Eastern European history book recommendations
August 30, 2012 6:43 AM Subscribe
Reading recommendations for a trip through Europe?
posted by azathoth to society & culture (9 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I'll be traveling through Europe in a few weeks and I'd like to bring some books along with me for the downtimes. In particular, I'm looking for books that will introduce me to or inform me of the history and culture of the places I'll be going.
I like the style of Ryszard Kapuscinski, where he reports more as a narrative than a list of facts and people. While some specific details might be left out, it makes for a casual but informative read.
Any recommendations from the MeFi world? I'll be traveling through the following countries: Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Thanks!