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Romantic Germany

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXGER133

Item EXGER133. Buy these 5 items as a set for $87 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The German Way

GER12
Hyde Flippo
McGraw-Hill
1997
138
0844225134
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1
0
0
0
This clever A-to-Z guide to quirks, attitudes, behavior and customs is a terrific resource for travelers seeking insight into why the Germans, Austrians and Swiss do what they do.
$18.00

The Berlin Diaries

GER104
Marie Vassiltchikov
Vintage Books
1988
368
0394757777
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
12/14/2013
0
1
0
0
The compulsively readable wartime account of an emigre Russian princess who was secretary to Adam Von Trott, mastermind of the failed 20th of July plot to assassinate Hitler. Idealistic, vivacious and observant, "Missie" conveys the flavor of Berlin during the 1940s.
$17.95

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

Eyewitness Guide Germany

GER133
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
584
1465440186
PAPER
Guidebook
1
0
0
0
Featuring color photography, excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions.
$30.00

Germany Adventure Map

GER07
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2012
2
156695603X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided full color map of Germany at a scale of 1:825,000. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper.
$11.95

Prost! The Story of German Beer

GER99
Horst D. Dornbusch
National Book Network
1997
160
0937381551
PAPER
Food
0
1
0
0
The Munich-based aficionado weaves history and culture with the marvels and mysteries of German beer in this brief, authoritative guide.
$14.95

A Concise History of Germany

GER13
Mary Fulbrook
Cambridge University Press
2004
277
0521540712
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This essential short history of Germany -- a whirlwind survey in less than 300 pages -- explores the relationships between social, political and cultural factors in this land located in the center of Europe.
$35.99

Berlin Now, The City After the Wall

GER311
Peter Schneider, Sophie Schlondorff (Translator)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2015
336
0374535426
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Schneider’s history contrasts East and West Berlin, explaining how the vibrant metropolis was shaped by the Cold War.
$15.00

Berlin, Portrait of a City Through the Centuries

GER334
Rory MacLean
Macmillan
2015
432
1250074908
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This beautifully observed portrait of Berlin explores the city's volatile history over five centuries through two dozen key residents, from Berlin's charismatic dictators to its iconic mythmakers.
$18.00

Germania, In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History

GER270
Simon Winder
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2011
480
0312680686
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Winder's witty, entertaining and opinionated portrait of German culture is both an illuminating history and a wonderfully digressive exploration of the powerful and often confounding nation.
$22.00

Oberammergau, The Troubling Story of the World's Most Famous Passion Play

GER67
James Shapiro
Vintage Books
2001
240
0375708529
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A cultural history of Oberammergau and the monumental influence its Passion Play has had on its development.
$13.00

The Burgermeister's Daughter, Scandal in a Sixteenth-Century German Town

GER25
Steven Ozment
HarperCollins
1997
256
0060977213
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Meticulously researched and absorbing, this narrative by a Harvard historian traces the legal battle of the daughter of a well-to-do family who was thrown out of her home and disinherited in 1525.
$15.99

The Germans

GER10
Gordon A. Craig
Meridian Books
1991
361
0452010853
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A gifted historian, Craig explores the paradoxes of German identity in this masterful portrait of German life, past and present, with chapters on religion, money, Jews, women, literature and society, Berlin and language.
$18.00

The Habsburgs, Dynasty, Culture and Politics

CEU51
Paula Sutter Fichtner
Reaktion Books
2014
288
1780232748
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise chronicle of the 600-year Habsburg Empire, essential for those interested in European history. Fichtner reveals how the dynasty used propaganda, political maneuvering and public performance to maintain control over an array of cultures and ethnicities.
$39.00

The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire

AST11
Andrew Wheatcroft
Penguin Putnam
1995
384
0140236341
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With skillful scholarship and engaging style, Wheatcroft reveals the history of this family of eccentric monarchs.
$18.00

The People's Car, A Global History of the Volkswagen Beetle

TVL576
Bernhard Rieger
Harvard University Press
2013
406
0674050916
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Rieger engagingly discusses the iconic car, commissioned by Hitler and designed by Ferdinand Porsche, in terms of social, political and cultural importance in this chronicle.
$28.95

When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do

GER149
Hyde Flippo
McGraw-Hill
2002
176
0844225533
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A humorous and helpful guide to getting along in Germany, informing travelers on everything from proper restaurant etiquette to how to behave in social situations and how best to appear like a local.
$15.95

Baroque and Rococo Art

EUR53
Germain Bazin
Thames & Hudson
1985
288
0500200181
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
An excellent illustrated survey of Baroque and Rococo art and architecture, this volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series is a good companion to the golden age of Middle Europe.
$21.95

Berlin, A City for the Future

GER318
Klaus Hartung
White Star
2014
288
8854408492
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This large-format book celebrates the reconstruction of Berlin after WWII through full-color photos of modern architecture, art and Brandenburg-inspired public parks.
$40.00

A Time of Gifts

CEU30
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2005
384
1590171659
PAPER
Travel Narrative
1
0
0
0
Fermor effortlessly interweaves anecdote, history and culture in this exuberant account of a walk from Holland, up the Rhine and down the Danube, through Germany, Prague and Austria in 1933. Written not in the moment, but 40 years later, the accumulation of time and experience gives the book particular poignancy.
$16.95

Lola Montez, A Life

EUR89
Bruce Seymour
Yale University Press
1998
480
0300074395
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The life of the King Ludwig I's powerful paramour, whose influence may have led to the 1848 revolution in Bavaria.
$45.00

Ludwig II of Bavaria, The Swan King

GER27
Christopher McIntosh
St. Martins
2012
331
1848858477
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This lively biography of King Ludwig II, builder of the wild castles of Bavaria, chronicles in fascinating detail Ludwig's rise to the throne at age 18, his devotion to music and architecture and his death under questionable circumstances at the age of 41.
$29.50

In a German Pension

GER134
Katherine Mansfield
Trafalgar Square
2003
116
1843910411
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mansfield's first published work, which pierces the bourgeoisie at a Bavarian spa town in 13 interconnected stories. Frau Fischer, the narrator, is wonderful -- and entertaining.
$13.95

The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm

GER144
Lore Segal (Translator), Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2003
368
0374339716
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A new edition of a revered classic (hard-bound with dust jacket and built-in bookmark), distinguished by the choice of tales, sharp translation and, of course, Sendak's haunting illustrations.
$28.00

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

GER37
John Le Carre
Penguin Putnam
2012
224
0143124757
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Cold War spy thriller that established Le Carre as master of the genre.
$16.00

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

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Eyewitness Guide Munich & the Bavarian Alps

GER119
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
336
1465440194
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive, illustrated guide is filled with excellent maps, hundreds of photographs and succinct overviews of history, culture and sightseeing.
$25.00