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Balkan Odyssey

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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.
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Item EXEUR980. Buy these 6 items as a set for $105 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The World of Venice

ITL12
Jan Morris
Lightning Source
1995
315
0156983567
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Morris displays her talent for research, telling anecdote and well-wrought prose in this spirited portrait of a beloved city, its history and inhabitants. If you are going to read one book on Venice, we recommend this favorite.
$18.95

Budapest 1900

HGR01
John Lukacs
Grove Press
1994
255
0802132502
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Written by a distinguished historian and native son, this richly detailed portrait of the city at its zenith includes hundreds of illustrations.
$17.00

Balkan Ghosts, A Journey through History

BLK02
Robert D. Kaplan
Picador USA
2005
307
0312424930
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Kaplan interweaves history, art and culture with his travels through Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece in this regional portrait.
$20.00

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Venice

ITA18
Gillian Price
DK Publishing
2016
128
1465445781
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Venice.
$14.00

Eyewitness Guide Eastern and Central Europe

EUR385
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2015
640
146542704X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This hefty, visually stunning guide covers 17 countries from Hungary and the Czech Republic to the Balkans. A great companion toTallinn, Krakow, Prague, Budapest, Dubrovnik or Ljubljana.Dubrovnik or Ljubljana.
$30.00

Central Europe Map

EUR12
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
1
3850842169
MAP
Reference
1/0/1900
1
0
0
0
This colorful regional European map, like the sister map Europe Grand Tour (EUR185), covers from Paris and Amsterdam to Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Rome and Dubrovnik.
$14.95

Venice Map

ITL26
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866093683
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, detailed city map of Venice, perfect for finding your way around the famously labyrinthine streets and canals.
$9.95

Belgrade, A Cultural History

BLK131
David Norris
Oxford University Press
2008
256
0195376099
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illuminating tour of the ancient city, its many influences, traditions and culture.
$18.95

Budapest, A Cultural History

HGR49
Bob Dent
Oxford University Press
2007
256
0195314956
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This brilliant guide introduces the history and traditions of this Central European cultural capital, with emphasis on its most important artists and architects.
$21.95

Central Europe, Enemies, Neighbors, Friends

EUR69
Lonnie Johnson
Oxford University Press
2010
382
0195386647
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An academic survey of the social, political, and economic past of Central Europe and the conflicts that stir modern-day European politics.
$54.95

Danubia, A Personal History of Habsburg Europe

CEU46
Simon Winder
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2015
576
1250062020
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Winder, author of Germania (GER270), considers the legacy of the Habsburg Europe in this charmingly digressive history and travelogue.
$20.00

Europe's Last Summer, Who Started the Great War in 1914?

EUR183
David Fromkin
Vintage Books
2005
384
037572575X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Fromkin puts the imperial struggle between Germany and Austro-Hungary over Serbia at the heart of this enthralling, persuasive analysis of the events leading towards World War I.
$17.95

In Search of Dracula

EUR193
Raymond McNally
Lightning Source
1999
297
0395657830
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This history of Vlad Tepes (AKA Vlad the Impaler), the Romanian warrior prince and inspiration for Bram Stoker’s infamous blood-drinking count, draws on oral histories and archaeological evidence and also examines Dracula’s many incarnations in film and literature.
$18.95

Logavina Street, Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood

BLK168
Barbara Demick
Spiegel & Grau
2012
232
0812982762
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
LA Times Bureau Chief in Asia Demick (Nothing to Envy) revisits the war in the Balkans from the perspective of the inhabitants of a single Sarajevo street.
$16.00

The Balkans, A Short History

BLK28
Mark Mazower
Modern Library
2002
188
081296621X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey.
$16.00

The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804-2011

BLK32
Misha Glenny
Penguin Putnam
2012
752
0140233776
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Longtime central European correspondent for the BBC based in Vienna, Glenny (The Fall of Yugoslavia) poignantly challenges the role of the Great Powers in this survey, newly revised and updated to cover developments in the region through 2011.
$26.00

The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe

EUR138
Dennis Hupchick, Harold Cox
Springer
2001
130
0312239858
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.00

The Romani Gypsies

EUR470
Yaron Matras
Belknap Press
2014
320
067436838X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Matras delves into the history of the Romani, an ancient and misunderstood European culture that has survived through modern times.
$29.95

Zagreb, A Cultural History

BLK113
Celia Hawkesworth
Oxford University Press
2007
256
0195327993
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

The Genius of Venice, Piazza San Marco and the Making of the Republic

ITA376
Dial Parrott
Rizzoli International
2013
413
0847840530
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
With 112 color illustrations and four maps, the Genius of Venice presents the magnificent buildings of the celebrated piazza as, in the words of John Ruskin, the "living books of history" in this handsome cultural history.
$40.00

Bluebird, A Memoir

BLK150
Maric Vesna
2009
224
1593762585
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this gripping tale, Maric recounts the story of how she took refuge in Britain after war broke out in Bosnia. This is a journey of refugees, their survival, their romances and their ability to find home again.
$14.95

Forbidden Bread, A Memoir

BLK172
Erica Johnson-Debeljak
North Atlantic Books
2009
282
1556437404
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A love letter to her husband and an introduction to his world, Debeljak chronicles upending her life in New York to marry a Slovenian poet. Debeljak lives in Ljubljana with her husband and their three children.
$15.95

Once upon a Yugoslavia, When the American Way Met Tito's Third Way

BLK210
Surya Green
Random House
2015
256
0990004341
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Set against the backdrop of Tito's Yugoslavia, this first-person narrative was penned by an American woman who spent 1968 working at a film studio in Zagreb. Green reflects on the former nation-state, its everyday people, American versus communist values and the contemporary phenomenon of "Yugo-nostalgia."
$17.95

Street Without a Name, Childhood and Other Misadventures in Bulgaria

BLG38
Kapka Kassabova
Skyhorse
2009
338
1602396450
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Born in 1973, Kassabova traces her coming-of-age in Communist Sofia and bittersweet return to a land transformed over the last 30 years in this captivating, candid memoir and travelogue.
$24.95

Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere

ITL347
Jan Morris
Da Capo Press
2002
208
0306811804
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
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.
$15.00

Death at La Fenice

ITL555
Donna Leon
HarperCollins
2004
270
006074068X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The first of the tremendously good Guido Brunetti mysteries, all set in the author's beloved Venice, in which a famous conductor is found dead at the celebrated La Fenice theater.
$14.99

Stork Mountain

BGR16
Miroslav Penkov
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2017
448
1250118107
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A stunning debut novel that takes readers high into the Strandja Mountains. A young immigrant returns to Bulgaria to find his grandfather. He traces his grandfather's footsteps to the giant oaks where black storks nest, bringing a hidden past to life.
$18.00

The Cellist of Sarajevo

BOS35
Steven Galloway
Riverhead Books
2009
256
1594483655
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

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DK Eyewitness Top Ten Budapest

HGR69
Craig Turp
DK Publishing
2014
128
146541035X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With a pull-out map and guide.
$14.00