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EASTERN EUROPE. Buy these 4 items as a set for $70 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

Lonely Planet Eastern Europe

EUR72
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
480
1743214669
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide includes Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic as well as the Baltic States, Belarus, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.
$27.99

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

A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe

EUR111
Ben G. Frank
Pelican Publishing Company
2001
752
1565547764
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to Jewish sights, monuments and customs in 18 European countries, as well as practical travel information and advice for travelers in search of their ancestral roots.
$25.00

Lonely Planet Eastern Europe Phrasebook

EUR347
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
454
1741790050
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$10.99

National Geographic Jewish Heritage Travel, A Guide to Eastern Europe

EUR241
Ruth Ellen Gruber
National Geographic
2007
320
1426200463
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the Jewish culture and history of Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania, the former Yugoslavia, Ukraine and Lithuania.
$18.95

Rick Steves' Eastern Europe

EUR303
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
1100
1631216139
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A personal and informative practical guide by the well-regarded travel writer and publisher. Includes suggested day plans and information on where to eat and sleep, as well as plenty of background and historical information.
$27.99

A History of Slovakia, The Struggle for Survival

EUR93
Stanislav K. Kirschbaum
St. Martins
2005
397
1403969299
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A historian from Bratislava traces his nation's roots from the first arrival on the Danubian Plain to Slovakia's declaration of independence in 1993. A particularly solid discussion of the Communist period and the nation's relationship with the Czechs and Hungary.
$22.99

Eastern Europe!

EUR441
Tomek E. Jankowski
Steerforth Press
2013
595
0985062320
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An entertaining history of the region from its stint as an outpost of Rome through the formation of states, Medieval splendor, Ottoman incursions, wars, the Soviet period and the fall of Yugoslavia. Jankowski divulges, in an epilogue, the recipe for Mrs. Jankowska's Homemade Pierogis.
$24.95

Hitler and the Holocaust

EUR114
Robert S. Wistrich
Modern Library
2003
295
0812968638
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A short history of the cultural and political circumstances surrounding the genocide of the Jews. Wistrich looks closely at anti-Semitism in Germany, Europe and abroad in an attempt to understand the evil unleashed during World War II.
$17.00

Iron Curtain, The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956

EUR428
Anne Applebaum
Doubleday
2013
592
0385515693
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing on interviews, newly opened archives and personal accounts, Anne Appelbaum traces the Sovietisation of Eastern Europe after WWII in readable, persuasive detail. Appelbaum is married to Poland’s current Foreign Minister, Radek Sikorski.
$17.95

Just a Bite, A Transylvania Vampire Expert's Short History of the Undead

EUR443
Istvan Pivarcsi
Steerforth Press
2012
291
0982578148
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Based on his experiences spent in the lands of vampire legend, Transylvania, Istvan Pivarcsi explores the fascinating development of the modern-day vampire from its sources in Transylvanian oral tradition.
$14.95

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 Fault Line, Traveling the Other Europe, from Finland to Ukraine

EUR480
Paolo Rumiz
Rizzoli International
2015
256
0847845427
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Rumiz traces the path that has twice cut Europe in two -- first by the Iron Curtain and then by the artificial scaffolding of the EU -- moving from Finland to Ukraine and exploring vibrant cities and abandoned villages along the way.
$27.95

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 Moldovans: Romania, Russia and the Politics of Culture

EUR97
Charles King
Hoover
2000
294
081799792X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly political and cultural history of Moldova, focusing on issues of national identity in a post-Soviet world.
$24.95

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.
$32.99

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Medieval World

EUR384
Andrew Jotischky
Penguin Putnam
2005
144
0141014490
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Richly decorated with photographs, illustrations and full-color maps, this compact atlas explores the empires, people, cultures and religions of the Middle Ages, providing an excellent introduction to European history.
$22.00

The Romani Gypsies

EUR470
Yaron Matras
Belknap Press
2014
320
067436838X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Matras delves into the history of the Romani, an ancient and misunderstood European culture that has survived through modern times.
$29.95

All Rivers Run to the Sea

EUR153
Elie Wiesel
Schocken Books
1996
464
0805210288
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel recounts his remarkable life, from his childhood in Romania to the horrors of Auschwitz, his days as a young writer in post-war France and New York and his many pilgrimages to Israel.
$16.95

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. Named one of the best of 1993 by the New York Times.
$20.00

In Europe's Shadow

EUR494
Robert D. Kaplan
Random House
2016
336
0812986628
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this engaging personal account of more than three decades of visits to Romania, prolific writer and journalist Kaplan presents a comprehensive portrait of an often overlooked country, which he argues is key to understanding Europe as a whole.
$18.00

The Broken Road, From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

EUR416
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2015
384
1590177797
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Assembled from Leigh Fermor’s manuscripts by friend and biographer Artemis Cooper, with the travel writer Colin Thubron, this is perhaps the most personal of all Leigh Fermor’s books, catching up with young Paddy in the fall of 1934 and following him through Bulgaria and Romania to the coast of the Black Sea.
$17.95

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 Color of Smoke, An Epic Novel of the Roma

EUR492
Menyhert Lakatos
Steerforth Press
2015
480
0985062347
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First published in Hungarian in 1975, this epic novel provides both a sweeping glance of World War II-era rural Hungary and an intimate glimpse into the interior life of an adolescent coming of age within the harsh but resolutely light-hearted Roma community.
$17.95

The Spies of Warsaw

PLD80
Alan Furst
Random House
2009
266
0812977378
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Alan Furst sets his richly atmospheric tale of espionage and love squarely amidst the leafy boulevards, grand squares, stately mansions and elegant cafes of the glittering 1937 capital. With a map on the inside covers, this isn't just a gripping WWII-era thriller, it's a guide to Warsaw of today.
$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

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

Bradt Guide Central and Eastern European Wildlife

CEU36
Gerard Gorman
Bradt Publications
2008
160
1841622311
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An illustrated guide to the plants, mammals, birds and other wildlife of the region.
$25.99

For Kids

The Trumpeter of Krakow

PLD12
Eric Philbrook Kelly, Janina Domanska
Aladdin Books
1992
208
0689715714
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A children's story about a young boy in medieval Krakow.
$7.99

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

Upon the Head of the Goat, A Childhood in Hungary, 1939-1944

HGR24
Aranka Siegal
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2003
224
0374480796
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This spare memoir of a Jewish girlhood in a German-occupied Hungarian town won its author a Newbery Honor citation. Its serious subject and introspective tone are recommended for sophisticated young adults.
$8.99

A Dog Called Grk

EUR346
Joshua Doder
Yearling Publishing
2008
249
0440421470
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Tim and grk head to Eastern Europe on the trail of kidnappers in this nail-biting, international adventure for ages 9 to 11.
$6.99

Hungary

HGR72
Charlotte Guillain
Heinemann
2011
48
1432952315
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

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

More Books

Kingdom of Auschwitz

PLD04
Otto Friedrich
HarperCollins
1994
128
0060976403
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Otto Friedrich's slim book is an intensely personal account of the infamous Auschwitz death camp. He covers the entire history of Auschwitz in short chapters punctuated with eyewitness accounts and testimonies.
$13.99

Central Europe Map

EUR12
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
1
3850842169
MAP
Reference
1/0/1900
0
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

Heart of Europe, The Past in Poland's Present

PLD06
Norman Davies
Oxford University Press
2001
483
0192801260
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of Poland in reverse chronology from the Solidarity Movement to early civilization, condensed from the author's definitive three-volume history.
$25.99

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 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

Lonely Planet Europe

EUR94
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
1248
1786571463
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Perfect for planning multi-week itineraries, Lonely Planet's coverage of Europe includes every nation. The full-color guide goes beyond simple highlights and provides reviews, cultural insights, insider tips and over 200 maps.
$26.99

Lonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria

EUR96
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
512
1786575434
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to Romania and Bulgaria, with information on history, culture and attractions. It also includes detailed maps.
$25.99

Maus, A Survivor's Tale I & II

PLD22
Art Spiegelman
Random House
1986
296
0679748407
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Pulitzer Prize-winning narrative of Spiegelman's father and family in Poland as World War II erupts. He renders the story of his father's early life, the Nazi occupation of Poland, survival in a concentration camp and other events as a stark graphic novel.
$31.90

Rough Guide Bulgaria

BGR05
Jonathan Bousfield, Dan Richardson
Rough Guides
2008
536
1858280680
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Now in its fifth edition, this fine guide in the British series offers a comprehensive overview of Bulgarian history, culture and attractions, plus a good deal of practical travel information.
$24.99

Rough Guide Romania

EUR144
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2016
416
0241249457
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An informative, up-to-date guide that combines general information on the country with practical travel details.
$21.99

The Black Sea, A History

EUR173
Charles King
Oxford University Press
2005
296
019928394X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this lively and entertaining book, which is based on extensive research in multiple languages, King investigates the myriad connections that have made the Black Sea more of a bridge than a boundary, linking religious communities, linguistic groups, empires, and later, nations and states.
$38.95

Bradt Guide Belarus

EUR277
Nigel Roberts
Bradt Publications
2015
272
184162909X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A detailed, personable guide to the Republic of Belarus, revealing its history, nature, culture and architecture.
$28.99

Fado

EUR350
Andrzej Stasiuk
Dalkey Archive Press
2009
176
1564785599
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A tribute to the culturally rich landscapes, literature and history of Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and Albania by the Polish writer, poet, essayist and literary critic.
$13.95

Summer of Caprice

CZH99
Mark Corner (Translator), Vladislav Vancura
University of Chicago Press
2006
208
8024611953
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First published in 1926, Vancura's playful novel of three men -- a colonel, a priest and a bath-keeper -- during rainy summer holidays shows the very Czech spirit, humor and way of life.
$30.00

The Essential Guide to Being Hungarian, 50 Facts and Facets of Nationhood

HGR74
Ist Bori (Editor)
Steerforth Press
2012
200
0982578105
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Twelve authors well-versed in the manners and mindset of the Hungarians offer this illuminating guide to national character.
$19.95

Balkans & Southeast Europe Map

EUR147
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2009
1
370790752X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This nicely detailed European regional map (1:2,000,000) shows the route of the Danube from Budapest to the Black Sea.
$14.95

The Gypsies

EUR452
Angus M. Fraser
Blackwell Publishers
1995
374
0631196056
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An accessible scholarly overview of everything Gypsy, Sir Angus Fraser’s chronicle of the nomadic peoples spans nine centuries, from the group’s earliest origins to modern times. It describes Romany history in full detail -- how they became renowned for their arts and culture, were persecuted and resisted pressures to conform.
$49.95

Wallpaper City Guide Belgrade

BLK196
Wallpaper City Guides
Phaidon Press
2013
103
0714866229
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$11.95

The Idea of Europe: An Essay

EUR476
George Steiner
Overlook Press
2015
48
1468310240
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Acclaimed critic George Steiner considers the unity and diversity of a continent full of contradiction and muses on the uncertain future of the ever-changing region in this brilliant yet concise essay.
$20.00

Hungarian Wine

HGR85
Robert Smyth
Blue Guides
2015
256
1905131682
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "A Tasting Trip to the New Old World," this wine tourism guide was penned by a Budapest resident and wine writer. Visiting the country’s many wine regions, Smyth descends into rock-hewn cellars, meets winemakers, tastes and makes well-informed recommendations.
$17.95

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 and the contemporary phenomenon of "Yugo-nostalgia."
$17.95

Berlitz Eastern Europe Phrase Book & Dictionary

EUR499
Berlitz Publishing/APA Publications
Berlitz
2015
256
1780044569
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
For travelers in Eastern Europe, this pocket-sized, multi-language phrasebook includes: Albanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian and Slovenian. Features essential words and phrases organized by situation.
$8.99

36 Hours Guide, Europe

EUR510
Barbara Ireland
Taschen
2016
672
3836540487
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Filled with recommendations from The New York Times' travel column, this well-curated guide to Europe is organized in a day-by-day, hour-by-hour format. A great way to inject cool, quirky and inspired experiences into every moment.
$39.99

36 Hours Guide, 125 Weekends in Europe

EUR511
Barbara Ireland
Taschen
2012
644
3836526409
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Filled with recommendations from The New York Times' travel column, this well-curated guide to 125 select European destinations is organized in a day-by-day, hour-by-hour format. A great way to inject cool, quirky and inspired experiences into every moment.
$39.99

The Prague Book, Highlights of a Fascinating City

CZH127
Monaco Books
ACC Distribution
2012
256
3899449088
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With gatefold images and panoramic views of Prague's most beautiful buildings, streets and squares, this souvenir book does full justice to the beautiful medieval metropolis. Ideal for travelers who want to relive the wondrous Czech city; as Franz Kafka said: "Prague does not let go."
$24.95