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Venice & The Dalmatian Coast

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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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Item EXBLK157. Buy these 6 items as a set for $94 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

A Traveller's History of Croatia

BLK155
Benjamin Curtis
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
274
1566568080
PAPER
History
1
0
0
0
Curtis untangles with alacrity the complex history of this nation at the crossroads of Europe.
$14.95

The Venetian Empire, A Sea Voyage

ITL70
Jan Morris
Gardners Books
1990
200
0140119949
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Morris reconstructs the whole of the glittering dominion of the Venetian Republic in this evocative account of a journey by sea along historic trade routes to the Adriatic and beyond.
$24.95

Fodor's Venice's 25 Best

ITL106
Citypack
Fodor's
2014
96
0804143358
PAPER
Guidebook
5/13/2014
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket guide includes an excellent map of the city center and essential information.
$13.99

Eyewitness Guide Croatia

BLK39
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
296
1465457399
PAPER
Guidebook
1
0
0
0
Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact book offers a thorough overview of Croatia's history, traditions, cultures and sights.
$23.00

Croatia Coast Map

BLK17
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2011
2
3707904601
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A nicely shaded map covering the Dalmatian Coast from Porec to Dubrovnik at a scale of 1:200,000, perfect for the complex coastline.
$14.95

Venice Map

ITL26
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866093683
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, detailed city map of Venice, perfect for finding your way around the famously labyrinthine streets and canals.
$9.95

Rick Steves' Snapshot Dubrovnik

BLK169
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
220
1631213237
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A tour guide in your pocket, this compact guide covers where to go and what to do in burgeoning Dubrovnik and surroundings.
$11.99

City of Fortune, How Venice Ruled the Seas

MED185
Roger Crowley
Random House
2013
400
0812980220
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Crowley spins tales of three centuries of plunder and plague, imperial conquest and piracy in this riveting new history, chronicling the transformation of a tiny city of lagoon dwellers into the richest place on earth.
$18.00

Croatia, A History

BLK30
Ivo Goldstein, Nikolina Jovanovic (Translator)
McGill Queen's
2000
281
0773520171
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise, balanced history of Croatia, from medieval times to the present, by a professor at the University of Zagreb.
$29.95

Croatia, A Nation Forged in War

BLK23
Marcus Tanner
Yale University Press
2010
384
0300163940
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A modern history of Croatia, from its medieval origins to Nazi occupation to the present day, written by the British correspondent who reported from the region during the events of 1993.
$29.00

Gondola

ITA439
Donna Leon
Atlantic Monthly Press
2014
80
0802122663
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this profile of the trademark Venetian gondola, Leon provides background on the gondola’s history, explains how the boats are constructed and even includes an accompanying CD of "baracoles," or Italian boat songs.
$27.50

Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans

BLK41
Dennis Hupchick
Springer
2001
128
031223970X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The changing borders and complex history of the Balkans are clearly and concisely shown through 50 double-page maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically.
$23.00

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

The Balkans, A Short History

BLK28
Mark Mazower
Modern Library
2002
188
081296621X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey.
$16.00

Venice, a Maritime Republic

ITL24
Frederic C. Lane
Johns Hopkins University Press
1973
505
080181460X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Lane focuses on the history of trade, taking in not just on La Serenissima but also Dubrovink and the other cities of its once far-flung domain.
$40.00

Yugoslavia, Death of a Nation

BLK03
Laura Silber, Allan Little
Penguin Putnam
1997
403
0140262636
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Called "one of the finest volumes to come out of the war" by the New York Times, this book combines eyewitness reports, political commentary and documentary photographs to elucidate the origins and aftermath of the breakup of Yugoslavia.
$17.00

The Genius of Venice, Piazza San Marco and the Making of the Republic

ITA376
Dial Parrott
Rizzoli International
2013
413
0847840530
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
With 112 color illustrations and four maps, the Genius of Venice presents the magnificent buildings of the celebrated piazza as, in the words of John Ruskin, the "living books of history" in this handsome cultural history.
$40.00

Venice, The Grand Canal

ITL663
Daniele Resini
Antique Collectors Club
2005
8872001668
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This ingenious book unfolds accordion-style to reveal a 42-foot panorama of the palaces, churches and museums fronting Venice's glorious Grand Canal. The photographer, Daniele Resini, took the photographs over a period of three years to create one perfectly continuous portrait of this architectural wonder.
$50.00

Balkan Ghosts, A Journey through History

BLK02
Robert D. Kaplan
Picador USA
2005
307
0312424930
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Kaplan interweaves history, art and culture with his travels through Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece in this regional portrait.
$20.00

How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed

BLK38
Slavenka Drakulic
HarperCollins Publishers
1993
227
0060975407
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
These short essays capture the absurdity, struggle and day-to-day reality of being a woman in Yugoslavia under communism. Drakulic is an award-winning Croatian journalist and novelist.
$15.99

The World of Venice

ITL12
Jan Morris
Lightning Source
1995
315
0156983567
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
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

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

Dead Lagoon, An Aurelio Zen Mystery

ITL577
Michael Dibdin
Vintage Books
1995
297
0679753117
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Dibdin -- a master of ambiguous settings, shady dealings and fast-paced prose -- returns to Venice in this sixth book in the thoroughly enjoyable Aurelio Zen series.
$14.95

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.
$15.99

Montenegro, A Novel

BLK08
Starling Lawrence
HarperCollins Publishers
2006
350
0060828420
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Steeped in atmosphere, this compelling tale of intrigue set in turn-of-the-century Montenegro evokes the tangled politics of the region -- Muslim, Turkish and British. Lawrence follows the adventures of reluctant British spy Harwell Auberon from the Adriatic to mountain villages, capturing the essences of the people and the land.
$15.99

The Bridge on the Drina

BLK59
Ivo Andric, Lovette F. Edwards (Translator)
University of Chicago Press
1977
318
0226020452
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These linked stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author capture the history and complexity of Christian and Muslim relations during Ottoman occupation. Hewn of stone, the bridge dividing the town of Visegrad was Andric's inspiration.
$15.00

The Castle of Otranto, A Gothic Story

ITL631
Horace Walpole
Oxford University Press
2014
192
0199537216
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First published in 1764, Walpole's classic Gothic novel takes place in and around the 15th-century castle on the Adriatic.
$10.95

The Hired Man

BLK180
Aminatta Forna
Atlantic Monthly Press
2014
304
0802121926
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
When Duro Kolak encounters a strange car in his small Croatian village of Gost, he offers its British occupants assistance in setting up a summer cottage. But tensions soon develop between the village residents and the foreigners, as painful memories from the Croatian War of Independence are revived.
$15.00

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Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia

BLK04
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens (Introduction)
Penguin
2007
1181
0140188479
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
First published in 1941, this monumental work explores the complex history of Yugoslavia, its heroes, politics and culture. It's a big, challenging book -- some call it the best ever written on the Balkans.
$28.00

Conversations With Stalin

BLK24
Milovan Djilas
Mariner Books
1963
211
0156225913
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This is a scathing memoir by one of Tito's top aides, ousted from the Communist Party in 1954. It captures some of the absurdities of life in communist Yugoslavia.
$13.95

Eyewitness Guide Venice & the Veneto

ITL200
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
320
146543836X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Features color photography, dozens of excellent maps (including a pullout map) and a synopsis of the region's attractions.
$20.00

Bradt Guide Croatia

BLK55
Piers Letcher
Bradt Publications
2016
448
1784770086
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This convenient guide in the British series covers Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik in excellent, personable detail. Sixth edition.
$22.99

Moon Spotlight Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast

BLK156
Shann Fountain Culo
Avalon Travel Publishing
2009
100
1598805436
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy guide focuses on where to go and what to do, including suggested tours and walks, hotels, restaurants and shops.
$7.95

The Politics of Washing, Real Life in Venice

ITA441
Polly Coles
Robert Hale
2014
208
0719808782
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Drawing from the experience of living with a family in Venice, Polly Coles provides anecdotes of ordinary life in the extraordinary place, vividly portraying a city besieged by tourism and caught between ancient tradition and modern necessity.
$14.95