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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. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXRUS207

Buy these 6 items as a set for $110 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Russia of the Tsars

RUS462
Peter Waldron
Thames & Hudson
2011
144
0500289298
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Waldron recounts the exploits of Peter the Great, the tsars and the splendor of their capital city, St. Petersburg, in this lively, well-illustrated and compact overview of the largest and most diverse empire of its day.
$24.95

The Northern Lights, Celestial Performances of the Aurora Borealis

ARC342
Calvin Hall (Photographer), Daryl Pederson (Photographer)
Sasquatch Books
2015
128
1632170019
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Shot in Alaska, one of the best places to watch the northern lights, these images capture the natural phenomenon in all its splendor and majesty. Hall and Pederson’s 160 photographs were taken with ultra-HD cameras during a period of unusually high solar activity.
$19.95

St Petersburg, Shadows of the Past

RUS577
Catriona Kelly
Yale University Press
2016
488
0300219407
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Suited for travelers and academic readers, this cultural overview combines oral history, literature, art, journalism and archival materials to describe what life has been like in the extraordinary, yet elusive, Russian city.
$27.50

Moscow, St. Petersburg & the Golden Ring

RUS517
Masha Nordbye
Odyssey Publications
2014
728
9622178553
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A newly updated guide with a wealth of cultural information on Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Golden Ring, those picturesque cities northeast of Moscow rich in museums and cultural monuments.
$27.95

St. Petersburg Map

RUS89
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2013
2
3866095570
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, laminated city plan at a scale of 1:11,000.
$9.95

Moscow Map

RUS572
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2014
1
3866093985
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, laminated city plan of Moscow at a scale of 1:15,000, with street index inset. Place names are in transliterated English. Two Sides. 20x26 inches.
$9.95

Russia West Map

RUS593
Reise Know How
Reise Know How
2013
1
3831771839
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Reise's rip-resistant and waterproof map of western Russia depicts the area's roads and cities with some topographic detail. Printed in color, scaled at 1:2 million.
$14.95

Northern Lights, A Practical Travel Guide

ARC350
Polly Evans
Bradt Publications
2015
48
1784770299
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With helpful advice on viewing the Northern Lights in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, Canada and Alaska, this Bradt guide has essential information on forecasts, the science behind the lights, photography and how to dress.
$8.99

Lenin's Tomb

RUS07
David Remnick
Random House
1994
588
0679751254
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A gripping eyewitness tale of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Remnick, the Washington Post reporter on the scene, combines fine historical scholarship with great storytelling.
$18.00

Moscow, A Cultural History

RUS292
Caroline Brooke
Oxford University Press
2007
256
0195309529
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Caroline Brooke explores the birth and various stages and reinventions of Moscow, from a 12th-century fortress to invasion by Napoleon in 1812 to the rise and fall of communism. Part of the Cityscapes series.
$36.95

Putin Mystique

RUS555
Anna Arutunyan
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
330
1566569907
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this exploration of the love-hate relationship between the Russians and their notorious leader, journalist Arutunyan hypothesizes that Putin’s power stems from the people he rules.
$20.00

Running with Reindeer, Encounters in Russian Lapland

RUS221
Roger Took
Perseus
2005
384
0813343003
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An absorbing account of travels among the reindeer herding Saami in 1990s Russia. Took captures the wide landscapes, people and political instability of the wilderness surrounding Murmansk.
$17.95

Sunlight at Midnight: St. Petersburg and the Rise of Modern Russia

RUS128
W. Bruce Lincoln
Hachette
2002
432
0465083242
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully written, informative portrait of St. Petersburg, focusing on the city's development in the 18th and 19th centuries as Russia's "window on the West." Highly recommended for travelers with an interest in the character and significance of the city and its monuments.
$19.95

The Romanovs, 1613-1918

RUS574
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Random House
2017
784
0307280519
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Lengthy but accessible, this history takes readers into the inner-workings of the Romanov family that ruled Russia for over three centuries. Montefiore balances information on governmental function with biographic details about each emperor and empress.
$21.00

Moscow & St. Petersburg 1900-1920: Art, Life, & Culture of the Russian Silver Age

RUS457
John E. Bowlt
Abrams
2008
395
0865651841
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A lavishly illustrated history of Russia's Silver Age, the period of artistic renaissance that flourished as Imperial Russia’s power waned.
$55.00

My Hermitage

RUS530
Mikhail B. Piotrovsky
Rizzoli International
2015
432
0847843785
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Following a popular Russian documentary of the same name, the accessible essays collected here explore the rich history of the landmark and its priceless, world-famous collection.
$50.00

Catherine the Great

RUS470
Robert K. Massie
Random House
2012
625
0345408772
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Eager readers of Massie's Nicholas and Alexandra or the Pulitzer Prize-winning Peter the Great will not be disappointed by this latest, an old-fashioned tale of politics, power and 18th-century Europe, drawing effectively from the ambitious Catherine's own memoirs.
$20.00

Peter the Great, His Life and World

RUS48
Robert Massie
Random House
2011
914
0345298063
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Massie portrays the giant of history who transformed Russia from backwater tsardom into a major empire.
$20.00

Sixty Degrees North

SCT251
Malachy Tallack
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
240
1681774615
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Beginning in his hometown in Shetland, Malachy Tallack walks along the 60th parallel through Scandinavia, Greenland, Alaska, Russia and Canada, considering larger themes of isolation, wildness and exile and the ways people interact with the land.
$15.95

The Empress of Art, Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia

RUS573
Susan Jaques
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
480
1681774208
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In her magisterial biography of Russian czarina Catherine the Great, Susan Jaques shows how the leader modernized Russia through a ravenous acquisition of art -- a visionary idea that put Catherine far ahead of her time.
$16.95

A Traveller's Companion to St. Petersburg

RUS214
Laurence Kelly (Editor)
Interlink Publishing Group
2003
285
1566564921
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This illuminating selection of readings, enhanced by maps and engravings, covers the city from its founding to the fall of the Tsars. Includes chapters on early days, palaces and museums, politics, and iconic places throughout the city.
$16.95

Enchantments

RUS478
Kathryn Harrison
Random House
2013
329
0812973771
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Harrison sets her enthralling novel in St. Petersburg in 1917 as the Romanov's topple, telling her tale from the point of view of Rasputin's daughters.
$15.00

Snowdrops

RUS467
A.D. Miller
Doubleday
2012
272
0307739473
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Shortlisted for the Booker, this psychological thriller follows the fate of a young British lawyer in casually corrupt contemporary Moscow.
$14.95

A Complete Guide to Arctic Wildlife

ARC190
Richard Sale
Firefly Books
2006
464
1770851291
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This stunning primer features hundreds of spectacular color photographs, range maps and descriptions of 200 birds and 77 mammals.
$35.00

The Arctic

ARC356
Elizabeth Warner, Sven-Olof Lindblad (Foreword)
Welcome Books
2016
224
0847849732
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Presenting the best works from a range of Arctic photographers, this unparalleled collection celebrates the region's beautiful landscapes, biodiversity, native peoples and rapidly changing environment.
$50.00

The Northern Lights, The True Story of the Man Who Unlocked the Secrets of the Aurora Borealis

ARC104
Lucy Jago
Vintage Books
2002
320
0375708820
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
The compelling story of Kristian Birkeland, the turn-of-the-century Norwegian scientist who devoted his career to understanding the aurora borealis, this book also covers the science, history, myth and romance of the phenomenon.
$16.95

The Arctic Guide, Wildlife of the Far North

ARC333
Sharon Chester
Princeton University Press
2016
400
069113975X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Written for travelers and naturalists alike, this comprehensive guide to the flora and fauna of the Arctic covers 800 species. Each profile features color illustrations, range maps and full descriptions.
$27.95