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Croatia & Slovenia Reading List

Birds of Europe | By Lars Svensson
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.

Insight Guide Croatia | By Insight Guides
This lavishly illustrated Insight guide includes excellent color maps and thoughtful short essays on history, nature, culture and attractions.

How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed | By Slavenka Drakulic
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.

The Balkans, A Short History | By Mark Mazower
With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey.

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia | By Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens (Introduction)
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.

The Land Between: A History of Slovenia. Second, Revised Edition | By Oto Luthar
Offers a concise and complete history of an area that finally became an integral part of Central Europe and the Balkans.

Slovenia—Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture | By Jason Blake
Introduces you to the inner world of this moderate, orderly, and conservative people who have emerged into the post-Communist world hungry for change.
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