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Istanbul to Istanbul

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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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Black Sea

RUS46
Neal Ascherson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1996
306
0809015935
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this skillful regional portrait, Ascherson weaves his own travels and impressions with a fascinating account of the Black Sea's history. From ancient mythology to modern politics, he admirably never loses sight of the sea itself.
$22.00

A Short History of Byzantium

TKY18
John Julius Norwich
Alfred Knopf
1998
432
0679772693
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A richly detailed and evocative history of the span of the great empire from the fourth to the 15th century, brimming with intrigue, palace revolution and treachery.
$20.00

Eyewitness Guide Istanbul

TKY86
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
280
1465440631
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superbly illustrated guide features unique cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of major architectural sights, plus a pull-out map clearly marked with attractions and an easy-to-use street index.
$25.00

Mediterranean Explorer Map

MED89
Ocean Explorer Maps
Ocean Explorer Maps
2006
1
0954371739
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy color map of the Mediterranean from Spain to the Black Sea and the Levant puts ancient sites and historic ports into context. With notable people, a timeline and descriptions of dozens of places.
$12.95

Bradt Guide Ukraine

UKR12
Andrew Evans
Bradt Publications
2013
440
1841624500
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide in the popular British series features comprehensive practical information and provides a short section on the country's history and culture. With over 30 maps.
$26.99

1453, The Holy War For Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

TKY114
Roger Crowley
Hyperion
2006
304
1401308503
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this well-paced history, Crowley recounts the dramatic events leading up to and surrounding the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks.
$16.00

Beyond the Edge of the Sea

MED50
Maurice Obregon
Random House
2002
132
067978344X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, Ulysses and other explorers of the ancient world are recreated in this personal account of ships, navigation and geographical discovery.
$15.00

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

Crescent and Star

TKY64
Stephen Kinzer
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
265
0374531404
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This insightful, anecdotal report on contemporary life, culture and politics in Turkey comes from a former New York Times Istanbul bureau chief who is especially attuned to the powerful geographic position of Turkey and its multiple identities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
$17.00

Crimea: The Great Crimean War, 1854-1856

CCS33
Trevor Royle
St. Martins
2004
564
1403964165
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A well-researched military and diplomatic history of the Crimean War. Thorough and detailed yet readable, Royle's battlefield descriptions are especially well-done.
$39.99

Lords of the Horizons

TKY44
Jason Goodwin
Picador USA
2003
351
0312420668
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Goodwin artfully combines his modern travels with scholarship, history and reflection, capturing the outrageous personalities, events and vagaries of the 600-year-old Ottoman Empire.
$20.00

Odessa, A History, 1794-1914

UKR18
Patricia Herlihy
Harvard University Press
1991
432
0916458431
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Herlihy contrasts Odessa's rapid development as a cosmopolitan, polyglot port city with the growing tension within its society in the years leading up to WWI in this lively scholarly history.
$29.95

Reason Why, The Story of the Fatal Charge of the Light Brigade

CCS36
Cecil Woodham-Smith
Penguin Putnam
1991
286
0140012788
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic history of the famous military disaster in Crimea, with interwoven biographies of the two incompetent aristocrats at the heart of the failure.
$17.00

The Ancient Olympics, A History

GRE206
Nigel Spivey
Oxford University Press
2012
304
0192806041
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A colorful look at the ancient Olympic games as they really were: brutal, fierce and deadly. Spivey, a wonderful popular writer and classicist at Cambridge, offers a vivid history of Greek athletic contests, not just the Olympian but also the Pythian at Delphi, Isthmian at Corinth and Nemean at Argos.
$19.99

The Silk Road, A Very Short Introduction

CAS212
James A. Millward
Oxford University Press
2013
168
0199782865
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Millward's pocket history highlights the important exchanges of goods, ideas and spiritualities that traveled the Silk Road, the Mediterranean's link to Persia, India and China.
$11.95

The Ukrainians, Unexpected Nation

RUS125
Andrew Wilson
Yale University Press
2015
416
0300217250
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An outstanding guide to modern identity, politics and history in Ukraine, highly recommended for an understanding of the geopolitics of the region and, especially, uneasy relations with mother Russia.
$23.00

Yalta, The Price of Peace

WAR141
Serhii Plokhy
Viking
2010
448
0143118927
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Harvard historian Plokhy puts readers in the room with Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt over those tumultuous eight days in February, 1945.
$20.00

The Greeks Overseas, The Early Colonies and Trade

GRE150
John Boardman
Thames & Hudson
2011
304
0500281092
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An authoritative, illustrated survey of Greek civilization throughout the Mediterranean, revised and updated for this fourth edition.
$25.95

Istanbul, Memories and the City

TKY99
Orhan Pamuk
Random House
2006
320
1400033888
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nobel Prize-winner Pamuk writes with dazzling grace of the city of his birth, a magical place of crumbling mansions and Ottoman riches.
$16.95

Shadow of the Silk Road

CAS133
Colin Thubron
HarperCollins
2008
363
0061231770
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Thubron returns to Central Asia in this lyrical, erudite account of a 7,000-mile trek across Asia, visiting archaeological sites, people and cities from Xi'an and Dunhuang to Samarkand, Bukhara, Afghanistan and Iran.
$15.99

The Portable Chekhov

RUS99
Avrahm Yarmolinsky (Translator), Anton Chekhov
Viking
1987
634
0140150358
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of short stories by Anton Chekhov.
$20.00

The Towers of Trebizond

TKY15
Rose MacAulay, Jan Morris (Introduction)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2012
277
159017058X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mixing high farce, archaeology, history and lively travel writing, Rose MacAulay's impossibly witty short novel is back in a new edition. Originally published in 1956, the book follows the adventures of English missionaries traipsing across Turkey from Is
$16.00

The Voyage of Argo

GRE91
Apollonius of Rhodes, Emil V. Rieu (Translator)
Penguin
1977
224
0140440852
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The story of the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts on their quest for the Golden Fleece along the coast of the Black Sea.
$15.00

Noah's Flood, The New Scientific Discoveries about the Event That Changed History

BLK42
William Ryan, Walter Pitman
Touchstone
1999
320
0684859203
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
Yes, there was a flood! So report the scientist-authors in this vivid account of the geology of the Black Sea. They draw on biblical history, marine geology, archaeology and mythology to demonstrate that the Black Sea was breached by the Mediterranean 7,600 years ago.
$19.99

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Turkish Reflections, A Biography of a Place

TKY08
Mary Lee Settle
Touchstone
1991
253
0671779974
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Settle's captivating travelogue is a richly detailed portrait of contemporary Turkey, its people, monasteries, myths, archaeological treasures and living traditions. Exemplary.
$16.99

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

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

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

Kiev: A Portrait, 1800-1917

RUS56
Michael F. Hamm
Princeton University Press
1996
304
0691025851
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From medieval center to important city in Imperial Russia, this scholarly book is a wonderfully informative cultural history of the city and especially its 19th-century legacy.
$60.00

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

Georgia, In the Mountains of Poetry

CCS10
Peter Nasmyth
Routledge
2017
384
1468315692
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A cultural portrait of the Republic of Georgia by a British journalist who has traveled extensively in the region. In its third edition, it's the best book on post-Soviet Georgia, with 170 black-and-white photographs and illustrations
$35.00

Return to Ukraine

RUS126
Ania Savage
Texas A&M University Press
2000
272
0890969167
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An engaging account of a return journey to Ukraine by a journalist who fled the country with her family in 1944. Savage interweaves history, modern travelogue and personal anecdote.
$29.95

The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel

RUS171
Isaac Babel
W. W. Norton & Company
2002
511
0393324028
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An authoritative edition of Isaac Babel's powerful short fiction, including his early Red Cavalry Stories and The Odessa Tales.
$24.95

The Cossacks

RUS241
Leo Tolstoy, Peter Constantine (Translator), Cynthia Ozick (Introduction)
Modern Library
2006
192
0812975049
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fresh translation of Tolstoy's 1863 semi-autobiographical novel about a young Muscovite and his military adventures in the rough-and-ready Caucasus. The book is, in part, a portrait of the Cossacks as well as an account of falling in love.
$13.00

The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941

GER164
Michael Beschloss
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2003
400
0743244540
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A bestselling, popular history of the politics and diplomacy among Allied leaders leading up to the Yalta and Potsdam conferences.
$16.00

Flashman at the Charge

CCS29
George MacDonald Fraser
Plume
1995
288
0452264138
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this installment in the rollicking, masterfully researched series of historical novels, our disreputable hero finds himself in Crimea -- and a participant in the Charge of the Light Brigade.
$16.00

World Heritage Sites

CON53
UNESCO Publishing
Firefly Books
2016
932
1770858172
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
How many have you visited? This beautifully illustrated compendium, just revised, includes color photographs, a map and succinct descriptions of each of the 1,031 archaeological sites, monuments, cities and parks inscribed by UNESCO from 1978 to 2016. Organized by order of inscription.
$29.95

The Poison King, The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy

CCS43
Adrienne Mayor
Princeton University Press
2011
448
0691126836
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A gripping tale of the life of one of Rome's deadliest foes, a king of ancient Pontus on the Black Sea. A Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award.
$18.95

Tennyson Poems

GRB48
Alfred Tennyson, Baron Tennyson
Everyman's Library
2004
255
1400041872
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This pocket collection includes such famous works as The Charge of the Light Brigade.
$14.95

The Art and Architecture of Ottoman Istanbul

TKY266
Richard Yeomans
Perseus
2012
260
1859642241
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An erudite and fully illustrated overview of Istanbul’s Ottoman artistic heritage, tracing the city’s evolving art and architectural styles from the conqueror’s arrival in the fifteenth century to the collapse of Ottoman rule at the close of the First World War.
$75.00