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Turkey And Greece: A Sailing Odyssey

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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. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Greece Adventure Map

GRE65
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2012
1
2061004954
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided map of mainland Greece and the islands at a scale of 1:710,000.
$11.95

The Colossus of Maroussi

GRE05
Henry Miller
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2010
223
0811218570
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Miller captures the spirit and warmth of the resilient Greek people in this inspired tale of a wartime journey from Athens to Crete, Corfu and Delphi with his friend Lawrence Durrell.
$15.95

Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History

GRE194
Marina Belozerskaya, Kenneth Lapatin
Getty Trust Publications
2004
144
0892366958
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
This lively illustrated guide covers the architecture, painting and sculpture of Ancient Greece from the third millennium to the end of the Hellenistic period. With 282 color and 28 black-and-white illustrations.
$19.95

The Lycian Shore

TKY249
Freya Stark
St. Martins
2011
216
1848853122
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The Lycian coast and hinterlands are thoroughly explored in this reprint of a classic account of a 1950s journey by the stalwart Freya Stark, one of our heroines. Heading south from Smyrna, Stark explores rock tombs of Xanthus, shores of the Dalyan River,
$17.95

National Geographic Istanbul and Western Turkey

TKY234
Tristan Rutherford
National Geographic
2011
272
1426207085
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Abundantly illustrated with a focus on maps and sightseeing, this compact guide includes 50 pages on Cappadocia, the Turquoise Coast and other popular destinations.
$22.95

Culture Smart! Turkey

TKY127
Charlotte McPherson
Kuperard
2014
168
1857336933
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
History, religion, daily life, food, health and safety are all covered in this pocket guide to Turkish customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Athens

GRE219
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2014
160
1465410090
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions in Athens.
$14.00

Eyewitness Guide Greek Islands

GRE37
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
400
1465460020
PAPER
Guidebook
6/20/2017
0
0
0
0
Color photography, excellent local maps and an island-by-island synopsis of attractions make this book the one to carry with you. Includes a chapter on Athens.
$28.00

Eyewitness Guide Istanbul

TKY86
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
280
1465440631
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superbly illustrated guide features unique cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of major architectural sights, plus a pull-out map clearly marked with attractions and an easy-to-use street index.
$25.00

Insight Select Istanbul

TKY241
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2011
192
9812822704
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Suggested walks, out-of-the-way shops and the latest rooftop restaurants are all included in this discerning pocket guide.
$15.00

1453, The Holy War For Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

TKY114
Roger Crowley
Hyperion
2006
304
1401308503
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this well-paced history, Crowley recounts the dramatic events leading up to and surrounding the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks.
$16.00

A Traveller's History of Greece

GRE55
Timothy Boatswain, Colin Nicolson
Interlink Publishing Group
2007
344
1566565227
PAPER
History
10/15/2017
0
0
0
0
A nicely written survey from prehistory through the 1990s: wide-ranging, accessible and necessarily condensed.
$14.95

Crescent and Star

TKY64
Stephen Kinzer
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
265
0374531404
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This insightful, anecdotal report on contemporary life, culture and politics in Turkey comes from a former New York Times Istanbul bureau chief who is especially attuned to the powerful geographic position of Turkey and its multiple identities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
$17.00

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, Why the Greeks Matter

GRE182
Thomas Cahill
Doubleday
2004
320
0385495544
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Cahill brings to life ancient Greek society and civilization through the lives and words of politicians, playwrights, a poet, a philosopher and an artist in this eloquent and absorbing tribute.
$18.00

Beneath the Seven Seas, Adventures With The Institute of Nautical Archaeology

TKY238
Geo Bass (Editor)
Thames & Hudson
2005
256
0500051364
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
This collection of first-hand accounts by underwater archaeologists includes 350 color illustrations and is a nice companion for visits to the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology in Turkey.
$39.95

St. Paul's Ephesus, Texts and Archaeology

TKY226
Jerome Murphy O'Connor
Michael Glazier
2008
289
081465259X
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Jerome Murphy-O'Connor transports us back to the ancient city of Ephesus during its heyday, including contemporary accounts from Roman to biblical times and featuring a guided walk through the city as a center of Paul's teachings.
$29.95

The Oracle, Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind Its Lost Secrets

GRE329
William J. Broad
Penguin Putnam
2007
320
0143038591
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A gripping modern-day detective story about the scientific quest to understand the Oracle of Delphi.
$17.00

Underwater Archaeology, Exploring the World Beneath the Sea

OCE39
Jean-Yves Blot, Alexandra Campbell (Translator)
Thames & Hudson UK
1996
175
0810928590
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An illustrated pocket encyclopedia of discover, this book presents the science and art of underwater archaeology, including a history of exploration, methods, artifacts, key shipwrecks and other underwater sites.
$15.95

Dinner with Persephone

GRE28
Patricia Storace
Vintage Books
1997
398
0679744789
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The pleasures and complexities of contemporary Greece, marvelously described by an American poet spending a year there. Storace intertwines her own perceptions with the history of the country and the influence of pop culture on the classical landscape.
$18.00

Istanbul, Memories and the City

TKY99
Orhan Pamuk
Random House
2006
320
1400033888
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nobel Prize-winner Pamuk writes with dazzling grace of the city of his birth, a magical place of crumbling mansions and Ottoman riches.
$16.95

Turkish Reflections, A Biography of a Place

TKY08
Mary Lee Settle
Touchstone
1991
253
0671779974
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Settle's captivating travelogue is a richly detailed portrait of contemporary Turkey, its people, monasteries, myths, archaeological treasures and living traditions. Exemplary.
$16.99

An Evil Eye

TKY240
Jason Goodwin
Picador USA
2012
336
1250002435
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Back from Venice, investigator Yashim is drawn into the mysterious and dangerous intrigues of the sultan's seraglio at Topkapi Palace in the fourth novel of the Edgar Award-winning author's internationally-acclaimed Ottoman Empire Series.
$20.00

Greece, A Traveler's Literary Companion

GRE190
Artemis Leontis (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
1997
288
1883513049
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
In this terrific anthology, 24 modern Greek writers offer a flavor of their nation, its culture and people, beautiful landscapes and rich history.
$14.95

Mythology

GRE82
Edith Hamilton
Back Bay Books
2013
482
0316223336
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The classic introduction to Greek and Roman mythology. From the Olympians to the Trojan War, Hamilton presents the myths and adventure stories of the ancient world. With 50 line drawings.
$16.00

The Janissary Tree

TKY125
Jason Goodwin
Picador USA
2007
336
0374178607
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
With beautiful descriptions of Istanbul and its palaces, this engaging and bizarre historical mystery will keep you reading. The Ottoman Empire mysteries continue with The Snake Stone (TKY156, $14.00) and The Bellini Card (TKY191, $25.00), set in 1840s Venice.
$17.00

The Odyssey

GRE45
Homer, Robert Fagles (Translator)
Penguin
2006
541
0006797193
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The blind bard’s epic in a translation celebrated for its clarity and expressiveness. Take it along for a voyage in Homeric lands and waters.
$17.00

The Towers of Trebizond

TKY15
Rose MacAulay, Jan Morris (Introduction)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2012
277
159017058X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mixing high farce, archaeology, history and lively travel writing, Rose MacAulay's impossibly witty short novel is back in a new edition. Originally published in 1956, MacAulay follows the adventures of English missionaries traipsing across Turkey from Istanbul to Trebizond.
$16.00

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The King Must Die

GRE23
Mary Renault
Vintage Books
1988
330
0394751043
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The first in Mary Renault's trilogy of well-researched page-turners features the tale of Theseus, slayer of the Minotaur and the king of Athens. Known for her exhaustive research, Renault is an acknowledged master of historical fiction.
$16.95

Istanbul and the Civilization of the Ottoman Empire

TKY17
Bernard Lewis
University of Oklahoma Press
1989
187
0806110600
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
In this slim volume the great Islamic scholar describes the invasion of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks on May 29, 1453, evoking the city at this pivotal moment in its long history.
$24.95

The Iliad

GRE173
Homer, Robert Fagles (Translator)
Penguin
2002
704
0140275363
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The bard’s tale of the Trojan War in all its fury and glory, this wonderful translation brings all the power of the original to English.
$19.00

Turkish Coast Adventure Map

TKY103
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
2
1566956129
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy map (1:760,000), perfect for anyone sailing the Turquoise Coast, shows the western Turkey from Istanbul to Antalya and beyond.
$11.95

Lonely Planet Pocket Istanbul

TKY151
Verity Campbell
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
160
1786572346
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical city guide to the city of Istanbul that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes pull out city map.
$13.99

The Way of Herodotus, Travels with the Man Who Invented History

MED138
Justin Marozzi
Da Capo Press
2010
400
0306818574
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A Penguin Classics edition of The Histories in hand, Marozzi journeys from Herodotus' home town of Helicarnassus, now known as Bodrum, to Baghdad, Babylon, Egypt and Athens, weaving tales of his hero with erudite and entertaining modern travel.
$16.95