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Treasures of the Mediterranean

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 EXMED761. Buy these 5 items as a set for $86 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Napoleon

FRN348
Paul Johnson
Penguin Putnam
2006
208
0143037455
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In just over 200 blistering pages, British historian Johnson not only traces the major events of the emperor's life, from his birth on Corsica to his death on St. Helena, but also exposes Napoleon's ruthless appetite for power and his naked opportunism.
$14.00

The Middle Sea

MED98
John Julius Norwich
Vintage Books
2007
720
1400034280
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A marvelous writer who has already written on Byzantium, Venice and the Sahara, Norwich spins his magic in this story of culture, trade and politics, royalty and rulers, wars and religion in the Mediterranean.
$21.00

Midnight in Sicily, On Art, Food, History, Travel and La Cosa Nostra

ITL74
Peter Robb
Picador USA
2007
400
0312426844
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Combining interviews, research and essays on Sicilian history and culture, this vivid report by journalist Robb is a superb introduction to Italy's glorious, corrupt and troubled south.
$21.00

Mediterranean by Cruise Ship

MED34
Anne Vipond
Ocean Cruise Guides
2016
368
1927747139
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A best-selling, compact guide, featuring excellent local maps, hundreds of color photographs, concise background information and recommended excursions for ports-of-call throughout the Mediterranean.
$21.95

Mediterranean Cruises Map

MED36
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
2
3707912906
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, full-color map of the Mediterranean, including the Iberian Peninsula, the Black Sea, North Africa and the Levant, at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$14.95

Sorrento Peninsula & Amalfi Coast Map

ITL432
Litographia Artistica Cartographica
2010
2
8879140884
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed road map of the Sorrento Peninsula and Amalfi Coast, including Pompeii, Nocera and Salerno, with an inset map of Capri at a scale of 1:35,000, showing hiking trails, tracks, historic buildings and attractions. With travel information on the reverse.
$12.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Malta & Gozo

MLT27
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
128
1465429212
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions in Malta & Gozo.
$14.00

La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind

ITL718
Beppe Severgnini
Broadway Books
2007
288
0767914406
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1
0
0
0
Italians themselves love this guide to the Italian character, which addresses their never-ending passion for beauty, disorder and high emotion. The book opens with a snapshot of Malpensa Airport, then moves on to Tuscany, Rome, Naples and Sardinia.
$15.00

Olive, A Global History

MED183
Fabrizia Lanza
Reaktion Books
2011
128
1861898681
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Lanza provides an engaging, potted history of the modest fruit. The author explains the olive’s use in cooking and ritual and its appearance in art, from Greek myth to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Also includes a selection of recipes.
$17.00

The Ancient Mediterranean

MED10
Michael Grant
Plume
1990
374
0452010373
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Grant, a well-known classical scholar, provides this comprehensive history of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean, including Egypt, Israel, Crete, Greece, the Roman states and many others. A very well-researched account of Western history's roots.
$20.00

The French Riviera, A Cultural History

FRN853
Julian Hale
Oxford University Press
2010
256
0195398742
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From Roman outpost to Napoleonic battleground and playground for the rich and famous, this marvelously informed cultural guide covers the place of the Riviera in history, literature, art, architecture and the imagination.
$20.25

The Great Sea

MED179
David Abulafia
Oxford University Press
2013
783
019931599X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With an eye for telling detail and anecdote, Abulafia traces the sweep of Mediterranean history from the time of Troy to the mid-19th century, populating his tale with vivid personalities.
$27.95

The Mediterranean in History

MED79
David Abulafia (Editor)
Getty Trust Publications
2011
320
1606060570
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A professor at Cambridge, Abulafia leads a team of eight historians in this engaging overview of the civilizations and societies affected by the great sea at the heart of Europe. Published in cooperation with the J. Paul Getty Museum, the book features 150 color and 150 black-and-white illustrations.
$29.95

The Siege of Malta, 1565

MLT28
Ernle Bradford (Editor)
Boydell & Brewer
2011
224
1843831406
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An eyewitness account by humble solider Francisco Balbi di Correggio of one of the greatest-ever battles as a few men under the Knights of St. John took on a huge Turkish armada.
$24.95

A House in Sicily

ITL148
Daphne Phelps
Da Capo Press
1999
224
0786707941
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An old-fashioned memoir of life at Casa Cuseni, the pensione and garden in Taormina run by the indomitable Daphne Phelps, which has been a sanctuary for such guests as Tennessee Williams, Betrand Russell and others, famous and infamous, since 1947.
$16.95

On Persephone's Island

ITL03
Mary Taylor Simeti
Vintage Books
1986
352
0679764143
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Strong on the delights of rural life, Simeti's portrait of Sicily takes the form of a year-long journal, capturing the spirit of the people, daily life, traditions and the land.
$16.95

Anything Considered

FRN154
Peter Mayle
Vintage Books
1996
320
067976268X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The story of Bennet, an Englishman who places an ad looking for employment and finds himself living in a wealthy businessman's condo in Monaco.
$16.00

Ironfire, A Novel of the Knights of Malta and the Last Battle of the Crusades

MLT18
David Ball
Bantam Doubleday
2005
688
0385338066
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this rousing historical novel the fates of a young boy, his sister, one of the Knights of Malta and an inquisitor play out against the backdrop of the 16th-century Ottoman assault on Malta, the formidable citadel of the Knights of St. John.
$15.00

It All Began in Monte Carlo

FRN905
Elizabeth Adler
St. Martin's Press
2011
384
0312385153
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Sunny Alvarez and Mac Reilly find romance, intrigue and stolen diamonds in the south of France in this sunny follow-up to Adler's There's Something About St. Tropez. Ideal for fans of romance novels.
$25.99

Tender is the Night

FRN196
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Scribner (Introduction)
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1995
317
068480154X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Fitzgerald's tragic tale of wealthy expatriate lovers living on the French Riviera. Dick and Nicole Diver fill their home with friends, but cannot find happiness and slowly slip into psychological despair.
$17.00

The Hundred Days

MED38
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1999
288
0393319792
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Napoleon's escape from Elba as filtered through the marvelous novelistic lens of Patrick O'Brian.
$15.95

The Leopard

ITL11
Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
Pantheon Books
2007
384
0375714790
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
Evoking a lost world of privilege and tradition, Di Lampedusa's memorable tale, set on a rural Sicilian estate during the days of independence, follows the world-weary Don Fabrizio, Prince of Salina. A classic, now in a 50th anniversary edition.
$16.00

The Shape of Water

ITL528
Andrea Camilleri
Penguin Putnam
2005
224
0142004715
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The first of Camilleri's wildly popular Inspector Montalbano mysteries, nicely translated and shot through (pun intended) with not just memorable characters but also with Sicilian lore and politics. If you like the series, it continues in 19 more installments -- and counting.
$15.00

Tourmaline, A Novel

FRN368
Joanna Scott
Back Bay Books
2003
304
0316608483
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Convinced that the island's mineral wealth will turn around his own personal misfortune, an eccentric geologist decamps for Elba in 1956 in this absorbing novel of a family in trouble. Scott interweaves the fictitious tale with plenty of detail about Elba and Napoleon's exile.
$13.95

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Excellent Cadavers, The Mafia and the Death of the First Italian Republic

ITL58
Alexander Stille
Vintage Books
1996
467
0679768637
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This fast-paced book is a gripping account of corruption in Italy. The author offers an utterly absorbing account of the assassination of two top anti-Mafia prosecutors in 1992.
$17.95

Pillars of Hercules

MED20
Paul Theroux
Fawcett
1996
509
0449910857
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Theroux seems to have had an exceptionally good time on his tour of the Mediterranean, circling the celebrated sea on foot, horseback, train and boat from Gibraltar to North Africa.
$18.00

The Ruby in Her Navel, A Novel of Love and Intrigue in the 12th Century

ITL760
Barry Unsworth
W. W. Norton & Company
2007
416
0393330826
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Unsworth transports the reader to the 12th century in this richly imagined novel of love and intrigue set in Norman Sicily, where Christian knights, Anatolian belly dancers, Jews and Arabs mix and mingle.
$23.95

My Life

FRN672
Marc Chagall
Perseus
1994
173
0306805715
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A memoir of Chagall's early life and influences, with whimsical illustrations by the artist.
$16.95

Chagall, A Biography

FRN797
Jackie Wullschlager
Alfred Knopf
2008
608
037541455X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This insightful portrait of the Russian-born modernist artist describes his stunning studies of the lost world of Eastern European Jewry in his paintings of the shtetl life of his childhood, his pioneering role in twentieth-century art, his colorful personal life and his lasting artistic legacy. Includes more than 40 reproductions of his paintings.
$40.00

Sites of Antiquity, From Ancient Egypt to the Fall of Rome

MED150
Charles Freeman
Blue Guides
2009
248
1905131313
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Enticing aerial shots, detailed site plans, glorious modern photographs and illustrations illuminate 50 key monuments, cities or sites of the Mediterranean world, from Giza, Luxor and Karnak to the Parthenon, Ephesus, Pergamon, Petra and Constantinople.
$50.00

The Glorious Adventure

MED181
Richard Halliburton, Tahir Shah (Introduction)
St. Martins
2011
232
1848857713
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Halliburton and companions follow in the wake of Odysseus from fallen Troy to Ithaca in this rollicking account of adventures in the Mediterranean, originally published in 1927.
$18.00