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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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Midnight in Siberia, A Journey into the Heart of Russia

RUS518
David Greene
W. W. Norton & Company
2015
336
0393351874
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this eye-opening travelogue, the former NPR Moscow bureau chief takes a 6,000-mile ride on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, capturing the soul of contemporary Russia.
$15.95

Siberia, A History of the People

SIB75
Janet M. Hartley
Yale University Press
2014
312
0300167946
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Through personal narratives and case studies, Hartley humanizes the Siberian wilderness. She tells the tales of the refugees, prisoners and pioneers who have lived in the inhospitable place over the last four centuries.
$38.00

The Consolations of the Forest

SIB74
Sylvain Tesson
Rizzoli International
2013
243
0847841278
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A Parisian journalist chucks it all to live alone for five months in an isolated hut on the shores of Lake Baikal in this reflective account that tackles not only chopping firewood and finding food but also questions like "how should a person live?"
$24.95

Trans-Siberian Handbook

RUS73
Bryn Thomas
Trailblazer
2014
528
1905864566
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide features maps, history and practical details for cities and sights from Moscow to Irkutsk and Vladivostok.
$22.95

Russia Map

RUS264
International Travel Maps
ITMB
2011
2
1553413865
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided map covering the full route of the Trans-Siberian railway at a scale of 1:6,000,000.
$12.95

Moscow Map

RUS572
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2014
1
3866093985
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, laminated city plan of Moscow at a scale of 1:15,000, with street index inset. Place names are in transliterated English. Two Sides. 20x26 inches.
$9.95

Bradt Guide Lake Baikal

SIB63
Marc Di Duca
Bradt Publications
2010
208
184162294X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Di Duca brings pluck and wit to this first-ever guide to Baikal and surroundings, which includes an overview of the five national parks in the immediate vicinity along with chapters on Irkutsk and both the Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railways.
$25.99

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Moscow

RUS513
Matthew Willis
DK Publishing
2014
128
1465410406
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
$14.00

Lenin's Tomb

RUS07
David Remnick
Vintage Books
1994
588
0679751254
PAPER
History
4/4/2017
0
0
0
0
A gripping eyewitness tale of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Remnick, the Washington Post reporter on the scene, combines fine historical scholarship with great storytelling.
$18.00

Modern Mongolia, Reclaiming Genghis Khan

MGL37
Paula Sabloff (Editor)
University of Pennsylvania Press
2002
148
092417191X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This slim primer, richly illustrated with 120 color photographs, covers the sweep and excitement of 20th-century Mongolian history, the country's nomadic heritage and the legacy of Genghis Khan.
$19.95

Moving With The Seasons

MGL80
Liza Carter
Liza Carter Art
2013
189
0989018709
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Writer and photographer Carter collaborated with a Mongolian family in making this book, an intimate season-by-season account of nomadic Mongolian life on the steppe. Carter’s personable prose and excellent photography capture the people’s daily lives, in
$48.00

Nicholas and Alexandra

RUS69
Robert Massie
Ballantine Books
2000
613
0345438310
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This entertaining and well-researched history traces the royal relationship and explores how a disease determined the destiny of rulers, the disintegration of the empire and the course of Russian history.
$20.00

Red Fortress, History and Illusion in the Kremlin

RUS501
Catherine Merridale
Metropolitan Books
2014
528
1250056144
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing on the archives of the Kremlin itself, Merridale uses the great fortress, which dates from the 15th century, as a lens, covering the history of Russia from its obscure origins through the times of figures including Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Gre
$25.00

Siberia on Fire: Stories and Essays

SIB04
Valentin Rasputin
Northern Illinois University Press
1990
252
0875805477
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Born in Irkutsk, where he still lives, Rasputin combines great insight and supple prose with passion for his homeland in this collection of six stories and six essays.
$20.00

Siberia, A Cultural History

SIB65
Anthony Haywood
Oxford University Press
2010
288
0199754187
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Haywood traces the history of the region from early indigenous cultures through Stalin's reign to the present with aplomb.
$16.95

The Cold War

WAR157
Michael Hopkins
Thames & Hudson
2011
144
0500289581
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Michael Hopkins charts the story of the rise and fall of almost 50 years of global tension in this compact, illustrated history, made tangible with a packet of facsimile documents, including top-secret memos, propaganda and letters.
$24.95

The Conquest of a Continent

SIB37
W. Bruce Lincoln
Cornell University Press
2007
528
0801489229
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The marvelous Lincoln captures the ambition and avarice of fur trappers, Cossacks, military adventurers and the Soviets in this well-told, sweeping history.
$29.95

To the Edge of the World, The Story of the Trans-Siberian Express

SIB76
Christian Wolmar
Hachette
2016
320
1610396367
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Weaving together fascinating personality sketches, vivid travelogue and socio-economics, Christian Wolmar examines the success of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, the vital artery that stretches 6,000 miles across the impressive landscape of the expansive nat
$17.99

Lake Baikal

SIB72
Jim Denevan
Distributed Art Publishers
2011
176
1934435430
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In 2010 artist Jim Denevan traveled to Siberia's Lake Baikal to create a stunning, ephemeral artwork: he and his team inscribed the ice with a series of circles based on the Fibonacci sequence (where each number is the sum of the previous two). This gorge
$65.00

Black Dragon River, A Journey Down the Amur River at the Borderlands of Empires

RUS568
Dominic Ziegler
Penguin Putnam
2016
368
0143109898
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this superb travelogue, The Economist's Asia editor Dominic Ziegler travels down the Amur River, part of the border between Russia and China, while meditating on the two countries' relations, Genghis Khan, Russia’s imperial dreams, Vladimir Putin and m
$17.00

In Siberia

SIB14
Colin Thubron
HarperCollins
2001
304
006095373X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Thubron captures the beauty, personality, contradictions and harsh nature of this huge land in this classic account of a 15,000-mile, cross-continental odyssey from the Yenisei to Baikal, Khabarovsk and Magadan.
$14.99

Reeling in Russia, An Angler's Paradise

RUS61
Fen Montaigne
St. Martin's Press
1998
275
031220809X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully written, entertaining and insightful portrait of modern Russia with a special focus on fishing in places like Baikal, Kamchatka and Kolyma.
$18.95

River of No Reprieve, Descending Siberia's Waterway of Exile, Death and Destiny

SIB53
Jeffrey Tayler
Mariner Books
2007
230
0618919848
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In his fifth book and the first back in Russia since Siberian Dawn, Tayler rafts 2,400 miles down the Lena from near Lake Baikal to the Arctic Ocean. It's gifted, no-holds-barred portrait of the region, its beleaguered and eccentric inhabitants, and the d
$16.95

Sacred Sea, A Journey to Lake Baikal

SIB56
Peter Thomson
Oxford University Press
2009
336
0195387333
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Senior editor of National Public Radio’s Living on Earth, Thomson blends personal tales with journalism, natural history and cultural insights in this lyrical account of a six-month journey.
$29.95

The New Tsar, The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

RUS567
Steven Lee Myers
Vintage Books
2016
592
0345802799
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Complicated world leader, former KGB agent and man of enormous ambition, Myers' Putin has few scruples and quickly silences dissenters. A keen and insightful biography by the former New York Times Moscow bureau chief.
$19.00

The Other Side of Russia

SIB30
Sharon Hudgins
Texas A&M University Press
2004
319
1585444049
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A warm, insightful account of contemporary cultural and social life in Vladivostok, Irkutsk and other places in the Russian Far East, where the author lived in the 1990s.
$22.95

Travels in Siberia

SIB64
Ian Frazier
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2011
529
0312610602
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this absorbing account, Frazier (Great Plains) turns his practiced eye and famous wit on contemporary Siberia’s land, people, mind-boggling conservation issues and other challenges.
$20.00

Snow in May, Stories

RUS516
Kseniya Melnik
Macmillan
2014
288
1627790071
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These nine slice-of-life stories follow the interrelated lives of a diverse cast of characters. Each tale is set in a different time, but the place remains the same: Magadan, a small Siberian port town in Russia's far east.
$25.00

The People's Act of Love

SIB52
James Meek
Canongate
2007
391
1841958778
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Meek draws on his experiences as a journalist in Russia to evoke the isolation and changing fate of Siberia in this novel set in an isolated village during the last days of the revolution.
$14.95

The Sun Maiden and the Crescent Moon, Siberian Folk Tales

SIB12
James Riordan
Interlink Publishing Group
1991
205
0940793652
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of tales from throughout Siberia, divided thematically, and with an excellent introduction by James Riordan. Many of the stories feature the harsh setting of the tundra and importance of the spirit.
$11.95

More Books

The Great Railway Bazaar

ASA40
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2006
384
0618658947
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Theroux's account of his journeys across Asia by train display the writer's inimitable talent for portraiture, ego and the dismissive aside. He takes every two-bit train he can find from London across Europe, Turkey and the Middle East, India, Japan and C
$15.95

A History of the Peoples of Siberia, Russia's North Asian Colony 1581-1990

SIB03
James Forsyth
Cambridge University Press
1992
455
0521477719
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An ethnohistory of the people of Siberia from Russian conquest to the 1980s. Forsyth looks at 30 indigenous groups, comparing their experience with Eskimos and Indians in North America.
$62.00

Russia and the Russians, A History

RUS208
Geoffrey Hosking
Harvard University Press
2011
752
0674061950
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This sweeping history by a leading scholar tackles with clarity the scope and breadth of the Russian empire from its Kievan beginnings through Imperial expansion, revolution and the Soviet period all the way to the 21st century.
$29.00

Shamans Through Time: 500 Year on the Path to Knowledge

GEN202
Jeremy Narby (Editor), Francis Huxley (Editor)
St. Martin's Press
2004
354
1585423629
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A collection of interviews and observations on Shamanism.
$16.95

Wild by Nature

WLD298
Sarah Marquis
St. Martins
2016
320
1250081971
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Sarah Marquis’ memoir captures her incredible 10,000-mile hike from Siberia and the barren Gobi across five countries to the tip of Thailand where she continued by boat to complete the journey at her favorite tree in Australia.
$26.99

For Kids

The Endless Steppe, Growing Up in Siberia

SIB07
Esther Hautzig, Jean-Francois Podevin (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1995
243
006447027X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The story of a girl, mother and grandmother shipped to a forced labor camp in Siberia.
$7.99

Worth Looking For

Through Siberia by Accident

SIB50
Dervla Murphy
Trafalgar Square
2006
302
0719566649
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
After wrenching her knee on the Trans-Siberian, the indomitable Murphy changes her plans: in lieu of a trip across Russia on her bicycle Pushkin, she explores the area around Lake Baikal, where, naturally, the plucky grandmother takes a swim.
$16.95

Russia, A Concise History

RUS04
Ronald Hingley
Thames & Hudson
2003
224
0500276277
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
Well-known scholar Hingley sketches Russia's multiple transformations from her illiterate, pagan, Slavic roots to a multi-ethnic empire in this highly readable, well-illustrated brief history.
$19.95

Stories from a Siberian Village

SIB19
Vasily Shukshin, Laura Michael (Translator), John Givens (Translator), Kathleen Parthe (Introduction)
Northern Illinois University Press
1996
256
0875805728
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
A series of 25 stories from Russian author, actor and filmmaker Vasily Shukshin. Set in rural Siberia, these tales are not so much about the landscapes of the region, as they are about the people that inhabit them.
$20.00

The Big Red Train Ride

RUS140
Eric Newby
Gardners Books
1989
267
1888173890
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
Newby's marvelous account of speeding across Russia with wife Wanda on the Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Khabarovsk recalls the joys, frustrations and oddities of remote Russia during the Brezhnev years.
$24.95

Baikal, Sacred Sea of Siberia

SIB02
Boyd Norton (Photographer), Peter Matthiessen
Sierra Club Books
1995
0871563584
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
A lyrical portrait of the world's oldest and deepest freshwater lake.
$18.00

The Shaman's Coat, A Native History of Siberia

SIB28
Anna Reid
Bloomsbury USA
2003
224
0802776760
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
Reid interviewed hunters, reindeer herders, storytellers and dozens of other aboriginal inhabitants across Siberia for this eye-opening book. With chapters on the Khant, Buryat, Tuvans, Sakha, Ainu and Chukchi people.
$13.00