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Baltic States

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BALTIC STATES. Buy these 4 items as a set for $75 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Beginning With My Streets

BLT45
Czeslaw Milosz, Madeline G. Levine (Translator)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2010
304
0374532729
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The great Polish writer celebrates Vilnius, the city of his youth, using a street map as a backdrop for his essays and recollections of the people, places and rich cultural heritage of the city.
$18.00

The Baltic, A History

BLT59
Michael North
Harvard University Press
2016
448
0674970837
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In his erudite history of the "Nordic Mediterranean," North covers over 1,000 years of trade, politics, architecture, cultural exchange and conflict in the Baltic. His main point: the Baltic's coastal nations have always been an interconnected economic unit.
$22.95

Insight Guide Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

BLT60
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
384
1780058829
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This full-color guide to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania combines colorful, specially commissioned photos with detailed maps and plenty of historical and cultural coverage.
$24.99

Baltic States Map

BLT06
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2014
2
3889891411
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided detailed map of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at a scale of 1:400,000.
$14.95

Culture Smart! Estonia

BLT30
Clare Thomson
Kuperard
2007
168
1857333535
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

Culture Smart! Lithuania

BLT31
Lara Belonogoff
Kuperard
2007
168
1857333500
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Baltic Phrasebook

BLT10
Paul Jokubaitis, Jana Teteris, Lisa Trei
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
284
1741046122
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Learn the basics of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian with this handy guide.
$8.99

Northern Europe by Cruise Ship

EUR364
Anne Vipond
Ocean Cruise Guides
2015
368
1927747104
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This excellent guide to cruises and ports from Scandinavia and the Baltic to the British Isles, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin includes city maps, excursions, color photographs and a pull-out map of Northern Europe.
$21.95

Rick Steves Northern European Cruise Ports

EUR490
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
1146
1631210599
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In this thick, comprehensive guide to ports of call around the Baltic and North seas, Rick Steves shares one-day itineraries, walking tours and sightseeing tips. Perfect for the cruise ship passengers.
$26.99

A Concise History of the Baltic States

BLT50
Andrejs Plakans
Cambridge University Press
2011
472
0521541557
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Plakans traces the history of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from ninth-century tribal beginnings to the present status as three thriving and separate nation states, focusing particularly on the region's complex 20th-century history, culminating in the reestablishment of national sovereignty.
$30.99

Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights, The Stone Castles of Latvia and Estonia

BLT19
Stephen Turnbull
Osprey Publishing
2004
64
1841767123
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A heavily illustrated and brief history of the medieval crusader castles of the Livonian Order (1185-1560) of Teutonic Knights in present-day Estonia and Latvia, with contemporary photos.
$18.95

Estonia and the Estonians

BLT07
Toivo U. Raun
Hoover
2001
366
0817928529
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, comprehensive history of Estonia from prehistory to the 1990s in the Hoover Institution's "Studies of Nationalities" series.
$24.95

Teutonic Knight

BLT39
David Nicolle
Osprey Publishing
2007
64
1846030757
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This slim history of the Teutonic Knights (1190-1561) includes an excellent overview of towers, castles and settlements from this period scattered throughout the Baltic. With paintings of the knights and their daily life in the region.
$18.95

The Baltic Revolution

BLT02
Anatol Lieven
Yale University Press
1994
454
0300060785
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A Latvian correspondent for the London Times, Lieven weaves history, interviews and analysis into a vivid cultural portrait of post-Glasnost Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
$47.00

The Northern Crusades

BLT14
Eric Christiansen
Viking
1998
320
0140266534
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The wilder-than-fiction story of the 13th- to 15th-century conquest and conversion of the pagan tribes of the Baltic coasts by knights of the Teutonic Order.
$18.00

The Northern Wars: War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe, 1558-1721

BLT15
Robert I. Frost
Longman
2000
401
0582064295
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, detailed history of the struggle over Estonia, Livonia and control of the Nordic-Baltic region during the 16th-18th centuries, a highly militarized period in the region's history.
$76.33

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Medieval World

EUR384
Andrew Jotischky
Penguin Putnam
2005
144
0141014490
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Richly decorated with photographs, illustrations and full-color maps, this compact atlas explores the empires, people, cultures and religions of the Middle Ages, providing an excellent introduction to European history.
$22.00

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

Among the Living and the Dead, A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe

BLT63
Inara Verzemnieks
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
288
039324511X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This profound piece of narrative nonfiction eulogizes the struggles of ordinary Latvians during WWII. Verzemnieks tells the stories of her grandmother and her grandmother's sister Ausma; they were separated for more than 50 years when one became a refugee
$26.95

Among the Russians

RUS106
Colin Thubron
HarperCollins Publishers
2001
224
0060959290
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The marvelous account of a 10,000-mile journey by car from St. Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia in 1981. A gifted writer and intrepid traveler, Thubron grapples with the complexities of Russian identity in this lyrical book.
$14.99

The Avengers, A Jewish War Story

BLT16
Rich Cohen
Vintage Books
2000
262
0375705295
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The riveting tale of how three kids from the Jewish ghetto in Vilna go on to fight Germans and eventually wind up in a Kibbutz north of Tel Aviv.
$16.00

Walking Since Daybreak: A Story of Eastern Europe, and the Heart of Our Century

EUR73
Modris Eksteins
Lightning Source
2000
288
061808231X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Born in 1943 in Riga, Eksteins weaves his own story with the history of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from the Great War through WWII.
$16.95

Coup de Grace

BLT26
Marguerite Yourcenar
Noonday Press
1996
151
0374516316
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A novel set against the backdrop of the Latvian War of Independence in the aftermath of WWI.
$16.00

The Christening

BLT25
Denise Neuhaus
Lightning Source
2002
296
0595225454
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This accomplished novel, set against a backdrop of the last days of the Soviet Union, follows three Estonian women in Tallinn and Stockholm.
$16.95

The Dogs of Riga

BLT24
Henning Mankell
Vintage Books
2004
336
1400031524
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Swedish detective Kurt Wallander travels from Ystad to Latvia on the shadowy trail of a grisly murder in this second book, steeped in Baltic ambiance.
$15.95

The Letter of Marque

ATL20
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1992
284
0393309053
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The 12th (and perhaps the most satisfying) of O'Brian's series combines the personal and geopolitical as Aubrey comes to Maturin's rescue in the Baltics.
$15.95

For Kids

Estonia

BLT46
Louise Spilsbury
Heinemann
2011
48
1432952277
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in the illustrated and informative Countries Around the World series, geared for ages 8-11.
$9.95

Between Shades of Gray

BLK192
Ruta Sepetys
Penguin Putnam
2012
368
014242059X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Comparable to Anne Frank's clear-eyed vision of the horrors of Nazi Germany, this historical young adult novel charts the incredible journey of 15-year-old Lina Vilkas from her middle-class home in Lithuania to a gulag at Trofimovsk in the Arctic Circle.
$9.99

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Lonely Planet Scandinavia

SCN01
Glenda Bendure, Ned Friary
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
512
174321569X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent practical guide to Scandinavian countries, as well as St. Petersburg and Tallinn, featuring a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing.
$27.99

Buddenbrooks, the Decline of a Family

GER22
Thomas Mann
Everyman's Library
1994
784
0679417370
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Lubeck native Mann's masterpiece about the decline of a German family at the end of the 19th century. Originally published in 1901.
$27.00

The Kalevala

SCN14
Keith Bosley
Oxford University Press
2009
679
0199538867
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This national epic of Finland, based on ancient heroic poetry, was a rallying flag for national aspirations as Finland struggled to break away from Russia in the 19th century.
$15.95

A Woman in Amber

RUS30
Agate Nesaule
Penguin Putnam
1997
280
0140261907
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this American Book Award-winning memoir, Nesaule recounts the horrors she witnessed and experienced as a young girl during World War II in Latvia. A gripping testimony of survival.
$16.00

Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania

BLT05
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
448
174220757X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent practical guide to the region geared for independent travelers.
$24.99

The Corrections

EUR122
Jonathan Franzen
Picador USA
2002
592
0312421273
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A dazzling novel of life and love and family and holidays that follows the peregrinations of the Lamberts -- father, mother and offspring -- from New York to Philadelphia to Vilnius. It’s a madcap, tour de force of Christmas homecomings gone awry, cruise-ship follies, self-deluded academics, breast-obsessed screenwriters, stodgy old farts and edgy Tribeca bohemians equally at sea in their lives.
$18.00

To Begin Where I Am, The Selected Prose of Czeslaw Milosz

PLD25
Czeslaw Milosz, Madeline G. Levine (Editor), Bogdana Carpenter (Editor)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2002
272
0374528594
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Culled from a lifetime's worth of publications, these essays by the Lithuanian-born Polish poet and Nobel laureate Milosz address the Polish experience at home and abroad in the 20th century.
$18.00

Mammals of Europe

FG61
Priscilla Barrett, David W. MacDonald
Princeton University Press
2002
320
0691091609
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Published by Princeton, this is a field guide to land and marine mammals throughout Europe, both endemic and introduced. With more than 600 color illustrations of over 200 mammals.
$49.95

Rough Guide Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania

BLT17
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2011
504
1848368887
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive travel guide to the Baltic States includes region-by-region descriptions of attractions and a good overview of history and culture.
$24.99

Bradt Guide Latvia

BLT20
Chris Baister, Chris Patrick
Bradt Publications
2007
256
184162201X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide for the traveler from the popular and informative British series.
$23.99

Bradt Guide Lithuania

BLT21
Gordon McLachlan
Bradt Publications
2008
320
1841622281
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular Bradt series, featuring information on Lithuanian art, history and culture, as well as good travel information.
$25.99

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

Clara's Grand Tour, Travels With a Rhinoceros in Eighteenth-century Europe

FRN536
Glynis Ridley
Grove Press
2006
240
0802142338
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The entertaining history of an Indian rhinoceros named Clara, who was brought to Europe in 1741 by a Dutch sea captain and toured for seventeen years, to the delight of several heads of state.
$12.00

Bradt Guide Estonia

BLT28
Neil Taylor
Bradt Publications
2014
304
184162487X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This convenient guide features an overview of the history and culture of Estonia along with a few color photographs and many maps.
$27.99

Bradt City Guide Riga

BLK111
Stephen Baister
Bradt Publications
2007
256
1841622273
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A small guide to the history, culture and attractions of the Latvian city in the authoritative Bradt series.
$13.99

Baltic States Map

BLT37
Kunth Verlag
Kunth Verlag
2011
2
3899447409
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This German-cartographed regional overview is presented at a scale of 1:800,000.
$11.95

Lonely Planet Polish Phrasebook

PLD79
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
254
1741790077
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$8.99

Purge

BLT43
Sofi Oksanen
Perseus
2010
400
0802170773
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Oksanen sets her powerful first novel, a bestseller in Europe, in Estonia during the Soviet era, weaving the stories of two troubled women brought together by happenstance.
$14.95

Fodor's European Ports of Call

EUR405
Fodors
Fodor's
2013
560
0891419470
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
From the Western Mediterranean to the Aegean, Baltic and Scandinavia, this handy guide includes suggested day trips, maps and helpful information on dozens of cities throughout Europe.
$20.99

Xenophobe's Guide to the Estonians

BLT47
Hilary Bird
Independent Publishers Group
2010
92
1906042306
PAPER
Guidebook
0
1
0
0
This irreverent pocket guide to cultural awareness is both insightful -- and entertaining.
$7.95

A History of the Baltic States

BLT48
Andres Kasekamp
Lightning Source
2010
251
0230019412
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Kasekamp masterfully traces the development of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, from the northern crusades against Europe's last pagans and Lithuania's emergence as one of Europe's largest medieval states to incorporation into the Russian Empire and the creation of their modern national identities.
$31.00

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Tallinn

BLT53
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2014
128
1465423222
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
$14.00

Wallpaper City Guide Tallinn

BLT57
Rachael Moloney
Phaidon Press
2014
103
0714866709
PAPER
Guidebook
3/17/2014
0
0
0
0
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$11.95

Baltics Map

BLT58
Reise Know How
Reise Know How
2013
2
3831771073
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded map of the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) at a scale 1: 600,000. The sturdy map is tear resistant and waterproof and includes an index of cities.
$14.95

Lithuanian History Through 50 Objects, Trees, Roots, and Wings

BLT62
Egidijus Aleksandravicius
Consortium
2017
112
1907804900
PAPER
History
11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM
0
0
0
0
Spanning its prehistory with the birth of the nation in 1990, this catalog of well-chosen objects captures the Lithuanian spirit and the themes that have run through its history. The objects are on display at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture in C
$17.95