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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 EXEUR874. Buy these 5 items as a set for $96 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

A Time of Gifts

CEU30
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2005
384
1590171659
PAPER
Travel Narrative
1
0
0
0
Fermor effortlessly interweaves anecdote, history and culture in this exuberant account of a walk from Holland, up the Rhine and down the Danube, through Germany, Prague and Austria in 1933. Written not in the moment, but 40 years later, the accumulation
$16.95

The German Way

GER12
Hyde Flippo
McGraw-Hill
1997
138
0844225134
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1
0
0
0
This clever A-to-Z guide to quirks, attitudes, behavior and customs is a terrific resource for travelers seeking insight into why the Germans, Austrians and Swiss do what they do.
$18.00

The Alps, A Cultural History

ALP30
Andrew Beattie
Oxford University Press
2006
256
0195309553
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Beattie explores the turbulent past and vibrant present of the Alps, where early pioneers of tourism, mountaineering and scientific research have each left their mark.
$38.95

La Place de la Concorde Suisse

SWZ14
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1994
150
0374519323
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
McPhee deploys his usual insight and wonderful prose on the phenomenon of the Swiss army, presenting an irreverent portrait of Switzerland and the Swiss mindset.
$16.00

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

Strasbourg Map

FRN292
IGN
IGN
2011
2
2117220711
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A city map of Strasbourg at a scale of 1:10,000.
$16.95

Eyewitness Guide Germany

GER133
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
584
1465440186
PAPER
Guidebook
1
0
0
0
Featuring color photography, excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions.
$30.00

Eyewitness Guide Switzerland

SWZ45
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
320
1465426817
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, thoroughly illustrated guide, featuring over 900 photographs, good maps, and plenty of information on hiking in the Swiss Alps, natural and tourist attractions and the history and arts of Switzerland.
$25.00

Lonely Planet Pocket Amsterdam

NTH110
Karla Zimmerman
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
192
1742208932
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This lively shirt pocket guide to the city, jammed with personal recommendations and photographs, also includes a pull-out map.
$13.99

Lonely Planet Western Europe

EUR70
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
704
1743215819
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to all the Western European countries, with a good overview of culture, history and nature, and information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing,
$27.99

Walking in the Bernese Oberland

SWZ39
Kev Reynolds
Cicerone
2015
316
1852847964
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, practical guide to exploring the high mountains, glaciers and valley walks of Interlaken, Grindelwald and Kanderstag. This guide covers not only the Bernese Oberland but also the south side of the Jungfrau.
$27.95

All Along the Rhine

GER111
Kay Shaw Nelson
Hippocrene Books
2003
211
0781810000
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Recipes, Wine and Lore from Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and Holland" this tribute to the Rhine Valley complements its history and culture with 130 recipes.
$14.95

Cuisines of the Alps

CEU38
Kay Shaw Nelson
Hippocrene Books
2004
197
0781810582
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Recipes, Drinks, and Lore from France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia," this colorful tour of the region's rustic cuisine offers more than 140 recipes, a section on regional wines and historical information.
$24.95

Prost! The Story of German Beer

GER99
Horst D. Dornbusch
National Book Network
1997
160
0937381551
PAPER
Food
0
1
0
0
The Munich-based aficionado weaves history and culture with the marvels and mysteries of German beer in this brief, authoritative guide.
$14.95

A Concise History of Germany

GER13
Mary Fulbrook
Cambridge University Press
2004
277
0521540712
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This essential short history of Germany -- a whirlwind survey in less than 300 pages -- explores the relationships between social, political and cultural factors in this land located in the center of Europe.
$35.99

Amsterdam, A History of the World's Most Liberal City

NTH143
Russell Shorto
Doubleday
2014
368
0307743756
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Russell Shorto opens this delightful ode to an adopted city with his daily journey, by bike of course, through his neighborhood to drop off his toddler son. He spins a tale of a diverse city wrestled from the sea, its coffee shops, canals and its personalities and politics, with panache.
$17.00

Germania, In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History

GER270
Simon Winder
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2011
480
0312680686
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Winder's witty, entertaining and opinionated portrait of German culture is both an illuminating history and a wonderfully digressive exploration of the powerful and often confounding nation.
$22.00

Slow Train to Switzerland, One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Years -- and a World of Change Apart

SWZ80
Diccon Bewes
Perseus
2014
320
1857886259
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Bestselling author Diccon Bewes (Swiss Watching SWZ73) follows in the footsteps of an 1863 tour group who traveled from London to Lucerne, Switzerland. In his trademark breezy, intelligent prose, Bewes traces how tourism and time have caused a sea change in Switzerland.
$19.95

The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire

AST11
Andrew Wheatcroft
Penguin Putnam
1995
384
0140236341
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With skillful scholarship and engaging style, Wheatcroft reveals the history of this family of eccentric monarchs.
$18.00

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 Rhine: An Eco-Biography, 1815-2000

GER130
Mark Cioc, William Cronon (Introduction)
University of Washington Press
2002
263
0295985003
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, well-researched environmental history of the Rhine, particularly its role in European economic and German national history over the past 200 years.
$24.95

The Romantic Revolution, A History

ART196
Tim Blanning
Modern Library
2012
244
081298014X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A condensed, easily accessible overview of the cultural upheaval that was Romanticism. Blanning shows why Romantics like Rousseau, Goethe, Goya and others favored the intuitive, primal and the easily accessible, ushering in great cultural changes that still affect artistic sensibilities today.
$16.00

The Undutchables

NTH12
Colin White
White Boucke Publishing
2010
308
188858047X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A laugh-out-loud, irreverent guide to Dutch character and habits, including how to drink coffee and why you shouldn't even think about haggling over prices.
$16.00

A Worldly Art

NTH46
Mariet Westermann
Yale University Press
2005
208
0300107234
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This appreciative analysis of Dutch art in its Golden Age (1585-1718) features 100 exemplary illustrations by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Pieter de Hooch, Frans Hals and other Old Masters.
$26.50

Killing Dragons, The Conquest of the Alps

ALP16
Fergus Fleming
Grove Press
2001
398
0802138675
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Fleming spins lively tales of man against nature in this entertaining history of the eccentrics, adventurers and publicity-hounds who sought to conquer the Alps, including Whymper and his first ascent of the Matterhorn 150 years ago.
$14.00

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

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

A Tramp Abroad

EUR78
Mark Twain, David Eggers (Introduction), Kerry Driscoll (Introduction)
Random House
2003
400
0812970039
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Written 11 years after Innocents Abroad, this is Twain's second foray into European travel. Filled with his characteristic wit and humorous observations, it documents his journeys through Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy. Now with an introduction by Dave Eggers.
$17.00

For Strasbourg, Conversations of Friendship and Philosophy

FRA196
Jacques Derrida
2014
90
0823256499
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this series of essays, the French philosopher and literary theorist reminisces about the city of Strasbourg and the philosophical friendships he developed there over a period of forty years. More than just a personal narrative, however, it is a profound interrogation of the relationship between philosophy and place, friendship and language.
$18.00

Frederick the Great, King of Prussia

GER364
Tim Blanning
Random House
2016
720
1400068126
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this authoritative biography, historian Tim Blanning shows how the monarch Frederick the Great brought a share of Europe’s Enlightenment to Prussia and made it an 18th-century global power.
$35.00

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

A Farewell to Arms

ITL384
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
2014
330
1476764522
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in snowy Switzerland and the rainy Italian Lake Country during WWI, this semi-autobiographical novel chronicles the romance between a British nurse and an American ambulance driver. This edition collects all of the alternate endings, along with early drafts of other essential passages
$17.00

The Blue Flower

GER21
Penelope Fitzgerald
Mariner Books
2014
320
0395859972
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the Age of Goethe, this exquisitely written short novel is a fictional account of the life of the Romantic poet Novalis. It paints a vivid picture of German intellectual and mercantile life in the late 1700s.
$14.95

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Eyewitness Guide France

FRN01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
672
1465440178
PAPER
Guidebook
1
0
0
0
This superb guide to all of France features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.
$30.00

Eyewitness Guide Amsterdam

NTH01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
308
1465439471
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A wonderful guide to Amsterdam, filled with detailed drawings, photographs and thumbnail sketches.
$25.00

Traveller's Wine Guide to France

FRN13
Christopher Fielden
Interlink Publishing Group
2007
192
156656624X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A slim but very informative, lavishly illustrated vineyard-by-vineyard guide to the wines and wine-producing regions of France.
$22.00

Why Switzerland?

SWZ04
Jonathan Steinberg
Cambridge University Press
2015
400
0521709555
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A masterly overview of the idiosyncrasies of Switzerland, its history, language, politics and identity as a naysayer at the center of Europe.
$39.99

Hotel du Lac

SWZ05
Anita Brookner
Vintage Books
1995
184
0679759328
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Funny, stylish and spellbinding, Brookner's novel tracks the story of a romance novelist seeking evasive peace and quiet at the luxurious Hotel du Lac in Switzerland. Winner of the Man Booker Prize.
$15.95

The Embarrassment of Riches

NTH04
Simon Schama
Vintage Books
1997
698
0679781242
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An engaging cultural history and much more, this book is a study of the Dutch in the 17th century and their surprising challenge to Spanish rule.
$26.00

The Germans

GER10
Gordon A. Craig
Meridian Books
1991
361
0452010853
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A gifted historian, Craig explores the paradoxes of German identity in this masterful portrait of German life, past and present, with chapters on religion, money, Jews, women, literature and society, Berlin and language.
$18.00

The Burgermeister's Daughter, Scandal in a Sixteenth-Century German Town

GER25
Steven Ozment
HarperCollins
1997
256
0060977213
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Meticulously researched and absorbing, this narrative by a Harvard historian traces the legal battle of the daughter of a well-to-do family who was thrown out of her home and disinherited in 1525.
$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

Tulipomania

NTH30
Mike Dash
Crown
2001
288
060980765X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of the world's most coveted flower and the extraordinary passion it aroused, this vivid history traces the tulip from its origins on the Turkish steppes to its status as an absurdly desired object in Europe and its key role in the financial follies of 17th-century Holland.
$13.95

Amsterdam, A Traveler's Literary Companion

NTH33
Manfred Wolf (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2001
238
188351309x
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Organized by district, these 17 contemporary short stories by modern Dutch writers, including Cees Nooteboom and Geert Mak, are set amid the canals, cafes and neighborhoods of Amsterdam.
$13.95

Germany, Benelux, Austria, Czech Republic Map

EUR100
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
1
2067170910
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy map shows road and river routes from Amsterdam and Berlin to Prague, Vienna, Munich and Salzburg at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
$12.95

Switzerland North 551 Map

SWZ40
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2003
1
2061007813
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed regional map of Switzerland and neighboring Germany at a scale of 1:200,000. With city plans of Basel, Bern and Zurich.
$8.95

Europe Between the Oceans: 9000 BC-AD 1000

EUR310
Barry Cunliffe
Yale University Press
2011
520
0300170866
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this magnificent book, distinguished archaeologist Cunliffe boldly recasts European history through the lens of geography, showing its seas and rivers as the conduits to trade and culture. With lucid maps and choice illustrations.
$35.00

For Kids

William Tell: One Against an Empire, A Swiss Legend

SWZ20
Paul Storrie
Lerner Publishing Group
2009
32
1580138284
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The classic tale of a Swiss hunter facing a terrible choice, as a graphic novel for ages 9-11.
$8.95

Count Karlstein

SWZ21
Philip Pullman
Random House
2000
256
0375803483
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An entertaining gothic thriller set in a Swiss village in 1816.
$6.99

Banner in the Sky

SWZ23
James Ramsey Ullman
HarperCollins
1988
256
0064470482
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A suspenseful tale of a young boy determined to keep his father's mountaineering dream alive.
$8.99

Asterix in Switzerland

SWZ30
Rene de Goscinny
Sterling Publishing Company
2004
0752866354
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This entry in the Asterix series of comic books features excellent drawings of the Swiss Alpine landscape.
$12.99

Bloomability

SWZ31
Sharon Creech
HarperCollins
1999
288
006440823X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A coming-of-age tale set in an international boarding school in Lugano, Switzerland.
$6.99

Heidi

SWZ32
Johanna Spyri
Sterling Publishing Company
2006
263
0517189674
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The beloved tale of a little girl who is sent to live with her curmudgeonly grandfather in a remote Alpine village. This handsome hardback edition retains the quaint prose and buoyant disposition of Johanna Spyri's 1880 original.
$9.95

Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates

NTH40
Mary Mapes Dodge
Aladdin Books
2002
256
0689849095
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The beloved 1865 children's book, exhaustive in its detail of daily life in 19th-century Holland. The impoverished Brinker children yearn for a pair of silver skates, but they must make do with skates of wood -- unless Hans can win the annual skating competition.
$17.95

The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm

GER144
Lore Segal (Translator), Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2003
368
0374339716
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A new edition of a revered classic (hard-bound with dust jacket and built-in bookmark), distinguished by the choice of tales, sharp translation and, of course, Sendak's haunting illustrations.
$28.00

The Star of Kazan

CEU24
Eva Ibbotson, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
Dutton Inc.
2006
404
0525473475
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A delightful young adult adventure that twists and turns through fin-de-siecle Vienna. Annika, a foundling taken in by a household of eccentric professors and kind hearted servants, is enchanted by the spectacle of Vienna and the simple pleasures of domestic chores. Her life is turned upside-down when her aristocratic mother unexpectedly reappears in her life and sweeps her off to live in a castle in Germany.
$8.99

Hitler Youth, Growing Up In Hitler's Shadow

GER180
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Scholastic Inc.
2005
176
0439353793
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this eye-opening, award-winning history for middle-schoolers, Bartoletti shows the growth of Nazi power and the Hitler Youth movement through profiles of 12 individuals.
$21.99