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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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Space Race, The Epic Battle Between America And the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space

RUS303
Deborah Cadbury
HarperCollins Publishers
2007
384
0060845538
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Cadbury's history follows the stories of the two most important men involved in the design of the Soviet space program: the cold, authoritarian Werner von Braun and Sergei Korolev, a survivor of the Stalinist Gulag.
$24.95

A Traveller's History of Russia

RUS47
Peter Neville
Interlink Publishing Group
2011
336
1566566452
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An impressively compact, lively survey of Russian history from the coming of the Slavs to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
$14.95

Culture Smart! Russia

RUS361
Anna King
Kuperard
2007
168
1857333527
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

Eyewitness Guide Moscow

RUS164
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
264
1465426442
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This outstanding guide covers Moscow's culture, history and attractions with maps, site plans and hundreds of color photographs.
$25.00

Moscow Map

RUS151
ITMB
ITMB
2011
2
1553417372
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded map of Moscow, its subway system and surrounding neighborhoods at the broad scale of 1:50,000, with a detailed map of the city center at 1:12,500.
$11.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten St. Petersburg

RUS499
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
128
1465459928
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With a handy pull-out map.
$14.00

Flight, 100 Years of Aviation

GEN491
R. G. Grant
DK Publishing
2007
452
0756619025
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
A sweeping compendium of a century worth of experiments in flight, this big book features engaging text, rigorous attention to detail, miniature biographies of key figures and a comprehensive history of humanity's quest to become airborne. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.
$29.95

Best of the National Air and Space Museum

WDC38
F. Robert Van Der Linden
Smithsonian Institution Press
2006
208
0060851554
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Fom the Challenger space shuttle and the Wright flyer to the Spirit of St. Louis and the stealth bomber, Bob Van der Linden, curator of aeronautics, has selected the most historically important, popular, and just plain impressive aircraft and spacecraft.
$32.50

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

Natasha's Dance, A Cultural History of Russia

RUS180
Orlando Figes
Picador USA
2003
768
0312421958
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this lively cultural history, Figes looks at both the great works by Russian masters and longstanding folk traditions. The title is drawn from a scene of Tolstoy's War and Peace in which a European-educated countess performs a peasant dance.
$28.00

Putin Mystique

RUS555
Anna Arutunyan
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
330
1566569907
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this exploration of the love-hate relationship between the Russians and their notorious leader, journalist Arutunyan hypothesizes that Putin’s power stems from the people he rules.
$20.00

Restless Empire, A Historical Atlas of Russia

RUS549
Ian Barnes
Harvard University Press
2015
256
0674504674
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
British historian Barnes presents the epic sweep of Russian history, from the first Slavic migrations to the age of Putin, in this beautifully illustrated, full-color atlas.
$35.00

Russian History, A Very Short Introduction

RUS480
Geoffrey Hosking
Oxford University Press
2012
154
0199580987
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The noted scholar and historian Hosking ("Russia and the Russians" RUS208) covers the transformation of Russia from its pagan roots into a multi-ethnic empire in this remarkably concise shirt-pocket history.
$11.95

Ten Days That Shook the World

RUS13
John Reed
Penguin
2007
368
0141442123
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution by an American journalist, a political classic that captures the spirit of those heady days of excitement and idealism before disillusion and cynicism set in.
$15.00

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 Heavens and the Earth, A Political History of the Space Age

SCI92
Walter A. McDougall
Johns Hopkins University Press
1997
556
0801857481
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A provocative, Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Space Age. Walter McDougall is a professor of international relations at the University of Pennsylvania.
$38.00

The Man Without a Face, The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

RUS485
Masha Gessen
Riverhead Books
2013
313
1594486514
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A Russian-American journalist living in Moscow, Masha Gessen demolishes the many myths and legends surrounding Vladimir Putin and his transformation from unexceptional KGB bureaucrat to the most powerful man in Russia. No fan of the man, who she calls a "hoodlum turned iron-handed ruler," Gessen is brave -- and optimistic that his time will soon come.
$17.00

The Winter Queen

RUS210
Boris Akunin, Andrew Bromfield (Translator)
Random House
2004
249
0812968778
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Akunin sets a suspected murder among the glitterati of late 19th-century Moscow in this first book in the series of clever detective novels starring the rascal Erast Fandorin, wildly popular in Russia.
$16.00

Origins, Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

SCI94
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
336
0393327582
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
A lively, illustrated primer on astrophysics and cosmology, published in conjunction with the NOVA series of the same name.
$22.95

Space Station IMAX

SCI308
IMAX
Baker & Taylor Video
2007
0790793407
DVD
Science
0
0
0
0
Documenting several of the earliest missions to build the ISS, this breathtaking IMAX film includes outstanding views of a Soyuz launch.
$9.98

Sputnik and the Soviet Space Challenge

RUS305
Asif A. Siddiqi
University Press of Florida
2003
527
081302627X
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
An amazing accomplishment in the writing of space history, Siddiqi's book scratches beneath the surface of the Soviet space history to understand its methods and implications in detail.
$34.95

The Cosmonaut Who Couldn't Stop Smiling, The Life and Legend of Yuri Gagarin

RUS481
Andrew L. Jenks
Northern Illinois University Press
2013
315
0875806996
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
Jenks draws on newly available archival material for this thrilling account of the remarkable life of the 20th-century icon and Soviet culture of the 1960s.
$29.95

The Rocket Men, Vostok & Voskhod, the First Soviet Manned Spaceflights

RUS482
Rex Hall
Springer
2001
326
185233391X
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive account covers the spacecraft, history, design and development of the launch vehicle and the men and women who were involved in these first fledgling attempts at space.
$44.99

Two Sides of the Moon, Our Story of the Cold War Space Race

RUS302
Tom Hanks (Introduction), Neil Armstrong (Forward), Alexei Leonov, David Randolph Scott
St. Martin's Press
2006
448
0312308663
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
Astronaut David Scott and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov provide a unique perspective on the space race in this dual autobiography.
$26.99

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Lenin's Tomb

RUS07
David Remnick
Random House
1994
588
0679751254
PAPER
History
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

Anna Karenina

RUS81
Leo Tolstoy, Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator), Richa Pevear (Translator)
Penguin Putnam
2004
838
0143035002
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Pevear and Volokhonsky have brilliantly reinvented Tolstoy's epic tale of an adulterous affair between an aristocratic woman and an officer in late 19th Century Russia for a new generation of readers, capturing the rhythms, repetitions and speech of the original Russian.
$19.00

Lonely Planet Central Asia

CAS42
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
512
1741799538
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, detailed guide to travel in the region, including Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
$34.99

Sunlight at Midnight: St. Petersburg and the Rise of Modern Russia

RUS128
W. Bruce Lincoln
Hachette
2002
432
0465083242
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully written, informative portrait of St. Petersburg, focusing on the city's development in the 18th and 19th centuries as Russia's "window on the West." Highly recommended for travelers with an interest in the character and significance of the city and its monuments.
$19.95

The Oligarchs, Wealth & Power in the New Russia

RUS159
David Hoffman
Hachette
2011
567
1610390709
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scrupulously documented, fascinating account of six businessmen whose profiteering amid the near-anarchy and corruption that followed collapse of the Soviet Union skyrocketed them to positions of immense power in the New Russia.
$21.99

Kazakhstan Map

CAS107
Gizi Map
2002
1
9630083159
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This excellently detailed map of Kazakhstan extends well beyond the borders to include Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, as well as part of western China.
$14.95

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

Smithsonian Atlas of World Aviation, Charting the History of Flight from the First Balloons to Today's Most Advanced Aircraft

GEN494
Dana Bell
HarperCollins
2008
230
0061251445
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
Featuring 100 new and historic maps as well as 200 photographs and images, this thorough reference charts the history of flight in a compelling narrative and visual style.
$39.95