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Reading list help please

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I’m off to eastern europe next week, till August 12 — Lithuania, Poland, and then either Hungary or the Czech Republic. Blogging will end this week and probably not resume till September. Meanwhile, I need to do some quick reading to prepare. I just finished Gulag by Anne Applebaum and The Captive Mind by Milosz. I’ve got two books by Timothy Garton Ash ready to go — Solidarity, and We The People: The Revolution of 89.
But can anyone recommend anything else? Either good travel journalism from the region, some poetry, or a novel?

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