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Eastern Europe & Beyond

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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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The Travel Book, A Journey Through Every Country in the World

WLD193
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
448
178657120X
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Bigger and better than ever (the third edition of the best-selling original), we can't keep our hands off this celebration of the world. Each country, no matter how big or small, gets a colorful double-page spread in this glossy A-to-Z of travel from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
$50.00

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

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

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
$32.99

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

Bradt City Guide Ljubljana

CEU32
Robin McKelvie
Globe Pequot Press
2007
256
1841622028
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide to the Slovenian city in the authoritative, personal Bradt series includes practical information, suggested walking tours and color maps.
$13.99

City Secrets London

GBR327
Robert Kahn (Editor)
Fang Duff Kahn
2011
250
0983079536
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A connoisseur's guide to the city and its attractions, with personal recommendations by artists, designers, architects and personalities who have made London their home.
$19.95

Cultural Guide to Prague

CZH111
Andrew Beattie
Interlink Publishing Group
2014
256
1566569567
PAPER
Guidebook
5/30/2014
0
0
0
0
A survey of the history, architecture, arts, religions and important sites of Prague presented in clear, informative text.
$17.00

Culture Smart! Azerbaijan

CCS49
Nikki Kazimova
Kuperard
2011
168
1857335449
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture, equally of interest to the traveler and business person.
$9.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Berlin

GER267
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
192
1465445587
PAPER
Guidebook
2/15/2010
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
$14.00

Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography

PHT42
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
368
176034074X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Richard Anson shows you how to avoid common photography mistakes and to develop your compositional and technical skills as a photographer in this fouth edition of Lonely Planet's popular guide.
$22.99

A History of the World in 12 Maps

MAP38
Jerry Brotton
Viking
2014
544
0143126024
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Culling maps from classical Greece, Renaissance Europe and both Islamic and Buddhist cultures, Brotton reveals how maps have dramatically altered our view of the world.
$22.00

Berlin, Portrait of a City

GER306
Hans Christian Adam
Taschen
2013
192
3836532182
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An extravagantly illustrated history of Berlin, from the fall of Prussia to the present, featuring hundreds of iconic photographs by the likes of Helmut Newton and Frank Capra. A tribute to the city and its civic, social and photographic history, this book especially pays particular homage to Berlin’s inhabitants.
$9.99

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

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

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

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

Londoners

GRB69
Craig Taylor
Ecco Press
2013
413
0062005863
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Drawing on the unforgettable stories of nearly 100 Londoners, Taylor provides a rich and vivid kaleidoscopic view of modern-day London through the diverse voices of those who, regardless of whether they love or hate it, capture the heart and soul of one of the world's greatest cities.
$16.99

Moscow, A Cultural History

RUS292
Caroline Brooke
Oxford University Press
2007
256
0195309529
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Caroline Brooke explores the birth and various stages and reinventions of Moscow, from a 12th-century fortress to invasion by Napoleon in 1812 to the rise and fall of communism. Part of the Cityscapes series.
$36.95

National Geographic, Around the World in 125 Years

WLD251
Reuel Golden (Editor)
Taschen
2013
1468
3836549980
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
From early romantic images of the exotic through the golden age of Kodachrome all the way to the digital age, these three splendidly produced volumes trace the evolution of National Geographic, of photography and of the way we've seen the world since 1888. Organized geographically, it covers the sweep of nature and culture around the world in 1,500 oversized pages, with photographs by Frans Lanting, Steve Curry, David Doubilet, David Alan Harvey and many, many others.
$499.00

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

Russia of the Tsars

RUS462
Peter Waldron
Thames & Hudson
2011
144
0500289298
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Waldron recounts the exploits of Peter the Great, the tsars and the splendor of their capital city, St. Petersburg, in this lively, well-illustrated and compact overview of the largest and most diverse empire of its day.
$24.95

The Caucasus, An Introduction

CCS48
Thomas De Waal
Oxford University Press
2010
288
0195399773
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A timely, readable portrait of the Caucasus by an experienced journalist working in the region. With historical background, insight into energy production and an analysis of struggles for independence.
$18.95

The Essential Guide to Being Polish

PLD89
Anna Spysz, Lech Walesa (Foreword)
Steerforth Press
2013
313
0985062304
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
"I invite you on this journey into the depths of the Polish soul," writes Lech Walesa in this nuanced guide to Polish history and culture. Co-author Anna Spysz is the former editor of the Krakow Post. One in a new series of cultural handbooks by New European Books.
$19.95

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

Lonely Planet Great Journeys

TVL536
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
256
1743217188
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Cleverly organized by type of travel (rail, overland, walks and pilgrimages), this enticing photo book covers the sweep of ancient trade routes, modern treks and iconic places, each with color photographs, travel tips and, we were pleased to see, armchair reading.
$24.99

The Art of Travel

TVL13
Alain de Botton
Vintage Books
2004
256
0375725342
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A digressive riff on desire, happiness and how best to experience travel by the Proust scholar and philosopher Alain de Botton who asks: "What is the point of traveling?"
$16.95

The Berlin Diaries

GER104
Marie Vassiltchikov
Vintage Books
1988
368
0394757777
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
12/14/2013
0
1
0
0
The compulsively readable wartime account of an emigre Russian princess who was secretary to Adam Von Trott, mastermind of the failed 20th of July plot to assassinate Hitler. Idealistic, vivacious and observant, "Missie" conveys the flavor of Berlin during the 1940s.
$17.95

Ali and Nino, A Love Story

CCS26
Paul Theroux (Afterword), Kurban Said
Overlook Press
2013
240
0385720408
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The deeply sentimental tale, set in Baku in the years before WWI, of an Azerbaijani Muslim boy in love with a Georgian Christian girl, originally published in 1937.
$15.95

Montenegro, A Novel

BLK08
Starling Lawrence
HarperCollins Publishers
2006
350
0060828420
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Steeped in atmosphere, this compelling tale of intrigue set in turn-of-the-century Montenegro evokes the tangled politics of the region -- Muslim, Turkish and British. Lawrence follows the adventures of reluctant British spy Harwell Auberon from the Adriatic to mountain villages, capturing the essences of the people and the land.
$15.99

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

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 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 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