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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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Item EXCZH22. Buy these 3 items as a set for $87 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Eyewitness Guide Czech and Slovak Republics

CZH68
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2013
448
0756694965
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated guide to the history, culture, people and nature of the Czech and Slovak Republics in the popular series, with dozens of excellent maps and color photographs.
$28.00

The Coasts of Bohemia, A Czech History

CZH10
Derek Sayer
Princeton University Press
2000
408
069105052X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A sensitively written and lively portrait of the highs and lows of Czech history over the past century with special attention to the fate of Prague in war and peace.
$52.50

Prague, A Traveler's Literary Companion

CZH08
Paul Wilson (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
1996
256
1883513014
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This anthology of 24 vivid stories by Czech writers, both contemporary and well-known, brings the city, history, spirit and people to life.
$14.95

Eyewitness Guide Prague

CZH01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
272
1465441271
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the celebrated city's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.
$19.99

Lonely Planet Czech Phrasebook

CZH50
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
256
1741040477
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$8.99

Open Letters, Selected Writings: 1965 - 1990

CZH06
Vaclav Havel, Paul Wilson (Editor)
Vintage Books
1992
405
0679738118
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This inspired anthology of writings by the Czech poet-president Vaclav Havel collects 25 essays, letters and speeches written between 1965 and 1990, including those that directly influenced the Polish Solidarity movement.
$16.95

Prague in Black and Gold, Scenes from Life in a European City

CZH09
Peter Demetz
Hill and Wang
1998
352
0809016095
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Both a history and an accessible guide to the neighborhoods and architecture of the city.
$28.00

Return to Diversity: A Political History of East Central Europe Since World War II

EUR31
Joseph Rothschild
Oxford University Press
2008
274
0195334752
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An opinionated, well-written and clear political history of the region, including Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.
$54.95

The Haunted Land, Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism

EUR54
Tina Rosenberg
Vintage Books
1996
437
0679744991
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this groundbreaking book, a journalist reports on how the newly democratized people of East Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic have confronted the horrors of their former governments.
$18.95

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

A Traveller's Companion to Prague

CZH65
Jan Kaplan (Editor)
Interlink Publishing Group
2005
252
1566565901
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A portrait of the city, its neighborhoods, architecture, society and culture as seen through the eyes of writers over the centuries, including Petrarch, Hans Christian Anderson, Graham Greene and Patrick Leigh Fermor.
$16.95

Life with a Star

CZH43
Jiri Weil, Philip Roth (Introduction)
Northwestern
1998
208
0810116855
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fictional account of the Holocaust told through the story of a young Czech Jew.
$21.95

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

CZH17
Milan Kundera
HarperCollins
1999
312
0060932147
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Kundera strings together loosely related short stories to form an original and entertaining look at Czech culture.
$15.99

The Complete Stories

CZH47
Franz Kafka
Schocken Books
1995
486
0805210555
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
All of Kafka's stories, including The Metamorphosis, A Hunger Artist and In The Penal Colony.
$17.00

The Golem

CZH41
Gustave Meyrink
Aa Balkema
2010
190
1873982917
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The famous mystical, terrifying novel of the supernatural set in Prague's Jewish Ghetto in 1890.
$11.99

The Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War

CZH11
Jaroslav Hasek, Cecil Parrott (Translator)
Penguin
2006
752
0140449914
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The deeply funny story of a hapless Czech soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army, dismissed for incompetence only to be pressed into service by the Russians in World War I, then captured by his own troops.
$16.00

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

CZH16
Milan Kundera
HarperCollins
1999
320
0060932139
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Kundera's intriguing novel, praised for its meditations on the nature of men and women, and on the fearful emptiness of life in Prague under Communist rule. We also carry Kundera’s collection of short stories The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.
$15.99

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

More Books

Eyewitness Guide Vienna

AST01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
288
1465440518
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Take along this handy, compact guide featuring history, culture, color photography and excellent neighborhood maps.
$23.00

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

A World Lit Only By Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance, Portrait of an Age

EUR06
William Manchester
Little Brown and Company
1993
336
0316545562
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Organized into sections on the Renaissance, Reformation and Discovery, Manchester's popular history evokes in vivid detail the great figures and daily life of the 16th century, including Henry VIII, Magellan, Borgia, da Vinci and Martin Luther.
$16.00

Kafka's Prague, A Travel Reader

CZH03
Klaus Wagenbach
Overlook Press
1996
125
0879516445
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Anyone interested in turn-of-the-century Prague will find this book a fascinating companion.
$21.95

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

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

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

Central Europe Map

EUR12
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
1
3850842169
MAP
Reference
1/0/1900
1
0
0
0
This colorful regional European map, like the sister map Europe Grand Tour (EUR185), covers from Paris and Amsterdam to Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Rome and Dubrovnik.
$14.95

Lonely Planet Czech and Slovak Republics

CZH07
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2010
488
1741045045
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In the hallmark Lonely Planet style, this practical guide to the Czech Republic and Slovakia features 95 maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and much nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing.
$22.99

Plagues and Peoples

EUR26
William McNeill
Doubleday
1998
365
0385121229
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This book traces the waves of epidemics that raged through Europe.
$17.00

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

Central Europe, Enemies, Neighbors, Friends

EUR69
Lonnie Johnson
Oxford University Press
2010
382
0195386647
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An academic survey of the social, political, and economic past of Central Europe and the conflicts that stir modern-day European politics.
$54.95

The Radetzky March

AST17
Joseph Roth, Joachim Neugroschel (Translator)
Overlook Press
2002
331
1585673269
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Magnificently set against the backdrop of the twilight of the Habsburg Empire, Roth's family saga takes in the sweep of history and empire in Central Europe. The richly textured novel opens at the battle of Solferino, when young Lieutenant Trotta saves the life of the Emperor.
$16.95

Eastern Europe Map

EUR36
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2013
1
3850842177
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of Eastern Europe and the Black Sea, at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$14.95

Prague Map

CZH13
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866095414
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, detailed map of the center of Prague at a scale of 1:10,000.
$9.95

The Castle, A New Translation, Based on the Restored Text

EUR68
Franz Kafka, Mark Harman (Translator), Malcolm Pasley (Afterword)
Schocken Books
1999
328
0805211063
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A new translation of Kafka's unfinished masterpiece.
$15.95

Dvorak and His World

CZH23
Michael Beckerman
Princeton University Press
1993
296
0691000972
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A fascinating view of the Czech composer's personal life and his influence on the world around him.
$45.00

The Grooves of Change, Eastern Europe at the Turn of the Millennium

EUR90
J.F. Brown
Duke
2001
248
082232637X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A survey of the events from the fall of communism to 2000 by a leading scholar. Brown discusses social and political change in the region, prospects for the future -- and the growing economic rift between East Central and South Eastern Europe.
$25.95

The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe

EUR95
Eli Valley
Rowman & Littlefield
1999
538
0765760002
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to Jewish sites and attractions in Prague, Warsaw, Cracow and Budapest. With suggested walks, site descriptions and information on each city's Jewish traditions.
$85.00

The Engineer of Human Souls

CZH29
Josef Skvorecky, Paul Wilson (Translator)
Dalkey Archive Press
1999
592
1564781992
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This complex, entertaining novel centers on protagonist Danny Smiricky, a writer in exile, living and teaching in Canada after living under both the Nazis and the Communists.
$16.95

Utz

CZH31
Bruce Chatwin
Penguin Putnam
1988
154
0670824976
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
That gallivanting Bruce Chatwin introduces us to Kaspar Utz, an obsessive collector of Meissen porcelain, in this short novel memorably set in Prague under the Iron Curtain.
$15.00

Summer Meditations

CZH33
Vaclav Havel, Paul Wilson (Translator)
Vintage Books
1993
180
0679744975
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The first leader of the post-Soviet Czech Republic waxes philosophical.
$14.95

The Joke

CZH36
Milan Kundera
HarperCollins
1993
336
006099505X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The tale of how a Communist student, imprisoned and stigmatized for a mere joke, comes up with a plan for revenge years later.
$13.99

The Trial, A New Translation Based on the Restored Text

CZH46
Franz Kafka, Breon Mitchell (Translator)
Schocken Books
1995
281
0805209999
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The story of Joseph K., a man who is unjustly accused of an undisclosed crime.
$14.95

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

ANT175
Michael Chabon
Random House
2012
684
0812983580
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A dazzling tale that follows its heros from Nazi-occupied Prague to New York (and the Antarctic).
$18.00

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

The Book of Images

GER122
Rainer Maria Rilke, Edward Snow (Translator)
North Point Press
1994
280
086547477X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Poems and lyrics from Rilke during his most emotional and impressionistic period (1902-1906), ably translated by Edward Snow and presented in bilingual format on facing pages.
$17.00

Architecture of New Prague 1895-1945

CZH49
Rostislav Svacha, Alexandra Buchler (Translator), Jan Maly (Photographer)
MIT Press
1995
544
0262193582
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Architects and tourists with a serious interest in architecture will want this book. Originally published in Czech in 1985, it stakes out the first half of the 20th century as a seminal period for Czech architecture.
$75.00

Mammals of Europe

FG61
Priscilla Barrett, David W. MacDonald
Princeton University Press
2002
320
0691091609
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Published by Princeton, this is a field guide to land and marine mammals throughout Europe, both endemic and introduced. With more than 600 color illustrations of over 200 mammals.
$49.95

Lonely Planet Prague and the Czech Republic

CZH52
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
352
1742208940
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Prague and the Czech Republic features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information.
$21.99

The Sons: The Judgement, the Stoker, the Metamorphosis, and Letter to His Father

CEU18
Franz Kafka
Schocken Books
1989
192
0805208860
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A trio of Kafka's well-known short tales of family tragedy along with a letter to his own father.
$12.95

Slovak Republic Map

CEU19
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
1
3850843181
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, detailed map of Slovakia at a scale of 1:200,000.
$14.95

Beyond the Chestnut Trees

CZH53
Maria Bauer
Overlook Press
1986
224
087951244X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Bauer interweaves recollections of her youth in Prague with an account of a return visit 40 years later in this affectionate, classic memoir.
$19.95

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

National Geographic Prague and The Czech Republic

CZH55
Stephen Brook
National Geographic
2016
336
1426216998
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the area's artistic, historical and cultural landmarks, complete with maps and color photos.
$26.99

Memoirs of an Anti-Semite, A Novel in Five Stories

CEU27
Gregor Von Rezzori
Vintage Books
2007
287
1590172469
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Central Europe between the wars provides the background for this disturbing tale of a man, his complex prejudices and Jewish identity. The five interrelated stories are set in Romania and Vienna.
$15.95

Bradt Guide Serbia

BLK67
Laurence Mitchell
Bradt Publications
2013
384
1841624632
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series with good information on transportation, historical sites, and accommodations, with an extended section on Belgrade, the capital city, and a separate chapter on Kosovo.
$25.99

Here Is Where We Meet

EUR189
John Berger
Vintage Books
2006
256
1400079330
PAPER
Literature
8/9/2005
0
0
0
0
This reflective novel weaves a portrait of several European countries through encounters with the dead -- from the narrator's mother, whom he discovers on a park bench in Lisbon, to a childhood friend wandering a market in Krakow.
$16.00

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

Wine Country Europe, Touring, Tasting, And Buying At European Regional Wineries

EUR191
Ornella D'Alessio, Marco Santini
Rizzoli International
2005
324
0847827704
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Part how-to, part guidebook, part picture book, this charming coffee table treat covers sprawling French vineyards as well as lesser-known hidden treasures in Austria and Hungary.
$35.00

Clara's Grand Tour, Travels With a Rhinoceros in Eighteenth-century Europe

FRN536
Glynis Ridley
Grove Press
2006
240
0802142338
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The entertaining history of an Indian rhinoceros named Clara, who was brought to Europe in 1741 by a Dutch sea captain and toured for seventeen years, to the delight of several heads of state.
$12.00

Woman from Hamburg And Other True Stories

PLD49
Hanna Krall, Madeline G. Levine (Translator)
W. W. Norton & Company
2006
272
1590512235
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Krall reveals the lives and strange trajectories of her compatriots in these poignant stories, profiles and interviews of survivors of WWII.
$15.95

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

Travelers' Tales Prague and the Czech Republic, True Stories

CZH60
David Farley, Jessie Sholl
Traveler's Tales
2006
356
1932361332
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A well-chosen selection of mostly modern tales of intrigue, adventure and fun. With contributions by Myla Goldberg, Helen Epstein, Jan Morris, and Francine Prose.
$17.95

Prague, The Crown of Bohemia, 1347-1437

EUR207
Barb Boehm (Editor)
Yale University Press
2005
030011138X
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
The extravagantly produced companion volume to the exhibition (organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art) on the art and culture of late medieval Prague. With maps, succinct introductory essays and a 200-page section of color photographs.
$65.00

Collected Stories

CZH61
Franz Kafka
Everyman's Library
1993
560
0679423036
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive antholgy of Kafka's stories in an Everyman's Library edition.
$26.00

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

CZH62
Milan Kundera
HarperCollins
2004
331
0060597186
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The 20th anniversary edition of Kundera's celebrated novel, praised for its meditations on the nature of men and women, and its portrayal of life in Prague under Communism.
$23.99

Culture Smart! Czech Republic

CZH64
Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter
Kuperard
2005
1857333349
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Art for Travellers Prague

CZH66
Deanna MacDonald
Interlink Publishing Group
2006
304
1566566223
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated guide to Bohemian art and architecture in and around Prague, organized by neighborhood.
$20.00

Time Out Prague

CZH70
Time Out
TimeOut
2014
336
184670328X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An up-to-date guide on what to do and where to go by the people who publish Time Out Magazine.
$19.95

Czech, Start Speaking Today

CZH71
Language/30
Educational Services Corporation
1988
0910542813
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A 90-minute crash course in Czech featured on compact disc with a phrasebook.
$24.95

The Absolute at Large

CZH72
Karel Capek
Bison Books
2005
248
0803264593
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The bizzare, satirical science fiction masterpiece, originally published in Czech in 1922.
$17.95

Czech and Slovak Republics Map

CEU17
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2005
1
2067171801
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Showing the route of the Danube between Regensburg and Budapest, this regional map displays Budapest, Vienna and Prague.
$12.95

Frommer's Prague Day by Day

CZH85
Mark Baker
Frommer's
2013
192
1628870281
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy, compact guide includes a separate fold-out map of the city center and detailed itineraries for experiencing the best of Prague.
$13.95

For Kids

Golem

CZH38
David Wisniewski, Lee Salsberry (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Company
2007
32
0618894241
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A retelling of a Jewish legend, set in Prague in the 16th century, a dark time for the city's Jewish residents. A rabbi builds a clay giant to protect his people from persecution; the golem, in this version, speaks with a child's simplicity. The remarkable paper-cutout illustrations brilliantly evoke the Prague of old. Ages 7-10.
$7.99

Worth Looking For

Frommer's Prague Day by Day

CZH85
Mark Baker
Frommer's
2013
192
1628870281
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy, compact guide includes a separate fold-out map of the city center and detailed itineraries for experiencing the best of Prague.
$13.95