EUR402, $23.00)

Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere

Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere


by Jan Morris

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Morris called this her favorite book, a loving celebration of the city and its faded glory. Creased between Slovenia and the sea, the elusive sea port has an enchanting identity that imparts a "sweet melancholy" to her remembrances of past travels. (ITL347, $15.00)

A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms


by Ernest Hemingway

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 332 PAGES

Set in snowy Switzerland and the rainy Italian Lake Country during World War I, this semi-autobiographical novel chronicles the romance between a British nurse and an American ambulance driver. (ITL384, $16.00)

A Partisan's Daughter

A Partisan's Daughter


by Louis De Bernieres

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

The unlikely romance between Chris, a morose Londoner and Roza, a fast-talking Yugoslavian, is interwoven with Roza's poignant, witty and shocking tales of her past under the Tito regime. (GBR763, $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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