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Bulgaria and Northern Greece

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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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

Eyewitness Guide Bulgaria

BLG32
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2014
284
1465411739
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This visually rich guide features outstanding maps, essays and travel information.
$23.00

Bulgaria Map

BGR06
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2008
1
3707903222
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This detailed, single-sided fold-up map shows the country at a scale of 1:400,000. Place names are usefully shown in both Cyrillic and Latin script and the multilingual legend includes English.
$14.95

All Along the Danube: Recipes from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Romania, & Bulgaria

EUR42
Marina Polvay
Hippocrene Books
2002
360
0781808065
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A cookbook full of classic recipes from Central Europe, with some valuable morsels of culture.
$16.95

Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table

GRE517
Christopher Bakken
University of California Press
2013
256
0520275098
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Bakken picks olives on Thasos, bakes bread on Crete, eats thyme honey from Kythira with one of Greece’s greatest poets and learns why Naxos is the best place for cheese in the Cyclades in this lyrical account of adventures at the table and in the fields across Greece.
$34.95

A Concise History of Bulgaria

BGR01
R.J. Crampton
Cambridge University Press
2005
287
0521616379
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A highly readable, illustrated introduction to Bulgaria's history from medieval empire to Ottoman rule, revival and modernization to the fall of Communism.
$35.99

Black Sea

RUS46
Neal Ascherson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1996
306
0809015935
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this skillful regional portrait, Ascherson weaves his own travels and impressions with a fascinating account of the Black Sea's history. From ancient mythology to modern politics, he admirably never loses sight of the sea itself.
$22.00

Bury Me Standing

EUR09
Isabel Fonseca
Vintage Books
1996
322
067973743X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This marvelous portrait of the Roma, also known as the Gypsies, offers insight into their music, foods, religions and folk traditions and also examines their influential but complex relationship with Eastern Europe.
$17.00

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

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 Fragility of Goodness, Why Bulgaria's Jews Survived the Holocaust

BGR15
Tzvetan Todorov
Princeton University Press
2003
208
0691115648
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A reconstruction of what happened in Bulgaria during World War II, detailing how Bulgaria became one of two countries not to turn over its Jewish population.
$32.95

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

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

Crown of Thorns, The Reign of King Boris III of Bulgaria, 1918-1943

BGR02
Stephan Groueff
Madison Books
1998
440
1568331142
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A biography of the famed Bulgarian monarch, who ruled from the end of World War I to the middle of World War II, when he defied Hitler's wishes for expelling Bulgaria's Jews.
$29.95

The Colossus of Maroussi

GRE05
Henry Miller
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2010
223
0811218570
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Miller captures the spirit and warmth of the resilient Greek people in this inspired tale of a wartime journey from Athens to Crete, Corfu and Delphi with his friend Lawrence Durrell.
$15.95

Bai Ganyo, Incredible Tales of a Modern Bulgarian

BLG51
Aleko Konstantinov
University of Wisconsin Press
2010
160
0299236943
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An award-winning English translation of the 19th-century Bulgarian classic. The interlocking short stories, which are, by turns, humorous, satirical and dark, feature the folk hero Bai Ganyo. A solid literary introduction to Bulgaria. Translated by Aleko Konstantinov, Victor Friedman, Christina Kramer, Grace Fielder and Catherine Rudin.
$19.95

Corelli's Mandolin

GRE51
Louis De Bernieres
Vintage Books
1995
448
067976397X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This lyrical novel captures the humanity, quirks and loves of village life in the Greek islands. A satire of war, this charming and richly-colored novel is set on Cephalonia during the Italian occupation in the 1940s.
$16.95

The Turkish Gambit

RUS263
Andrew Bromfield (Translator), Boris Akunin
Random House
2006
224
0812968786
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Detective Erast Fandorin is caught in Bulgaria in the middle of the brutal Russo-Turkish war in this thriller set in 1877. The third book in the series.
$16.00

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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

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

The Improbable Voyage

EUR156
Tristan Jones
Sheridan House
1998
332
1574090623
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Jones, an inveterate Welsh sailor, adventurer and storyteller, channels Eastern Europe circa 1985 in his tale of a tough voyage along the Rhine and Danube to the Black Sea.
$16.50

Yiddish Folktales

CEU33
Beatrice Weinreich
Schocken Books
1997
413
0805210903
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of 178 tales, many very short, of princesses and witches, dybbuks and wonder-working rebbes, gathered during the 1920s and 1930s by ethnographers in the small towns and villages of Eastern Europe.
$22.00