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By Rick Steves. 2023
Stroll Lisbon's cobbled lanes, cruise the Douro River, and soak up the sun on Algarve beaches: experience Portugal with Rick…Steves! Inside Rick Steves Portugal you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Portugal Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the bone chapel of Évora and the palaces of Sintra to seaside street food and lush vineyards How to connect with culture: Chat with friendly locals over a glass of vinho verde, enjoy a dinner of fresh seafood stew, or spend an evening at a bluesy fado bar Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of local port Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and historic museums Detailed maps for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, a Portuguese phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Lisbon, Sintra, Salema, Cape Sagres, Lagos, Tavira, Évora, Nazaré, Batalha, Fátima, Alcobaça, Óbidos, Coimbra, Porto, Peso de Régua, Pinhão, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Portugal.
By Rick Steves, Pat O'Connor. 2022
With Rick Steves, Dublin is yours to discover! This slim guide excerpted from Rick Steves Ireland includes:Rick's firsthand, up-to-date advice…on Dublin's best sights, restaurants, hotels, and more, plus tips to beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist trapsTop sights and local experiences: Uncover Irish history at the Kilmainham Gaol or view the Book of Kells in the Trinity Old Library. Stroll down lively O'Connell Street, tap your foot to traditional folk music, and embark on a pub crawl for a taste of the local nightlifeHelpful maps and self-guided walking tours to keep you on trackWith selective coverage and Rick's trusted insight into the best things to do and see, Rick Steves Snapshot Dublin is truly a tour guide in your pocket.Exploring beyond Dublin? Pick up Rick Steves Ireland for comprehensive coverage, detailed itineraries, and essential information for planning a countrywide trip.
By Rick Steves, Pat O'Connor. 2022
With Rick Steves, Northern Ireland is yours to discover! This slim guide excerpted from Rick Steves Ireland includes:Rick's firsthand, up-to-date…advice on the best sights, restaurants, hotels, and more in Northern Ireland, plus tips to beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist trapsTop sights and local experiences: Tour the Dunluce Castle or Giant's Causeway along the Antrim Coast, spend a day marveling at zoology specimens and ancient treasures at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, and contemplate Derry's political muralsHelpful maps and self-guided walking tours to keep you on trackWith selective coverage and Rick's trusted insight into the best things to do and see, Rick Steves Snapshot Northern Ireland is truly a tour guide in your pocket.Exploring further? Pick up Rick Steves Ireland for comprehensive coverage, detailed itineraries, and essential information.
By Margaret Willson. 2023
A daring and magnificent historical narrative nonfiction account of Iceland's most famous female sea captain who constantly fought for women's…rights and equality—and who also solved one of the country's most notorious robberies.Every day was a fight for survival, equality, and justice for Iceland's most renowned female fishing captain of the 19th century.History would have us believe the sea has always been a male realm, the idea of female captains almost unthinkable. But there is one exception, so notable she defies any expectation.This is her remarkable story.Captain Thurídur, born in Iceland in 1777, lived a life that was both controversial and unconventional. Her first time fishing, on the open unprotected rowboats of her time, was at age 11. Soon after, she audaciously began wearing trousers. She later became an acclaimed fishing captain brilliant at weather-reading and seacraft and consistently brought in the largest catches. In the Arctic seas where drownings occurred with terrifying regularity, she never lost a single crewmember. Renowned for her acute powers of observation, she also solved a notorious crime. In this extremely unequal society, she used the courts to fight for justice for the abused, and in her sixties, embarked on perilous journeys over trackless mountains.Weaving together fastidious research and captivating prose, Margaret Willson reveals Captain Thurídur's fascinating story, her extraordinary courage, intelligence, and personal integrity.Through adventure, oppression, joy, betrayal, and grief, Captain Thurídur speaks a universal voice. Here is a woman so ahead of her times she remains modern and inspirational today. Her story can now finally be told.Praise for Woman, Captain, Rebel:"Meticulously researched and evocatively written, Woman, Captain, Rebel provides not only a captivating insight into 19th-century Iceland, but also introduces readers to the inspirational, real-life fishing captain Thurídur, a tough and fiercely independent woman who deserves to be a role model of determination and perseverance for us all." —Eliza Reid, internationally bestselling author of Secrets of the Sprakkar"A crime has been committed in 19th century Iceland and in steps a mysterious seawoman moonlighting as a detective, dressed in male clothes. Margaret Willson unravels this legendary casework of Captain Thurídur, down to the finest detail, with a brilliant portrait of old Iceland by the sea." —Egill Bjarnason, author of How Iceland Changed the World"Reading about this remarkable woman's journey will challenge your ideas about history and change yours too." —Major General Mari K. Eder, author of The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line"All credit to Margaret Willson for excavating the story of Thurídur Einarsdóttir in a century which can at long last appreciate this feisty and resilient Icelandic seafarer. The meticulous research is worn so lightly that it reads like a saga." —Sally Magnusson, author and broadcaster"A beautiful story of one woman's perseverance against tragedy, hardship, and the open seas." —Katharine Gregorio, author of The Double Life of Katharine Clark"With a clear, compelling narrative voice, Willson illuminates the life of an extraordinary woman and brings rural Iceland to life for her readers." —Shelf Awareness
By Moon Travel Guides. 2019
<p>Whether you're shopping on the high street, strolling lively street markets, or admiring renowned modern art, experience London like a…local: on foot!<p> <p>Walk through the city's coolest neighborhoods like Shoreditch, Chelsea, Marylebone, and more, with color-coded stops and turn-by-turn directions<p> <p>Find your scene with top ten lists of the best restaurants, nightlife, markets, museums, and more<p> <p>Get to know the real London on six customizable walks: Find funky vintage treasures in Shoreditch or treat yourself at an upscale department store like Harrods. Make your way to the Tate Modern and other world-famous art galleries, take in London's history at Westminster Abbey, and watch the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. Take a leisurely stroll through Regent's Park, enjoy afternoon tea at a stylish hotel, or grab a pint and some fish and chips before heading to the theatre. Sip craft cocktails in an old train station, discover the hippest new gastropub, or watch the sun set over the city from a chic rooftop bar<p> <p>Escape the crowds at locally-loved spots and under-the-radar favorites<p> <p>Explore on the go with foldout maps of each walking route and a removable full-city map, all in a handy guide that fits in your pocket<p> <p>With creative routes, public transit options, and a full-city map, you can experience London at your own pace without missing a beat.<p>
By Moon Travel Guides. 2019
<P>Stroll along cobblestone alleys and grand boulevards, discover chic restaurants and trendy shops, and bask in la vie Parisienne like…a local: on foot!<P> <P>Walk through the city's coolest neighborhoods like Montmartre, le Marais, Saint Germain, and more, with color-coded stops and turn-by-turn directions<P> <P>Find your scene with top ten lists of the best restaurants, nightlife, museums, and more Get to know the real Paris on six customizable walks: Discover a corner café and people-watch from the terrace over lunch. Wander through the Latin Quarter and stroll through the verdant public gardens. Visit world-famous museums and galleries like the Louvre or shop for vintage designer threads. Browse a Sunday flea market for fresh produce and relax in the park with a baguette and fromage under the gaze of the Eiffel Tower. Linger at a trendy restaurant in the up-and-coming Belleville, sip stylish cocktails by the Seine, and dance the night away at the best clubs in town<P> <P>Escape the crowds at locally-loved spots and under-the-radar favorites<P> <P>Explore on the go with foldout maps of each walking route and a removable full-city map, all in a handy guide that fits in your pocket<P> <P>With creative routes, public transit options, and a full-city map, you can experience Paris at your own pace without missing a beat.<P>
By Moon Travel Guides. 2019
<P>Enjoy a passeggiata through the vibrant streets and cobblestone alleyways of the Eternal City, and experience Rome like a local:…on foot!<P> <P>Walk through the city's coolest neighborhoods like Prati, Trastevere, Monti, and more, with color-coded stops and turn-by-turn directions<P> <P>Find your scene with top ten lists for restaurants, famous film locations, nightlife, and more<P> <P>Get to know the real Rome: Wander along winding side streets and find traditional artisans, rare antiques, and trendy boutiques. Walk past the designer displays on Via dei Condotti or take a romantic evening stroll through the Villa Borghese. Admire world-famous works by Bernini and Michelangelo, tour the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, or throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Mingle with locals at a Sunday market, find the best neighborhood pizza al taglio, and discover innovative restaurants, trendy wine bars, and the city's most popular nightclubs<P> <P>Escape the crowds at locally-loved spots and under-the-radar favorites<P> <P>Explore on the go with foldout maps of each route and a removable full-city map, all in a handy guide that fits in your pocket<P> <P>With creative routes, public transit options, and a full-city map, you can explore Rome at your own pace without missing a beat.<P>
<p>The superb classic memoir from a dazzlingly eccentric and endlessly fascinating author and feminist icon - a woman very much…ahead of her time - including her time spent on the glorious island of Skiathos<p> <p>Nancy Spain was one of the most celebrated - and notorious - writers and broadcasters of the 50s and 60s. Witty, controversial and brilliant, she lived openly as a lesbian (sharing a household with her two lovers and their various children) and was frequently litigated against for her newspaper columns - Evelyn Waugh successfully sued her for libel... twice.<p> <p>Nancy Spain had a deep love of the Mediterranean. So it was no surprise when, in the 1960s, she decided to build a place of her own on the Greek island of Skiathos. With an impractical nature surpassed only by her passion for the project, and despite many obstacles, she gloriously succeeded. This classic memoir is infused with all Spain's chaotic brilliance, zest for life and single-minded pursuit of a life worth living.<p>
By Laurence Sterne. 1960
By Patricia Brennan Demuth. 2016
Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name—a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement.…Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition
By Nancy Polette. 2012
An exciting nonfiction account of the behind-the-scenes adventures of Virginia Hall during the Second World War, filled with espionage, unconventional…heroes, international intelligence agents and master spies. Throughout it all, Virginia overcame adversity and fulfilled life goals, despite disability and discrimination. For grades 4-7
By D. H. Lawrence. 2018
From the author of Lady Chatterly&’s Lover, a travelogue of a journey with his wife that offers a glimpse of…post–World War I Europe. After the First World War, when D. H. Lawrence was living in Sicily, he traveled to Sardinia and back in January 1921. This record of what he saw on that journey, Sea and Sardinia, not only reveals his response to new landscapes, new people, and his ability to capture their spirit into literary art, but is also a shrewd inquiry into the post-war values which led to the rise of communism and fascism in various countries around the world. A celebration of the human spirit despite its indictment of materialism, this collection of travel writings has restored passages and corrected corrupted textual readings for the definitive version of the book Lawrence himself called &“a marvel of veracity.&”
By D. H. Lawrence. 2018
The author of Sea and Sardinia and Mornings in Mexico shares essays on his travels to Germany, Austria, and Italy.…D. H. Lawrence first left England in 1912 and almost immediately began recording his reaction to foreign cultures. Many of those writings became a series of travel articles intended to be published in newspapers; two of them are published here for the first time, deemed too anti-German at the time. Other essays were modified and added to even more observations for Lawrence&’s first travel book, Twilight in Italy, published in 1916. Shaped by the atmosphere of the War, and its rampant anxieties, these essays are imbued with Lawrence&’s intellectual daring and confidence, which raise them above a conventional travel book.
By D. H. Lawrence. 1999
From the author of The Rainbow, a travelogue of his journey through central Italy during the reign of Mussolini. Written…in 1927 after visiting several Etruscan cities in central Italy, six of the seven essays contained in Sketches of Etruscan Places were posthumously published in 1932. The seventh, &“The Florence Museum&” is published here for the first time, along with forty-five illustrations reproduced with D. H. Lawrence&’s own captions. The second part of this volume contains eight additional essays about Florence and the Tuscan countryside.
Winston Churchill is renowned as a brilliant Conservative politician and statesman--but he wasn't always a Conservative. In 1904, he crossed…over to join the Liberal party--becoming Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies when the Liberals took office, and later joining the Liberal Cabinet. This collection of speeches documents Churchill's dramatic shift toward a more progressive governing philosophy. They contain his thoughts on some of the most important issues of the time, including the "People's Budget," a highly controversial new wealth distribution initiative. It led to the House of Lords' first attempt in two hundred years to challenge the power of the House of Commons, and ultimately to the Parliament Act of 1911, asserting the House of Commons' legislative powers. This compilation is fascinating not only for its historical context, but for the keen political insight and strategy of one of the twentieth century's greatest political leaders.
By Roy Jacobsen. 2020
The third novel in a historical trilogy that began with the International Booker shortlisted The Unseen "Taken together, Jacobsen has…given us an epic of Norway's experience of the first half of the 20th century that is subtle and moving" David Mills, Sunday Times"Jacobsen can make almost anything catch the light . . . One of Norway's greatest writers on the working class" Times Literary SupplementThe journey had taken on its own momentum, it had become an autonomous, independent entity, she was searching for love, and was still happily unaware that truth is the first casualty of peace. The long war is over, and Ingrid Barroy leaves the island that bears her name to search for the father of her child.Alexander, the Russian captive who survived the sinking of prisoner ship the Rigel and found himself in Ingrid's arms, made an attempt to cross the mountains to Sweden. Ingrid will follow in his footsteps, carrying her babe in arms, the child's dark eyes the only proof that she ever knew him.Along the way, Ingrid's will encounter collaborators, partisans, refugees, deserters, slaves and sinners, in a country that still bears the scars of defeat and occupation. And before her journey's end she will be forced to ask herself how well she knows the man she is risking everything to find.Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don ShawDon Bartlett is the acclaimed translator of books by Karl Ove Knausgård, Jo Nesbø and Per Petterson.Don Shaw, co-translator, is a teacher of Danish and author of the standard Danish-Thai/Thai-Danish dictionaries.With the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
By Jeremy Dronfield. 2023
This powerful, moving middle grade adaptation of the adult international bestselling narrative nonfiction book The Boy Who Followed His Father into…Auschwitz shines a light on the true story of two brothers who experienced the atrocities of the Holocaust in very different ways.Fritz Kleinmann was fourteen when the Nazis took over Vienna. Kurt, his little brother, was eight. Under Hitler’s brutal regime, their Austrian-Jewish family of six was cruelly torn apart.Taken to Buchenwald concentration camp, Fritz and his Papa, Gustav, underwent hard labor and starvation. Meanwhile, Kurt made the difficult voyage, all alone, to America, to escape the war.When Papa was ordered to the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp, Fritz—desperate not to lose his beloved father—insisted he must go too. Together, they endured countless atrocities to survive.Jeremy Dronfield authentically and accurately captures this family tale of bravery, love, hope, and survival with the help of extensive research and primary sources like Gustav’s diary and interviews with family members. Maps, black-and-white photos, a timeline of events, a glossary, and more are included.
By Rick Steves. 2022
With Rick Steves, Milan and the Italian lakes are yours to discover! This slim guide excerpted from Rick Steves Italy…includes:Rick's firsthand, up-to-date advice on Milan and the nearby lakes' best sights, restaurants, hotels, and more, plus tips to beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist trapsTop sights and local experiences: Tour Milan's Duomo, marvel at The Last Supper, and enjoy a night at the opera. Relax in the sleepy village of Varenna, stroll through the Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens, or check out the museums in Sforza CastleHelpful maps and self-guided walking tours to keep you on trackWith selective coverage and Rick's trusted insight into the best things to do and see, Rick Steves Snapshot Milan & the Italian Lakes District is truly a tour guide in your pocket.Exploring beyond Milan? Pick up Rick Steves Italy for comprehensive coverage, detailed itineraries, and essential information for planning a countrywide trip.
By Rick Steves. 2022
With Rick Steves, central Italy is yours to discover! This slim guide excerpted from Rick Steves Italy includes:Rick's firsthand, up-to-date…advice on the best sights, restaurants, hotels, and more in central Italy's hill towns, plus tips to beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist trapsTop sights and local experiences: Uncover Etruscan history in the beautifully preserved town of Voltera or relax while wine tasting in Montepulciano. Take a romantic stroll along Orvieto's ramparts, peruse medieval towers in San Gimignano, and indulge in delicious pici in SienaHelpful maps and self-guided walking tours to keep you on trackWith selective coverage and Rick's trusted insight into the best things to do and see, Rick Steves Snapshot Hill Towns of Central Italy is truly a tour guide in your pocket.Expanding your trip? Pick up Rick Steves Italy for comprehensive coverage, detailed itineraries, and essential information for planning a countrywide trip.
By Rick Steves. 2022
With Rick Steves, Naples and the Amalfi Coast are yours to discover! This slim guide excerpted from Rick Steves Italy…includes:Rick's firsthand, up-to-date advice on the Amalfi Coast's best sights, restaurants, hotels, and more, plus tips to beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist trapsTop sights and local experiences: See ancient art at Naples' Archaeological Museum or travel back in time at the Pompeii Forum. Relax on the beach in Positano, go for a cliffside stroll along the coast, or feast on pizza where the dish was first createdHelpful maps and self-guided walking tours to keep you on trackWith selective coverage and Rick's trusted insight into the best things to do and see, Rick Steves Snapshot Naples & the Amalfi Coast is truly a tour guide in your pocket.Exploring beyond the Amalfi Coast? Pick up Rick Steves Italy for comprehensive coverage, detailed itineraries, and essential information for planning a countrywide trip.