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Croatia: Istria and the Islands of the Adriatic

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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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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.
$19.00

A Traveller's History of Croatia

BLK155
Benjamin Curtis
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
274
1566568080
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Curtis untangles with alacrity the complex history of this nation at the crossroads of Europe.
$14.95

Eyewitness Guide Croatia

BLK39
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
296
1465457399
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact book offers a thorough overview of Croatia's history, traditions, cultures and sights.
$23.00

Croatia Coast Map

BLK17
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2011
2
3707904601
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A nicely shaded map covering the Dalmatian Coast from Porec to Dubrovnik at a scale of 1:200,000, perfect for the complex coastline.
$14.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast

BLK83
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
128
1465457437
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide, geared for visitors on a short stay, features color photographs and maps.
$14.00

Lonely Planet Croatian Phrasebook

BLK147
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
256
1743214375
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy, palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

The Islands of Croatia, 30 Walks on 14 Adriatic Islands

BLK202
Rudolf Abraham
Cicerone
2014
240
1852847034
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guidebook of coastal strolls and full-day climbs to mountain summits over the Dalmatian coast. Part of the widely used Cicerone Guide series on walking.
$24.95

Dalmatia, Recipes from Croatia's Mediterranean Coast

BLK224
Ino Kuvacic
Chronicle Books
2017
224
1743792557
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This cookbook features 80 achievable dishes that reflect the rugged, seaside beauty of the country itself, organized into salads, seafood, meat, desserts and drinks.
$40.00

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia

BLK04
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens (Introduction)
Penguin
2007
1181
0140188479
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
First published in 1941, this monumental work explores the complex history of Yugoslavia, its heroes, politics and culture. It's a big, challenging book -- some call it the best ever written on the Balkans.
$28.00

City of Fortune, How Venice Ruled the Seas

MED185
Roger Crowley
Random House
2013
400
0812980220
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Crowley spins tales of three centuries of plunder and plague, imperial conquest and piracy in this riveting new history, chronicling the transformation of a tiny city of lagoon dwellers into the richest place on earth.
$18.00

Croatia, A Nation Forged in War

BLK23
Marcus Tanner
Yale University Press
2010
384
0300163940
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A modern history of Croatia, from its medieval origins to Nazi occupation to the present day, written by the British correspondent who reported from the region during the events of 1993.
$29.00

Dubrovnik, A History

BLK56
Robin Harris
Saqi
2006
503
0863569595
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Harris, a journalist who writes frequently on the Balkans, presents a comprehensive portrait of the historically important maritime city-state in this nicely illustrated, scholarly and readable history of Dubrovnik.
$26.95

Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans

BLK41
Dennis Hupchick
Springer
2001
128
031223970X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The changing borders and complex history of the Balkans are clearly and concisely shown through 50 double-page maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically.
$23.00

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

Yugoslavia, Death of a Nation

BLK03
Laura Silber, Allan Little
Penguin Putnam
1997
403
0140262636
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Called "one of the finest volumes to come out of the war" by the New York Times, this book combines eyewitness reports, political commentary and documentary photographs to elucidate the origins and aftermath of the breakup of Yugoslavia.
$17.00

Zagreb, A Cultural History

BLK113
Celia Hawkesworth
Oxford University Press
2007
256
0195327993
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illuminating account of the tumultuous but vibrant history of Croatia's capital, with a strong focus on the art and architecture of the city.
$15.95

How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed

BLK38
Slavenka Drakulic
HarperCollins Publishers
1993
227
0060975407
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
These short essays capture the absurdity, struggle and day-to-day reality of being a woman in Yugoslavia under communism. Drakulic is an award-winning Croatian journalist and novelist.
$15.99

Once upon a Yugoslavia, When the American Way Met Tito's Third Way

BLK210
Surya Green
Random House
2015
256
0990004341
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Set against the backdrop of Tito's Yugoslavia, this first-person narrative was penned by an American woman who spent 1968 working at a film studio in Zagreb. Green reflects on the former nation-state, its everyday people, American versus communist values
$17.95

The Balkan Express

BLK185
Slavenka Drakulic
Lightning Source
1993
160
0393341224
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The celebrated Croatian writer describes life in Zagreb during the 1991-1995 Croatian War of Independence in this series of essays, detailing the ways the war encroached upon daily life and eliminated all sense of normality.
$17.95

Death and the Dervish

BLK69
Mesa Selimovic
Northwestern
1996
464
0810112973
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The tale of Sheikh Nuruddin, the self-serving dervish of the title, set during Ottoman rule in 18th-century Bosnia. Selimovic (1910-1982) was a well-known Bosnian Muslim author.
$24.95

The Bridge on the Drina

BLK59
Ivo Andric, Lovette F. Edwards (Translator)
University of Chicago Press
1977
318
0226020452
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These linked stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author capture the history and complexity of Christian and Muslim relations during Ottoman occupation. Hewn of stone, the bridge dividing the town of Visegrad was Andric's inspiration.
$15.00

The Hired Man

BLK180
Aminatta Forna
Atlantic Monthly Press
2014
304
0802121926
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
When Duro Kolak encounters a strange car in his small Croatian village of Gost, he offers its British occupants assistance in setting up a summer cottage. But tensions soon develop between the village residents and the foreigners, as painful memories from
$15.00

More Books

Fodor's Croatia, with a Side Trip to Montenegro

BLK116
Douglas Stallings (Editor)
Fodor's
2015
376
1101878037
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Everything you need to plan a trip is included in this detailed, practical guide.
$21.99

Frommer's 2015 Easyguide to Croatia

BLK195
Jane Foster
Frommer's
2014
256
1628871164
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, practical guide to the region with excellent recommendations for hotels, restaurants and excursions. With two-color maps throughout.
$12.95

Istria Pocket Map

BLK229
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2017
1
3707910717
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This durable, laminated map features Croatia's Istria Peninsula at a scale of 1:140,000, with essential sites plus an inset of Pula. Ideal for slipping into a back pocket and exploring. Multi-lingual, with English.
$9.95

Marco Polo Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast

BLK198
Susanne Sachau
Marco Polo
2012
140
3829706561
PAPER
Guidebook
3/28/2012
0
0
0
0
This unique pocket guide is full of insider tips on where to stay, eat, drink, and sight-see. Includes a handy street atlas and a pull-out map.
$9.99

Zagreb Cowboy

BLK203
Alen Mattich
Anansi
2015
384
1770891080
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
An exciting debut novel, brimming with black humor and sharp repartee. Secret policeman Marko Della Torre must flee from Croatia after a corrupt cop orders his murder. His trail leads to London where he’s forced to face his assassins.
$15.95

Zagreb Noir

BLK214
Ivan Srsen
Consortium
2015
288
1617753084
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
This installment in the "Noir" series renders Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, through the eyes of contemporary Croatian crime writers. Each of the dark, diverse and dramatic stories is set in a distinct neighborhood.
$15.95

Bradt Guide Croatia

BLK55
Piers Letcher
Bradt Publications
2016
448
1784770086
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This convenient guide in the British series covers Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik in excellent, personable detail. Sixth edition.
$22.99

The Balkans in World History

BLK142
Andrew Wachtel
Oxford University Press
2008
176
0195338014
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A professor at Northwestern University, Wachtel focuses on the traditions and contributions of overlapping cultures in this lively short history.
$19.95

Early Christian and Byzantine Art

EUR23
John Lowden
Phaidon Press
1997
448
0714831689
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An illustrated guide to the architectural heritage of the early Christian period (860-1453), with a survey of the philosophy and intellectual climate of the time.
$29.95

For Kids

Eyewitness Castle

EUR335
Christopher Gravett
DK Publishing
2008
72
0756637694
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Take a look behind the walls of these fascinating fortresses and learn how they were built to house hundreds of people and animals; how a young boy rose from lowly page to noble knight; and what life was like for the castle residents. With a CD of clip ar
$16.99

Stories of Hope and Spirit, Folktales from Eastern Europe

EUR456
Dan Keding
National Book Network
2004
77
0874837278
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A collection of illustrated stories from Croatia and other Eastern European countries perfect for the whole family.
$18.95

Unpacked Croatia

BLK223
Susie Brooks
Hachette
2017
32
0750291656
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
7/4/2017
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Part of the Unpacked series, written for readers ages 9 to 11, this fun book is filled with information about Croatia's fashion, music, popular culture, sport and more.
$11.99

Zlata's Diary, A Child's Life in Sarajevo

BLK191
Zlata Filipovic
Penguin Putnam
2006
197
0143036874
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Through her diary, the 11-year-old Zlata offers an intimate look at the effects of war and brutality, vividly describing her experiences during the Yugoslav Wars in a narrative often compared to The Diary of Anne Frank.
$16.00

Built to Last

GEN953
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
2010
272
0547342403
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A compilation of MacAulay's books Castle, Cathedral and Mosque with updated research and new color drawings. MacAulay tells the fictional but accurate stories of how these structures were built, explaining their historical and cultural importance. Packed
$24.99

Worth Looking For

A Taste of Croatia

BLK130
Karen Evenden
Aa Balkema
2007
202
0980012007
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
1
This engaging memoir of a three-year sailing odyssey includes 100 enticing recipes.
$19.95

Island Dreams Mediterranean

MED158
Jeremy Horner
Thames & Hudson
2004
208
0500511764
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
Corfu, Rhodes and Mykonos, Hvar and Procida (the setting for Il Postino) are all included in this photographic journey through the Mediterranean.
$40.00