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St. Petersburg & the Baltic Sea

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-EXBLT88

Item EXBLT88. Buy these 5 items as a set for $96 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Baltic, A History

BLT59
Michael North
Harvard University Press
2016
448
0674970837
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In his erudite history of the "Nordic Mediterranean," North covers over 1,000 years of trade, politics, architecture, cultural exchange and conflict in the Baltic. His main point: the Baltic's coastal nations have always been an interconnected economic un
$22.95

Sunlight at Midnight: St. Petersburg and the Rise of Modern Russia

RUS128
W. Bruce Lincoln
Hachette
2002
432
0465083242
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully written, informative portrait of St. Petersburg, focusing on the city's development in the 18th and 19th centuries as Russia's "window on the West." Highly recommended for travelers with an interest in the character and significance of the c
$19.95

Eyewitness Guide St. Petersburg

RUS87
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
264
1465427376
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With excellent local maps and site plans, this outstanding visual guide introduces the culture, history and attractions of St. Petersburg.
$25.00

Northern Europe by Cruise Ship

EUR364
Anne Vipond
Ocean Cruise Guides
2015
368
1927747104
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This excellent guide to cruises and ports from Scandinavia and the Baltic to the British Isles, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin includes city maps, excursions, color photographs and a pull-out map of Northern Europe.
$21.95

Baltic Sea Map

BLT38
Reise Know How
Reise Know How
2011
2
3831772355
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This large map covers the entire Baltic Sea region, with insets of major cities. Printed on tear- and waterproof paper and scaled at 1:1,300,000.
$14.95

St. Petersburg Map

RUS89
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2013
2
3866095570
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, laminated city plan at a scale of 1:11,000.
$9.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Copenhagen

DMK38
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2015
128
1465426477
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Copenhagen and a pull-out map.
$14.00

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Stockholm

SWE92
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
128
1465425640
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
$14.00

A History of the Baltic States

BLT48
Andres Kasekamp
Lightning Source
2010
251
0230019412
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Kasekamp masterfully traces the development of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, from the northern crusades against Europe's last pagans and Lithuania's emergence as one of Europe's largest medieval states to incorporation into the Russian Empire and the cre
$31.00

Cross and Scepter

SCN81
Sverre Bagge
Princeton University Press
2016
336
069116908X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From the Vikings to the Reformation, Sverre Bagge spends little time with myths in his scholarly Scandinavian history, instead focusing on the development of northern European societies and their rise from the Dark Ages.
$24.95

How to Be Danish, A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark

DMK46
Patrick Kingsley
Atria Books
2014
192
1476755485
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Patrick Kingsley interviews Danes, from Copenhagen to a variety of places, including the so-called "happiest town in the world," introducing a homogenized yet highly intricate Danish culture.
$17.99

Land of the Firebird, The Beauty of Old Russia

RUS21
Suzanne Massie
Heart Tree Press
1995
496
096441841X
PAPER
History
0
0
1
0
Massie traces both minuscule details and larger movements in pre-revolutionary Russian art, literature and daily life in this affectionate overview of 19th-century palaces, courts and culture.
$35.00

Russia of the Tsars

RUS462
Peter Waldron
Thames & Hudson
2011
144
0500289298
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Waldron recounts the exploits of Peter the Great, the tsars and the splendor of their capital city, St. Petersburg, in this lively, well-illustrated and compact overview of the largest and most diverse empire of its day.
$24.95

Secret Lives of the Tsars, Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder and Madness from Romanov Russia

RUS512
Michael Farquhar
Random House
2014
368
0812979052
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scandalous tell-all about Russia’s ruling class. Farquhar skips over the dryer parts of history to deliver the jaw-dropping morsels about Catherine the Great’s affinity for young lovers and Peter the Great’s proclivity for beheading his subjects.
$16.00

Stockholm, A Cultural History

SWE57
Tony Griffiths
Oxford University Press
2009
256
019538637X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A literary, cultural guide to the art, architecture, traditions and history of Stockholm.
$18.95

The Baltic Revolution

BLT02
Anatol Lieven
Yale University Press
1994
454
0300060785
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A Latvian correspondent for the London Times, Lieven weaves history, interviews and analysis into a vivid cultural portrait of post-Glasnost Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
$47.00

The Northern Crusades

BLT14
Eric Christiansen
Viking
1998
320
0140266534
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The wilder-than-fiction story of the 13th- to 15th-century conquest and conversion of the pagan tribes of the Baltic coasts by knights of the Teutonic Order.
$18.00

Catherine the Great

RUS470
Robert K. Massie
Random House
2012
625
0345408772
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Eager readers of Massie's Nicholas and Alexandra or the Pulitzer Prize-winning Peter the Great will not be disappointed by this latest, an old-fashioned tale of politics, power and 18th-century Europe, drawing effectively from the ambitious Catherine's ow
$20.00

Peter the Great, His Life and World

RUS48
Robert Massie
Random House
2011
914
0345298063
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Massie portrays the giant of history who transformed Russia from backwater tsardom into a major empire.
$20.00

Speak, Memory

RUS28
Vladimir Nabokov
Vintage Books
1989
316
0679723390
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nabokov's richly imagined memoir wonderfully evokes cultural life among the well-to-do in turn-of-the-century St. Petersburg. Nabokov called his childhood home, now a museum off St Isaac's Square, "the only house in the world."
$16.00

The Man Without a Face, The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

RUS485
Masha Gessen
Riverhead Books
2013
313
1594486514
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A Russian-American journalist living in Moscow, Masha Gessen demolishes the many myths and legends surrounding Vladimir Putin and his transformation from unexceptional KGB bureaucrat to the most powerful man in Russia. No fan of the man, who she calls a "
$17.00

Set Sail for Murder

BLT42
Carolyn G. Hart
Avon Books
2008
311
0060724080
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Retired newspaper reporter Henrietta O' Dwyer Collins, Henrie O to her friends, joins her dear old friend Jimmy Lennox on a Baltic cruise in this seventh installment in the cozy series.
$6.99

The Letter of Marque

ATL20
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1992
284
0393309053
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The 12th (and perhaps the most satisfying) of O'Brian's series combines the personal and geopolitical as Aubrey comes to Maturin's rescue in the Baltics.
$15.95

The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen

DMK27
Hans Christian Andersen, Diana Crone Frank, Jeffrey Frank
Duke
2005
293
0822336936
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A newly refurbished collection of 22 tales, adroitly retranslated by Diana and Jeffrey Frank and with the original illustrations.
$26.95

To Siberia

DMK41
Per Petterson
Graywolf Press
2009
256
0312428995
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This beautifully wrought tale of a young girl and her big brother Jesper captures the loneliness, magic and world of rural WWII-era Denmark.
$22.00

St. Petersburg Map

RUS89
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2013
2
3866095570
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, laminated city plan at a scale of 1:11,000.
$9.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Copenhagen

DMK38
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2015
128
1465426477
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Copenhagen and a pull-out map.
$14.00

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Stockholm

SWE92
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
128
1465425640
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
$14.00

A History of the Baltic States

BLT48
Andres Kasekamp
Lightning Source
2010
251
0230019412
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Kasekamp masterfully traces the development of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, from the northern crusades against Europe's last pagans and Lithuania's emergence as one of Europe's largest medieval states to incorporation into the Russian Empire and the cre
$31.00

Cross and Scepter

SCN81
Sverre Bagge
Princeton University Press
2016
336
069116908X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From the Vikings to the Reformation, Sverre Bagge spends little time with myths in his scholarly Scandinavian history, instead focusing on the development of northern European societies and their rise from the Dark Ages.
$24.95

How to Be Danish, A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark

DMK46
Patrick Kingsley
Atria Books
2014
192
1476755485
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Patrick Kingsley interviews Danes, from Copenhagen to a variety of places, including the so-called "happiest town in the world," introducing a homogenized yet highly intricate Danish culture.
$17.99

Land of the Firebird, The Beauty of Old Russia

RUS21
Suzanne Massie
Heart Tree Press
1995
496
096441841X
PAPER
History
0
0
1
0
Massie traces both minuscule details and larger movements in pre-revolutionary Russian art, literature and daily life in this affectionate overview of 19th-century palaces, courts and culture.
$35.00

Russia of the Tsars

RUS462
Peter Waldron
Thames & Hudson
2011
144
0500289298
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Waldron recounts the exploits of Peter the Great, the tsars and the splendor of their capital city, St. Petersburg, in this lively, well-illustrated and compact overview of the largest and most diverse empire of its day.
$24.95

Secret Lives of the Tsars, Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder and Madness from Romanov Russia

RUS512
Michael Farquhar
Random House
2014
368
0812979052
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scandalous tell-all about Russia’s ruling class. Farquhar skips over the dryer parts of history to deliver the jaw-dropping morsels about Catherine the Great’s affinity for young lovers and Peter the Great’s proclivity for beheading his subjects.
$16.00

Stockholm, A Cultural History

SWE57
Tony Griffiths
Oxford University Press
2009
256
019538637X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A literary, cultural guide to the art, architecture, traditions and history of Stockholm.
$18.95

The Baltic Revolution

BLT02
Anatol Lieven
Yale University Press
1994
454
0300060785
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A Latvian correspondent for the London Times, Lieven weaves history, interviews and analysis into a vivid cultural portrait of post-Glasnost Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
$47.00

The Northern Crusades

BLT14
Eric Christiansen
Viking
1998
320
0140266534
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The wilder-than-fiction story of the 13th- to 15th-century conquest and conversion of the pagan tribes of the Baltic coasts by knights of the Teutonic Order.
$18.00

Catherine the Great

RUS470
Robert K. Massie
Random House
2012
625
0345408772
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Eager readers of Massie's Nicholas and Alexandra or the Pulitzer Prize-winning Peter the Great will not be disappointed by this latest, an old-fashioned tale of politics, power and 18th-century Europe, drawing effectively from the ambitious Catherine's ow
$20.00

Peter the Great, His Life and World

RUS48
Robert Massie
Random House
2011
914
0345298063
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Massie portrays the giant of history who transformed Russia from backwater tsardom into a major empire.
$20.00

Speak, Memory

RUS28
Vladimir Nabokov
Vintage Books
1989
316
0679723390
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nabokov's richly imagined memoir wonderfully evokes cultural life among the well-to-do in turn-of-the-century St. Petersburg. Nabokov called his childhood home, now a museum off St Isaac's Square, "the only house in the world."
$16.00

The Man Without a Face, The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

RUS485
Masha Gessen
Riverhead Books
2013
313
1594486514
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A Russian-American journalist living in Moscow, Masha Gessen demolishes the many myths and legends surrounding Vladimir Putin and his transformation from unexceptional KGB bureaucrat to the most powerful man in Russia. No fan of the man, who she calls a "
$17.00

Set Sail for Murder

BLT42
Carolyn G. Hart
Avon Books
2008
311
0060724080
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Retired newspaper reporter Henrietta O' Dwyer Collins, Henrie O to her friends, joins her dear old friend Jimmy Lennox on a Baltic cruise in this seventh installment in the cozy series.
$6.99

The Letter of Marque

ATL20
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1992
284
0393309053
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The 12th (and perhaps the most satisfying) of O'Brian's series combines the personal and geopolitical as Aubrey comes to Maturin's rescue in the Baltics.
$15.95

The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen

DMK27
Hans Christian Andersen, Diana Crone Frank, Jeffrey Frank
Duke
2005
293
0822336936
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A newly refurbished collection of 22 tales, adroitly retranslated by Diana and Jeffrey Frank and with the original illustrations.
$26.95

To Siberia

DMK41
Per Petterson
Graywolf Press
2009
256
0312428995
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This beautifully wrought tale of a young girl and her big brother Jesper captures the loneliness, magic and world of rural WWII-era Denmark.
$22.00

More Books

Eyewitness Guide Russia

RUS500
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
336
1465441336
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Full-color maps, city plans, and thematic tours and walks cover the highlights of Russia from Moscow and St. Petersburg to the Baltic and Caucuses.
$25.00

A Concise History of the Baltic States

BLT50
Andrejs Plakans
Cambridge University Press
2011
472
0521541557
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Plakans traces the history of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from ninth-century tribal beginnings to the present status as three thriving and separate nation states, focusing particularly on the region's complex 20th-century history, culminating in the ree
$30.99

Catherine the Great, A Short History

RUS105
Isabel De Madariaga
Yale University Press
2002
240
0300097220
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A brief survey of the reign of Catherine the Great that nicely balances biography with descriptions of the economic, political and social life of the period.
$14.95

Communism, A History

GEN367
Richard Pipes
Modern Library
2003
192
0812968646
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This short, fiercely critical history of communism provides a compelling overview, from the ideas of Karl Marx to the end of the 20th century.
$17.00

Helsinki, A Cultural and Literary History

SCN33
Neil Kent
Interlink Publishing Group
2004
247
1566565448
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A literary guide to Helsinki, its history and culture, organized into three sections: city of architects and engineers; city of music and arts; and city of hospitality. With maps and black-and-white illustrations.
$15.00

Neither Here Nor There, Travels in Europe

EUR25
Bill Bryson
HarperCollins
2001
254
0380713802
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Bryson deploys his famously cranky humor in this romp through European capitals. He's great fun to read and insightful on quirks of character.
$15.99

Stockholm, City of My Dreams

SWE22
Pers Anders Fogelstrom
Penfield Press
2000
332
1572160888
PAPER
Literature
0
0
1
0
Young Henning Nilsson arrives in Stockholm on the eve of the Industrial Revolution, eager for success, love and a fully experienced life in this Swedish classic of historical realist fiction, happily now available in an English translation.
$21.95

Teutonic Knight

BLT39
David Nicolle
Osprey Publishing
2007
64
1846030757
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This slim history of the Teutonic Knights (1190-1561) includes an excellent overview of towers, castles and settlements from this period scattered throughout the Baltic. With paintings of the knights and their daily life in the region.
$18.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten St. Petersburg

RUS499
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2014
128
1465410139
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With a handy pull-out map.
$14.00

Literary St. Petersburg, A Guide to the City and Its Writers

RUS406
Elaine Blaire
Little Bookroom
2007
137
1892145375
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Blaire shows St. Petersburg through the words, museums and haunts of 15 writers, including Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Nabokov.
$16.95

Racundra's First Cruise

BLT41
Arthur Ransome
John Wiley & Son
2006
255
1898660964
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
A new edition of Ransome's delightful 1923 account of the eventful maiden voyage of his 30-foot ketch, Racundra, built for the Baltic, with the original maps, photographs and annotations.
$32.95

Among the Russians

RUS106
Colin Thubron
HarperCollins Publishers
2001
224
0060959290
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The marvelous account of a 10,000-mile journey by car from St. Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia in 1981. A gifted writer and intrepid traveler, Thubron grapples with the complexities of Russian identity in this lyrical book.
$14.99

Russka

RUS175
Edward Rutherfurd
Ballantine Books
2005
946
0345479351
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this absorbing, complex novel Rutherfurd transforms Russian history into an epic saga. The bestseller follows the fate of interconnected families over 800 years. Catherine the Great, Tolstoy, Pushkin and Rasputin all make appearances.
$20.00

The Winter Queen

RUS210
Boris Akunin, Andrew Bromfield (Translator)
Random House
2004
249
0812968778
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Akunin sets a suspected murder among the glitterati of late 19th-century Moscow in this first book in the series of clever detective novels starring the rascal Erast Fandorin, wildly popular in Russia.
$16.00

Crime and Punishment

RUS18
Fyodor Dostoevsky, David McDuff (Translator)
Penguin
2002
647
0140449132
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dostoevsky's thriller of murder and redemption is redolent of St. Petersburg’s atmosphere. A cornerstone of Russian literature, and one of the greatest detective stories ever told.
$16.00

City of Thieves

RUS380
David Benioff
Plume
2009
272
0452295297
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
David Benioff (screenwriter for "The Kite Runner" and "Wolverine") turns his grandfather's stories of surviving the infamous Siege of Leningrad into a wise and touching coming of age novel that's hard to put down. Seventeen-year-old Lev and his charismati
$16.00

Russian Requiem

RUS507
Roland Merullo
Pfp Publishing
2011
438
0983313938
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This political thriller tackles early 1990s Soviet-American relations through a conflict between an American government official in Moscow and a retired Russian boxer in a small mining town, exploring themes of patriotism and morality.
$22.00

The Madonnas of Leningrad

RUS360
Debra Dean
HarperCollins Publishers
2007
231
0060825316
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dean effortlessly interweaves two epochs of a woman's life -- Marina's wartime experiences as a young guide at the Hermitage during the Siege of Leningrad and her life as an 82-year-old Seattle resident struggling with Alzheimer's. A remarkable debut nov
$14.99

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

SWE54
Stieg Larsson
Alfred Knopf
2009
480
0307454541
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Larsson combines murder mystery, family saga, love story and financial intrigue into a complex and atmospheric novel set in Stockholm and the snowy landscapes of northern Sweden.
$16.95

More Books

Eyewitness Guide Russia

RUS500
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
336
1465441336
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Full-color maps, city plans, and thematic tours and walks cover the highlights of Russia from Moscow and St. Petersburg to the Baltic and Caucuses.
$25.00

A Concise History of the Baltic States

BLT50
Andrejs Plakans
Cambridge University Press
2011
472
0521541557
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Plakans traces the history of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from ninth-century tribal beginnings to the present status as three thriving and separate nation states, focusing particularly on the region's complex 20th-century history, culminating in the ree
$30.99

Catherine the Great, A Short History

RUS105
Isabel De Madariaga
Yale University Press
2002
240
0300097220
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A brief survey of the reign of Catherine the Great that nicely balances biography with descriptions of the economic, political and social life of the period.
$14.95

Communism, A History

GEN367
Richard Pipes
Modern Library
2003
192
0812968646
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This short, fiercely critical history of communism provides a compelling overview, from the ideas of Karl Marx to the end of the 20th century.
$17.00

Helsinki, A Cultural and Literary History

SCN33
Neil Kent
Interlink Publishing Group
2004
247
1566565448
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A literary guide to Helsinki, its history and culture, organized into three sections: city of architects and engineers; city of music and arts; and city of hospitality. With maps and black-and-white illustrations.
$15.00

Neither Here Nor There, Travels in Europe

EUR25
Bill Bryson
HarperCollins
2001
254
0380713802
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Bryson deploys his famously cranky humor in this romp through European capitals. He's great fun to read and insightful on quirks of character.
$15.99

Stockholm, City of My Dreams

SWE22
Pers Anders Fogelstrom
Penfield Press
2000
332
1572160888
PAPER
Literature
0
0
1
0
Young Henning Nilsson arrives in Stockholm on the eve of the Industrial Revolution, eager for success, love and a fully experienced life in this Swedish classic of historical realist fiction, happily now available in an English translation.
$21.95

Teutonic Knight

BLT39
David Nicolle
Osprey Publishing
2007
64
1846030757
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This slim history of the Teutonic Knights (1190-1561) includes an excellent overview of towers, castles and settlements from this period scattered throughout the Baltic. With paintings of the knights and their daily life in the region.
$18.95

Literary St. Petersburg, A Guide to the City and Its Writers

RUS406
Elaine Blaire
Little Bookroom
2007
137
1892145375
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Blaire shows St. Petersburg through the words, museums and haunts of 15 writers, including Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Nabokov.
$16.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten St. Petersburg

RUS499
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2014
128
1465410139
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With a handy pull-out map.
$14.00

Racundra's First Cruise

BLT41
Arthur Ransome
John Wiley & Son
2006
255
1898660964
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
A new edition of Ransome's delightful 1923 account of the eventful maiden voyage of his 30-foot ketch, Racundra, built for the Baltic, with the original maps, photographs and annotations.
$32.95

Among the Russians

RUS106
Colin Thubron
HarperCollins Publishers
2001
224
0060959290
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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The marvelous account of a 10,000-mile journey by car from St. Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia in 1981. A gifted writer and intrepid traveler, Thubron grapples with the complexities of Russian identity in this lyrical book.
$14.99

City of Thieves

RUS380
David Benioff
Plume
2009
272
0452295297
PAPER
Literature
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David Benioff (screenwriter for "The Kite Runner" and "Wolverine") turns his grandfather's stories of surviving the infamous Siege of Leningrad into a wise and touching coming of age novel that's hard to put down. Seventeen-year-old Lev and his charismati
$16.00

The Winter Queen

RUS210
Boris Akunin, Andrew Bromfield (Translator)
Random House
2004
249
0812968778
PAPER
Literature
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Akunin sets a suspected murder among the glitterati of late 19th-century Moscow in this first book in the series of clever detective novels starring the rascal Erast Fandorin, wildly popular in Russia.
$16.00

The Madonnas of Leningrad

RUS360
Debra Dean
HarperCollins Publishers
2007
231
0060825316
PAPER
Literature
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Dean effortlessly interweaves two epochs of a woman's life -- Marina's wartime experiences as a young guide at the Hermitage during the Siege of Leningrad and her life as an 82-year-old Seattle resident struggling with Alzheimer's. A remarkable debut nov
$14.99

Russka

RUS175
Edward Rutherfurd
Ballantine Books
2005
946
0345479351
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Literature
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In this absorbing, complex novel Rutherfurd transforms Russian history into an epic saga. The bestseller follows the fate of interconnected families over 800 years. Catherine the Great, Tolstoy, Pushkin and Rasputin all make appearances.
$20.00

Russian Requiem

RUS507
Roland Merullo
Pfp Publishing
2011
438
0983313938
PAPER
Literature
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This political thriller tackles early 1990s Soviet-American relations through a conflict between an American government official in Moscow and a retired Russian boxer in a small mining town, exploring themes of patriotism and morality.
$22.00

Crime and Punishment

RUS18
Fyodor Dostoevsky, David McDuff (Translator)
Penguin
2002
647
0140449132
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Literature
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Dostoevsky's thriller of murder and redemption is redolent of St. Petersburg’s atmosphere. A cornerstone of Russian literature, and one of the greatest detective stories ever told.
$16.00

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Stieg Larsson
Alfred Knopf
2009
480
0307454541
PAPER
Mystery
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Larsson combines murder mystery, family saga, love story and financial intrigue into a complex and atmospheric novel set in Stockholm and the snowy landscapes of northern Sweden.
$16.95