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The Romantic Rhine

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.
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Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine

EUR439
Lewis Spence
Dover Publications
2011
432
0486288706
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These classic tales, first published in 1915, introduce Odin, Brunhild, Lorelei, Siegfried and a host of mythic figures associated with the magic and mystery of the Rhine. Organized by chapter from source to sea, the map, illustrations and introductory chapters on history, geography and people set the stage for a river cruise.
$17.95

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

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
0
0
0
0
Featuring color photography, excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions.
$30.00

Germany, Benelux, Austria, Czech Republic Map

EUR100
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
1
2067170910
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy map shows road and river routes from Amsterdam and Berlin to Prague, Vienna, Munich and Salzburg at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
$12.95

Amsterdam Map

NTH36
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866095775
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, folded map of the city center, at a scale of 1:11,000.
$9.95

Michelin Map Midwest Germany 543

GER229
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2008
1
2067134027
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Hessen, Rheinland-Pflatz and Saarland at a scale of 1:350,000.
$11.95

Fodor's Amsterdam's 25 Best

NTH16
Fodor's
Fodor's
2014
96
0804143269
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide to essential highlights includes an excellent map of the city center and can easily be slipped in your pocket.
$13.99

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

The Finest Wines of Germany, A Regional Guide to the Best Producers and Their Wines

GER300
Stephan Reinhardt
University of California Press
2012
272
0520273222
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
With 100 color illustrations and profiles of producers, this guide showcased the subtle flavors and mineral freshness of Germany’s most sophisticated grape varieties.
$39.95

Amsterdam, A History of the World's Most Liberal City

NTH143
Russell Shorto
Doubleday
2014
368
0307743756
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Russell Shorto opens this delightful ode to an adopted city with his daily journey, by bike of course, through his neighborhood to drop off his toddler son. He spins a tale of a diverse city wrestled from the sea, its coffee shops, canals and its personalities and politics, with panache.
$17.00

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

The European Union, A Very Short Introduction

EUR231
John Pinder
Oxford University Press
2013
224
0199681694
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This pocket primer covers the development of the EU, its history, policies, growth, governance and impact on world affairs.
$11.95

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 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 Rhine: An Eco-Biography, 1815-2000

GER130
Mark Cioc, William Cronon (Introduction)
University of Washington Press
2002
263
0295985003
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, well-researched environmental history of the Rhine, particularly its role in European economic and German national history over the past 200 years.
$24.95

Tulipomania

NTH30
Mike Dash
Crown
2001
288
060980765X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of the world's most coveted flower and the extraordinary passion it aroused, this vivid history traces the tulip from its origins on the Turkish steppes to its status as an absurdly desired object in Europe and its key role in the financial follies of 17th-century Holland.
$13.95

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

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

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
$16.95

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

Amsterdam, A Traveler's Literary Companion

NTH33
Manfred Wolf (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2001
238
188351309x
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Organized by district, these 17 contemporary short stories by modern Dutch writers, including Cees Nooteboom and Geert Mak, are set amid the canals, cafes and neighborhoods of Amsterdam.
$13.95

The Blue Flower

GER21
Penelope Fitzgerald
Mariner Books
2014
320
0395859972
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the Age of Goethe, this exquisitely written short novel is a fictional account of the life of the Romantic poet Novalis. It paints a vivid picture of German intellectual and mercantile life in the late 1700s.
$14.95

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Eyewitness Guide Amsterdam

NTH01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
308
1465439471
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A wonderful guide to Amsterdam, filled with detailed drawings, photographs and thumbnail sketches.
$25.00

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

The Undutchables

NTH12
Colin White
White Boucke Publishing
2010
308
188858047X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A laugh-out-loud, irreverent guide to Dutch character and habits, including how to drink coffee and why you shouldn't even think about haggling over prices.
$16.00

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

A Worldly Art

NTH46
Mariet Westermann
Yale University Press
2005
208
0300107234
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This appreciative analysis of Dutch art in its Golden Age (1585-1718) features 100 exemplary illustrations by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Pieter de Hooch, Frans Hals and other Old Masters.
$26.50

Eyewitness Guide The Netherlands

NTH71
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2014
472
146541195X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact book covers Holland, its history, traditions, cultures and sights. With hundreds of color photographs and illustrations.
$26.00

The Improbable Voyage

EUR156
Tristan Jones
Sheridan House
1998
332
1574090623
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Jones, an inveterate Welsh sailor, adventurer and storyteller, channels Eastern Europe circa 1985 in his tale of a tough voyage along the Rhine and Danube to the Black Sea.
$16.50

Martin Luther

GER147
Martin Marty
Penguin Putnam
2008
224
0143114301
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A professor of religion at the University of Chicago, Marty quotes liberally from Luther's work in this engrossing, spiritual overview.
$14.00

Europe Between the Oceans: 9000 BC-AD 1000

EUR310
Barry Cunliffe
Yale University Press
2011
520
0300170866
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this magnificent book, distinguished archaeologist Cunliffe boldly recasts European history through the lens of geography, showing its seas and rivers as the conduits to trade and culture. With lucid maps and choice illustrations.
$35.00