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Bavaria & the Tyrol

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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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Iceman: Uncovering the Life and Times of a Prehistoric Man Found in an Alpine Glacier

ALP20
Brenda Fowler
University of Chicago Press
2001
313
0226258238
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
The complete story of the discovery of and controversy surrounding the frozen corpse of a prehistoric man found in the Tyrolian Alps.
$28.00

The Germans

GER10
Gordon A. Craig
Meridian Books
1991
361
0452010853
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A gifted historian, Craig explores the paradoxes of German identity in this masterful portrait of German life, past and present, with chapters on religion, money, Jews, women, literature and society, Berlin and language.
$18.00

Eyewitness Guide Munich & the Bavarian Alps

GER119
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
336
1465440194
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive, illustrated guide is filled with excellent maps, hundreds of photographs and succinct overviews of history, culture and sightseeing.
$25.00

Southern Germany Map

GER29
ITMB
ITMB
2015
1
1771293098
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed color map of southern Germany from Bavaria to the Rhineland.
$12.95

Munich Map

GER210
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2014
2
3866091419
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy, laminated map of Munich at a scale of 1:11,000.
$9.95

Western Austria Tyrol Map

AST05
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
1
3850843478
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful regional map of western Austria, including the Tyrolean region.
$13.95

A Concise History of Germany

GER13
Mary Fulbrook
Cambridge University Press
2004
277
0521540712
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This essential short history of Germany -- a whirlwind survey in less than 300 pages -- explores the relationships between social, political and cultural factors in this land located in the center of Europe.
$35.99

The German Way

GER12
Hyde Flippo
McGraw-Hill
1997
138
0844225134
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This clever A-to-Z guide to quirks, attitudes, behavior and customs is a terrific resource for travelers seeking insight into why the Germans, Austrians and Swiss do what they do.
$18.00

The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire

AST11
Andrew Wheatcroft
Penguin Putnam
1997
416
0140236341
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With skillful scholarship and engaging style, Wheatcroft reveals the history of this family of eccentric monarchs.
$18.00

Killing Dragons, The Conquest of the Alps

ALP16
Fergus Fleming
Grove Press
2001
398
0802138675
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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 150 years ago.
$14.00

Scrambles Amongst the Alps: In the Years 1860-69

ALP02
Edward Whymper
National Geographic
2002
320
0792269233
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Edward Whymper’s classic account of Victorian-era mountaineering captures the geography, beauty and allure of the Alps.
$16.00

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

Schlepping Through the Alps, My Search for Austria's Jewish Past with Its Last Wandering Shepherd

AST74
Sam Apple
Ballantine Books
2006
304
0345477731
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A hilarious and touching exploration of history, tradition and sheep. This account of travels in Austria with Hans Breuer, a shepherd who sings Yiddish folk songs to his sheep, is admittedly a comic quest, but it also delves into some of the darker corners of Austria's history in World War II.
$16.00

Homestead

ALP11
Rosini Lippi
Lightning Source
1999
210
0395977711
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set firmly in a small village in the Austrian Alps, these 12 interlinking stories are almost ethnographic in their rich detail of small town life. The stories range from the turn-of-the-century to the present, accurately charting change in the remote village.
$13.95

The Blue Flower

GER21
Penelope Fitzgerald
Mariner Books
2014
320
0395859972
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the Age of Goethe, this exquisitely written short novel is a fictional account of the life of the Romantic poet Novalis. It paints a vivid picture of German intellectual and mercantile life in the late 1700s.
$14.95

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Fin-de-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture

AST04
Carl E. Schorske
Random House
1981
378
0394744780
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A landmark study of turn-of-the century Vienna -- one of the key chapters in modern intellectual history. Among its luminaries were Freud, Klimt, Kokoshka and Schoenberg.
$24.00

The Road into the Open

AST02
Arthur Schnitzler, Roger Byers (Translator), Russell A. Berman (Introduction)
University of California Press
1992
314
0520077741
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in fin-de-siecle Vienna, this novel, about the death of Austrian liberal society in an atmosphere of nationalism and anti-Semitism, features a handsome composer's encounters with intellectuals and artists.
$31.95

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Mozart, A Life

AST06
Maynard Solomon
HarperCollins Publishers
2006
640
0060883448
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Solomon's celebrated biography tears down the "eternal child" Mozart myth, bringing to life the psychological depth of the musical genius. The book also illustrates life in 18th-century Salzburg.
$22.95

The Austrians, A Thousand-Year Odyssey

AST10
Gordon Brook-Shepherd
Hachette
2003
512
0786711027
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Detailed, impressively researched and readable, this book is a wide-ranging narrative history of the last 1,000 years of Austria and the Austrian character.
$23.00

Baroque and Rococo Art

EUR53
Germain Bazin
Thames & Hudson
1985
288
0500200181
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
An excellent illustrated survey of Baroque and Rococo art and architecture, this volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series is a good companion to the golden age of Middle Europe.
$21.95

Germany Adventure Map

GER07
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2012
2
156695603X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided full color map of Germany at a scale of 1:825,000. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper.
$11.95

Hitler's Willing Executioners, Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust

GER06
Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
Vintage Books
1997
624
0679772685
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The controversial study of what ordinary German citizens did -- and did not do -- in reaction to the escalating horrors of WWII.
$18.95

Germany in the High Middle Ages, 1050-1200

GER31
Horst Fuhrmann
Cambridge University Press
1992
209
0521319803
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A masterly survey of German development through the first three crusades and the rise of the kingdom of Germany.
$49.99

All Quiet on the Western Front

GER15
Erich Maria Remarque
Ballantine Books
1996
295
0449911497
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Written by a soldier in the Kaiser's army, this novel has been hailed as the greatest novel of World War I, and was later made into a memorable film.
$16.00

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 Tin Drum

GER33
Gunter Grass
Mariner Books
2010
582
0547339100
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Probably the best German novel written since the end of World War II, this is the surreal story of a mute dwarf named Oskar who lives through Nazi Germany and finds himself in a mental institution.
$16.95

The Burgermeister's Daughter, Scandal in a Sixteenth-Century German Town

GER25
Steven Ozment
HarperCollins
1997
256
0060977213
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Meticulously researched and absorbing, this narrative by a Harvard historian traces the legal battle of the daughter of a well-to-do family who was thrown out of her home and disinherited in 1525.
$15.99

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

The Radetzky March

AST17
Joseph Roth, Joachim Neugroschel (Translator)
Overlook Press
2002
331
1585673269
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Magnificently set against the backdrop of the twilight of the Habsburg Empire, Roth's family saga takes in the sweep of history and empire in Central Europe. The richly textured novel opens at the battle of Solferino, when young Lieutenant Trotta saves the life of the Emperor.
$16.95

Ludwig II of Bavaria, The Swan King

GER27
Christopher McIntosh
St. Martins
2012
331
1848858477
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This lively biography of King Ludwig II, builder of the wild castles of Bavaria, chronicles in fascinating detail Ludwig's rise to the throne at age 18, his devotion to music and architecture and his death under questionable circumstances at the age of 41.
$29.50

Michelin Map Germany: Mideast 544

GER28
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2013
2067186132
PAPER
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of the Eastern part of Germany, from Berlin to the Czech Republic, at a scale of 1:300,000.
$11.95

Schubert's Vienna

AST18
Raymond Erickson (Editor)
Yale University Press
1997
304
0300070802
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly view of Vienna at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th with essays by a variety of contributors on Viennese politics, social issues, culture, and, of course, music. With 160 well integrated illustrations.
$45.00

My German Question: Growing Up in Nazi Berlin

GER38
Peter Gay
Yale University Press
1999
208
0300080700
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Looking back at his youth, the historian and author attempts to explain what it was like to be a German and a Jew as the Nazis came to power in 1930s Berlin.
$20.00

The Innocent

GER43
Ian McEwan
Doubleday
1998
256
0385494335
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A reluctant British spy, an everyman caught up in espionage, a startling affair -- and murder, all set in circa 1950s Berlin.
$16.00

Michelin Germany Southeast Map

GER48
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2013
2
2067186159
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
In this regional color map, Michelin covers Bavaria with Frankfurt, Munich and Nurnberg, plus surrounding portions of Austria (Salzburg and the Tyrolean Alps) at a scale of 1:375,000.
$11.95

Schindler's List

GER51
Thomas Keneally
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1993
400
0671880314
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A landmark in literature about the Holocaust, this is the compelling story of the transformation of a Nazi tycoon and his rescue of 1,300 Jews from the concentration camps near Plaszow.
$16.00

Beethoven and the Construction of Genius: Musical Politics in Vienna, 1792-1803

AST25
Tia DeNora
University of California Press
1997
232
0520211588
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Both a probing biographical account of Beethoven's life and an insightful sociological study of "artistic genius," this engaging book also examines the musical world of 18th-century Vienna.
$31.95

Cadogan Guide Bavaria

GER52
Rod Bolt
Cadogan Books
2010
244
1566568129
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact travel guide to Bavaria, Franconia and the Romantic Road. It offers a good overview of the culture and history of the region and detailed travel information on sites and attractions.
$21.95

Austria Map

AST28
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2012
2
3850843491
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
The home-grown map of Austria, published by the fine Vienna-based Freytag & Berndt. Depicts all of the country's borders and southern Germany as far as Munich and Augsberg. Scale 1:300,000.
$14.95

Bauhaus

GER55
Frank Whitford
Thames & Hudson
1984
216
0500201935
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A survey of the highly influential Bauhaus school of design. Whitford follows the movement from its early 20th century history in Germany up through the mark it has left on today's society.
$19.95

Egon Schiele

GER57
Frank Whitford
Thames & Hudson
1987
207
0500201838
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
The life and work of an intriguing artist, who died at the young age of 27. The author delves into Schiele's troubled personal life and the surrounding atmosphere of his home in Vienna, creating a unique portrait of a man.
$14.95

Solo Faces

ALP14
James Salter
North Point Press
1998
218
0865473218
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The story of an American climber who, dissatisfied with his everyday life, travels to the Alps of southern France to tackle mountain peaks. The prose is glorious and the mountain-climbing scenes are as vivid as they get. Much of the action takes place in and around Chamonix.
$15.00

The Third Man and The Fallen Idol

AST30
Graham Greene
Penguin
1992
157
014018533X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A haunting tale and penetrating portrait of Vienna after World War II, "The Third Man" is the result of Greene's collaboration with Carol Reed on the classic movie. "The Fallen Idol" is a separate tale of intrigue set in Britain.
$15.00

The Riddle of the Sands

GER60
Erskine Childers
Penguin
2011
288
0143106325
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Memorably set on the German coast of the North Sea and Baltic, Childer's influential classic, a forerunner of the modern spy novel, unveils Germany's secret plans to invade Britain. Originally publsihed in 1903.
$17.00

Martin Luther, The Christian Between God and Death

GER63
Richard Marius
Belknap Press
2000
576
067400387X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A provocative biography of the German religious reformer focusing on the contradictions, passions and personality of the man and his ideas (including his preoccupation with death and authority).
$29.00

Rough Guide Germany

GER65
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2015
912
1409369102
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to Germany in the literate, infomative Rough Guide style.
$24.99

Vienna Map

AST31
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2012
2
3866095430
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy laminated map of the city center at a scale of 1:11,000.
$9.95

Salzburg City Map

AST32
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2014
2
3850841189
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This detailed map of Salzburg and surroundings includes maps of Salzkammergut, a regional overview, a more detailed map of the inner city and fortress, and a map of the city's bus routes.
$12.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

A Tramp Abroad

EUR78
Mark Twain, David Eggers (Introduction), Kerry Driscoll (Introduction)
Random House
2003
400
0812970039
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Written 11 years after Innocents Abroad, this is Twain's second foray into European travel. Filled with his characteristic wit and humorous observations, it documents his journeys through Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy. Now with an introduction by Dave Eggers.
$17.00

Oberammergau, The Troubling Story of the World's Most Famous Passion Play

GER67
James Shapiro
Vintage Books
2001
240
0375708529
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A cultural history of Oberammergau and the monumental influence its Passion Play has had on its development.
$13.00

The Reader

GER68
Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway (Translator)
Vintage Books
1999
218
0375707972
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The story of a man who discovers a terrible secret about his past lover who he finds as a defendant at a trial about Germany's Nazi past.
$15.99

Slaughterhouse-Five: or The Children's Crusade

GER70
Kurt Vonnegut
Dell
1991
215
0440180295
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Kurt Vonnegut's popular novel, set during the bombing of Dresden, in the United States and on the distant planet of Tralfamadore. Ranges from satiric absurdity to an extremely powerful account of the destruction of Dresden.
$7.99

Elizabeth and Her German Garden

GER72
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Trafalgar Square
2001
208
1844083497
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The gently satirical, light-hearted first book by English novelist Von Arnim tells of daily life on a Pomeranian estate. Originally published in 1898, it's an intimate, semi-autobiographical account in the form of a diary.
$15.95

Art and Society in the Middle Ages

EUR85
Georges Duby
John Wiley & Sons Inc.
2000
128
0745621740
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A study of the relationship between the production of art and the nature of Medieval society.
$30.55

Germany from Partition to Reunification

GER79
Henry Ashby Turner, David Young
Yale University Press
1992
269
0300053479
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An introduction to the political history of post-World War II Germany.
$27.00

Lola Montez, A Life

EUR89
Bruce Seymour
Yale University Press
1998
480
0300074395
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The life of the King Ludwig I's powerful paramour, whose influence may have led to the 1848 revolution in Bavaria.
$45.00

Mozart

AST43
Peter Gay
Penguin Putnam
2006
177
0670882380
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This concise, entertaining portrait delves into Mozart's complex relationship with his father, his daunting role as a child prodigy and his exploration of new musical territory.
$15.00

Salome, In Full Score

GER80
Richard Strauss
Dover Publications
1995
352
0486242080
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A reprint of the original, and complete, score of "Salome."
$29.95

Medieval Art

EUR91
Marilyn Stokstad
Perseus
2004
446
0813341140
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive survey of medieval art throughout Europe.
$80.00

For Kids

The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm

GER144
Lore Segal (Translator), Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2003
368
0374339716
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A new edition of a revered classic (hard-bound with dust jacket and built-in bookmark), distinguished by the choice of tales, sharp translation and, of course, Sendak's haunting illustrations.
$28.00