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Changing Tides of History: Cruising the Baltic Sea

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The Baltic, A History

BLT59
Michael North
Harvard University Press
2016
448
0674970837
PAPER
History
1
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

Eyewitness Guide St. Petersburg

RUS87
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
264
1465427376
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With excellent local maps and site plans, this outstanding visual guide introduces the culture, history and attractions of St. Petersburg.
$25.00

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

Baltic Sea Map

BLT38
Reise Know How
Reise Know How
2011
2
3831772355
MAP
Reference
1
0
0
0
This large map covers the entire Baltic Sea region, with insets of major cities. Printed on tear- and waterproof paper and scaled at 1:1,300,000.
$14.95

Copenhagen Map

DMK14
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866093535
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy laminated street map of Copenhagen in full color at a scale of 1:11,000.
$9.95

Northern Europe Scandinavia Map

EUR19
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2007
1
3850842142
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful shaded relief map showing the Baltic region from Copenhagen to St. Petersburg and Hammerfest at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$14.95

Oslo/Bergen Map

NOR44
ITMB
ITMB
2015
1
155341682
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A walking map of Oslo and Bergen at a scale of 1:10,000.
$10.95

Stockholm Map

SWE33
itmb
ITMB
2
1553417062
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A convenient, detailed map of Stockholm and surroundings at a scale of 1:12,000.
$8.95

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

Culture Smart! Russia

RUS361
Anna King
Kuperard
2007
168
1857333527
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

Insight Guide Norway

NOR03
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
384
1780052103
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring concise essays on natural history, politics and culture, hundreds of photos and maps, and some limited practical information.
$22.99

Literary St. Petersburg, A Guide to the City and Its Writers

RUS406
Elaine Blaire
Little Bookroom
2007
137
1892145375
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Blaire shows St. Petersburg through the words, museums and haunts of 15 writers, including Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Nabokov.
$16.95

Lonely Planet Pocket Copenhagen

DMK35
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
160
1742200346
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This lively shirt pocket guide to the city is jammed with personal recommendations, photographs and a pull-out map.
$13.99

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

Bloodlands, Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

EUR399
Timothy Snyder
Hachette
2012
524
0465002390
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The prize-winning Yale historian recasts the chilling history of modern Europe around its central catastrophe: the 14 million people killed by totalitarian regimes in the lands between Hitler and Stalin between 1933 and 1945, covering Germany and the Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, the Baltics and western Russia.
$22.99

Full Steam Ahead, A Golden Age of Cruises

TVL589
Boris Danzer-kantof
Trafalgar Square
2014
192
1902686799
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
With photographs, archival reprints and firsthand accounts, this coffee table history of cruising focuses on the freedom and romance of cruise vessels in their golden age.
$44.95

Land of the Firebird, The Beauty of Old Russia

RUS21
Suzanne Massie
Heart Tree Press
1995
496
096441841X
PAPER
History
0
0
1
0
Massie traces both minuscule details and larger movements in pre-revolutionary Russian art, literature and daily life in this affectionate overview of 19th-century palaces, courts and culture.
$35.00

Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

VIK02
John Haywood
1995
144
PAPER
History
0140513280
Penguin Putnam
0
0
0
0
This history of the Vikings tells their story through a series of innovative maps and excellent photographs. It traces the routes of 9th-century Viking merchants and explorers throughout Europe and the New World.
$23.00

Sunlight at Midnight: St. Petersburg and the Rise of Modern Russia

RUS128
W. Bruce Lincoln
Hachette
2002
432
0465083242
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully written, informative portrait of St. Petersburg, focusing on the city's development in the 18th and 19th centuries as Russia's "window on the West." Highly recommended for travelers with an interest in the character and significance of the city and its monuments.
$19.95

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 Almost Nearly Perfect People, Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

SCN83
Michael Booth
Picador USA
2016
400
1250081564
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Guardian journalist Booth writes with laugh-out-loud humor and brutal candor about the Scandinavians, mixing history and his own experiences in Nordic regions in this searing cultural portrait.
$17.00

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 New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History

EUR240
Colin McEvedy
Penguin Putnam
1992
112
0140512497
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
McEvedy deftly sketches the culture, history and society of medieval Europe in this slim historical atlas.
$17.00

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 Vikings, Lords of the Seas

VIK01
Yves Cohat
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300151
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An indispensable reference that fits in your pocket, this slim volume is packed with maps, archival photos and illustrations.
$15.95

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

We Die Alone

NOR14
David Howarth
Lyons Press
2007
208
1599210630
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Howarth's riveting account of determination and valor in Nazi-occupied Norway follows Jan Baalrud's extraordinary escape by ski across the Lyngen Alps.
$16.95

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

Between East and West, Across the Borderlands of Europe

BLT64
Anne Applebaum
Random House
2017
336
052543318X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
6/13/2017
0
0
0
0
Writing just after the USSR’s collapse, Pulitzer Prize-winner Anne Applebaum leaves Kaliningrad on a three-month road trip through the lands east of Poland and west of Russia. Her revealing narrative shows newly independent peoples recapturing their cultural heritage and re-actualizing nationhood.
$17.95

Catherine the Great

RUS470
Robert K. Massie
Random House
2012
625
0345408772
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Eager readers of Massie's Nicholas and Alexandra or the Pulitzer Prize-winning Peter the Great will not be disappointed by this latest, an old-fashioned tale of politics, power and 18th-century Europe, drawing effectively from the ambitious Catherine's own memoirs.
$20.00

Peter the Great, His Life and World

RUS48
Robert Massie
Random House
2011
914
0345298063
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Massie portrays the giant of history who transformed Russia from backwater tsardom into a major empire.
$20.00

Speak, Memory

RUS28
Vladimir Nabokov
Vintage Books
1989
316
0679723390
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nabokov's richly imagined memoir wonderfully evokes cultural life among the well-to-do in turn-of-the-century St. Petersburg. Nabokov called his childhood home, now a museum off St Isaac's Square, "the only house in the world."
$16.00

Russian Short Stories

RUS288
Robert Chandler (Editor)
Penguin
2006
396
0140448462
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This fine collection of tales captures the sweep and soul of Russian literature, including works by Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Chekhov and Tolstoy along with lesser-known greats.
$20.00

Set Sail for Murder

BLT42
Carolyn G. Hart
Avon Books
2008
311
0060724080
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Retired newspaper reporter Henrietta O' Dwyer Collins, Henrie O to her friends, joins her dear old friend Jimmy Lennox on a Baltic cruise in this seventh installment in the cozy series.
$6.99

Stockholm, City of My Dreams

SWE22
Pers Anders Fogelstrom
Penfield Press
2000
332
1572160888
PAPER
Literature
0
0
1
0
Young Henning Nilsson arrives in Stockholm on the eve of the Industrial Revolution, eager for success, love and a fully experienced life in this Swedish classic of historical realist fiction, happily now available in an English translation.
$21.95

The Call of the Toad

PLD23
Gunter Grass
Harvest Books
1992
248
0156153408
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A powerful, satiric novel set in Gdansk. An aging German art historian and widower becomes romantically linked with a Polish art restorer and widow he meets in Gdansk on All Soul's Day.
$15.95

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.
$15.00

The Winter Queen

RUS210
Boris Akunin, Andrew Bromfield (Translator)
Random House
2004
249
0812968778
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Akunin sets a suspected murder among the glitterati of late 19th-century Moscow in this first book in the series of clever detective novels starring the rascal Erast Fandorin, wildly popular in Russia.
$16.00

The Woman in Cabin 10

SCN105
Ruth Ware
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2017
352
1501132954
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Drawing strong parallels to Agatha Christie, Ware’s psychological thriller follows travel journalist Lo Blacklock as she embarks on a luxury cruise through the North Sea in search of Norway’s Northern Lights. Naturally, there is a murder and a motley crew of suspects. A fun read -- especially on a Scandinavian cruise!
$16.00

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Smilla's Sense of Snow

DMK03
Peter Hoeg
Picador USA
2012
448
1250002559
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Denmark and Greenland and aboard a secret ship, this page-turner, out in a 20th anniversary edition, includes an excellent portrait of modern-day Copenhagen. Beneath its eerie surface, the novel wrestles with racism and the tangled relations between Denmark and Greenland.
$18.00

The Romanovs, The Final Chapter

RUS14
Robert Massie
Ballantine Books
1995
308
0345406400
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Written like a good detective story, this riveting scientific thriller examines the evidence and international dispute linking the skeletons exhumed in 1991 in Siberia with the last of the Romanovs killed in the early period of the Russian Revolution.
$18.00

Crime and Punishment

RUS18
Fyodor Dostoevsky, David McDuff (Translator)
Penguin
2002
647
0140449132
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dostoevsky's thriller of murder and redemption is redolent of St. Petersburg’s atmosphere. A cornerstone of Russian literature, and one of the greatest detective stories ever told.
$16.00

St. Petersburg, A Cultural History

RUS72
Solomon Volkov, Antonina Bouis
Free Press
1995
598
0684832968
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This wonderfully written summary of art, music, theater and literature, written by a native historian and musician, includes profiles of the city's artists and writers over the last 300 years.
$38.95

Lenin's Tomb

RUS07
David Remnick
Vintage Books
1994
588
0679751254
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A gripping eyewitness tale of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Remnick, the Washington Post reporter on the scene, combines fine historical scholarship with great storytelling.
$18.00

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

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

RUS26
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
New American Library
2009
181
0451228146
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An overnight classic, Solzhenitsyn's powerful story of an inmate struggling to maintain his dignity in a Siberian labor camp was only authorized to be published after Stalin's death. Solzhenitsyn served as a Russian artillery captain but was sentenced to eight years in a Siberian labor camp.
$14.00

Norwegian Folk Tales

NOR06
Peter Asbjornsen
Pantheon Books
1982
188
0394710541
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This rich collection of stories, interpreted by a leading scholar on ancient traditions and tales, will delight both adults and children.
$15.95

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

The German Way

GER12
Hyde Flippo
McGraw-Hill
1997
138
0844225134
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1
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 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

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 Saga of the Volsungs

SCN05
Jesse Byock (Translator)
University of California Press
2012
145
0520272994
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A piece full of traditional lore, including runic knowledge, jealousies of princes, betrayals, unrequited love, the vengeance of a Barbarian queen, the greed of Attila the Hun and the mythic deeds of a dragon-slayer.
$21.95

Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe

EUR18
Henri Pirenne
Harvest Books
1956
224
0156275333
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Pirenne, an important economic historian, traces the economic and social development of Western Europe from the end of the Roman Empire to the middle of the 15th century in this classic book, first published in 1936.
$15.95

Letters on Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

SCN04
Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin
Lightning Source
2005
129
0900001518
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Groundbreaking feminist Wollstonecraft records her observations of a late 18th-century journey through Scandinavia in this small masterpiece, rich in detail of people and place.
$14.99

A History of Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland

SCN03
T.K Derry
University of Minnesota Press
2000
447
0816637997
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of Scandinavia from prehistory to the present with chapters on the Viking and Lutheran kingdoms, medieval times, monarchies, the World Wars and modern period, emphasizing the common cultural, political and social backgrounds.
$25.00

Neither Here Nor There, Travels in Europe

EUR25
Bill Bryson
HarperCollins
2001
254
0380713802
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Bryson deploys his famously cranky humor in this romp through European capitals. He's great fun to read and insightful on quirks of character.
$15.99

Petersburg, Crucible of Cultural Revolution

RUS43
Katarina Clark
Harvard University Press
1998
384
0674663365
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A classic, if scholarly, study of cultural changes in Petersburg in the key years 1913-1931 and how they coincided with the rise of Stalinism.
$31.00

A Traveller's History of Russia

RUS47
Peter Neville
Interlink Publishing Group
2011
336
1566566452
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An impressively compact, lively survey of Russian history from the coming of the Slavs to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
$14.95

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

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

Vikings, The North Atlantic Saga

VIK11
William Fitzhugh (Editor), Elisabeth Ward (Editor)
Smithsonian Institution Press
2000
432
1560989955
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An extensively illustrated volume of Viking culture, history and exploration that focuses especially on voyages to North America. Published in conjunction with a Smithsonian exhibit, it features essays and 400 color photographs.
$34.95

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

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

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

St. Petersburg Map

RUS89
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2013
2
3866095570
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, laminated city plan at a scale of 1:11,000.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Russian Phrasebook

RUS111
James Jenkin, Inna Zaitseva
Lonely Planet Publications
2009
256
174220189X
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy shirtpocket phrasebook for Russian basics focusing on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$8.99

Pimsleur Quick & Simple Russian

RUS112
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0743506189
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A package of eight 30-minute lessons in basic Russian, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$19.95

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

The Oxford History of Medieval Europe

EUR103
George Holmes
Oxford University Press
1992
395
0192801333
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A compact edition of the author's eminently readable and authoritative history of Medieval Europe.
$18.95

Pocket Rough Guide Copenhagen

DMK15
Lone Mouritsen, Andrew Spooner
Rough Guides
2016
144
0241238536
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With information on key sights and a full-color, pull-out map, this is the guide to take along.
$12.99

Natasha's Dance, A Cultural History of Russia

RUS180
Orlando Figes
Picador USA
2003
768
0312421958
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this lively cultural history, Figes looks at both the great works by Russian masters and longstanding folk traditions. The title is drawn from a scene of Tolstoy's War and Peace in which a European-educated countess performs a peasant dance.
$28.00

The Master of Petersburg

RUS200
J.M. Coetzee
Penguin Putnam
1995
250
0140238107
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dostoyevski becomes a literary character in Coetzee's novel of 19th-century Russia, where he is ensnared in a mystery that illuminates the underworld of pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg.
$16.00

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

The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen

DMK27
Hans Christian Andersen, Diana Crone Frank, Jeffrey Frank
Duke
2005
293
0822336936
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A newly refurbished collection of 22 tales, adroitly retranslated by Diana and Jeffrey Frank and with the original illustrations.
$26.95

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

Helsinki, A Cultural and Literary History

SCN33
Neil Kent
Interlink Publishing Group
2004
247
1566565448
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A literary guide to Helsinki, its history and culture, organized into three sections: city of architects and engineers; city of music and arts; and city of hospitality. With maps and black-and-white illustrations.
$15.00

Growth of the Soil

NOR36
Knut Hamsun
Penguin
2007
352
0143105108
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The epic tale of a homesteader in the mountainous Norwegian interior, which helped win Hamsun a Nobel Prize in 1920.
$16.00

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

Russia Map

RUS264
International Travel Maps
ITMB
2011
2
1553413865
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided map covering the full route of the Trans-Siberian railway at a scale of 1:6,000,000.
$12.95

D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths

SCN35
Edgar D'Aulaire, Ingri D'Aulaire, Michael Chabon (Introduction)
NYRB
2005
160
159017125X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The D'Aulaireses vividly recreate the characters and Norse landscapes of Odin the All-father, Thor the Thunder-god, Loki, Bragi and the Valkyries in this beautifully illustrated volume. For the whole family.
$24.95

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

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

Nordic Gods and Heroes

SCN39
Padraic Colum, Willy Pogany (Illustrator)
Dover Publications
1996
292
0486289125
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Column's classic retelling of the dramatic tales of the Norse gods and goddesses, originally published in 1928. With 40 illustrations.
$11.95

Lonely Planet St. Petersburg

RUS280
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1742209947
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In its hallmark style, this practical guide to St Petersburg by Lonely Planet features maps, a good overview of culture, history and art, and a great deal of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing.
$21.99

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

Out Stealing Horses

NOR66
Per Petterson
Picador USA
2008
258
1555974708
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A deliberate and astonishing novel. Looking back on his early childhood in rural Norway, Trond Sander fixates on a fateful summer. In 1948, after the death of a child, his father's decision to abandon the family and the crippling guilt of his best friend, the course of Sander's life would be altered forever.
$16.00

Eyewitness Travel Guide Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

BLT35
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
432
1465427953
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact, profusely illustrated travel guide features bright color photography, dozens of maps and a region-by-region synopsis. With a 50-page section on where to stay and eat.
$28.00

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

SWE54
Stieg Larsson
Alfred Knopf
2009
480
0307454541
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Larsson combines murder mystery, family saga, love story and financial intrigue into a complex and atmospheric novel set in Stockholm and the snowy landscapes of northern Sweden.
$16.95

Stockholm, A Cultural History

SWE57
Tony Griffiths
Oxford University Press
2009
256
019538637X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A literary, cultural guide to the art, architecture, traditions and history of Stockholm.
$18.95

Gorbachev, On My Country and the World

RUS433
Mikhail S. Gorbachev
Columbia University Press
2000
300
0231115156
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Drawing on his own experience, rich archival material and a keen sense of history and politics, Gorbachev sheds light on Russia's 1917 revolution, 1991 breakup and 21st-century future.
$28.00

Forgotten Land, Journeys Among the Ghosts of East Prussia

GER288
Max Egremont
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2012
359
0374533563
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Egremont seeks out old landowning families, politicians and others for this vivid portrait of a land which was once easternmost Germany.
$17.00

Trotsky, Downfall of a Revolutionary

RUS474
Bertrand M. Patenaude
HarperCollins Publishers
2010
360
0060820691
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this remarkable biography, Patenaude masterfully interweaves the story of Trotsky’s final years with flashbacks to pivotal episodes in his career.
$15.99

Notes from the Pianist's Bench

MUS89
Boris Berman
Yale University Press
2002
240
0300093985
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A fascinating take on piano technique and interpretation by the internationally known pianist and teacher.
$26.00

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

Medieval Scandinavia

SCN79
Birgit and Peter Sawyer
University of Minnesota Press
1993
265
0816617392
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Experts in the Viking Age and a Nordic medievalist respectively, Peter and Birgit Sawyer trace the history of Scandinavia and the Baltic from the Viking Age to the early 16th century in meticulous, scholarly detail.
$24.00

Secret Lives of the Tsars, Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder and Madness from Romanov Russia

RUS512
Michael Farquhar
Random House
2014
368
0812979052
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scandalous tell-all about Russia’s ruling class. Farquhar skips over the dryer parts of history to deliver the jaw-dropping morsels about Catherine the Great’s affinity for young lovers and Peter the Great’s proclivity for beheading his subjects.
$16.00

The Northmen, The Viking Saga

VIK52
John Haywood
Gardners Books
2016
400
1250106141
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Viking historian John Haywood delves into the Vikings’ age of expansion (793 CE -1241 CE). His magisterial chronicle answers myriad questions about the Vikings, their technology, their society and why it went into decline.
$29.99

The Empress of Art, Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia

RUS573
Susan Jaques
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
384
160598972X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In her magisterial biography of Russian czarina Catherine the Great, Susan Jaques shows how the leader modernized Russia through a ravenous acquisition of art -- a visionary idea that put Catherine far ahead of her time.
$35.00

The Vikings

VIK53
Rene Chartrand
Osprey Publishing
2016
192
1472813219
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This well-illustrated military history of the Viking Age draws from contemporary scholarship to describe the Vikings' fearsome reputation as well as their contributions to civilization.
$15.00

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

Worth Looking For

Fodor's Moscow and St. Petersburg

RUS03
Salwa Jabado
Fodor's
2013
384
0770432050
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
With solid practical information on sights, excursions, restaurants, hotels and nightlife and a chapter on the cities of the Golden Ring.
$19.99

Bradt Guide Baltic Cities

BLT12
Neil Taylor
Bradt Publications
2008
298
1841622478
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
This second, expanded edition includes Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Kaliningrad as well as Tartu, Liepaja, Kaunas and Klaipeda.
$25.99

The Baltic

BLT22
Alan Palmer
Overlook Press
2007
448
1585678635
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
Palmer chronicles the Baltic region from the Viking era and Byzantine Empire through wars, uprisings and other political conflicts of the 20th century and on to modern times, where he finds a group of nations poised to emerge as some of Europe's most vital democracies. In addition to the prolific British historian's considerable learning, he provides some rather entertaining anecdotes.
$19.95

Baltic Cruising

BLT40
Thomas Cook Publishers
Thomas Cook
2011
175
1848483880
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
This handy pocket guide covers history, politics, culture and highlights of the region from Denmark and Sweden to Russia.
$16.95

Racundra's First Cruise

BLT41
Arthur Ransome
John Wiley & Son
2006
255
1898660964
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
A new edition of Ransome's delightful 1923 account of the eventful maiden voyage of his 30-foot ketch, Racundra, built for the Baltic, with the original maps, photographs and annotations.
$32.95