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Trans-Caucasus Adventure

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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Item EXCCS12. Buy these 4 items as a set for $82 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Georgian Feast

CCS02
Darra Goldstein
University of California Press
2013
229
0520219295
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Historian and food expert Goldstein explores the food, traditions and geography of Georgia, as beautiful as it is bountiful, in this savory cultural history. With illustrations by delightful 19th-century primitivist Niko Pisosmani.
$29.95

The Caucasus, An Introduction

CCS48
Thomas De Waal
Oxford University Press
2010
288
0195399773
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A timely, readable portrait of the Caucasus by an experienced journalist working in the region. With historical background, insight into energy production and an analysis of struggles for independence.
$18.95

Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

CCS05
John Noble
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
320
1742207588
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent practical guide featuring a good overview of culture, history and nature, 16 pages of color photos, 40 maps and a language guide.
$24.99

Caucasus: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan Map

CCS01
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2011
2
3850843289
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A travel map of the Caucasus at a scale 1:1,000,000.
$14.95

Culture Smart! Armenia

CCS41
Susan Solomon
Kuperard
2009
168
1857334930
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture, equally of interest to the traveler and business person.
$9.95

Culture Smart! Azerbaijan

CCS49
Nikki Kazimova
Kuperard
2011
168
1857335449
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture, equally of interest to the traveler and business person.
$9.95

Culinaria Russia: Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan

RUS426
Marion Trutter (Editor)
Langenscheidt
2008
371
0841603685
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
1
Profusely illustrated with spectacular photography and peppered with authentic recipes, these volumes are a treat for both the mind and the palate.
$29.99

Black Sea

RUS46
Neal Ascherson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1996
306
0809015935
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this skillful regional portrait, Ascherson weaves his own travels and impressions with a fascinating account of the Black Sea's history. From ancient mythology to modern politics, he admirably never loses sight of the sea itself.
$22.00

Georgia, In the Mountains of Poetry

CCS10
Peter Nasmyth
Routledge
2006
306
0415396697
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A cultural portrait of the Republic of Georgia by a British journalist who has traveled extensively in the region. In its third edition, it's the best book on post-Soviet Georgia, with 170 black-and-white photographs and illustrations
$58.95

The Ghost of Freedom, A Modern History of the Caucasus

CCS39
Charles King
Oxford University Press
2009
336
0195392396
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A professor at Georgetown, King reveals the imperial ambitions, larger-than-life personalities and romance of this strategic region.
$20.95

The Ottoman Centuries

ITL54
Lord Kinross
William Morrow & Company
1988
638
0688080936
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A richly detailed, engrossing history of the Ottoman Empire from its dawn in 1300 up to the foundation of the modern republic in 1923, enhanced by maps and photos.
$18.99

Black Dog of Fate, A Memoir

CCS12
Peter Balakian
Hachette
2009
304
0465010199
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This powerful memoir combines Balakian's coming-of-age as an Armenian-American in New Jersey with his growing realization of the horrors suffered by his family in the Armenian genocide of 1915 in Ottoman Turkey.
$16.99

Caucasus, A Journey to the Land between Christianity and Islam

CCS25
Nicholas Griffin
University of Chicago Press
2004
256
0226308596
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An engaging account of travels in the Caucasus in the footsteps of Imam Shamil, a Muslim who resisted the Russians in the 19th century. The book is a portrait of the people, land and issues in the region.
$23.00

Highlanders, A Journey to the Caucasus in Quest of Memory

CCS20
Yo'av Karny
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2001
436
0374528128
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this astute portrait of a complex region in the wake of the Soviet Union dissolution, an Israeli journalist travels into the Caucasus to uncover what fuels the conflicts that divide the region's many ethnic and religious communities.
$32.00

My Brother's Road, An American's Fateful Journey to Armenia

CCS42
Markar Melkonian
St. Martins
2008
330
1845115309
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Melkonian spent seven years unraveling the mystery of his brother's journey, one so complex that it transformed his brother from a California kid into the leader of an army in Armenia.
$22.00

Passage to Ararat

CCS11
Michael J. Arlen, Clark Blaise (Introduction)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2006
293
0374530122
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Arlen's National Book Award-winning memoir of his father and the rediscovery of his Armenian heritage. He interweaves stories of travel and family with an account of the troubled history of the country.
$20.00

Stories I Stole, A Journey to Georgia

CCS22
Wendell Steavenson
Grove Press
2004
277
080214067X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Witty, engaging and attuned to the complexities of history and ethnicity, Steavenson, a veteran journalist, spins lyrical tales of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia as it crumbles around her in the late 1990s.
$13.00

The Orientalist, Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life

CCS27
Tom Reiss
Random House
2006
286
0812972767
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A storyteller of the first order, Reiss weaves a wonderful tapestry of information about the cultures and religions in the Caucasus with this wonderful tale of the remarkable life of Lev Nussimbaum -- a fabulist, interpreter of cultures, novelist and rogue who reinvented himself as Kurban Said.
$17.00

A Hero of Our Time

RUS316
Natasha Randall (Translator), Mikhail Lermontov
Penguin Putnam
2009
174
0875010490
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The story of the bored and cynical antihero Pechorin. A subtle, psychological and brooding masterpiece of Russian Romanticism originally published in 1840, it influenced later 19th century greats including Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Chekhov.
$15.00

Ali and Nino, A Love Story

CCS26
Paul Theroux (Afterword), Kurban Said
Overlook Press
2013
240
0385720408
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The deeply sentimental tale, set in Baku in the years before WWI, of an Azerbaijani Muslim boy in love with a Georgian Christian girl, originally published in 1937.
$15.95

Gentlemen of the Road

MDE125
Michael Chabon
Random House
2008
224
0345502078
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This medieval adventure by Pulitzer Prize-winner Chabon is set in the Caucasus Mountains, where two thieves for hire are responsible for the fate of the empire of the Khazars.
$15.00

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Azerbaijan Diary: A Rogue Reporter's Adventures in an Oil-Rich, War-Torn, Post-Soviet Republic

CCS09
Thomas Goltz
M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
1999
528
076560244X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A first-person account of the chaotic early 1990s in Azerbaijan by a freelance journalist. Both an adventure story and a piece of significant journalism, the book captures the politically charged and somewhat mad atmosphere of the time.
$47.95

Azerbaijan Since Independence

CCS60
Svante E. Cornell
M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
2010
485
0765630036
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A detailed history of Azerbaijan including illustrations and maps.
$158.00

Eastward to Tartary

CAS45
Robert D. Kaplan
Random House
2001
364
0375705767
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A glimpse into the people and history that color the countries of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Caucasus and finally Central Asia, in a loosely organized travelogue by the author of the acclaimed Balkan Ghosts.
$16.95

Georgia Diary, A Chronicle of War and Political Chaos in the Post-Soviet Caucasus

CCS61
Thomas Goltz
M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
2009
308
0765617110
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The third volume in the post-Soviet triptych by Thomas Goltz is the account of his experience in Republic of Georgia. He focuses mostly on the Shevardnadze period, and especially on the unnecessary and tragic disaster of the war in Abkhazia.
$47.95

The History of Armenia

CCS38
Simon Payaslian
St. Martins
2007
304
1403974675
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief, authoritative history of Armenia from the first millennium B.C. to the present.
$20.00

The Ottoman Turks: An Introductory History to 1923

TKY36
Justin McCarthy
Addison-Wesley
1997
424
0582256550
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vivid overview of the history, customs and traditions of Ottoman Turkey, complete with maps and illustrations.
$90.33

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power

ARB36
Daniel Yergin
Touchstone
2008
908
1439110123
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Master storyteller Yergin conjures a large and fascinating cast of tycoons, sheiks and politicians in this monumental and thoroughly researched history examining the story of petroleum and the West's dependence on the oil-rich Middle East.
$22.00

Russia's Steppe Frontier, The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500-1800

CCS28
Michael Khodarkovsky
University of Indiana Press
2005
290
0253217709
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this sweeping, scholarly history Khodarkovsky traces Russian imperial adventures in the Caucasus from the decline of the Mongols to the end of the 18th century.
$26.00

Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times I

CCS57
Richard G. Hovannisian (Editor)
St. Martins
2004
384
1403964211
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This first book in the authoritative two-volume history of Armenia, with contributions by leading experts, covers antiquity to the 14th century.
$53.00

The Quest, Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

WLD232
Daniel Yergin
Penguin Putnam
2012
816
0143121944
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize, Yergin shows how energy is an engine of global political -- and of economic change. He covers coal, electricity and natural gas. Global climate change and the rebirth of renewable energy in magesterial detail.
$21.00

Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times, Vol. II

CCS58
Richard G. Hovannisian (Editor)
St. Martins
2004
512
140396422X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This second book in the two-volume history, subtitled "Foreign Dominion to Statehood" continues from the 15th to the 20th century.
$53.00

Beyond the Edge of the Sea

MED50
Maurice Obregon
Random House
2002
132
067978344X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, Ulysses and other explorers of the ancient world are recreated in this personal account of ships, navigation and geographical discovery.
$15.00

From Scythia to Camelot

CCS56
Linda Malcor, C. Scott Littleton
Routledge
2000
424
0815335660
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Malchor and Littleton boldy argue that the legends of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table and the Holy Grail are derived from folklore of ancient Sythia.
$42.95

A Spy by Nature

CCS44
Charles Cumming
Griffin Publishing
2008
355
0312366361
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Introducing the London School of Economics graduate and reluctant British spy Alec Milius. When he lands a prime job for a British oil company, Alec finds himself trapped in a world of secrets and lies that could cost him his life.
$15.99