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By Brian Harvey. 2019
An adventure story set against the backdrop of a son trying to understand his fatherAfter a 25-year break from boating,… Brian Harvey circumnavigates Vancouver Island with his wife, his dog, and a box of documents that surfaced after his father’s death. John Harvey was a neurosurgeon, violinist, and photographer who answered his door a decade into retirement to find a sheriff with a summons. It was a malpractice suit, and it did not go well. Dr. Harvey never got over it. The box contained every nurse’s record, doctor’s report, trial transcript, and expert testimony related to the case. Only Brian’s father had read it all — until now.In this beautifully written memoir, Brian Harvey shares how after two months of voyaging with his father’s ghost, he finally finds out what happened in the O.R. that crucial night and why Dr. Harvey felt compelled to fight the excruciating accusations.
By Rick Steves. 2017
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Italy From… the beaches to the Alps from fine art to fine pasta Italy has it all With this book you ll trace Italian culture from Rome s Colosseum to Michelangelo s David to the bustling elegance of Milan Experience the art-drenched cities of Venice and Florence explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and learn how to avoid the lines at the most popular museums Discover the villages of Tuscany and Umbria and the lazy rhythms of the Cinque Terre Shop at local market stalls sip a cappuccino at an outdoor caf and pick up a picnic lunch at an allimentari Relax and enjoy the life of Bella Italia Rick s candid humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants He ll help you plan where to go and what to see depending on the length of your trip You ll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money More than just reviews and directions a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket
By Rick Steves, Steve Smith. 2016
Hit France s can t-miss art sights and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best… of France Inside you ll find Strategic advice from Rick Steves on what s worth your time and moneyShort itineraries covering the best of Paris Normandy the Loire Dordogne Provence the French Riviera and Burgundy including Versailles Nice the D-Day beaches C tes du Rh ne Monaco Avignon and moreRick s tips for beating the crowds skipping lines and avoiding tourist trapsThe best of local culture flavors and haunts including walks through museums and atmospheric neighborhoodsTrip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary what to pack where to stay and how to get aroundOver 400 full-color pages with detailed maps and vibrant photosSuggestions for side trips and excursionsExperience France s old-world romance and modern-day excitement for yourself with Rick Steves Best of France Planning a longer trip Rick Steves France 2018 is the classic in-depth guide to exploring the country updated annually Looking for a quick getaway Try Rick Steves Pocket Paris
By David Lebovitz. 2014
A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from popular food blogger David Lebovitz, reflecting the way… modern Parisians eat today and featuring lush photography taken around Paris and in David's Parisian kitchen.It's been ten years since David Lebovitz packed up his most treasured cookbooks, a well-worn cast-iron skillet, and his laptop and moved to Paris. In that time, the culinary culture of France has shifted as a new generation of chefs and home cooks--most notably in Paris--incorporates ingredients and techniques from around the world into traditional French dishes. In My Paris Kitchen, David remasters the classics, introduces lesser-known fare, and presents 100 sweet and savory recipes that reflect the way modern Parisians eat today. You'll find Soupe à l'oignon, Cassoulet, Coq au vin, and Croque-monsieur, as well as Smoky barbecue-style pork, Lamb shank tagine, Dukkah-roasted cauliflower, Salt cod fritters with tartar sauce, and Wheat berry salad with radicchio, root vegetables, and pomegranate. And of course, there's dessert: Warm chocolate cake with salted butter caramel sauce, Duck fat cookies, Bay leaf poundcake with orange glaze, French cheesecake...and the list goes on. David also shares stories told with his trademark wit and humor, and lush photography taken on location around Paris and in David's kitchen reveals the quirks, trials, beauty, and joys of life in the culinary capital of the world.
By Russell Freedman. 2016
Backed up by thorough research, Russell Freedman tells the story of Austrian-born Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. They belonged… to Hitler Youth as young children, but began to doubt the Nazi regime. As older students, the Scholls and a few friends formed the White Rose, a campaign of active resistance to Hitler and the Nazis. Risking imprisonment or even execution, the White Rose members distributed leaflets urging Germans to defy the Nazi government. Their belief that freedom was worth dying for will inspire young readers to stand up for what they believe in.<P><P> <P><b>Jane Addams Children's Book Award Medal Winner <P>Winner of the Sibert Honor</b>
By Thad Carhart. 2016
A beguiling memoir of a childhood in 1950s Fontainebleau from the much-admired New York Times bestselling author of The Piano… Shop on the Left Bank For a young American boy in the 1950s, Fontainebleau was a sight both strange and majestic, home to a continual series of adventures: a different language to learn, weekend visits to nearby Paris, family road trips to Spain and Italy. Then there was the château itself: a sprawling palace once the residence of kings, its grounds the perfect place to play hide-and-seek. The curiosities of the small town and the time with his family as expats left such an impression on him that thirty years later Carhart returned to France with his wife to raise their two children. Touring Fontainebleau again as an adult, he began to appreciate its influence on French style, taste, art, and architecture. Each trip to Fontainebleau introduces him to entirely new aspects of the château's history, enriching his memories and leading him to Patrick Ponsot, the head of the château's restoration, who becomes Carhart's guide to the hidden Fontainebleau. What emerges is an intimate chronicle of a time and place few have experienced. In warm, precise prose, Carhart reconstructs the wonders of his childhood as an American in postwar France, attending French schools with his brothers and sisters. His firsthand account brings to life nothing less than France in the 1950s, from the parks and museums of Paris to the rigors of French schooling to the vast château of Fontainebleau and its village, built, piece by piece, over many centuries. Finding Fontainebleau is for those captivated by the French way of life, for armchair travelers, and for anyone who has ever fallen in love with a place they want to visit over and over again.From the Hardcover edition.
By Mark Twain. 2015
The book that made Mark Twain famous and introduced theworld to that obnoxious and ubiquitous character: the American tourist Based… on a series of letters first published in American newspapers, The Innocents Abroad is Mark Twain's hilarious and insightful account of an organized tour of Europe and the Holy Land undertaken in 1867. With his trademark blend of skepticism and sincerity, Twain casts New World eyes on the people and places of the Old World, including London, Paris, Rome, Odessa, Constantinople, Damascus, and Jerusalem. He skewers the idiosyncrasies and pretensions of Americans abroad and delights in tormenting the local tour guides. In Lake Como, he insists that Lake Tahoe is nicer. In Genoa, he and his fellow travelers claim they've never heard of Christopher Columbus. First published in 1869, The Innocents Abroad made Mark Twain a national celebrity. For the rest of the author's life, it outsold all his other books, and remains one of the bestselling travelogues of all time. Part satire, part guidebook, it's a must-read for fans of this inimitable author and anyone who has experienced the pleasure and the pain of being a tourist. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
By Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw. 2019
Explore the city from the sacred stones of Westminster Abbey to the top of the London Eye With Rick… Steves on your side London can be yours Inside Rick Steves London 2019 you ll find Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring LondonRick s strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems from Trafalgar Square and the Tower of London to where to find the best tikka masala or fish and chipsConnect with local culture Catch a show in Soho take afternoon tea and have a pint of English ale with Londoners in a pub Beat the crowds skip the lines and avoid tourist traps with Rick s candid humorous insightThe best places to eat sleep and relax with a Pimm s CupSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and world-class museums like the British Museum and the Victoria Albert Day trips to Windsor Cambridge and StonehengeDetailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list popular British slang a historical overview and recommended readingOver 600 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on Central London Westminster Belgravia Pimlico South Kensington Victoria Knightsbridge Mayfair Notting Hill Bayswater Bloomsbury Soho West End Hyde Park Regents Park South Bank East End North London and ChelseaMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves London 2019 Spending just a few days in the city Try Rick Steves Pocket London
By Rick Steves. 2016
Hit England s can t-miss art sights and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best… of England Rick s expert advice on what s worth your time and moneyShort itineraries covering the best of London Bath the Cotswolds Stratford-upon-Avon Liverpool the Lake District and York including Windsor Castle Cambridge Oxford Stonehenge and moreRick s tips for beating the crowds skipping lines and avoiding tourist trapsThe best of local culture flavors and haunts including step-by-step walking tours of world-class museums and atmospheric neighborhoodsTrip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary what to pack where to stay and how to get aroundOver 400 full-color pages with detailed maps and vibrant photosSuggestions for side trips and excursionsExperience England s Old-World sophistication and modern-day excitement for yourself with Rick Steves Best of England Planning a longer trip Rick Steves England is the classic in-depth guide to exploring the country
By Caroline Wright, Daniel Olivella. 2018
Catalan cuisine authority Daniel Olivella serves historical narratives alongside 80 carefully curated Spanish food recipes like tapas … paella and seafood that are simple and fresh In proud vibrant Catalonia food is what brings people together whether neighbors family or visitors By the sea over a glass of chilled vermouth and the din of happily shared homemade Pica Pica tapas is where you ll find the most authentic Catalonia The region is known for its wildly diverse indigenous ingredients from seafood to jamon Ib rico to strains of rice and richly flavored cuisine that has remained uniquely Catalan throughout its complex and fraught history In Catalan Food the recipes are intended to be cooked leisurely and with love the Catalan way Featuring traditional dishes like Paella Barcelonata Seafood Paella and Llom de Porc Canari Slow-roasted Pork Loin as well as inventive takes on classics like Tiradito amb Escalivada Spanish Sashimi with Roasted Vegetable Purees and Amanida de Tom quet amb Formatge de Cabra Texas Peach and Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese Catalan Food brings heritage into any home cook s kitchen where Catalonia s cuisine was born To know a culture you must taste it none is more rich and stunningly delicious than Catalonia s
By Gaetano Salvemini. 2018
THE march on Rome of October 28th 1922 marked the advent to… power of the Fascist Party in Italy under the leadership of Benito Mussolini The seizure of the government through a coup d tat was justified by the claim that Italy had to be rescued from the imminent danger of a Bolshevist revolution Before the eyes of a world horrified by the tragedy of Russia Italian Fascism assumed the role of the knightly Saint George who had slain the red dragon of Communism The legend appealed to the imaginations and soothed the fears of all the good people of Europe and America It became the sacred myth around which was woven the early Fascist propaganda In the present book the reader will find hard facts not vague legal formul concrete realities not abstract doctrines Its purpose is to provide the English-speaking public with accurate information not about the whole economic social and political system of the Fascist dictatorship but about one single phase of it i e those institutions through which Fascism claims to have solved the problem of the relations between capital and labour
By Pol Koutsakis. 2017
Stratos hates being called a hitman He takes care of problems Permanently Problems that people pay handsomely… to have solved His clients don t want to know the details but Stratos is conscientious He will only take on a job if his research shows that the targets deserve their fate In the midst of the Greek economic crisis Stratos takes on the highest-profile case of his career The most celebrated lawyer in Greece and his beautiful actress wife both bid for his services but which one is telling the truth Helped by his three childhood friends Drag a homicide cop Teri a high-class transgender sex worker and Maria the love of his and Drag s life he realises that truth is always relative Especially when shattered loves and broken families are involved
By Floyd Gibbons, W W Chaplin. 2018
In the history books the Italo-Ethiopian War will doubtless be entered as one of the strangest wars ever waged… History will record the spectacle of a primitive people haphazardly armed and lacking in modern military technique seeking to resist Mussolini s modern war machine by tribal cunning on the battlefield and up-to-date intrigue in the diplomatic councils of Europe But what the history books will not record W W Bill Chaplin tells in this fascinating volume It is behind the scenes of politics and bloodshed in this curious conflict that Mr Chaplin takes the reader in a vivid diary of his day-by-day experiences and observations at the Italo-Ethiopian War front Written with the dramatic simplicity of a newspaperman trained in the art of brevity Mr Chaplin s account of the thousand and one quixotic incidents in a war correspondent s life in Ethiopia sparkles with interest and amusement From the beginning when he describes his departure on an Italian troop-ship at Naples to the very end when he returns to the same port as the approaching rainy season slows down the pace of the war Mr Chaplin records an odyssey as strange as the war itself The reader is led through picturesque by-ways into the heart of the Ethiopian war zone and shown not only what war has wrought on the battlefield but what it has wrought in the hearts of fighting men This and much more that is of human texture Mr Chaplin tells in a diary that reflects undiluted curiosity and a subtle sense of the dramatic
By Mario Rutigliano, Maya Thoresen. 2018
Trasforma la tua vita in qualcosa che ami davvero con l'Hygge! Alcuni dei momenti più semplici, sono quelli più preziosi.… Smettila di inseguire i beni materiali. Con il libro “Hygge: il segreto danese della felicità. Come essere felice e sano nella tua vita quotidiana”, imparerai i segreti per rendere la tua vita migliore, minimizzando lo stress. Apprenderai come rendere più confortanti le tue giornate. Soprattutto, imparerai a non focalizzarti ore sul tuo smartphone, piuttosto a creare momenti magici con le persone che ami. È facile fare soldi e comprare cose nuove. Ma cosa ne è delle esperienze? L'esperienze hanno un valore più duraturo di macchine, vestiti, gadget e accessori. In questo libro imparerai come semplificare la tua vita e come diventare più felice favorendo i piccoli momenti rispetto alle cose materiali. Saprai spendere il tempo con la tua famiglia condividendo attività divertenti e gratuite anziché stressarti a usare la carta di credito. Impara dai migliori. Maya Thoresen è una scrittrice danese e una mentore dello stile di vita Hygge. Ha creato questo libro per quelle persone intrappolate nella routine della vita consumistica e che hanno dimenticato come godere dei momenti semplici. In questo libro, divulga i suoi segreti per una vita più piena e felice. L'Hygge ti fa apprezzare i piccoli momenti. Improvvisamente la tua vita si riempie di gioia come mai prima di allora. Perciò, rendi la tua vita un po' più danese, leggendo questo libro. Scorri in alto a questa pagina e seleziona il tasto “Compra Ora”.
By Jenn Ashworth, Benjamin Webster. 2018
Original tales by remarkable writersHometown Tales is a series of books pairing exciting new voices with some of the most… talented and important writers at work today. Some of the tales are fiction and some are narrative non-fiction - they are all powerful, fascinating and moving, and aim to celebrate regional diversity and explore the meaning of home. In these pages on Lancashire, you'll find two unique tales. 'After the Funeral, the Crawl' is an arresting portrait of a couple forced to confront a dark secret over the course of a pub crawl one night in Preston, by award-winning novelist Jenn Ashworth. 'JUDAS!' is a vivid, coming-of-age story that traces the political and cultural history of Manchester, from its industrial past to its eventual separation from the county, by Benjamin Webster.
By Tyler Keevil, Eluned Gramich. 2018
Original tales by remarkable writersHometown Tales is a series of books pairing exciting new voices with some of the most… talented and important writers at work today. Some of the tales are fiction and some are narrative non-fiction - they are all powerful, fascinating and moving, and aim to celebrate regional diversity and explore the meaning of home. In these pages on Wales, you'll find two unique short stories. 'Last Seen Leaving' is a gripping account of the days following the disappearance of a local man by award-winning writer Tyler Keevil. 'The Lion and the Star' by Eluned Gramich is a vivid retelling of the Welsh language protests that electrified Cardiganshire in the 1970s and the impact of the protests on ordinary lives.
By Cathy Rentzenbrink, Victoria Hennison. 2017
Original tales by remarkable writers Hometown Tales is a series of books pairing exciting new voices with some of the… most talented and important writers at work today. Some of the tales are fiction and some are narrative non-fiction - they are all powerful, fascinating and moving, and aim to celebrate regional diversity and explore the meaning of homeIn these pages on Yorkshire, you'll find two unique memoirs. 'The Yorkshire Years' is Cathy Rentzenbrink's deeply moving account of returning to Snaith, where her brother Matty was knocked down by a car over twenty years before. 'The Island upon the Moor' traces a powerful journey - from a carefree childhood in the village of Holme-upon-Spalding Moor - to surviving dark periods of depression, by Victoria Hennison.
By Bill Cotter. 2016
En 1967 le Canada f tait le centi me anniversaire de son existence avec une f … te spectaculaire et tout le monde a t invit L Expo 67 de Montr al tait la premi re exposition internationale avoir lieu au Canada et c tait une grande r ussite qui a attir plus de 50 millions de visiteurs Le site de 405 hectares a t construit sur deux les artificielles dans le fleuve Saint-Laurent et incorporait 90 pavillons d aspects futuristes cr s par les meilleurs architectes et concepteurs dans le monde Plus de 60 pays y ont t repr sent s ainsi que des pavillons priv s corporatifs et th matiques Tous ont fait partie du th me Terre des Hommes Avec des artistes de tous les secteurs des restaurants des attractions culturelles des expositions et un parc d amusement de classe internationale l Expo 67 tait en r alit la f te du si cle et elle a d pass toutes les attentes
By Harold E. Wright, Joseph Goguen. 2013
In the 1850s lumber mill owner W Kilby Reynolds with engineer Edward R Serrell succeeded… in building the first suspension bridge to connect divided Saint John This operated as a toll crossing until 1858 when it became a government-owned structure From then until the present there have been two vehicular-pedestrian bridges and two rail bridges serving travelers crossing Saint John Harbour at the gorge at the Reversing Falls By the third quarter of the 19th century there was talk and plans for a second bridge one which would cross at Navy Island to the North End It took about 80 years before this plan came to fruition and the Saint John Harbour Bridge opened in 1968 Through this rich collection of photographs Bridging Saint John Harbour clearly shows the importance of the varied connector bridges over Saint John Harbour and how they came to be built
By David Goss, Fred Miller. 1999
Saint John West Volume II adds to and continues the story of the West Side s struggle for existence … Always dependent on seasonal industry initially fishing and shipbuilding and later the railway and seaport the area has seen high and low points in its 200-plus years of existence At one time residents imagined times would become so prosperous that King Street would be transformed into a major boulevard paved with gold and Courtenay Hill would be the site of a huge decorative cathedral dedicated to the inner spirit In reality the fish have stopped coming the wooden ships are no longer built and the Canadian Pacific railway that provided hundreds of jobs and promised such hope has left the Maritimes Changing trade patterns and political favours to keep the St Lawrence open to Montreal has devastated the winter-port operations Many Saint John West residents have had to close their businesses and move on Others were displaced when the construction of the Harbour Bridge tore three full blocks out of the heart of the community in 1968 Still others have chosen to remain and today though little industry exists the area is still vibrant and working hard to hold together some vestige of the pride of former times