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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 Alex S. Vitale. 2017
How the police endanger us and why we need to find an alternativeRecent years have seen an explosion of protest… against police brutality and repression—most dramatically in Ferguson, Missouri, where longheld grievances erupted in violent demonstrations following the police killing of Michael Brown. Among activists, journalists, and politicians, the conversation about how to respond and improve policing has focused on accountability, diversity, training, and community relations. Unfortunately, these reforms will not produce results, either alone or in combination. The core of the problem must be addressed: the nature of modern policing itself. “Broken windows” practices, the militarization of law enforcement, and the dramatic expansion of the police’s role over the last forty years have created a mandate for officers that must be rolled back. This book attempts to spark public discussion by revealing the tainted origins of modern policing as a tool of social control. It shows how the expansion of police authority is inconsistent with community empowerment, social justice—even public safety. Drawing on groundbreaking research from across the world, and covering virtually every area in the increasingly broad range of police work, Alex Vitale demonstrates how law enforcement has come to exacerbate the very problems it is supposed to solve. In contrast, there are places where the robust implementation of policing alternatives—such as legalization, restorative justice, and harm reduction—has led to reductions in crime, spending, and injustice. The best solution to bad policing may be an end to policing.
By Rory Miller. 2008
A Comparison of Martial Arts Training Real-World Violence Experienced martial artist and veteran correction officer Sgt … Rory Miller distills what he has learned from jailhouse brawls tactical operations and ambushes to explore the differences between martial arts and the subject martial arts were designed to deal with Violence In section one Sgt Miller introduces the myths metaphors and expectations that most martial artists have about what they will ultimately learn in their dojo This is then compared with the complexity of the reality of violence Complexity is one of the recurring themes throughout this work Section two examines how to think critically about violence how to evaluate sources of knowledge and clearly explains the concepts of strategy and tactics Sections three and four focus on the dynamics of violence itself and the predators who perpetuate it Drawing on hundreds of encounters and thousands of hours spent with criminals Sgt Miller explains the types of violence how where when and why it develops the effects of adrenaline how criminals think and even the effects of drugs and altered states of consciousness in a fight Section five centers on training for violence and adapting your present training methods to that reality It discusses the pros and cons of modern and ancient martial arts training and gives a unique insight into early Japanese kata as a military training method Section six is all about how to make self-defense work Miller examines how to look at defense in a broader context and how to overcome some of your own subconscious resistance to meeting violence with violence The last section deals with the aftermath--the cost of surviving sudden violence or violent environments how it can change you for good or bad It gives advice for supervisors and even for instructors on how to help a student survivor You ll even learn a bit about enlightenment Rory Miller has served for seventeen years in corrections as an officer and sergeant working maximum security booking and mental health leading a tactical team and teaching subjects ranging from Defensive Tactics and Use of Force to First Aid and Crisis Communications with the Mentally Ill
By Thomas A. Reppetto. 2018
From the Roaring Twenties to the 1970s detectives reigned supreme in police departments across the country In this tightly… woven slice of true crime reportage Thomas A Reppetto offers a behind-the-scenes look into some of the most notable investigations to occur during the golden age of the detective in American criminal justice From William Burns who during his heyday was known as America s Sherlock Holmes to Thad Brown who probed the notorious Black Dahlia murder in Los Angeles to Elliott Ness who cleaned up the Cleveland police but failed to capture the Mad Butcher who decapitated at least a dozen victims American Detective offers an indelible portrait of the famous sleuths and investigators who played a major role in cracking some of the most notorious criminal cases in U S history Along the way Reppetto takes us deep inside the detective bureaus that were once the nerve centers behind crime-fighting on the streets of America s great cities including the FBI itself under the direction of America s top cop J Edgar Hoover According to Reppetto detectives were once able watchdogs until their role in policing became diluted by patrol strategies ranging from stop and frisk to community policing Reppetto argues against these current policing systems and calls for a return to the primacy of the detective in criminal investigations
By Tim Newburn. 2008
This new edition of the Handbook of Policing updates and expands the highly successful first edition and now includes… a completely new chapter on policing and forensics It provides a comprehensive but highly readable overview of policing in the UK and is an essential reference point combining the expertise of leading academic experts on policing and policing practitioners themselves
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 Lauren A McCarthy. 2015
In response to a growing human trafficking problem and domestic and international pressure, human trafficking and the use of slave… labor were first criminalized in Russia in 2003. In Trafficking Justice, Lauren A. McCarthy explains why Russian police, prosecutors, and judges have largely ignored this new weapon in their legal arsenal, despite the fact that the law was intended to make it easier to pursue trafficking cases. Using a combination of interview data, participant observation, and an original dataset of more than 5,500 Russian news media articles on human trafficking cases, McCarthy explores how trafficking cases make their way through the criminal justice system, covering multiple forms of the crime—sexual, labor, and child trafficking—over the period 2003–2013. She argues that to understand how law enforcement agencies have dealt with trafficking, it is critical to understand how their "institutional machinery"—the incentives, culture, and structure of their organizations—channels decision-making on human trafficking cases toward a familiar set of routines and practices and away from using the new law. As a result, law enforcement often chooses to charge and prosecute traffickers with related crimes, such as kidnapping or recruitment into prostitution, rather than under the 2003 trafficking law because these other charges are more familiar and easier to bring to a successful resolution. In other words, after ten years of practice, Russian law enforcement has settled on a policy of prosecuting traffickers, not trafficking.
By James Comey. 2018
<P>In his book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his… career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader. <P>Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.
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 Gerard O Neill. 2012
John Connolly and James Whitey Bulger grew up together on the tough streets of… South Boston Decades later in the mid-1970s they met again By then Connolly was a major figure in the FBI s Boston office and Whitey had become godfather of the Irish Mob Connolly had an idea a scheme that might bring Bugler into the FBI fold and John Connolly into the Bureau s big leagues But Bulger had other plans Soon to be a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger Black Mass is the chilling true story of what happened between them a dark deal that spiraled out of control leading to drug dealing racketeering and murder