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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

Bradt Guide Slovenia

CEU29
Jenny McKelvie
Bradt Publications
2008
288
1841622117
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A detailed guide in the British series with background on history, culture and attractions, and good practical information.
$23.99

Slovenia Adventure Map

CEU13
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2011
1
3850842363
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color traveler's map of the region, with index, at a scale of 1:205,000.
$11.95

Bradt City Guide Ljubljana

CEU32
Robin McKelvie
Globe Pequot Press
2007
256
1841622028
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide to the Slovenian city in the authoritative, personal Bradt series includes practical information, suggested walking tours and color maps.
$13.99

Culture Smart! Slovenia

BLK170
Jason Blake
Kuperard
2011
150
1857336003
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
More than a quick reference on customs and manners, this pocket includes covers government and recent politics.
$9.95

The Julian Alps of Slovenia, Mountain Walks and Short Treks

CEU15
Roy Clark, Justi Carey
Cicerone
2015
320
1852847093
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, practical guide to 50 suggested walks ranging from easy strolls to scrambles in the high mountains and multi-day adventures, including four hut-to-hut hikes.
$27.95

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia

BLK04
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens (Introduction)
Penguin
2007
1181
0140188479
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
First published in 1941, this monumental work explores the complex history of Yugoslavia, its heroes, politics and culture. It's a big, challenging book -- some call it the best ever written on the Balkans.
$28.00

Eastern Europe!

EUR441
Tomek E. Jankowski
Steerforth Press
2013
595
0985062320
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An entertaining history of the region from its stint as an outpost of Rome through the formation of states, Medieval splendor, Ottoman incursions, wars, the Soviet period and the fall of Yugoslavia. Jankowski divulges, in an epilogue, the recipe for Mrs. Jankowska's Homemade Pierogis.
$24.95

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 Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe

EUR138
Dennis Hupchick, Harold Cox
Springer
2001
130
0312239858
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The changing borders and complex history of Eastern Europe as told through 52 maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically. An excellent reference, the book shows the rise of Poland, changing borders of the Ottoman Empire, Hapsburgs and fate of
$32.99

Yugoslavia, Death of a Nation

BLK03
Laura Silber, Allan Little
Penguin Putnam
1997
403
0140262636
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Called "one of the finest volumes to come out of the war" by the New York Times, this book combines eyewitness reports, political commentary and documentary photographs to elucidate the origins and aftermath of the breakup of Yugoslavia.
$17.00

Killing Dragons, The Conquest of the Alps

ALP16
Fergus Fleming
Grove Press
2001
398
0802138675
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Fleming spins lively tales of man against nature in this entertaining history of the eccentrics, adventurers and publicity-hounds who sought to conquer the Alps, including Whymper and his first ascent of the Matterhorn 150 years ago.
$14.00

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

Forbidden Bread, A Memoir

BLK172
Erica Johnson-Debeljak
North Atlantic Books
2009
282
1556437404
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A love letter to her husband and an introduction to his world, Debeljak chronicles upending her life in New York to marry a Slovenian poet. Debeljak lives in Ljubljana with her husband and their three children.
$15.95

How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed

BLK38
Slavenka Drakulic
HarperCollins Publishers
1993
227
0060975407
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
These short essays capture the absurdity, struggle and day-to-day reality of being a woman in Yugoslavia under communism. Drakulic is an award-winning Croatian journalist and novelist.
$15.99

On the Road to Babadag

EUR402
Andrzej Stasiuk
Houghton Mifflin Company
2011
272
0151012717
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Travel in the Other Europe," these swift essays take the intrepid Stasiuk from Poland, his home, east through Hungary, Romania and the Ukraine to the Black Sea.
$23.00

Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere

ITL347
Jan Morris
Da Capo Press
2002
208
0306811804
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Morris called this her favorite book, a loving celebration of the city and its faded glory. Creased between Slovenia and the sea, the elusive sea port has an enchanting identity that imparts a "sweet melancholy" to her remembrances of past travels.
$15.00

A Farewell to Arms

ITL384
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
2014
330
1476764522
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in snowy Switzerland and the rainy Italian Lake Country during WWI, this semi-autobiographical novel chronicles the romance between a British nurse and an American ambulance driver. This edition collects all of the alternate endings, along with early drafts of other essential passages
$17.00

A Partisan's Daughter

GBR763
Louis De Bernieres
Alfred Knopf
2009
208
0307389146
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The unlikely romance between Chris, a morose Londoner and Roza, a fast-talking Yugoslavian, is interwoven with Roza's poignant, witty and shocking tales of her past under the Tito regime.
$15.00

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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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

Central Europe, Enemies, Neighbors, Friends

EUR69
Lonnie Johnson
Oxford University Press
2010
382
0195386647
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An academic survey of the social, political, and economic past of Central Europe and the conflicts that stir modern-day European politics.
$54.95

The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804-2011

BLK32
Misha Glenny
Penguin Putnam
2012
752
0140233776
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Longtime central European correspondent for the BBC based in Vienna, Glenny (The Fall of Yugoslavia) poignantly challenges the role of the Great Powers in this survey, newly revised and updated to cover developments in the region through 2011.
$26.00

Lonely Planet Slovenia

CEU12
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
288
174321572X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, comprehensive guide in the hallmark LP style. With 52 detailed maps (including national parks and walking trails).
$24.99

Rough Guide Slovenia

CEU25
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2017
352
0241282993
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive travel guide in the British series, this book includes an overview of the nature, history and culture of Slovenia and a region-by-region overview of attractions.
$23.99

The Alps, A Cultural History

ALP30
Andrew Beattie
Oxford University Press
2006
256
0195309553
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Beattie explores the turbulent past and vibrant present of the Alps, where early pioneers of tourism, mountaineering and scientific research have each left their mark.
$40.95

Cuisines of the Alps

CEU38
Kay Shaw Nelson
Hippocrene Books
2004
197
0781810582
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Recipes, Drinks, and Lore from France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia," this colorful tour of the region's rustic cuisine offers more than 140 recipes, a section on regional wines and historical information.
$24.95

Trekking in Slovenia

BLK144
Justi Carey
Cicerone
2009
224
185284566X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact guide in the practical series focuses on the Slovene High Level Route.
$22.95

Eyewitness Guide Slovenia

CEU44
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
252
0241006708
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide features color photographs, excellent maps and plenty of information on attractions.
$25.00

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 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

The Habsburg Empire, A New History

CEU56
Pieter M. Judson
Harvard University Press
2016
480
0674047761
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
With a fresh approach to the Habsburgs' legacy, this panoramic history revises commonly held perspectives on the empire's effectiveness and its echoes in Europe today.
$35.00