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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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Essential Reading Package-EXRUS194

Item EXRUS194. Buy these 3 items as a set for $74 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Russia of the Tsars

RUS462
Peter Waldron
Thames & Hudson
2011
144
0500289298
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Waldron recounts the exploits of Peter the Great, the tsars and the splendor of their capital city, St. Petersburg, in this lively, well-illustrated and compact overview of the largest and most diverse empire of its day.
$24.95

Russian Short Stories

RUS288
Robert Chandler (Editor)
Penguin
2006
396
0140448462
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This fine collection of tales captures the sweep and soul of Russian literature, including works by Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Chekhov and Tolstoy along with lesser-known greats.
$20.00

Eastern Europe Map

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

Moscow Map

RUS151
ITMB
ITMB
2011
2
1553417372
MAP
Reference
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0
0
0
A folded map of Moscow, its subway system and surrounding neighborhoods at the broad scale of 1:50,000, with a detailed map of the city center at 1:12,500.
$11.95

St. Petersburg Map

RUS89
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2013
2
3866095570
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, laminated city plan at a scale of 1:11,000.
$9.95

Culture Smart! Russia

RUS361
Anna King
Kuperard
2007
168
1857333527
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Russian Phrasebook

RUS111
James Jenkin, Inna Zaitseva
Lonely Planet Publications
2009
256
174220189X
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy shirtpocket phrasebook for Russian basics focusing on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$8.99

Land of the Firebird, The Beauty of Old Russia

RUS21
Suzanne Massie
Heart Tree Press
1995
496
096441841X
PAPER
History
0
0
1
0
Massie traces both minuscule details and larger movements in pre-revolutionary Russian art, literature and daily life in this affectionate overview of 19th-century palaces, courts and culture.
$35.00

Lenin's Tomb

RUS07
David Remnick
Vintage Books
1994
588
0679751254
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A gripping eyewitness tale of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Remnick, the Washington Post reporter on the scene, combines fine historical scholarship with great storytelling.
$18.00

Russian History, A Very Short Introduction

RUS480
Geoffrey Hosking
Oxford University Press
2012
154
0199580987
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The noted scholar and historian Hosking ("Russia and the Russians" RUS208) covers the transformation of Russia from its pagan roots into a multi-ethnic empire in this remarkably concise shirt-pocket history.
$11.95

Sunlight at Midnight: St. Petersburg and the Rise of Modern Russia

RUS128
W. Bruce Lincoln
Hachette
2002
432
0465083242
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully written, informative portrait of St. Petersburg, focusing on the city's development in the 18th and 19th centuries as Russia's "window on the West." Highly recommended for travelers with an interest in the character and significance of the city and its monuments.
$19.95

The Russian Revolution, A Very Short Introduction

RUS39
S. A. Smith
Oxford University Press
2002
199
0192853953
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise, provocative summary of events in Russia between 1917 and 1939.
$11.95

Peter the Great, His Life and World

RUS48
Robert Massie
Random House
2011
914
0345298063
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Massie portrays the giant of history who transformed Russia from backwater tsardom into a major empire.
$20.00

Speak, Memory

RUS28
Vladimir Nabokov
Vintage Books
1989
316
0679723390
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nabokov's richly imagined memoir wonderfully evokes cultural life among the well-to-do in turn-of-the-century St. Petersburg. Nabokov called his childhood home, now a museum off St Isaac's Square, "the only house in the world."
$16.00

The Empress of Art, Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia

RUS573
Susan Jaques
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
384
160598972X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In her magisterial biography of Russian czarina Catherine the Great, Susan Jaques shows how the leader modernized Russia through a ravenous acquisition of art -- a visionary idea that put Catherine far ahead of her time.
$35.00

The Man Without a Face, The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

RUS485
Masha Gessen
Riverhead Books
2013
313
1594486514
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A Russian-American journalist living in Moscow, Masha Gessen demolishes the many myths and legends surrounding Vladimir Putin and his transformation from unexceptional KGB bureaucrat to the most powerful man in Russia. No fan of the man, who she calls a "hoodlum turned iron-handed ruler," Gessen is brave -- and optimistic that his time will soon come.
$17.00

The Winter Queen

RUS210
Boris Akunin, Andrew Bromfield (Translator)
Random House
2004
249
0812968778
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Akunin sets a suspected murder among the glitterati of late 19th-century Moscow in this first book in the series of clever detective novels starring the rascal Erast Fandorin, wildly popular in Russia.
$16.00

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Crime and Punishment

RUS18
Fyodor Dostoevsky, David McDuff (Translator)
Penguin
2002
647
0140449132
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dostoevsky's thriller of murder and redemption is redolent of St. Petersburg’s atmosphere. A cornerstone of Russian literature, and one of the greatest detective stories ever told.
$16.00

A Traveller's History of Russia

RUS47
Peter Neville
Interlink Publishing Group
2011
336
1566566452
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An impressively compact, lively survey of Russian history from the coming of the Slavs to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
$14.95

Eyewitness Guide St. Petersburg

RUS87
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
264
1465427376
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With excellent local maps and site plans, this outstanding visual guide introduces the culture, history and attractions of St. Petersburg.
$25.00

Russka

RUS175
Edward Rutherfurd
Ballantine Books
2005
946
0345479351
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this absorbing, complex novel Rutherfurd transforms Russian history into an epic saga. The bestseller follows the fate of interconnected families over 800 years. Catherine the Great, Tolstoy, Pushkin and Rasputin all make appearances.
$20.00

The Routledge Atlas of Russian History

RUS176
Martin Gilbert
Routledge
2007
216
0415394848
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fantastically interesting, useful survey of the history of Russia in maps. This revised edition follows the fate of Russia since the demise of the Soviet Union, with 161 maps covering rebellion, famine, expansion, trade, the military, communism's collapse and myriad other topics.
$30.95

Communism, A History

GEN367
Richard Pipes
Modern Library
2003
192
0812968646
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This short, fiercely critical history of communism provides a compelling overview, from the ideas of Karl Marx to the end of the 20th century.
$17.00

The Captain's Daughter and Other Stories

RUS311
Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
Vintage Books
2012
292
0394707141
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This collection of short stories from the Russian poet and master storyteller opens with his famous novella, The Captain's Daughter, set against the events of the Pugachov uprising during the reign of Catherine the Great, and contains eight additional tales, all rendered in Pushkin's simple, elegant prose and beautifully evocative of the caprices of Tsarist Russia
$14.00

The Madonnas of Leningrad

RUS360
Debra Dean
HarperCollins Publishers
2007
231
0060825316
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dean effortlessly interweaves two epochs of a woman's life -- Marina's wartime experiences as a young guide at the Hermitage during the Siege of Leningrad and her life as an 82-year-old Seattle resident struggling with Alzheimer's. A remarkable debut novel.
$14.99

City of Thieves

RUS380
David Benioff
Plume
2009
272
0452295297
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
David Benioff (screenwriter for "The Kite Runner" and "Wolverine") turns his grandfather's stories of surviving the infamous Siege of Leningrad into a wise and touching coming of age novel that's hard to put down. Seventeen-year-old Lev and his charismatic buddy Koly are sent out by their German captors to bring back a dozen eggs, just the start of a gripping odyssey.
$16.00

Catherine the Great

RUS470
Robert K. Massie
Random House
2012
625
0345408772
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Eager readers of Massie's Nicholas and Alexandra or the Pulitzer Prize-winning Peter the Great will not be disappointed by this latest, an old-fashioned tale of politics, power and 18th-century Europe, drawing effectively from the ambitious Catherine's own memoirs.
$20.00

Vodka, A Global History

RUS475
Patricia Herlihy
Reaktion Books
2012
128
1861899297
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A professor of history at Brown, Herlihy tracks our fascination with this most versatile of spirits from its mysterious 14th-century Slavic origins to today's global dominance in this brief yet thoroughly entertaining, erudite and illustrated history. A volume in the lively Edible History Series.
$17.00

My Hermitage

RUS530
Mikhail B. Piotrovsky
Rizzoli International
2015
432
0847843785
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Following a popular Russian documentary of the same name, the accessible essays collected here explore the rich history of the landmark and its priceless, world-famous collection.
$50.00

Worth Looking For

Russia's Heritage Cities

RUS217
International Travel Maps
ITMB
2002
2
1553415558
MAP
Reference
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0
0
1
A map of the Golden Ring cities surrounding Moscow, at a scale of 1:500,000.
$8.95