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    1. The Georgian Feast: The Vibrant
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    2. Azerbaijan, 3rd : With Excursions
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    3. Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia
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    4. Pilgrimage To Dzhvari : A Woman's
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    5. Georgia : In the Mountains of
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    6. Stories I Stole
    7. Georgia Country Study Guide (World
    8. Georgia: A Sovereign Country of
    9. Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia
    10. Please Don't Call It Soviet Georgia:
    11. Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia
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    12. Georgia to Georgia: Making Friends
    13. Georgia (SuDoc PREX 3.10/4:G 29/3)
    14. Caucasus, Armenia-Azerbaijan-Georgia
    15. Prometheus and the bolsheviks
    16. Georgia, Black Sea, Port Poti
    17. Personal adventures and excursions
    18. Soviet Georgia's 50th anniversary
    19. The kingdom of Georgia;: Notes
    20. Notes on Don Juan of Persia's

    1. The Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia
    by Darra Goldstein
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    Asin: 0060166460
    Catlog: Book (1993-04-01)
    Publisher: Harpercollins
    Sales Rank: 473323
    Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    "Every Georgian dish is a poem."
    --Alexander Pushkin

    According to Georgian legend, God took a supper break while creating the world. He became so involved with his meal that he inadvertently tripped over the high peaks of the Caucasus, spilling his food onto the land below. The land blessed by Heaven's table scraps was Georgia.

    Nestled in the Caucasus mountain range between the Black and Caspian seas, the Republic of Georgia is as beautiful as it is bountiful. The unique geography of the land, which includes both alpine and subtropical zones, has created an enviable culinary tradition. In The Georgian Feast, Darra Goldstein explores the rich and robust culture of Georgia and offers a variety of tempting recipes.

    "If you've got Georgia on your mind, then The Georgian Feast is required reading. This superbly written book is part ethnography, part geography, and part cookbook. Ms.Goldstein describes the rugged topography and turbulent history of this region that was once a crossroad of trade between Asia and Europe. These cultural influences, along with a healthy variety of food-producing environments, have led to a rich native cuisine." --Anthony Dias Blue ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful find
    This book is precious just by the fact that it exists! The recipes work amazingly well, directions are clear and easy. The sections on culture and customs are extremely helpful in understanding the roots and reasons behind the preparations and techniques. Highly recommended to anyone who knows and loves Georgian food or those trying to expand their culinary horizons.

    5-0 out of 5 stars previous reviewer mistaken
    The problem with reader reviews is that not all readers are reliable. Tatia Vashakidze, the self-described Georgian teenager studying in the U.S., gives this prize-winning book only three stars because she says it lacks her favorite recipes, all of which are in fact included: Khinkali on p. 144 and two recipes for grilled kebabs (identified by their alternate name of basturma instead of mtvadi or kababi) on pp. 84-85.

    5-0 out of 5 stars DELICIOUS!
    This book is great and the food is even better.
    My favorite dish is Chizhi-pizhi, a type of meatloaf... the most beloved of all loaves

    5-0 out of 5 stars Facsimile edition of a classic!
    Thanks to some bright soul at UC Press, who probably had a Christmas list when the original went out of print, this best of all cookbooks for the area is again available. If you read through the reviews you'll see some confusion -- one reader wants mushroom Khimkali, another says she's wrong that there's no recipe-- Khimkali are dumplings and the recipe in the book is for (delicious!) meat, not mushroom, dumplings. It's also uncertain if Basturma, the marinated grilled meat recipes given, is the same as the un-marinated Mtsvadi two Georgian readers yearn for. If your mouth isn't watering yet, consider Fish with Pomegranate and Walnut sauce, succulent chicken sauteed in butter under a weight (one of the most useful techniques ever for game birds or less than tender backyard chickens), green beans cooked over a lamb stew and pureed into it (a pearl beyond price for the gardener confronted with tough beans or the cook who finds only tasteless frozen beans at hand), stellar sweets --easy and exotic with many featuring fruits, --I've found something delicious and something easy in every chapter. For real enthusiasts and the congenitally curious there's much material about the way of life then and now in Georgia. Some unusual herbs are described accurately enough so that you can research them; common herbs are used by cupfuls and handfuls as in --Ms. Goldstein says-- the true Georgian cuisine, and, also as she says, have a completely different effect --another inspiration for exploration among the many you'll find in this book.

    This would make a great gift book, for those who already own it, or what the heck, get copies for yourself and your Christmas list!

    5-0 out of 5 stars More than just a cookbook
    In my opinion, there are some critical recipes missing -- mushroom khinkhali, for example. Nonetheless, this is the most comprehensive and best Georgian cookbook I've come across. The cultural information is a delight to read, and the author's recipes for the Georgian spice blends are key to replicating Georgian cuisine. ... Read more

    2. Azerbaijan, 3rd : With Excursions to Georgia
    by Mark Elliott
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    Asin: 1873756798
    Catlog: Book (2004-10-01)
    Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
    Sales Rank: 165421
    Average Customer Review: 4.89 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Third edition of the guide that was the first and still remains the only dedicated guide to Azerbaijan. Features 200 maps with 180 explanatory visuals--vital in a country where there are few reliable maps. Includes full historical background, cultural tips, visas, where to stay, and where to eat for all budgets.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-have for Azerbaijan
    If you're going to Azerbaijan you must have this book - in fact, several companies issue this book to their international staff here. It is extremely comprehensive and thorough and very accurate (though there have been some changes). As someone that has lived in Azerbaijan for the past year and a half, I continue to be impressed with this book and have relied on it many times. It is an essential guide to exploring Azerbaijan - a country that has a lot more to offer than most would expect. Buy this (and avoid the Lonely Planet one - it does a really bad job for Azerbaijan!).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Travel Guide to Anywhere!
    I picked up this book shortly before I left to come to Azerbaijan for a year. It has been my constant companion while living in Baku (the capital) and in making countless excursions out of the city. Having been here almost a year, I can safely say it's the best travel book I've ever read for any place. It is delightful to read and its author's warm and quirky sense of humor make it a constant source of entertainment.

    Perhaps the best recommendation for this books comes not just from the many expatriots who rely on it, but from the native Azeris who are astounded at how well Mark Elliott (native of UK) knows their country. Azeris are famous for assuming (perhpas rightly so) that the rest of the world knows nothing about their country. So, when Azeris recommend a book about their country, written by a foreigner, it is a pretty good endorsement.

    By far the best aspect of the book are the scores of maps and illustrations--all done by the author. As a trained geographer, I appreciate the excellent maps loaded (almost overloaded) with information. They are easy to read maps that make it difficult for the traveler to get lost. I am particularly impressed by how a map can simultaneously accurate and amusing! My favorite entry is the map of the fascinating town of Quba that includes "Old Men" sitting in the park. Damned if they weren't still sitting there. On another map, the author suggests looking for grey beards at the point where you're supposed to make a particular turn. Sure enough, there they were.

    Living in Baku, my family and often make use of Elliott's recommendations for restaurants. Of course restaurants come and go, but the information is nearly always accurate and detailed.

    My eight-year-old son and I have enjoyed taking his "scavenger hunt" for artistic architectural oddities in the city. I think we've now found all the objects in the second edition, but a third one is already on the drawing boards.

    Mark Elliott has a delightfully respectful attitude towards Azerbaijan and the Azeris. This is different form many travel books (Including the Lonely Planet Guide to the South Caucasus) which often take on a preachy attitude which tends to poke fun at the local cultures rather than respectfully describing them as Elliott does.

    In addition to being a good travel book, this book also is a worthy source of information on the country for anyone interested in learning about it.

    Having lived or traveled extensively in over fifty countries I can recommend this book most highly.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Practical but loving
    This is a travel guide with all the practical details you'd expect from a series like Lonely Planet, but with more soul and many more maps. If you go to this part of the world, make sure you have this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Packed With Info, Yet a Lively Read All the Way!
    Mark Elliott's guidebook is more than the bare-bones "here's where you can stay and eat" sort of volume. Sure, he gives you all of that necessary information (prices, best value, etc.) but the true worth of this book lies in the pleasure reading it. Let's face it: If you're not planning on visiting a certain destination, you'd never pick up, much less buy, a guidebook on that locale. But Mark writes very well, with a sure-handed knowledge of the history and cultures that he comes across, and effortlessly works it into his background descriptions. The book is actually fun to read, and I suspect that if Richard Burton (not the actor!) were alive today, he'd pretty much be writing the same sort of thing. Don't know if I myself will ever make it to Azerbaijan, but I came away from reading this book -- actually reading! -- feeling like it's one of the places I'd really like to see in this world.
    Baku or bust!

    5-0 out of 5 stars There's a new edition on sale that doesn't seem to show up!
    As the author I'll leave it to others to comment on this book, but I'd like readers to be aware that there IS a new edition which has been available since 2001. It has over 140 maps and although the 'with Georgia' was dropped from the title, it retains plenty of coverage on that nation, though still focussing on Azerbaijan. There are reviews on the website if you can't find them here.
    Enjoy Azerbaijan! ... Read more

    3. Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan (Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan)
    by Tom Masters, Richard Plunkett
    list price: $24.99
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    Asin: 1740591380
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-01)
    Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
    Sales Rank: 34583
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    Hike in the stunning Caucasus Mountains, bathe in the Black Sea, explore lush, church-studded hills, laze on the shores of Lake Sevan and enjoy generous local hospitality.Connect with the diverse cultures and wide-ranging landscapes of the South Caucasus in this, the only guide to cover the region.

    • UNRAVEL THE PAST - extensive coverage of the region's fascinating history and mosaic of cultures • PLAN YOUR ROUTE with the help of tempting highlights and itineraries and over 40 detailed maps • SLEEP SOUNDLY - wide-ranging listings from welcoming homestays to Soviet sanatoriums • ENJOY fine wines from Georgia and tasty Armenian cognac with our enticing food & drink sections • TALK THE TALK - impress the locals in all three languages using our expert guide ... Read more

    4. Pilgrimage To Dzhvari : A Woman's Journey of Spiritual Awakening
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    Asin: 0517591944
    Catlog: Book (1993-06-15)
    Publisher: Harmony
    Sales Rank: 1319462
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    5. Georgia : In the Mountains of Poetry
    by Peter Nasmyth
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    Asin: 031221524X
    Catlog: Book (1998-12-15)
    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    Sales Rank: 797538
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    This book is the first comprehensive cultural and historical introduction to modern Georgia. It covers the country region by region, taking the form of a literary journey through the transition from Soviet Georgia to the modern independent nation state. Peter Nasmyth traveled extensively in Georgia over a period of 5 years, and his lively and topical survey charts the nation's remarkable cultural and historical journey to statehood. This authoritative, lively and perceptive book is based on hundreds of interviews with modern Georgians, from country priests to black marketeers. Georgia: Mountains and Honour will be essential reading for anyone interested in this fascinating region, as well as those requiring an insight into the life after the collapse of the old Soviet order in the richest and most dramatic of the former republics.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Starting Place
    This is not a travel book. This is, however, an excellent introduction to the country Georgia. As a grad student preparing to write on Georgia, this was a great starting place. You will get a real feel for the country and the recent issues of current events there.
    Mr. Nasmyth has been blessed with an extraordinary ability to filter through what he's seeing (even drunk!) and spot the trends in a foreign country.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Presents an excellent picture of Georgia's people
    I just returned from my first trip to the Republic of Georgia. I say "first" because my wife and I both fell in love with the place and we are already planning our return.

    I read Peter Nasmyth's book shortly before travelling to Georgia, and I found it an excellent preparation. Nasmyth's book is largely a report of his own travels in Georgia, first shortly before independence, then just after the brief civil war and also more recently. It doesn't give as much historical and descriptive material as a standard travel book would, and the photos (which Nasmyth took himself) are in black and white.

    What comes across most vividly, however, is the Georgian people, and this is as it should be, since, although Georgia has an abundance of natural and historical beauty, it is the people that one falls in love with.

    Lancelot Fletcher ... Read more

    6. Stories I Stole
    by Wendell Steavenson
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    Asin: 0802117376
    Catlog: Book (2003-03-01)
    Publisher: Grove Press
    Sales Rank: 390651
    Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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    After working for Time magazine in London, Wendell Steavenson spent two years in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Stories I Stole captures the exuberance of a fledgling nation of local despots, mountain tribes, blood feuds, and an unlimited flow of red wine. From President Shevardnadze's rigged elections to horse races high in the mountains; from the eerie roadside artifacts of the Soviet era to the farcical power outages in the dead of winter, here is Georgia: weird, invigorating, and still coming to grips with the legacy of its most famous son, Joseph Stalin. Far more than a travel book, this is a scintillating menagerie of true stories peopled by vivid -- and sometimes insane -- characters. In the beach resort of Sukhumi, once the destination of every fashionable Russian but now wrecked by civil war, Wendell plays hangman with a secret policeman. In the capital, Tbilisi -- ensconced in Levan's Magic Room or lounging in the steam baths -- she hears about the latest duel or kidnapping. In Khevsureti, the meadows are dotted with blue-painted beehives and yellow flowers, while just over the border there is war in Chechnya. Stories I Stole is a candid, engaging, and quietly lyrical book about a land and its people. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars An insightful and sympathetic portrait of post-Soviet life
    This is a highly readable and unpretentious collection of stories about the author's travels in the Caucases region, mainly in Georgia. The author generally seems to like the people and the region, yet she is not so naive as to suggest easy solutions to the numerous political and economic problems that afflict the region. At the same time, she is not nearly so bleak in her assessment of humanity as other Western journalists who write on conflict-ridden areas, such as Robert Kaplan. Basically, Steavensen relates her experiences in the region without passing overt judgment on the subjects in her stories or using her experiences as the basis for grand metaphors or shaky generalizations. The only reason I gave the book 4 stars instead of 5 is that some readers might be offput by the author's inclusion of her own romantic relationship within several of the stories. This didn't bother me, however, and even if it had, it would still have been outweighed by the numerous insights contained within this unique book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful achievement
    This is an absolutely delightful book, both for people who have been to the Caucasus and to those who simply want to read an enchanting fusion of attentive observation and personal reflection. In some ways I think this book even should find its way onto reading lists of university courses on this region, because it is so rich in rendering the texture of life in Georgia, its metaphysical quality.

    The former Soviet Union can be a profound shock. The typical western mindset is to improve, to think of solutions, to think "if only they started to...". This makes much writing about the personal experiences in the former Soviet Union (and, in particular, the Caucasus) into a report from a narrow frontline of friction between incompatible perspectives. Wendell Steavenson is much more sophisticated, suspending the typical perspective, allowing her a fuller, more comprehensive account.

    You will definitely enjoy the book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Georgian adventures
    I felt like I was right there with her seeing what she saw, drinking all that alcohol, and having adventures in Georgia! this book gives you an idea of how Georgian people really are.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Taste of Post-Soviet Life
    Former Time magazine writer Steavenson hits upon a nice variation to the armchair travel genre with this wonderful little book on the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Rather than trying to systematically detail the small country's tangled web of ethnicities and chaotic recent history, she recounts her time there through twenty chapters/stories. These loosely connected and loosely chronological stories provide a remarkably nuanced portrait of a country where nothing works, government seems largely irrelevant, and the people are remarkable. Weaving in many of her own friendships and a relationship with a photojournalist, she covers rigged elections, ethnic tensions, the nearby war in Chechnya, and mainly daily life with remarkable sensitivity. The nice thing is that she doesn't do so with the usual world-weariness of the foreign corespondent, but with a depth of feeling that never falls into sentimentalism or condescension It's a curiously individual work in that there's no real reason for her to be there, there is no larger theme she hangs her stories on, and no gimmicks. Just honest stories about a country where a strange civil war and two secessionist wars over the last decade have utterly destroyed the economy and left the country with little hope. A definite must read for anyone interested in the Caucuses or the fate of post-Soviet republics.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Impressive 1st effort
    Wendell Steavenson impresses me. Two years in the Caucasus with the intent of writing a book and having an adventure has proved to create an enjoyable travel journal/diary/reflective study. Having lived in the Caucasus and as a young foreign female, many of the stolen stories resonated with me. I'd be curious to read reviews from people who have not had the pleasure of wandering through the post-Soviet world to see if the stories are as vivid to them as they are to me.
    Special points of interest to me: * Steavenson's relationships with Georgians: both those Intelligentsia whom she befriends and the "common folk" * Steavenson's relationships with other ex-pats especially journalists * adjustments to conditions in Georgia

    In each of these categories, I found Steavenson to be honest, funny and respectful.

    Steavenson has an impressive resume (as she is possibly tired of hearing) and I cannot wait to see her next work.

    ... After getting to know her in "Stories" I appreciate her perspective. ... Read more

    7. Georgia Country Study Guide (World Country Study Guide
    by USA International Business Publications
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    Asin: 0739714619
    Catlog: Book
    Publisher: International Business Publications, USA
    Sales Rank: 1865908
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    This study guide contains basic information oneconomy, government, business, history and geography, climate,traditions, people, places to visit. Provides information ongovernment, political organizations, and more...Includes basicstatistics, information on the most important business contactsand business travel. Updated annually. ... Read more

    8. Georgia: A Sovereign Country of the Caucasus
    by Roger Rosen, Jeffrey Jay Foxx, Jeffrey J. Foxx
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    Asin: 9622175023
    Catlog: Book (1999-06-01)
    Publisher: Odyssey Publications, Ltd.
    Sales Rank: 129854
    Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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    Bordered by the Caucasus Mountains to the north, the Black Sea to the west, Azerbaijan to the east and Turkey to the south, Georgia stands at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. This fascinating land is home to one of the most hospitable people in the world whose culture dates back to the Bronze Age. This first ever guide written in English explores the country in depth. Literary excerpts from renowned Georgian authors and from the national epic, The Knight in the Panther's Skin, provide additional insights. A preface by President Eduard Shevardnadze welcomes the reader to this recently independent country. Introduction by president Eduard Shevardnadze. First guide to Georgia in English, now in its second edition. The guide explores the country in depth. Comprehensive study of the country's religion, art and architecture. Literary excerpts provide an insight into a culture little known in the West. Detailed section on local food, wine and Georgian hospitality. Fascinating overview of the history of Georgia from tribal rule to national independence. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars A somewhat bleak view
    I found this book to be helpful, yet I really do believe that it sounded a bit pessimistic at times. If this was the only book I read about Georgia, I may not want to go there...however, maybe the reality is a little grim.

    1-0 out of 5 stars not a very good book!
    I thought this book was very out of date! I would not recomend this book to people that want to travel to Georgia.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Source
    I read through this book with delight. Finally, I thought, the West can learn the true origin, history and present about Georgia. I am Georgian. I have been living in the US for over six years. ... Read more

    9. Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan (Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan)
    by N. Wilson, D. Rowson, B. Potter, Keti Japaridze
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    Asin: 0864426801
    Catlog: Book (2000-08-01)
    Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
    Sales Rank: 530624
    Average Customer Review: 1.71 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Whether you're trekking in the spectacular Caucasus Mountains or enjoying traditional wine-soaked hospitality, this guide offers essential inside information on a region still refreshingly free of tourist culture.

    • 40 detailed maps
    • special activities section for trekkers, climbers and skiers
    • advice on areas of conflict and other safety issues
    • tips on getting visas, crossing borders and changing money
    • language guide for Georgian, Armenian and Azeri
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    3-0 out of 5 stars A bit thin...
    This guide book follows the standard Lonely Planet format of providing not only information about the country, but a wide selection of accommodation and tips for the independent traveller. In my opinion, it does a fair job. The book, however, has to compare to other guide books on the same region. And there are a few very good ones around, e.g. Roger Rosen and the Bradt book on Georgia, which did better. I found the book rather thin. It is full of useful facts, but failed to convey the magic of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. A good guide makes people who do not know the country at all want to go there. This one doesn't. Perhaps it would be better to beef it up a little in the next edition rather than concentrate only on listing towns.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Last Lonely Planet publication I have bought
    I purchase travel guides for work and have been regular buyer of Lonely Planet publications and Discovery channel's Insight Guides for virtually all Western European countries. Recent addition to the area of responsibility forced me to start looking for a guide for Azerbaijan and this was one of the items I tested.
    As I am quite knowledgeable about this region, having read this guide I was seriously concerned about the inaccuracies in wording, translations, geographic references. Like that sloppiness was not bad enough, the authors go on to "sneak in" some political statements by putting Nagorno Karabakh under Armenia (I assume LP would not be a part of this, had they know). While this is a disputed region, neither party to the conflict believes it is apart of Armenia, so the authors are taking a bit of a political license, by doing what would be similar to listing Taiwan under United States.
    This is an eye-opener. Travel guides, by their nature, require that the reader had faith in the publisher's reputation. With this book I have a benefit of an insider knowledge...and if this is the standard, then I have permanently lost all faith...LP failed miserably... my rating is Zero. You are better off picking up a local tourist board publication at the Baku International, at least it will tell you of all the cheap hotels that have mushroomed over the last few years.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Another dent in LP's reputation
    Very poor from start to finish ! The last 10 years LP has published several very average books. I used to like LP a lot but I now prefer Rough Guide, Trailblazer or Footprint. I think LP's main mistake with this book was that they wanted to publish a guide to this region at all costs, just to fill the blank spots on their world map. How were these authors selected ? Many would do a better job. LP books used to be written by fellow travellers who knew what other travellers were looking for when travelling. Why are there e.g. so few (cheap)hotels listed ? I found an affordable place to stay in every town I visited. With a little bit of effort, the practical information would have been much better. Leave this book at home, better buy Mark Elliot's book for Azerbaijan (and Georgia) or the Bradt guide to Georgia (Burford) or consult Raffi Kojian's excellent website for Armenia.

    1-0 out of 5 stars unsuccessful attempt, needs more work, buy Elliott instead!
    This is the first guide to represent all three caucasian nations in one book. However it does not take into account the sensitivity of some of the issues among the three nations and could have been much more accurate. Nagorno Karabakh is still de jure a part of Azerbaijan and including it in armenian section contributes even more to widening the gap between the two nations. Nagorno Karabakh indeed is a very sensitive subject and i would urge the unsophisticated visitor to do some extensive research prior to making conclusions. I am not surprised to find the armenian reviewer insulting the Georgian and the Azeri one. What can you do: armenian extreme national chauvinism blinds them. Indeed, if you look at the map of caucasus and do some research you will notice that armenia has problems with each one of its neighbors except for Iran. This is the kind of discussion that LP book leads us towards and to avoid it i urge everyone interested in the region to turn to Elliot book.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not this one!
    I normally like LP books. But for this region you should instead buy the Bradt Guide (for Georgia) or the one from Trailblazer (for Azerbaijan & Georgia). The reasons are clear from all the other reviews here! ... Read more

    10. Please Don't Call It Soviet Georgia: A Journey Through a Troubled Paradise
    by Mary Russell
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    Asin: 1852422165
    Catlog: Book (1992-04-01)
    Publisher: Serpents Tail
    Sales Rank: 1664132
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Great look into a forgotten country.
    This book is now out of print and hard to find. After I went to Georgia, I started tracking down all the books I could find on the country, and managed to get hold of a copy. If you can find one, it's worth reading.

    Mary Russel's book is somewhat bizarrely written-- it's part travelogue (her stories of dealing with bureaucracy will resonate well with ANYONE who's been to the former soviet republics), part historiography (her research on Georgian and Soviet history is solid, but not presented in any logical or chronological format), and part cultural biography (with heavy delving into Georgian and classical mythology-- Jason and the Argonauts and whatnot).

    The book is somewhat annoying in that it doesn't seem to follow chronological order of any kind; the organization is radial, based around the cities she visited, with topics coming off of each place. But she's got a great eye for description, and her overall view of Georgia, as well as her descriptions of Georgians and their customs, was pretty much on point.

    Reading this book made me want to go back to Georgia.

    I couldn't decide if I'd have liked the book as much if I hadn't been to Georgia, and didn't already have a fairly substantial background in Soviet politics and history. But my final conclusion was that it was worth reading one way or the other: it's light, a quick read, and fairly much packed with information, albeit poorly organized. ... Read more

    11. Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia
    by Glenn E. Curtis
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    Asin: 9996317617
    Catlog: Book (1995-11)
    Publisher: Claitor's Law Books and Publishing
    Sales Rank: 3503570
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    12. Georgia to Georgia: Making Friends in the U.S.S.R.
    by Laurie Dolphin
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    Asin: 0688098967
    Catlog: Book (1991-04-01)
    Publisher: Tambourine
    Sales Rank: 2583251
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    13. Georgia (SuDoc PREX 3.10/4:G 29/3)
    by U.S. Postal Service

    Asin: B000110CPQ
    Catlog: Book (1999)
    Publisher: Central Intelligence Agency
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    14. Caucasus, Armenia-Azerbaijan-Georgia 1:1 000 000, map for businessman & tourist: With index
    by GiziMap (Firm)

    Asin: 9630296683
    Catlog: Book (1997)
    Publisher: GiziMap
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    15. Prometheus and the bolsheviks
    by John Lehmann

    Asin: B000859VFW
    Catlog: Book (1938)
    Publisher: A.A. Knopf
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    16. Georgia, Black Sea, Port Poti and approaches (SuDoc D 5.356:55138/996)
    by U.S. Dept of Defense

    Asin: B00010SCEA
    Catlog: Book (1996)
    Publisher: The Agency NOAA Distribution Branch, NCG33, National Ocean Service, distributor
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    17. Personal adventures and excursions in Georgia, Circassia, and Russia
    by G. Poulett Cameron

    Asin: B00089QJ6C
    Catlog: Book (1845)
    Publisher: H. Colburn
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    18. Soviet Georgia's 50th anniversary (Get to know Soviet Georgia)
    by G. S Dzot¸ s¸¡enidze

    Asin: B0007AKOP4
    Catlog: Book (1972)
    Publisher: Ganatleva
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    19. The kingdom of Georgia;: Notes of travel in a land of women, wine, and song; to which are appended historical, literary and political sketches, specim ... ational music, and a compendious bibliography
    by John Oliver Wardrop

    Asin: B00088R62Y
    Catlog: Book (1888)
    Publisher: S. Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
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    20. Notes on Don Juan of Persia's account of Georgia
    by W. E. D Allen

    Asin: B00089BWQY
    Catlog: Book (1930)
    Publisher: School of Oriental Studies, London Institution
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