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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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ROMANIA. Buy these 4 items as a set for $69 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

Rough Guide Romania

EUR144
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2016
416
0241249457
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An informative, up-to-date guide that combines general information on the country with practical travel details.
$21.99

Romania Moldova Map

EUR83
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2008
2
3707905713
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy fold-up map at a scale of 1:500,000 includes a multilanguage legend and city plans.
$14.95

Bucharest Map

EUR261
Cartographia
Cartographia
2012
2
9633527848
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Full-color map at a scale of 1:20,000.
$8.00

Blue Guide Travels in Transylvania

EUR508
Lucy Abel-Smith
Blue Guides
2016
250
1905131690
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With maps, plans and photographs, this accessible guide to Transylvania's "land that time forgot" focuses on its small towns, cultural heritage and wondrous landscapes.
$14.95

Bradt Guide Transylvania

EUR311
Lucinda Mallows
Bradt Publications
2013
352
1841624195
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide focuses on culture, nature and responsible travel. Mallows includes sights and activities throughout the region.
$25.99

Culture Smart! Romania

EUR298
Debbie Stowe
Kuperard
2017
168
1857338626
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

The Mountains of Romania

EUR274
James Roberts
Cicerone
2005
250
1852842954
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide, with 40 color maps and photographs, includes the Carpathians, Bucegi Massif and monasteries of Bucovina.
$24.95

A Concise History of Romania

EUR457
Keith Hitchins
Cambridge University Press
2014
275
0521694132
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Beginning with the Roman conquest of Davia, this exhaustive overview of Romania helpfully divides the course of history into four distinctive periods: medieval, early modern, modern and the so-called return to Europe.
$29.99

In Search of Dracula

EUR193
Raymond McNally
Lightning Source
1999
297
0395657830
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This history of Vlad Tepes (AKA Vlad the Impaler), the Romanian warrior prince and inspiration for Bram Stoker’s infamous blood-drinking count, draws on oral histories and archaeological evidence and also examines Dracula’s many incarnations in film and literature.
$18.95

Just a Bite, A Transylvania Vampire Expert's Short History of the Undead

EUR443
Istvan Pivarcsi
Steerforth Press
2012
291
0982578148
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Based on his experiences spent in the lands of vampire legend, Transylvania, Istvan Pivarcsi explores the fascinating development of the modern-day vampire from its sources in Transylvanian oral tradition.
$14.95

Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans

BLK41
Dennis Hupchick
Springer
2001
128
031223970X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The changing borders and complex history of the Balkans are clearly and concisely shown through 50 double-page maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically.
$32.99

Romania, An Illustrated History

EUR291
Nicolae Klepper
Hippocrene Books
2003
298
0781809355
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated primer on Romania's eventful history, from the bronze age to the period of the Dacians before and during Roman rule, the principalities from the 14th century until 1821 and modern times.
$16.95

The Balkans, A Short History

BLK28
Mark Mazower
Modern Library
2002
188
081296621X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey.
$16.00

The Moldovans: Romania, Russia and the Politics of Culture

EUR97
Charles King
Hoover
2000
294
081799792X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly political and cultural history of Moldova, focusing on issues of national identity in a post-Soviet world.
$24.95

The Romani Gypsies

EUR470
Yaron Matras
Belknap Press
2014
320
067436838X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Matras delves into the history of the Romani, an ancient and misunderstood European culture that has survived through modern times.
$29.95

Times New Romanian, Voices and Narrative from Romania

EUR481
Nigel Shakespear
Aa Balkema
2014
400
178306451X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Shakespear profiles the dark, sublime, challenging and unpredictable world of Romania through the oral histories of its residents. His interviews touch on important questions about Gypsy culture, why Romania's population is declining and if real change is possible.
$16.99

All Rivers Run to the Sea

EUR153
Elie Wiesel
Schocken Books
1996
464
0805210288
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel recounts his remarkable life, from his childhood in Romania to the horrors of Auschwitz, his days as a young writer in post-war France and New York and his many pilgrimages to Israel.
$16.95

Between the Woods and the Water

CEU31
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2005
320
1590171667
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this sequel to A Time of Gifts (CEU30), Leigh Fermor's classic account of his adventure on foot to Constantinople in 1933, Paddy relates his youthful travels in Hungary and Romania, culminating with his arrival at the Iron Gates on the Danube.
$15.95

In Europe's Shadow

EUR494
Robert D. Kaplan
Random House
2016
336
0812986628
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this engaging personal account of more than three decades of visits to Romania, prolific writer and journalist Kaplan presents a comprehensive portrait of an often overlooked country, which he argues is key to understanding Europe as a whole.
$18.00

The Broken Road, From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

EUR416
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2015
384
1590177797
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Assembled from Leigh Fermor’s manuscripts by friend and biographer Artemis Cooper, with the travel writer Colin Thubron, this is perhaps the most personal of all Leigh Fermor’s books, catching up with young Paddy in the fall of 1934 and following him through Bulgaria and Romania to the coast of the Black Sea.
$17.95

Dracula

EUR125
Bram Stoker
Penguin
2003
520
014143984X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The vampire novel that started it all, based on the legend of "Vlad the Impaler." The gothic shocker is set within the dank castles and misty forests of Transylvania and the foggy streets and staid country houses of Victorian England.
$11.00

Painter of Silence

EUR424
Georgina Harding
Bloomsbury USA
2012
312
1608197700
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An exquisite historical novel set in the somber desolation of postwar communist Romania, the story opens with the arrival of a deaf and mute man at the hospital in the provincial city of Lasi. A nurse at the hospital befriends the man and as their relationship unfolds a secret history is revealed that binds the two characters both to one another and to the suffering of their stricken homeland.
$26.00

The Appointment

EUR516
Michael Hulse (Translator), Herta Muller
Macmillan
2010
230
0312655371
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Muller's haunting and fierce novel, set during Ceausescu's regime, is a big-hearted appeal against totalitarianism. Herta Muller won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature.
$16.00

The Color of Smoke, An Epic Novel of the Roma

EUR492
Menyhert Lakatos
Steerforth Press
2015
480
0985062347
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First published in Hungarian in 1975, this epic novel provides both a sweeping glance of World War II-era rural Hungary and an intimate glimpse into the interior life of an adolescent coming of age within the harsh but resolutely light-hearted Roma community.
$17.95

The Fox Was Ever the Hunter

EUR517
Philip Boehm (Translator), Herta Muller
Macmillan
2017
256
1250094615
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Nobel Laureate Herta Muller's haunting, cinematic novel brilliantly portrays life under the Ceausescu regime. It becomes clear to a group of four friends that one of them is working for the secret police. The sign: a fox-fur rug that is being taken apart, piece by piece.
$16.00

The Historian, A Novel

EUR380
Elizabeth Kostova
Back Bay Books
2009
656
0316070637
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this wildly popular historical thriller, Kostova traces a 16-year-old woman's harrowing journey across Europe to find the notorious 15th-century prince of Wallachia, Vlad Dracul, completing her father's research in the medieval monasteries and dusty libraries from Istanbul and Budapest to Romania.
$16.00

Train to Trieste

EUR313
Domnica Radulescu
Alfred Knopf
2009
320
0307388360
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mona returns to Romania to uncover the truth about the mysterious boy with whom she had fallen in love as a teenager in 1977 in this evocative debut novel.
$15.00

Bradt Guide Central and Eastern European Wildlife

CEU36
Gerard Gorman
Bradt Publications
2008
160
1841622311
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An illustrated guide to the plants, mammals, birds and other wildlife of the region.
$25.99

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu

EUR484
Andrei Ujica (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2011
6315083587
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
A documentary about the infamous Romanian dictator who, after decades of brutal rule, was overthrown and executed on Christmas Day, 1989.
$29.95

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Memoirs of an Anti-Semite, A Novel in Five Stories

CEU27
Gregor Von Rezzori
Vintage Books
2007
287
1590172469
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Central Europe between the wars provides the background for this disturbing tale of a man, his complex prejudices and Jewish identity. The five interrelated stories are set in Romania and Vienna.
$15.95

The Dance at Mociu

EUR268
Peter D. Riley
Aa Balkema
2003
120
0907562361
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of stories, prose poems and meditations on Old Europe, drawn from the author's many visits to Transylvania.
$16.00

National Geographic Romania

EUR278
Caroline Juler
National Geographic
2007
272
1426201478
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A traveler's guide to the history, nature, culture, and attractions of Romania, thoroughly illustrated in dependable National Geographic style.
$22.95

12:08 East of Bucharest

EUR485
Corneliu Porumboiu (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2007
6311511762
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
An insightful comedy set in Vaslui, Romania, where the residents gather to discuss the town’s role in the revolution that brought down brutal dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Won the Camera d’Or Prize (for best feature film) at the Cannes Film Festival.
$22.95

For Kids

Dracula

EUR471
Tania Zamorsky
Sterling Publishing Company
2007
151
1402736908
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, composed in short and clear sentences. Middle readers will be introduced to the ubiquitous myth of the count without getting mired in the lengthy, complex original. Part of Sterling Publications’ Classic Starts series. Includes black-and-white illustrations.
$6.95