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Titanic 1912: The original news reporting of the sinking of the T...
by Ken Rossignol

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

March 27, 2012

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Customer Reviews
The original facts and details of the Titanic disaster from the newspapers of the world bring forward the story in a vivid and striking way! <br />Join the news stories in action as the first reports told of the RMS Titanic being towed to Halifax and all the passengers saved in erroneous first reports. <br />Learn how the survivors were saved and about the heroes of the night who sacrificed their own lives so that others may live.<br />The story of the heroes and the wonderful new wireless device that was so critical in saving lives as well as startling new details of a fire on board the Titanic which had been burning since the ship left port in Southampton. These details and others were on the front pages of great newspapers beginning hours after the ship sank. The U.S. Senate convened a hearing three days following the plunge to the ocean floor by the greatest ship ever built to that day.<br />Why did Capt. Smith ignore warnings of ice fields ahead? <br />Why were there only enough lifeboats for one-third of the passengers? <br />Was the ship speeding? <br />See the best photos and graphics that survive from the original coverage in this great book AND in the paperback version now available on Amazon. <br />This book on Kindle by a 21st century reporter looking back at the most significant disaster to that day in the 20th century will help you separate the facts from the fiction.
The Sweet Life in Paris:
by David Lebovitz

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

April 25, 2009

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Customer Reviews
<b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>My Paris Kitchen, </i>a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, chocolate, and other confections.<i><br /></i></b><br />Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city and after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he finally moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood. But he soon discovered it's a different world <i>en France</i>.<br /><br />From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men's footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is David's story of how he came to fall in love with—and even understand—this glorious, yet sometimes maddening, city.<br /><br />When did he realize he had morphed into <i>un vrai parisien</i>? It might have been when he found himself considering a purchase of men's dress socks with cartoon characters on them. Or perhaps the time he went to a bank with 135 euros in hand to make a 134-euro payment, was told the bank had no change that day, and thought it was completely normal. Or when he found himself dressing up to take out the garbage because he had come to accept that in Paris appearances and image mean everything. <br /><br />Once you stop laughing, the more than fifty original recipes, for dishes both savory and sweet, such as Pork Loin with Brown Sugar–Bourbon Glaze, Braised Turkey in Beaujolais Nouveau with Prunes, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cake, Chocolate-Coconut Marshmallows, Chocolate Spice Bread, Lemon-Glazed Madeleines, and Mocha–Crème Fraîche Cake, will have you running to the kitchen for your own taste of Parisian living.
Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park (Travel Guide)
by , Bridget Gleeson

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 01, 2016

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Customer Reviews
<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet </I></B><B><I>Grand Canyon National Park</I></B> is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Go rafting on the Colorado River, ride a mule down into the Grand Canyon, or view it from above on a helicopter ride around the canyon's rim; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Grand Canyon National Park and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside the <I>Lonely Planet Grand Canyon</I> Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>User-friendly highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations <LI><B>Focused on the best </B>- hikes, drives, and cycling tours <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Contextual insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, conservation, and Native Americans <LI><B>Over</B> <B>32 full-color trail and park maps </B>and full-color images throughout <LI><B>Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, </B>and<B> Day and Overnight Hikes</B> <LI><B>Covers</B> Grand Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Valle, North Rim, South Rim, Havasupai Reservation, Hualapai Reservation, Flagstaff, Sedona, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Colorado River and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalize your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B><I>Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park,</I></B> our most comprehensive guide for exploring the Grand Canyon, is perfect for those interested in both the top and off-the-beaten path experiences. </P><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet. </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P><P><I>TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.</I> </P>
Dear Bob and Sue
by , Karen Smith

Language

English

Pages

383

Publication Date

January 01, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Dear Bob and Sue is the story of our (Matt and Karen Smith) journey to all 59 U.S. National Parks. We wrote the book as a series of emails to our friends, Bob and Sue, in which we share our humorous and quirky observations. It is at times irreverent, unpredictable and sarcastic, all in the spirit of humor. We describe a few of our experiences in each park but do not provide an exhaustive overview of each experience or park. We did not intend for this book to be a travel guide nor a recommendation for how to visit all 59 of the U.S. National Parks although many readers have said they’ve found it to be a useful guide. Rather, it is our story about how we did it.<br /><br />If you enjoy quirky humor set in the magnificent U.S. National Parks, this book may be for you. If you are looking for eloquent descriptions of the natural beauty we encountered or detailed descriptions of every activity you can do in each park, there are many other books available where you can find that information. All that said, many readers have commented that it’s “laugh out loud” funny and a light-hearted glimpse of our journey through the parks. <br /><br />Some have voiced concerns about the language we used in the book. We are not entirely sure which are the offending words, but here are a few possible candidates. There is a point in the book where Matt suggests that one of the caves at Carlsbad Caverns National Park be named Put Your Scrotum in a Vise Cave. Another passage mentions that Matt has a low tolerance for bullshit. Still, another quotes Karen as saying that men who use a laptop while it sits directly on their lap expose themselves to the risk of “cooking their testicles.” For the sake of full disclosure, Karen’s testicle comment offends Matt as well. These are representative examples of what we feel are the most “adult” language usages in the book. If these are offensive to you, then you might re-consider whether you should read this book. We also talk about drinking beer and eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Based on comments we’ve received from readers, we should warn you about these as well.
Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks (Travel Gu...
by , Michael Grosberg

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

April 01, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet </I></B><B><I>Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks</I></B> is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Go hiking and camping in the Backcountry in Banff; mountain-biking and horseback riding in Jasper, or wildlife spotting in Glacier; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks<I> </I>and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside the <I>Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks </I>Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>User-friendly highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations <LI><B>Focused on the best </B>- hikes, drives, and cycling tours <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Contextual insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, and conservation <LI><B>Over</B> <B>52 full-color trail and park maps </B>and full-color images throughout <LI><B>Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, </B>and<B> Day and Overnight Hikes</B> <LI><B>Covers</B> Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Glacier National Park, Lake Louise, Lake Minnewanka, Bow Valley, Backcountry, Kananaskis Country, Lake O'Hara, Jasper Town, Blackfeet Indian Reservation and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalize your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B><I>Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks,</I></B> our most comprehensive guide to these Canadian national parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. </P><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet. </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P><P><I>TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.</I> </P>
How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Third Edition: Travel Cheap...
by Matt Kepnes

Language

English

Pages

335

Publication Date

January 06, 2015

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Customer Reviews
<b>*UPDATED 2017 EDITION*<br /><br />New York Times bestseller!</b><br /><br />No money? No problem. You can start packing your bags for that trip you’ve been dreaming a lifetime about.<br /><br />For more than half a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has been showing readers of his enormously popular travel blog that traveling isn’t expensive and that it’s affordable to all. He proves that as long as you think out of the box and travel like locals, your trip doesn’t have to break your bank, nor do you need to give up luxury.<br /><br /><i>How to Travel the World on $50 a Day</i> reveals Nomadic Matt’s tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel based on his experience traveling the world without giving up the sushi meals and comfortable beds he enjoys. Offering a blend of advice ranging from travel hacking to smart banking, you’ll learn how to:<br /><br />* Avoid paying bank fees anywhere in the world<br />* Earn thousands of free frequent flyer points<br />* Find discount travel cards that can save on hostels, tours, and transportation<br />* Get cheap (or free) plane tickets<br /><br />Whether it’s a two-week, two-month, or two-year trip, Nomadic Matt shows you how to stretch your money further so you can travel cheaper, smarter, and longer.
Secrets of RVing on Social Security: How to Enjoy the Motorhome a...
by Jerry Minchey

Language

English

Pages

188

Publication Date

September 15, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h2>In this stunning new book, Jerry Minchey takes you on a journey that lets you discover how you can travel around the country and live the trendy, and fascinating RV lifestyle for far less than it costs you to live in your stick and brick home.</h2><br /><br />Readers all over the US and Europe have discovered the joys of retiring and living full time in an RV after reading Jerry Minchey's Amazon #1 best-selling book in Senior Travel Guides, Motorhome, and RV Retirement Living: The Most Enjoyable and Least Expensive Way to Retire.<br />Now in this new epic book, Secrets of RVing on Social Security, he shows you step-by-step how to enjoy the RVing lifestyle while traveling and living on just your Social Security income.<br /><br />Imagine leaping out of bed every morning ready to cherish every day of your new adventurous life. On top of the adventure, you'll experience the unsurpassed freedom to live where you want to. At every fork in the road, you will be free to go wherever whim and chance might take you.<br /><br />You will also discover how other retirees are supplementing their retirement income while living full-time in their motorhome.<br /><br />Many people are actually adding to their savings while having the time of their lives living the RV lifestyle. In this book, you will grasp how they are doing it, and how you can do it too.<br /><br />You'll comprehend the brutally honest pros and cons of the RV lifestyle. There are some downsides to the lifestyle you need to be prepared for.<br /><br />My guess is that you will adore your new RVing lifestyle, but you'll never know if it's the right lifestyle for you if you don't read this book. The book is designed to keep you on the path to accomplishing your goal of living an exciting retirement lifestyle while staying well within your budget.<br /><br />This book should be required reading for anyone who is retired or getting ready to retire. It provides never-before-answered questions about living the attractive RVing lifestyle on a budget.
The Grand Tour Guide to the World
by , James May

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 05, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p>The world is a big place full of interesting things. And The Grand Tour has seen some of them. That’s why few people are better placed to lead you around this vast planet of ours than Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. As long as you don’t mind getting hot and lost. Welcome, everyone, to <em>The Grand Tour Guide to The World</em>.</p><p>In this indispensable guide, you will find an abundance of information, most of which is probably wrong and possibly dangerous. As well as occasionally accurate guides to the places visited on the show, you’ll find exclusive interviews with the presenters and discover their favourite locations for car-based cocking about.</p><p>As well as being a factually dubious encyclopaedia, <em>The Grand Tour Guide to the World</em> is also a travel companion for those of you who have been inspired by the Grand Tour circus. You’ll find tips on how to sing like a native in the Bahamas, how to speak Welsh (wrongly), and how to navigate the magic roundabout in Swindon. On top of all this, we reveal the world’s fastest cop cars and the greatest car makers. And there’s a picture of James May in an anorak.</p>
Fodor's Essential Italy 2018 (Full-color Travel Guide)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

976

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p>Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.</p><p><i>Fodor's Essential Italy</i> is the indispensable take-along companion to one of Europe's most enduringly popular destinations. With inviting full-color photos, this updated edition highlights everything that visitors adore--from Italy's great food and wine to art and architecture, as well as glorious Tuscan hill towns, shopping, and much more. </p><p>This travel guide includes:</p><ul><li>Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks</li><li>Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what's off the beaten path</li> <li>In-depth breakout features on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Naples-style Pizza, Tuscan Wine, the Cinque Terre, the Duomo, and Venice's Grand Canal</li><li>Coverage of Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, Lake Como, Tuscany, Naples, Sorrento, Capri, Sicily, Emilia-Romagna, the Veneto, and more.</li></ul><p>Planning to focus on just some Italy destinations? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Rome; Venice; Florence & Tuscany; and The Amalfi Coast, Capri & Naples.</p>
Rick Steves Portugal
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

364

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<div>You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you <i>really</i> need to know when traveling in Portugal.<br /><br />With this guide, you'll explore this relaxed country at the western edge of Europe. Tour Lisbon's cobbled lanes and grand squares, reminders of Portugal's seafaring glory days. Step back into history at the palaces in Sintra and the bone chapel of Évora. Soak up the sun at the Algarve beach of your dreams. When evening comes, enjoy a dinner of fresh seafood stew, and raise a glass of port wine in a toast.<br /><br />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.</div>

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