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O the Wild Charge They Made, Black Sea, 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

Russia, Ukraine Belarus Map

RUS313
Marco Polo
Marco Polo
2014
1
3827918642
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This more detailed regional map shows a slice of Russia from Moscow south to the southern shores of the Black Sea.
$11.95

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

Ancient Turkey, A Traveller's History

TKY43
Seton Lloyd
University of California Press
2013
240
0520220420
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively tale of cultures and conquest, from the Hittites to St. Paul, that illuminates the living past of Turkey's archaeological treasures. This classic by Professor Lloyd, first director of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, is now in a 25th anniversary edition.
$34.95

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

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

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

Odessa, Genius and Death in a City of Dreams

UKR21
Charles King
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
336
0393342360
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
King (Black Sea, The Moldovans) writes with verve not only of the history of this great port city but also of noteworthy personalities, including Alexander Pushkin, Isaac Babel and Nobel Prize-winning biologist Ilya Mechnikov.
$16.95

The Black Sea, A History

EUR173
Charles King
Oxford University Press
2005
296
019928394X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this lively and entertaining book, which is based on extensive research in multiple languages, King investigates the myriad connections that have made the Black Sea more of a bridge than a boundary, linking religious communities, linguistic groups, empires, and later, nations and states.
$38.95

The Histories

MED15
Herodotus
Penguin
1994
656
0140449086
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In what may be the first travel book, Herodotus records the heroic struggle between Europe and Asia that culminated in the invasion of Greece by Xerxes.
$13.00

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

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

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

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

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 Oracle of Stamboul, A Novel

TKY246
Michael David Lukas
HarperCollins Publishers
2011
294
0062012096
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this affecting debut novel, Lukas follows the fate of a remarkable girl (the Oracle of Stamboul) from her birth in the Ottoman city of Constanta on the Black Sea to her role as advisor to the sultan in Constantinople.
$13.99

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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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

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

The Way of Herodotus, Travels with the Man Who Invented History

MED138
Justin Marozzi
Da Capo Press
2010
400
0306818574
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A Penguin Classics edition of The Histories in hand, Marozzi journeys from Herodotus' home town of Helicarnassus, now known as Bodrum, to Baghdad, Babylon, Egypt and Athens, weaving tales of his hero with erudite and entertaining modern travel.
$16.95