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Switzerland

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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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La Place de la Concorde Suisse

SWZ14
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1994
150
0374519323
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
McPhee deploys his usual insight and wonderful prose on the phenomenon of the Swiss army, presenting an irreverent portrait of Switzerland and the Swiss mindset.
$16.00

Swiss Watching, Inside Europe's Landlocked Island

SWZ73
Diccon Bewes
Nicholas Brealey
2012
324
1857885872
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An international bestseller. Diccon Bewees, a neutral Brit, covers cheese, chocolate, William Tell, bureaucracy and banks, all with humor and thorough research. His cultural portrait of the one-of-a-kind nation includes tips on local customs, greetings and etiquette. Second edition.
$19.95

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

Eyewitness Guide Switzerland

SWZ45
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
320
1465426817
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, thoroughly illustrated guide, featuring over 900 photographs, good maps, and plenty of information on hiking in the Swiss Alps, natural and tourist attractions and the history and arts of Switzerland.
$25.00

Switzerland Map

SWZ11
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2014
1
3866093381
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, laminated, road map of Switzerland, showing all major and many minor roads, cities and towns, at a scale of 1:400,000.
$11.95

Switzerland Adventure Map

SWZ79
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2013
1
1566956390
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A waterproof, tear-resistant map of Switzerland at a scale of 1:500,000. Includes detailed elevations and the locations of natural attractions.
$11.95

Culture Smart! Switzerland

SWZ58
Kendall Maycock
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338448
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to Switzerland's customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

Xenophobe's Guide to the Swiss

SWZ77
Paul Bilton
Trafalgar Square
2008
92
1906042500
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This irreverent pocket guide to cultural awareness is both insightful and entertaining.
$9.95

All Along the Rhine

GER111
Kay Shaw Nelson
Hippocrene Books
2003
211
0781810000
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Recipes, Wine and Lore from Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and Holland" this tribute to the Rhine Valley complements its history and culture with 130 recipes.
$14.95

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

Slow Train to Switzerland, One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Years -- and a World of Change Apart

SWZ80
Diccon Bewes
Perseus
2016
320
1857886518
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Bestselling author Diccon Bewes (Swiss Watching SWZ73) follows in the footsteps of an 1863 tour group who traveled from London to Lucerne, Switzerland. In his trademark breezy, intelligent prose, Bewes traces how tourism and time have caused a sea change in Switzerland.
$14.95

Why Switzerland?

SWZ04
Jonathan Steinberg
Cambridge University Press
2015
400
0521709555
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A masterly overview of the idiosyncrasies of Switzerland, its history, language, politics and identity as a naysayer at the center of Europe.
$39.99

Eiger Dreams, Ventures Among Men and Mountains

ALP10
Jon Krakauer
Lyons Press
2009
192
1599216108
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A collection of some of Krakauer's (Into Thin Air) best journalism, these stories and essays focus on the mindset and determination of world-class mountaineers, including Alpine and Himalayan climbers.
$14.95

Scrambles Amongst the Alps: In the Years 1860-69

ALP02
Edward Whymper
National Geographic
2002
320
0792269233
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Edward Whymper’s classic account of Victorian-era mountaineering captures the geography, beauty and allure of the Alps.
$16.00

A Tramp Abroad

EUR78
Mark Twain, David Eggers (Introduction), Kerry Driscoll (Introduction)
Random House
2003
400
0812970039
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Written 11 years after Innocents Abroad, this is Twain's second foray into European travel. Filled with his characteristic wit and humorous observations, it documents his journeys through Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy. Now with an introduction by Dave Eggers.
$17.00

Coming Out Swiss, In Search of Heidi, Chocolate and My Other Life

SWZ82
Anne Herrmann
University of Wisconsin Press
2014
264
029929840X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Part memoir, part history, part travelogue, Anne Hermann’s passionate celebration of what it means to be Swiss intertwines personal revelation with cultural fact.
$26.95

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

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 Palm for Mrs. Pollifax

SWZ65
Dorothy Gilman
Fawcett
1995
192
0449208648
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
A secret agent like no other, feisty grandmother Mrs. Pollifax goes to Switzerland to track down a missing package of plutonium -- just enough to make a small atomic bomb. Fourth in the series.
$7.99

Daisy Miller

SWZ09
Henry James
Penguin
2007
126
0141441348
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A classic story of a young American woman's innocent flirtation and its misinterpretation by a sophisticated European man, set in Lac Leman and Chillon. This is James' first fictional work to gain mass popularity and one of his great American female portraits.
$8.00

Hotel du Lac

SWZ05
Anita Brookner
Vintage Books
1995
184
0679759328
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Funny, stylish and spellbinding, Brookner's novel tracks the story of a romance novelist seeking evasive peace and quiet at the luxurious Hotel du Lac in Switzerland. Winner of the Man Booker Prize.
$15.95

La Nouvelle Heloise

SWZ19
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Penn State University Press
1989
421
0271006021
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Rousseau may be best known for his political philosophy, but in this novel we see his softer side. This is the passionate story told through the letters of two lovers in a small town at the foot of the Alps.
$35.95

The Night Manager

SWZ06
John Le Carre
Ballantine Books
2017
480
1524796956
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This best-selling, post-Cold War thriller about ruthless arms dealers in Geneva is a gripping read. Carrying on the great Le Carre tradition of espionage, a man who essentially gave up living after a tremendous failure is given a costly shot at redemption.
$16.00

The Walk

SWZ75
Robert Walser, Susan Bernofsky (Translator)
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2012
96
0811219925
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this classic novella by the Swiss modernist, freshly translated, Walser writes that "it is on walks that the lore of nature and the lore of the country are revealed, charming and graceful, to the sense and eyes of the observant walker."
$10.95

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

Wild Flowers of Britain & Northern Europe

EUR371
Andrew Cleave
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
160
1909612448
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A colorful field guide featuring commonly encountered species of the fields and gardens of Europe.
$14.95

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The Magic Mountain

SWZ07
Thomas Mann
Modern Library
1996
755
0679772871
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this classic novel of ill health in a sanatorium in the Swiss mountains, the author explores disease as a symbol of the sick, capitalistic society of pre-World War I Europe.
$19.00

I'm Not Stiller

SWZ08
Max Frisch
Harvest Books
1994
384
0156849909
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A masterpiece of post-WWII fiction about a man who claims not to be himself.
$27.95

White Spider, The Classic Account of the Ascent of the Eiger

ALP09
Heinrich Harrer
Putnam
1998
364
0874779405
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The classic tale of a young climber and the first ascent of the north face of the Eiger in 1938. This edition includes photographs, maps and a chronology of attempts on the north face.
$15.95

Insight Guide Italian Lakes

ITL982
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
320
1786710056
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact, illustrated guide to the Italian Lakes covers the villages, culture and attractions of the region in detail, including an in-depth chapter on Milan.
$19.99

The Italian Summer: Golf, Food, and Family at Lake Como

ITA67
Roland Merullo
Touchstone
2011
259
1416563547
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Merullo shares this congenial account of a summer with his family in Italy and Switzerland, offering delicious descriptions of wonderful meals, colorful characters -- and rounds of golf at some of the most beautiful courses in Europe. He is a golf fanatic.
$24.99

For Kids

William Tell: One Against an Empire, A Swiss Legend

SWZ20
Paul Storrie
Lerner Publishing Group
2009
32
1580138284
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The classic tale of a Swiss hunter facing a terrible choice, as a graphic novel for ages 9-11.
$8.95

Count Karlstein

SWZ21
Philip Pullman
Random House
2000
256
0375803483
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An entertaining gothic thriller set in a Swiss village in 1816.
$6.99

Banner in the Sky

SWZ23
James Ramsey Ullman
HarperCollins
1988
256
0064470482
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A suspenseful tale of a young boy determined to keep his father's mountaineering dream alive.
$8.99

Asterix in Switzerland

SWZ30
Rene de Goscinny
Sterling Publishing Company
2004
0752866354
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This entry in the Asterix series of comic books features excellent drawings of the Swiss Alpine landscape.
$12.99

Bloomability

SWZ31
Sharon Creech
HarperCollins
1999
288
006440823X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A coming-of-age tale set in an international boarding school in Lugano, Switzerland.
$6.99

Heidi

SWZ32
Johanna Spyri
Sterling Publishing Company
2006
263
0517189674
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The beloved tale of a little girl who is sent to live with her curmudgeonly grandfather in a remote Alpine village. This handsome hardback edition retains the quaint prose and buoyant disposition of Johanna Spyri's 1880 original.
$9.95

Europe, A True Book

EUR336
Sandra Newman
Children's Press
2009
48
0531218295
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Part of the True Book series, this illustrated, readable volume geared toward ages 9 to 12 introduces children to the geography and diverse cultures of Europe.
$6.95

The Apple and the Arrow

SWZ69
Conrad Buff
Houghton Mifflin Company
2001
80
0618128093
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Families will enjoy this spirited retelling of the famous legend of William Tell and his 12-year-old son, Walter, which won the 1952 Newbery Medal.
$8.95