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LATVIA. Buy these 4 items as a set for $72 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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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 un
$22.95

The Dogs of Riga

BLT24
Henning Mankell
Vintage Books
2004
336
1400031524
PAPER
Mystery
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Swedish detective Kurt Wallander travels from Ystad to Latvia on the shadowy trail of a grisly murder in this second book, steeped in Baltic ambiance.
$15.95

Bradt Guide Latvia

BLT20
Chris Baister, Chris Patrick
Bradt Publications
2007
256
184162201X
PAPER
Guidebook
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0
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A comprehensive guide for the traveler from the popular and informative British series.
$23.99

Baltic States Map

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

Bradt City Guide Riga

BLK111
Stephen Baister
Bradt Publications
2007
256
1841622273
PAPER
Guidebook
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A small guide to the history, culture and attractions of the Latvian city in the authoritative Bradt series.
$13.99

Lonely Planet Baltic Phrasebook

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

Wallpaper City Guide Riga

BLT56
Wallpaper City Guides
Phaidon Press
2014
128
071486837X
PAPER
Guidebook
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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

A History of the Baltic States

BLT48
Andres Kasekamp
Lightning Source
2010
251
0230019412
PAPER
History
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0
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0
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

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

BLT19
Stephen Turnbull
Osprey Publishing
2004
64
1841767123
PAPER
History
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0
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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

Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe

EUR18
Henri Pirenne
Harvest Books
1956
224
0156275333
PAPER
History
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0
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Pirenne, an important economic historian, traces the economic and social development of Western Europe from the end of the Roman Empire to the middle of the 15th century in this classic book, first published in 1936.
$15.95

The Baltic Revolution

BLT02
Anatol Lieven
Yale University Press
1994
454
0300060785
PAPER
History
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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
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0
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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

A Woman in Amber

RUS30
Agate Nesaule
Penguin Putnam
1997
280
0140261907
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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0
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In this American Book Award-winning memoir, Nesaule recounts the horrors she witnessed and experienced as a young girl during World War II in Latvia. A gripping testimony of survival.
$16.00

Among the Living and the Dead, A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe

BLT63
Inara Verzemnieks
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
288
039324511X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
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0
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This profound piece of narrative nonfiction eulogizes the struggles of ordinary Latvians during WWII. Verzemnieks tells the stories of her grandmother and her grandmother's sister Ausma; they were separated for more than 50 years when one became a refugee
$26.95

Walking Since Daybreak: A Story of Eastern Europe, and the Heart of Our Century

EUR73
Modris Eksteins
Lightning Source
2000
288
061808231X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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0
0
0
Born in 1943 in Riga, Eksteins weaves his own story with the history of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from the Great War through WWII.
$16.95

Coup de Grace

BLT26
Marguerite Yourcenar
Noonday Press
1996
151
0374516316
PAPER
Literature
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0
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A novel set against the backdrop of the Latvian War of Independence in the aftermath of WWI.
$16.00

The Letter of Marque

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Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1992
284
0393309053
PAPER
Literature
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0
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The 12th (and perhaps the most satisfying) of O'Brian's series combines the personal and geopolitical as Aubrey comes to Maturin's rescue in the Baltics.
$15.95

For Kids

Between Shades of Gray

BLK192
Ruta Sepetys
Penguin Putnam
2012
368
014242059X
PAPER
Literature
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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

More Books

Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania

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

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

BLT15
Robert I. Frost
Longman
2000
401
0582064295
PAPER
History
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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

Mammals of Europe

FG61
Priscilla Barrett, David W. MacDonald
Princeton University Press
2002
320
0691091609
PAPER
Field Guide
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Published by Princeton, this is a field guide to land and marine mammals throughout Europe, both endemic and introduced. With more than 600 color illustrations of over 200 mammals.
$49.95

Clara's Grand Tour, Travels With a Rhinoceros in Eighteenth-century Europe

FRN536
Glynis Ridley
Grove Press
2006
240
0802142338
PAPER
History
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The entertaining history of an Indian rhinoceros named Clara, who was brought to Europe in 1741 by a Dutch sea captain and toured for seventeen years, to the delight of several heads of state.
$12.00

Insight Guide Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

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Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
384
1780058829
PAPER
Guidebook
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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