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Berlin & Dresden Biking

Reading and Travel Guide
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 EXGER135. Buy these 4 items as a set for $65 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Berlin Diaries

GER104
Marie Vassiltchikov
Vintage Books
1988
368
0394757777
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
12/14/2013
0
1
0
0
The compulsively readable wartime account of an emigre Russian princess who was secretary to Adam Von Trott, mastermind of the failed 20th of July plot to assassinate Hitler. Idealistic, vivacious and observant, "Missie" conveys the flavor of Berlin during the 1940s.
$17.95

Dresden: Tuesday, February 13, 1945

GER145
Frederick Taylor
HarperCollins
2005
376
0060006773
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A re-evaluation of the Allied firebombing of Dresden, one of the most destructive, and still controversial, air campaigns of WWII.
$15.99

Eyewitness Guide Berlin

GER74
Malgorzata Omilanowska (Contributor)
DK Publishing
2016
352
1465441182
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide to Berlin features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a synopsis of the city's attractions. Includes Excursions from Berlin, including Potsdam.
$25.00

Berlin Map

GER127
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2014
2
3866091265
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, folded map of the city center of Berlin.
$9.95

Lonely Planet German Phrasebook

GER141
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
256
174321443X
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized handy guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

Before the Deluge, A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920's

GER11
Otto Friedrich
HarperCollins Publishers
1995
418
0060926791
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A fascinating portrait of Berlin in the 1920s, this book features illuminating essays and an extraordinary collection of contemporary images of the city before the devastation of WWII.
$17.99

It's All About the Bike, The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels

BCY25
Robert Penn
Bloomsbury USA
2012
1608195759
PAPER
Sport
0
0
0
0
A paean to craftsmanship and tradition. En route to building his dream bike (oh, what a brilliant quest!), Robert Penn explores the culture, science and history of the bicycle.
$15.00

Just Ride, A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike

BCY22
Grant Petersen
Workman Publishing Company
2012
212
0761155589
PAPER
Sport
0
0
0
0
Bicycle commuter, reformed racer and proprietor of Rivendell Bicycle Works in Walnut Creek California, Grant Petersen covers equipment, health, safety and attitude in 87 short and illustrated, often provocative essays.
$13.95

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 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

The Magic Lantern, The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague

GER36
Timothy Garton Ash
Vintage Books
1993
167
0679740481
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With a chapter each on Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague, this eyewitness account by an astute journalist and historian shows these vibrant cities during a time of great change.
$15.00

Baroque and Rococo Art

EUR53
Germain Bazin
Thames & Hudson
1985
288
0500200181
PAPER
Art & Architecture
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

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1
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

Berlin Noir

GER47
Philip Kerr
Penguin Putnam
1994
834
0140231706
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A trio of novels (March Violets, The Pale Criminal, A German Requiem) that follow the fate of detective Bernie Gunther as he tries to make a living in Nazi Germany.
$24.00

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

The Berlin Stories

GER19
Christopher Isherwood
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2008
256
081121804X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
"The Last of Mr. Norris" and "Goodbye to Berlin" find Sally Bowles, Fraulein Schroeder and the doomed Landauers caught up in the nightlife, danger and mystique of 1931 Berlin.
$17.95

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

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

More Books

Stasiland, Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

GER259
Anna Funder
HarperCollins
2011
288
0062077325
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Extraordinary tales from the underbelly of the former East Germany. Each enthralling story depicts what it's like to live in Berlin as the city knits itself back together -- or fails to. This is a history full of emotion, attitude and complexity.
$15.99

This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

GER95
Tadeusz Borowski, Barbara Vedder (Translator), Jan Kott (Introduction)
Penguin
1992
180
0140186247
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A series of uninflected, austere stories, published in Polish after WWII -- and drawn from the author's experiences in Auschwitz and Dachau from 1943 to 1945.
$16.00

I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1941-1945, Vol. 2

GER89
Victor Klemperer
Modern Library
2001
556
0375756973
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The diaries of a Dresden professor of Roman languages who, being Jewish, lost his position under the Nazis but managed to survive the war in Dresden. The first volume in the two-volume series is also available (GER88).
$20.00

For Kids

Hitler Youth, Growing Up In Hitler's Shadow

GER180
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Scholastic Inc.
2005
176
0439353793
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this eye-opening, award-winning history for middle-schoolers, Bartoletti shows the growth of Nazi power and the Hitler Youth movement through profiles of 12 individuals.
$21.99

The Star of Kazan

CEU24
Eva Ibbotson, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
Dutton Inc.
2006
404
0525473475
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A delightful young adult adventure that twists and turns through fin-de-siecle Vienna. Annika, a foundling taken in by a household of eccentric professors and kind hearted servants, is enchanted by the spectacle of Vienna and the simple pleasures of domestic chores. Her life is turned upside-down when her aristocratic mother unexpectedly reappears in her life and sweeps her off to live in a castle in Germany.
$8.99