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Crete

GRE303
Barry Unsworth
National Geographic
2007
192
0792255585
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A travel memoir from the Booker prize-winning novelist, richly detailed and steeped in the millennia-old traditions, myths, literature and history of the island.
$10.95

Abducting a General, The Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete

GRE611
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2015
240
1590179382
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In another riveting episode from the life of Patrick Leigh Fermor, the eminent travel writer recounts his time as an operative during WWII and as the leader of 11 guerrilla fighters in Crete who famously kidnapped German general Heinrich Kreipe.
$24.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Crete

GRE367
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
144
1465429166
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Crete.
$14.00

Crete Adventure Map

GRE07
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
2
3850842819
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, double-sided map at a 1:150,000, printed on handy tear- and water-resistant paper.
$12.95

Crete

GRE03
John Freely
St. Martins
2008
272
0941533638
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The definitive guide to the island of Crete and its archaeology, loosely organized as a leisurely visit. Freely interweaves travel information with a great deal about myths, legends and the history of the island in his narrative.
$17.00

Eyewitness Guide Greece, Athens and the Mainland

GRE38
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
352
1465427961
PAPER
Guidebook
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions.
$25.00

The High Mountains of Crete

GRE613
Loraine Wilson
Cicerone
2015
384
1852847999
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This new edition of Cicerone’s full-color guide to the White Mountains includes new routes, photographs and information on the Gorge of Samaria National Park and the Psiloritis and Lassithi ranges. Written by a longtime guide to the White Mountains.
$27.95

A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture

GRE229
Sarah B. Pomeroy (Editor)
Oxford University Press
2009
402
0195372352
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively account of Greek civilization and history, covering the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era.
$49.95

Ill Met by Moonlight

GRE465
W. Stanley Moss
Paul Dry Books
2010
212
1589880668
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Moss tells the better-than-fiction story of the audacious World War II kidnapping of the German commander of occupied Crete with Patrick Leigh Fermor and fellow S.O.E. officers. Dirk Bogarde played PLF in the Powell movie.
$16.95

Kidnap in Crete, The True Story of the Abduction of a Nazi General

GRE582
Rick Stroud
Bloomsbury USA
2015
304
1632861933
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
In this new chronicle of the kidnapping of a German general on Nazi-occupied Crete by travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor's small SOE unit, Stroud fills in the narrative with meticulous research, situating the legendary tale in its historical context.
$28.00

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, Why the Greeks Matter

GRE182
Thomas Cahill
Doubleday
2004
320
0385495544
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Cahill brings to life ancient Greek society and civilization through the lives and words of politicians, playwrights, a poet, a philosopher and an artist in this eloquent and absorbing tribute.
$18.00

The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age

GRE390
Cynthia W. Shelmerdine (Editor)
Cambridge University Press
2008
452
0521891272
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive survey of the Greek world c. 3,000-1100 BCE, arranged chronologically and geographically.
$39.99

The Complete World of Greek Mythology

GRE377
Richard Buxton
Thames & Hudson
2004
240
0500251215
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
With hundreds of color illustrations, site plans, genealogies and maps, this handsome, encyclopedic reference illuminates the world of the Greek gods.
$39.95

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece

GRE125
Robert Morkot
Penguin Putnam
1997
144
0140513353
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This pictorial survey of Greek antiquity, recording its culture and expansion, features dozens of full-color maps.
$21.00

The Tomb of Agamemnon

GRE252
Cathy Gere, Mary Beard (Editor)
Harvard University Press
2012
208
0674063880
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief, enlightening guide to the archaeological site (a fortified hill in the Peloponnese at Mycenae), its history and current scholarship on the Bronze Age.
$16.00

Aegean Art and Architecture

GRE113
Donald Preziosi, Louise Hitchcock
Oxford University Press
2000
275
0192842080
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An illustrated survey of Minoan and Mycenaean art from the Neolithic to the extraordinary Bronze Age palaces of Knossos, Gournia and Phaistos. Great for any archaeology-minded traveler.
$27.95

Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History

GRE194
Marina Belozerskaya, Kenneth Lapatin
Getty Trust Publications
2004
144
0892366958
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
This lively illustrated guide covers the architecture, painting and sculpture of Ancient Greece from the third millennium to the end of the Hellenistic period. With 282 color and 28 black-and-white illustrations.
$19.95

Knossos & the Prophets of Modernism

GRE495
Cathy Gere
University of Chicago Press
2011
277
0226289540
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
In this marvelous, scholarly study of the myth and meaning on Minoan Crete, Gere illuminates both the original excavations of Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos and how this ancient civilization captured the Western imagination as an idealized society.
$18.00

Mysteries of the Snake Goddess

GRE166
Kenneth Lapatin
Da Capo Press
2004
0306813289
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An intelligent account of archaeology, art and deceit revolving around a Minoan sculpture excavated by Sir Arthur Evans (of Knossos fame), later acquired by the Boston Museum of Fine Art.
$16.95

The Bull of Minos, The Great Discoveries of Ancient Greece

GRE402
Leonard Cottrell
St. Martins
2009
232
1845119428
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Cottrell spins the intriguing tale of great archaeological discoveries in Crete and Greece by Heinrich Schliemann and Sir Arthur Evans, who brought to light the ruins of Troy, the Palace and treasure-filled tombs of the Mycenaean Kings, and the vast Palace of Sea Kings at Knossos.
$18.00

Across Crete, From Khania to Herakleion

GRE622
Johan De Bakker
St. Martins
2003
288
1850433879
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This collection explores the history of Crete through the writings of various travelers from around the world. The first of three illustrated books that tour the island, east to west.
$29.00

Mani, Travels in Southern Peloponnese

GRE27
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2006
320
1590171888
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Fermor weaves anecdote, magnificent description, classical references, history and commentary into an absorbing portrait of place.
$15.95

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

The Cretan Runner, His Story of the German Occupation

GRE612
George Psychoundakis, Patrick Leigh Fermor (Translator)
NYRB
2015
272
1590179048
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this exceptional memoir, Psychoundakis recounts his role in the Cretan Resistance as a "runner," delivering messages and goods while dodging Nazi storm troopers. His good-humored narrative even crosses paths with (his eventual translator) Patrick Leigh Fermor.
$16.95

The Golden Step, A Walk through the Heart of Crete

GRE378
Christopher Somerville
Haus Publishing
2012
318
1904950973
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
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Sommerville's account of a heroic 300-mile, mountainous trek west across Crete from Heraklion to the Monastery of the Golden Step.
$11.95

Greece, A Traveler's Literary Companion

GRE190
Artemis Leontis (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
1997
288
1883513049
PAPER
Anthology
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0
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In this terrific anthology, 24 modern Greek writers offer a flavor of their nation, its culture and people, beautiful landscapes and rich history.
$14.95

The King Must Die

GRE23
Mary Renault
Vintage Books
1988
330
0394751043
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The first in Mary Renault's trilogy of well-researched page-turners features the tale of Theseus, slayer of the Minotaur and the king of Athens. Known for her exhaustive research, Renault is an acknowledged master of historical fiction.
$16.95

The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

GRE81
Roberto Calasso, Tim Parks (Translator)
Random House
1994
416
0679733485
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A re-telling of the classic myths as filtered through the vivid imagination and intellect of Italian novelist Roberto Calasso
$18.00

The Persian Boy

GRE74
Mary Renault
Vintage Books
1988
419
0394751019
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The second of Renault's trilogy on the life and loves of Alexander the Great, this exhaustively researched historical novel focuses on Bagoas, the Persian slave boy who became the servant and lover of the king.
$16.95

Zorba the Greek

GRE22
Nikos Kazantzakis
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1996
311
0684825546
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A modern classic. Set in rural Crete in the early 20th-century, this is the most accessible of Kazantzakis' novels. It's a tale of adventure and philosophy that captures the exuberance of the Greek people.
$16.00

For Kids

Classic Myths to Read Aloud

GRE19
William F. Russell
Crown
1989
264
0517588374
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Short, suspenseful and recast in vivid, crystal-clear language for kids, these essential Greek and Roman myths can be read in a few minutes each.
$16.00

Ancient Greece, Cultural Atlas for Young People

GRE42
Anton Powell
Facts on File
2007
96
0816068216
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated guide to Greek history, life and culture from the Bronze Age through Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic kingdoms.
$48.75

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

GRE75
Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar D'Aulaire
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
1992
192
0440406943
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
An oversized and vividly illustrated collection of Greek myths for children. This is the classic that many of us remember from our own childhoods -- still considered by many to be the best. Intended for children ages 9 to 12, but you may want to read it yourself!
$19.95

Lost in the Labyrinth

GRE342
Patrice Kindl
Houghton Mifflin Company
2005
208
0618394028
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The slaying of the Minotaur, reimagined from the perspective of his compassionate sister, Princess Xenodice.
$13.95

Island of the Minotaur, Greek Myths of Ancient Crete

GRE442
Sheldon Oberman
Interlink Publishing Group
2003
103
1566565316
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Oberman retells 13 myths based on the ancient Minoan civilization, including Thesus and the Minotaur, Europa and the bull, Daedalus and Icarus, the bronze giant and the birth of Zeus. For ages 9-12.
$19.95

Life in Ancient Greece Coloring Book

GRE597
John Green
Dover Publications
1993
48
0486275094
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Forty scenes from life Athens in the 4th and 5th centuries BCE -- all ready for coloring! Includes the Parthenon, an Athenian wedding, the Olympic Games, Socrates’ trial and more. Each image is paired with a detailed caption.
$4.99

More Books

A Literary Companion to Travel in Greece

GRE06
Richard Stoneman
Getty Trust Publications
1994
347
0892362987
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Poetry, prose and literature over the ages, arranged geographically with an excellent introduction and commentary. Stoneman artfully weaves together hundreds of short excerpts.
$19.95

Cadogan Guide Crete

GRE451
Dana Facaros
Cadogan Books
2010
288
1566568137
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide in the respected series with insightful cultural and historical background, and up-to-date practical information, illustrations and maps.
$21.95

The Greeks, A Portrait of Self and Others

GRE520
Paul Cartledge
Oxford University Press
2002
288
0192803883
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this succinct overview, Cartledge explores the achievements and legacy of the Greeks, tracing the development of the concepts of democracy, theatre, philosophy, and history.
$35.00

Introducing the Ancient Greeks, From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind

GRE555
Edith Hall
W. W. Norton & Company
2015
336
0393351165
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Classicist Edith Hall visits 10 Greek communities at different moments during the 20 centuries of ancient Greek history, brilliantly assembling a unified vision of the Greek spirit.
$16.95

Sea Fishes of the Mediterranean

MED223
Lawson Wood
Bloomsbury USA
2016
128
147292178X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-use guide to the sea life of the Mediterranean, one of the world’s most popular diving and snorkeling spots. Includes specially commissioned photos.
$16.00

Worth Looking For

The Search for Ancient Greece

GRE01
Roland Etienne, Francoise Etienne
Thames & Hudson UK
1992
175
0810928043
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
1
Lavishly illustrated, this pocket encyclopedia covers the archaeology and meaning of ancient Greece -- quite an accomplishment for such a slim book.
$15.95