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Estonia

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ESTONIA. Buy these 4 items as a set for $82 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Baltic, A History

BLT59
Michael North
Harvard University Press
2016
448
0674970837
PAPER
History
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0
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In his erudite history of the "Nordic Mediterranean," North covers over 1,000 years of trade, politics, architecture, cultural exchange and conflict in the Baltic. His main point: the Baltic's coastal nations have always been an interconnected economic unit.
$22.95

The Singing Revolution

BLT36
James Tusty (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2009
1422922715
DVD
Film
0
0
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0
Alive with images of Estonia's beauty, history and interviews, this powerful film focuses on the role of song in Estonia's independence.
$26.95

Bradt Guide Estonia

BLT28
Neil Taylor
Bradt Publications
2014
304
184162487X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This convenient guide features an overview of the history and culture of Estonia along with a few color photographs and many maps.
$27.99

Estonia Map w/Tallinn inset

BLT44
ITMB
ITMB
1
1553412044
MAP
Reference
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0
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0
Folded, indexed tourist map of Estonia at 1:400,000.
$10.95

Culture Smart! Estonia

BLT30
Clare Thomson
Kuperard
2007
168
1857333535
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Tallinn

BLT53
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2014
128
1465423222
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
$14.00

Lonely Planet Baltic Phrasebook

BLT10
Paul Jokubaitis, Jana Teteris, Lisa Trei
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
284
1741046122
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Learn the basics of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian with this handy guide.
$8.99

Wallpaper City Guide Tallinn

BLT57
Rachael Moloney
Phaidon Press
2014
103
0714866709
PAPER
Guidebook
3/17/2014
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

Xenophobe's Guide to the Estonians

BLT47
Hilary Bird
Independent Publishers Group
2010
92
1906042306
PAPER
Guidebook
0
1
0
0
This irreverent pocket guide to cultural awareness is both insightful -- and entertaining.
$7.95

Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights, The Stone Castles of Latvia and Estonia

BLT19
Stephen Turnbull
Osprey Publishing
2004
64
1841767123
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A heavily illustrated and brief history of the medieval crusader castles of the Livonian Order (1185-1560) of Teutonic Knights in present-day Estonia and Latvia, with contemporary photos.
$18.95

Estonia and the Estonians

BLT07
Toivo U. Raun
Hoover
2001
366
0817928529
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, comprehensive history of Estonia from prehistory to the 1990s in the Hoover Institution's "Studies of Nationalities" series.
$24.95

The Baltic Revolution

BLT02
Anatol Lieven
Yale University Press
1994
454
0300060785
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A Latvian correspondent for the London Times, Lieven weaves history, interviews and analysis into a vivid cultural portrait of post-Glasnost Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
$47.00

The Northern Crusades

BLT14
Eric Christiansen
Viking
1998
320
0140266534
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The wilder-than-fiction story of the 13th- to 15th-century conquest and conversion of the pagan tribes of the Baltic coasts by knights of the Teutonic Order.
$18.00

The Northern Wars: War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe, 1558-1721

BLT15
Robert I. Frost
Longman
2000
401
0582064295
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, detailed history of the struggle over Estonia, Livonia and control of the Nordic-Baltic region during the 16th-18th centuries, a highly militarized period in the region's history.
$76.33

Among the Russians

RUS106
Colin Thubron
HarperCollins Publishers
2001
224
0060959290
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The marvelous account of a 10,000-mile journey by car from St. Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia in 1981. A gifted writer and intrepid traveler, Thubron grapples with the complexities of Russian identity in this lyrical book.
$14.99

Everything Is Wonderful, Memories of a Collective Farm in Estonia

BLT55
Sigrid Rausing
Grove Press
2016
240
0802122965
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This memoir provides a glimpse into Estonian life at the beginning of post-Soviet Europe (1993), a time when locals had enjoyed only 19 years of independence in four centuries.
$24.00

Purge

BLT43
Sofi Oksanen
Perseus
2010
400
0802170773
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Oksanen sets her powerful first novel, a bestseller in Europe, in Estonia during the Soviet era, weaving the stories of two troubled women brought together by happenstance.
$14.95

The Christening

BLT25
Denise Neuhaus
Lightning Source
2002
296
0595225454
PAPER
Literature
0
0
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This accomplished novel, set against a backdrop of the last days of the Soviet Union, follows three Estonian women in Tallinn and Stockholm.
$16.95

When the Doves Disappeared

BLT61
Sofi Oksanen
Vintage Books
2016
320
0345805909
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Nazi- and Communist-era Estonia, this piece of historical fiction follows two cousins who must navigate the Communist military-industrial machine while sinking into a morass of surveillance, deception and betrayal.
$16.00

For Kids

Estonia

BLT46
Louise Spilsbury
Heinemann
2011
48
1432952277
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
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0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in the illustrated and informative Countries Around the World series, geared for ages 8-11.
$9.95

Between Shades of Gray

BLK192
Ruta Sepetys
Penguin Putnam
2012
368
014242059X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
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YOUNG ADULTS
Comparable to Anne Frank's clear-eyed vision of the horrors of Nazi Germany, this historical young adult novel charts the incredible journey of 15-year-old Lina Vilkas from her middle-class home in Lithuania to a gulag at Trofimovsk in the Arctic Circle.
$9.99

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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

Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania

BLT05
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
448
174220757X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent practical guide to the region geared for independent travelers.
$24.99

Baltic States Map

BLT06
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2014
2
3889891411
MAP
Reference
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0
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0
A double-sided detailed map of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at a scale of 1:400,000.
$14.95

The Avengers, A Jewish War Story

BLT16
Rich Cohen
Vintage Books
2000
262
0375705295
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The riveting tale of how three kids from the Jewish ghetto in Vilna go on to fight Germans and eventually wind up in a Kibbutz north of Tel Aviv.
$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
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An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

Baltic States Map

BLT37
Kunth Verlag
Kunth Verlag
2011
2
3899447409
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This German-cartographed regional overview is presented at a scale of 1:800,000.
$11.95

Wildflower Wonders

NAT244
Bob Gibbons
Princeton University Press
2011
192
0691152292
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
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A naturalist and tour leader, Gibbons covers when and where to witness impressive displays of wildflowers in this beautifully illustrated, oversized survey of 50 sites. His vote for the most flowery place in the world: the kaleidoscopic grasslands of Mount Rainier.
$27.95

A History of the Baltic States

BLT48
Andres Kasekamp
Lightning Source
2010
251
0230019412
PAPER
History
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0
0
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Kasekamp masterfully traces the development of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, from the northern crusades against Europe's last pagans and Lithuania's emergence as one of Europe's largest medieval states to incorporation into the Russian Empire and the creation of their modern national identities.
$31.00

Insight Guide Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

BLT60
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
384
1780058829
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
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This full-color guide to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania combines colorful, specially commissioned photos with detailed maps and plenty of historical and cultural coverage.
$24.99