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Treasures of Eastern Europe

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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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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

Budapest 1900

HGR01
John Lukacs
Grove Press
1994
255
0802132502
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Written by a distinguished historian and native son, this richly detailed portrait of the city at its zenith includes hundreds of illustrations.
$17.00

Prague in Black and Gold, Scenes from Life in a European City

CZH09
Peter Demetz
Hill and Wang
1998
352
0809016095
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Both a history and an accessible guide to the neighborhoods and architecture of the city.
$28.00

The World of Venice

ITL12
Jan Morris
Lightning Source
1995
315
0156983567
PAPER
Travel Narrative
1
1
0
0
Morris displays her talent for research, telling anecdote and well-wrought prose in this spirited portrait of a beloved city, its history and inhabitants. If you are going to read one book on Venice, we recommend this favorite.
$18.95

Lonely Planet Eastern Europe

EUR72
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
480
1743214669
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide includes Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic as well as the Baltic States, Belarus, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.
$27.99

Eastern Europe Map

EUR36
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2013
1
3850842177
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of Eastern Europe and the Black Sea, at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$14.95

Cultural Guide to Prague

CZH111
Andrew Beattie
Interlink Publishing Group
2014
256
1566569567
PAPER
Guidebook
5/30/2014
0
0
0
0
A survey of the history, architecture, arts, religions and important sites of Prague presented in clear, informative text.
$17.00

Insight Guides Explore Krakow

PLD87
Renata Rubnikowicz
Insight Guides
2014
144
1780056745
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Perfect for the self-guided explorer, this easy-to-use guide to Krakow recommends 14 tours around the island, including coverage of dining, sites, shopping and entertainment plus maps and full-color photographs.
$12.99

Lonely Planet Eastern Europe Phrasebook

EUR347
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
454
1741790050
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$10.99

Pocket Rough Guide Venice

ITA255
Jonathan Buckley
Rough Guides
2016
176
0241204283
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
By the savvy editors at Rough Guide, these just-right guides are bundled with a pullout map.
$12.99

Walking Prague, The Best of the City

CZH115
Will Tizard
National Geographic Globes
2015
192
1426214707
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated, literate guide to scenic and historical walks throughout Prague, much enhanced by color photography and maps. Compact, but includes background on culture and natural history.
$14.95

A Nervous Splendor, Vienna 1888-1889

AST16
Frederic Morton
Viking
1980
340
014005667X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A portrait of Vienna at the end of the 19th century, this book focuses on Crown Prince Rudolph, his devastating suicide and the rich texture of gossip and daily life at the Habsburg Court.
$17.00

Berlin Now, The City After the Wall

GER311
Peter Schneider, Sophie Schlondorff (Translator)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2015
336
0374535426
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Schneider’s history contrasts East and West Berlin, explaining how the vibrant metropolis was shaped by the Cold War.
$15.00

Berlin, Portrait of a City Through the Centuries

GER334
Rory MacLean
Macmillan
2015
432
1250074908
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This beautifully observed portrait of Berlin explores the city's volatile history over five centuries through two dozen key residents, from Berlin's charismatic dictators to its iconic mythmakers.
$18.00

Danubia, A Personal History of Habsburg Europe

CEU46
Simon Winder
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2015
576
1250062020
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Winder, author of Germania (GER270), considers the legacy of the Habsburg Europe in this charmingly digressive history and travelogue.
$20.00

Forgotten Land, Journeys Among the Ghosts of East Prussia

GER288
Max Egremont
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2012
359
0374533563
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Egremont seeks out old landowning families, politicians and others for this vivid portrait of a land which was once easternmost Germany.
$17.00

Iron Curtain, The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956

EUR428
Anne Applebaum
Doubleday
2013
592
0385515693
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing on interviews, newly opened archives and personal accounts, Anne Appelbaum traces the Sovietisation of Eastern Europe after WWII in readable, persuasive detail. Appelbaum is married to Poland’s current Foreign Minister, Radek Sikorski.
$17.95

Kingdom of Auschwitz

PLD04
Otto Friedrich
HarperCollins
1994
128
0060976403
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Otto Friedrich's slim book is an intensely personal account of the infamous Auschwitz death camp. He covers the entire history of Auschwitz in short chapters punctuated with eyewitness accounts and testimonies.
$13.99

Piazza San Marco

ITA113
Iain Fenlon
Harvard University Press
2011
224
0674027914
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Fenlon reveals the dynamic, colorful and noisy history of this grand square at the heart of Venetian civic life in this sophisticated pocket guide.
$16.00

Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century, A Surrealist History

CZH118
Derek Sayer
Princeton University Press
2015
642
0691166315
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A survey of Czech culture from 1918 to the end of WWII, a golden age of modernism. Sayer deploys his encyclopedic knowledge by focusing on small details in Czech art, design, architecture, literature and music, ultimately weaving these threads into a vivid tapestry.
$27.95

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

The Age of Insight, The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present

AST118
Eric R. Kandel
Random House
2012
636
1400068711
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A neuroscientist documents the work of five leading minds, including Sigmund Freud and Gustave Klimt, in 1900 Vienna, revealing how their critical breakthroughs in science, medicine and art laid the groundwork for present-day discoveries in cognitive science.
$50.00

The Essential Guide to Being Polish

PLD89
Anna Spysz, Lech Walesa (Foreword)
Steerforth Press
2013
313
0985062304
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
"I invite you on this journey into the depths of the Polish soul," writes Lech Walesa in this nuanced guide to Polish history and culture. Co-author Anna Spysz is the former editor of the Krakow Post. One in a new series of cultural handbooks by New European Books.
$19.95

The Haunted Land, Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism

EUR54
Tina Rosenberg
Vintage Books
1996
437
0679744991
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this groundbreaking book, a journalist reports on how the newly democratized people of East Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic have confronted the horrors of their former governments.
$17.95

Venice, A New History

ITA380
Thomas F. Madden
Penguin Putnam
2013
446
0147509807
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With authority, Madden tackles the history of the celebrated city from Roman times onward.
$20.00

Mozart, A Life

AST120
Paul Johnson
Viking
2014
176
0143126067
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Challenging myths surrounding Mozart’s health, religion and relationships, biographer Paul Johnson shows the great composer’s lasting impact on the musical world with insight.
$16.00

Venice Is a Fish

ITL964
Tiziano Scarpa
Penguin Putnam
2009
160
1592405029
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The hugely popular Venetian novelist, poet and playwright makes his English-language debut with these marvelously digressive essays on the many moods and pleasures of La Serenissima.
$12.00

Death at La Fenice

ITL555
Donna Leon
HarperCollins
2004
270
006074068X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The first of the tremendously good Guido Brunetti mysteries, all set in the author's beloved Venice, in which a famous conductor is found dead at the celebrated La Fenice theater.
$14.99

Fatelessness

CEU26
Imre Kertesz, Tim Wilkinson
Vintage Books
2004
288
1400078636
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Drawn from Kertesz's own experiences in Auschwitz and Buchenwald, this powerful novel by a Pulitzer Prize-winner tells the story of a teenage boy deported from Budapest to the Nazi death camps in 1944.
$15.95

Leaving Berlin

GER331
Joseph Kanon
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2016
384
1476704651
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This engrossing tale of espionage set in Cold War-era East Berlin follows CIA agent Alex Meier (a Jewish refugee from Germany) as he becomes inveigled in a world of deceit and murder, navigating the very uneasy peace between the world’s preeminent powers.
$16.00

Schindler's List

GER51
Thomas Keneally
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1993
400
0671880314
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A landmark in literature about the Holocaust, this is the compelling story of the transformation of a Nazi tycoon and his rescue of 1,300 Jews from the concentration camps near Plaszow.
$16.00

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

CZH16
Milan Kundera
HarperCollins
1999
320
0060932139
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Kundera's intriguing novel, praised for its meditations on the nature of men and women, and on the fearful emptiness of life in Prague under Communist rule. We also carry Kundera’s collection of short stories The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.
$15.99

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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

Prague, A Traveler's Literary Companion

CZH08
Paul Wilson (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
1996
256
1883513014
PAPER
Anthology
1
0
0
0
This anthology of 24 vivid stories by Czech writers, both contemporary and well-known, brings the city, history, spirit and people to life.
$14.95