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PORTUGAL. Buy these 4 items as a set for $66 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Journey to Portugal, In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture

PGL23
Jose Saramago
Harvest Books
2002
464
0156007134
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Jose Saramago's richly detailed account of his journey across Portugal in 1979. He combines his vivid impressions of the Portuguese landscape and people with a dose of history, fiction and meditation.
$17.95

A Traveller's History of Portugal

PGL32
Ian Robertson
Interlink Publishing Group
2002
352
1566564409
PAPER
History
1
0
0
0
A lively, admirably concise survey from prehistory to the present, great for travelers to Portugal who would like an overview of the country's history and culture.
$14.95

Eyewitness Guide Portugal

PGL05
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
480
1465440526
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide features hundreds of photographs and drawings, an excellent overview of the culture and history and good information about where to go and what to do.
$25.00

Portugal Map

PGL08
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2015
1
2067171291
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
At a scale of 1:400,000, this fully indexed map also includes insets of Madeira and city maps.
$12.95

Lisbon 3-in-1 City Map

PGL139
Hallwag
Hallwag
2017
1
3828308740
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Hallwag’s two-sided, colorful 3-in-1 maps include detailed and clear presentation of city centers, descriptions of city highlights and useful travel information, among other helpful features for tourists.
$9.95

Culture Smart! Portugal

PGL53
Sandy Guedes de Queiroz
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338642
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.
$11.99

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Lisbon

PGL78
Tomas Tranaeus
DK Publishing
2017
128
1465457089
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
$14.00

Lonely Planet Portuguese Phrasebook

PGL34
Clara De MacEdo Vitorino
Lonely Planet Publications
2012
320
1740592131
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy pocket phrasebook for Portuguese basics, covering pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$8.99

Eat Smart in Portugal

PGL133
Ronnie Hess, Joan Peterson
University of Wisconsin Press
2017
160
193848911X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Food & Embark on a Tasting Adventure," this guide to Portuguese food is the perfect companion for any visitor to Portugal.
$15.95

My Portugal, Recipes and Stories

PGL93
George Mendes
Harry N. Abrams
2014
256
1617691267
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A showcase of 125 Portuguese recipes interwoven with tales and anecdotes by the author, a Michelin-starred chef. His 125 mouthwatering recipes include his signature Duck Rice and Garlic Seared Shrimp, Mozambique Shrimp and Okra with Piri Piri.
$35.00

Conquerors, How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire

PGL115
Roger Crowley
Random House
2015
384
0812994000
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This epic narrative history by bestselling author Crowley chronicles the rise of Portugal in the 16th century as the small nation fought for a dominant share in the global spice trade.
$30.00

Lisbon, War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939-1945

PGL98
Neill Lochery
Hachette
2012
306
1610391888
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This well-researched chronicle of intrigue and espionage uncovers the backstage role Lisbon played in WWII as the conflict raged around neutral Portugal.
$17.99

The Portuguese, A Modern History

PGL112
Barry Hatton
Interlink Publishing Group
2011
261
1566568447
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An interesting portrait of the idiosyncratic, enigmatic country at the end of Europe. British journalist Barry Hatton confidently marches from the Age of Discovery through the 20th century, peppering Portugal's history with entertaining, personal anecdotes.
$15.00

Cork Boat, A True Story of the Unlikeliest Boat Ever Built

PGL42
John Pollack
Pantheon Books
2005
291
1400034906
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This endearing tale of family, loss and friendship revolves around a deliciously absurd childhood quest to build a boat of cork and sail it 133 miles on Portugal's Douro River.
$16.00

Prince Henry "The Navigator," A Life

PGL25
Peter E. Russell
Yale University Press
2001
448
0300091303
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A complicated yet rewarding portrait and the first biography of this empire-minded Portuguese prince in more than a hundred years.
$27.50

Small Memories

PGL82
Jose Saramago
Houghton Mifflin Company
2012
192
0547752636
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this contemplative memoir, the Portuguese Nobel laureate recalls a childhood both dark and magical, split between the growing city of Lisbon and the tiny village of Azinhaga.
$13.95

Alentejo Blue

PGL58
Monica Ali
Scribner
2007
226
0743293045
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These short stories set in the Alentejo province of Portugal star a range of colorful expats and locals, including Teresa, a beautiful young girl from the village engaged to a suitable man who yearns to see the world and Vasco, a cafe owner losing business to the new Internet cafe down the road.
$15.99

Baltasar and Blimunda

PGL26
Jose Saramago
Harvest Books
1998
343
0156005204
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This tale of two unlikely lovers in Inquisition-era Portugal is arguably Saramago's masterwork: a philosophically charged, intellectually rigorous historical drama which is also a captivating read.
$15.95

The Book of Disquiet

PGL97
Fernando Pessoa
Penguin Putnam
2003
544
0141183047
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Part intimate diary, part prose poetry, part descriptive narrative, this melancholic masterpiece by Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa is a unique collection of short, aphoristic paragraphs comprising the "autobiography" of Bernardo Soares, one of Pessoa's many alternate selves.
$20.00

The Stone Raft

PGL46
Jose Saramago
Harvest Books
1996
300
0156004011
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A geological fantasy from the Nobel Prize-winning author, in which the Iberian Peninsula becomes unmoored from France.
$16.99

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

PGL95
Jose Saramago
Harvest Books
1992
368
0156996936
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Expertly evoking the melancholy (known as "saudade" by the Portuguese) of Lisbon's ports and hotels, Saramago builds his plot around the premise that characters -- like the poet Fernando Pessoa's Ricardo Reis -- live on nine months after their author's death.
$16.99

The Birds of the Iberian Peninsula

SPN574
Ernest Garcia, Eduardo De Juana
Bloomsbury USA
2015
688
1408124807
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This definitive book on the birds of Iberia covers the status and distribution of each species in the region and also includes photos and introductory chapters on climate, habitats and the history of Iberian ornithology.
$86.00

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Requiem: A Hallucination

PGL09
Antonio Tabucchi, Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2002
110
0811215172
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Tabucchi's fever-dream tour of a vanishing Lisbon. The narrator, an "adopted Portuguese," returns after many years and visits cemeteries, brothels and gentlemen's clubs, in an ambiguous search for the ghosts of his past.
$14.95

The Food of Portugal

PGL10
Jean Anderson
William Morrow & Company
1994
304
0688134157
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An award-winning cookbook featuring the cuisine of Portugal and background on Portuguese culture. Sure to please the palates of tourists interested in Portuguese food and of emigrants in search of that authentic taste of home.
$21.99

The Lusiads

PGL12
Luis De Camoes
Oxford University Press
2008
258
0199539960
PAPER
Literature
8/1/2008
0
0
0
0
A 16th-century account of Vasco De Gama's voyage to India modeled after Virgil's "Aeneid."
$12.95

Insight Guide Portugal

PGL13
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
384
1786715635
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An outstanding overview of the country, featuring hundreds of photographs and insightful essays on history, culture and art.
$23.99

Michelin Green Guide Portugal Madeira the Azores

PGL15
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2017
424
2067216139
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With Michelin's usual attention to cultural sites, and excellent local maps.
$23.99

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

A Small Death in Lisbon

PGL22
Robert Wilson
Penguin Putnam
2002
440
0425184234
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Set in Lisbon in 1941 and 1999, this award-winning mystery intertwines a present day murder, some unsavory arms production, and smuggling in Nazi Germany. Be warned, there are some graphic passages dealing with the horrors of war and concentration camps.
$8.99

A Book of Mediterranean Food

MED71
Elizabeth David
NYRB
2002
272
1590170032
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A classic mix of lore, literary asides, recipes and enthusiasm for the food and culture of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and the Middle East. Published in the gloom of post-WWII Britain, David's tribute brims with affection for the strongly flavored food of the Mediterranean.
$16.95

Rick Steves' Portugal Guide

PGL43
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
370
1631216155
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A personable, practical guide in the growing series by travel guide Rick Steves.
$19.99

National Geographic Portugal

PGL48
Fiona Dunlop
National Geographic
2013
270
1426210248
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide to Portugal, published in the National Geographic attractive visual style, features hundreds of photographs, full color maps, and useful information on history, nature, culture, and travel.
$22.95

The Taste of Conquest, The Rise and Fall of the Three Great Cities of Spice

EUR279
Michael Krondl
Ballantine Books
2008
320
0345480848
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Weaving travel and history, Michael Krondl writes of a world where pepper, cinnamon and cloves were as valuable as gold -- and Venice, Lisbon and Amsterdam jockeyed for global control of the spice trade.
$17.00

Michelin Spain & Portugal Tourist and Motoring Atlas

SPN364
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
243
2067192442
PAPER
0
0
0
0
Published annually, this up-to-date, detailed spiral-bound atlas, with distances, detailed index and bright, clear cartography, is an authoritative reference and planning guide for touring Spain and Portugal. With a section of city plans
$22.00

Oceans of Wine, Madeira and the Emergence of American Trade and Taste

PGL86
David Hancock
Yale University Press
2009
632
0300136056
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Hancock's unexpectedly engrossing book explores the culture of wine in Madeira and trade in 18th-century America.
$100.00

Lisbon, A Cultural and Literary Companion

PGL88
Paul Buck
Interlink Publishing Group
2001
246
156656395X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
One in the excellent series, both a walking guide and history of the city.
$15.00

A Birdwatchers' Guide to Portugal, the Azores & Madeira Archipelagos

PGL89
Colm Moore
Trafalgar Square
2014
152
1871104130
PAPER
Field Guide
5/1/2017
0
0
0
0
The first and only birdwatching guide to cover all of Portugal, this enlarged second edition features several new sites (44 in all) and includes the Azores and Madeira archipelagos.
$30.00

The Woman of Porto Pim

PGL91
Antonio Tabucchi
Archipelago Books
2013
106
1935744747
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A visiting Italian writer brings to life the colorful myths, relics and histories of the inhabitants of the Azores Islands through enchanting fragments of tales that follow local characters -- a restaurant proprietress, a whaling expedition, an Azorean Fisherman during WWII and even a whale.
$15.00

Wallpaper City Guide Lisbon

PGL94
Claudia Saraiva
Phaidon Press
2014
128
0714866482
PAPER
Guidebook
0
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

Day of Atonement

PGL100
David Liss
Random House
2015
400
034552019X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A young man returns to the streets of Lisbon under assumed name, falling in with a group of old friends who will aid his quest: to find the man who killed his father. A dramatic story of obsession, loss and redemption set against the backdrop of 18th-cent
$17.00

A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino Portugual

PGL101
John Brierley
Perseus
2016
208
1844097129
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The only English language guide to the Camino de Portugues includes updated maps and comprehensive references.
$25.99

Fodor's 25 Best Lisbon

PGL102
Fodor's
Fodor's
2015
128
1101879300
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket guide, with an excellent map of the city, includes a choice selection of attractions, shops and restaurants, ideal for a short visit.
$16.99

Skylight

PGL104
Jose Saramago
Houghton Mifflin Company
2015
320
0544570375
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Nobel Laureate Saramago takes readers into the lives of several individuals and families living in a Lisbon apartment building -- a tangled hive of philosophies, troubled marriages, multi-generational families and sexual indiscretions.
$14.95

Spain & Portugal

SPN575
ITMB
ITMB
2012
1
1553413725
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of Spain and Portugal at a scale of 1:900,000. Printed on tear proof, waterproof paper and covers the Canary Islands, Mallorca and Barcelona's old city center.
$12.95

The New Portuguese Table: Exciting Flavors from Europe's Western Coast

PGL105
Nuno Correia (Photographer), David Leite
Clarkson Potter
2009
256
0307394417
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A whirlwind and informative culinary tour of Portugal that covers classic dishes and modern favorites in more than 130 rich and rewarding recipes.
$32.50

Authentic Portuguese Cooking

PGL114
Ana Patuleia Ortins
Macmillan
2015
332
1624141943
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
With over 200 recipes, this is the biggest and most comprehensive book available on Portuguese cooking. In delicious detail, Chef Ana Patuleia Ortins explains recipes like Madeiran Wine and Garlic Beef Kabobs, Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Pomegranate Sauce and Sauteed Kale with Pine Nuts and Onions.
$32.00

Lonely Planet Pocket Porto

PGL116
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
160
1743605951
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to the city of Porto that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes pull-out city map.
$13.99

Bradt Guide Alentejo

PGL121
Alex Robinson
Bradt Publications
2016
224
184162568X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the growing series by Bradt, noteworthy for its focus on culture, nature and responsible travel, with plenty of practical travel details.
$23.99

This Gulf of Fire

PGL122
Mark Molesky
Alfred Knopf
2016
512
030738750X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing on a wealth of new sources, Molesky's highly readable history of the Lisbon Earthquake goes well beyond the city's destruction and weighs its toll on Portuguese history and the Enlightenment.
$17.00

Wallpaper City Guide Porto

PGL124
Phaidon
Phaidon Press
2016
128
0714873292
PAPER
Guidebook
0
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

Rich, Rare & Red: A Guide to Port

CUL18
Ben Howkins
Gardners Books
2015
224
1846892015
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
This informative reference begins with a great overview of the history of port wine and the port trade as it developed over the last three centuries. Howkins also includes a complete list of vintages and tasting guide.
$24.95

Lisbon: 60 Creatives Show You the Best of the City

PGL127
Viction Workshop
Gingko Press
2016
132
9881320410
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A hip, colorful pocket guide with an emphasis on the artistic, drawing recommendations from 60 local creatives. Contains helpful travel advice, detailed neighborhood maps and a dust jacket that unfolds into an illustrated map.
$9.95

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Algarve

PGL128
Dorling Kindersley
DK Publishing
2017
144
1465457453
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions and a pull-out map.
$14.00

Frommer's Portugal

PGL129
Paul Ames
Frommer's
2017
448
1628873086
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical travel guide featuring excellent annotated listings of what to do and where to eat and sleep. With one-color maps and suggested excursions.
$20.95

Insight Pocket Guide Algavre

PGL130
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
144
1786715740
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This convenient, slim volume features color photographs, many maps (including a handy fold-out map of the area), good short descriptions of major points of interest and other practical information.
$9.99

Madeira Pocket Map

PGL131
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2016
1
370791075X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This durable, laminated map features Madeira at a scale of 1:75,000, with notable sites, plus insets of Funchal and the eastern peninsula. Ideal for slipping into a back pocket and exploring. Multi-lingual, with English.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Discover Portugal

PGL132
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
320
1786576759
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Focusing on must-see and memorable places and experiences, this all-color guide by the discerning editors at Lonely Planet, features hundreds of color photographs and maps, includes suggested tours and itineraries along with not-to-be-missed places to stay, eat, shop and see.
$24.99

For Kids

Portugal

PGL73
Zilah Deckker
2009
64
1426303904
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Wander the charmed streets of Lisbon, once the heart of a powerful empire, with this illustrated guide from National Geographic.
$27.90