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A History Lover's Guide to Washington, DC: Designed for Democracy...
by Alison Fortier

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

May 06, 2014

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<b>Experience the history of America’s capitol with this uniquely engaging and informative guidebook.</b><br />  <br /> Alternating between site visits and brief historical narratives, this guide tells the story of Washington, DC, from its origins to current times. From George Washington’s Mount Vernon to the Kennedy Center, trek through each era of the federal district, on a tour of America’s most beloved sites. Go inside the White House, the only executive home in the world regularly open to the public. Travel to President Lincoln’s Cottage and see where he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. And visit lesser-known sites, such as the grave of Pierre L’Enfant, the city’s Botanical Gardens, the Old Post Office, and a host of historical homes throughout the capital. This is the only guide you’ll need to curate an unforgettable expedition to our shining city on a hill.
See for Yourself: A Visual Guide to Everyday Beauty
by Rob Forbes

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

May 12, 2015

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This accessible handbook from design guru Rob Forbes uncovers the beauty in the commonplace and reveals how visual thinking can enrich our lives. In friendly text complemented by photographs taken on his travels around the world, Forbes explains how to appreciate the design elements that surround us in the built environment. Linking broad concepts such as composition and materiality to quotidian details such as the play of color in hanging laundry or the repeated forms in a row of ice cream scoops, Forbes reveals how an appreciation of the hues, patterns, and textures that surround us can enhance a life well lived. <em>See for Yourself</em> is essential reading to see more clearly, think more visually, and enjoy the world more deeply.
Murder in Pleasanton: Tina Faelz and the Search for Justice
by Joshua Suchon

Language

English

Pages

195

Publication Date

September 21, 2015

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<b>A journalist digs into the California cold case of a teenager murdered in his hometown in this disturbing true crime account. </b><br />  <br /> In April 1984, fourteen-year-old Foothill High freshman Tina Faelz took a shortcut on her walk home. About an hour later, she was found in a ditch, brutally stabbed to death. The murder shook the quiet East Bay suburb of Pleasanton and left investigators baffled.<br />  <br /> With no witnesses or leads, the case went cold and remained so for nearly thirty years. Then the investigation finally got a break in 2011. Improved forensics recovered DNA from a drop of blood found at the scene matching Tina’s classmate, Steven Carlson.<br />  <br /> Through dusty police files, personal interviews, letters and firsthand accounts, journalist Joshua Suchon revisits his childhood home to uncover the story of a shocking crime and the controversial sentencing that brought long-awaited answers to a tormented community.
Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Place...
by National Geographic

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 27, 2015

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NatGeo takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Travel to hundreds of the most breathtaking locales—both natural and man-made—illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, <i>Destinations of a Lifetime</i> has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience.
The most beautiful villages of France (Art de vivre & Voyages)
by Anonyme

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

March 27, 2019

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Discover the 158 most picturesque villages in France, as selected by the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France association for their authenticity, charm, and cultural heritage. This new, fully updated edition provides everything you need for a memorable trip through the most<br />beautiful villages of France.<br />These charming French destinations offer a truly unique travel experience, from the rugged coastline of Brittany at Saint-Suliac to the Provençal lavender fields of Tourtour and the traditional barges navigating the Dordogne river at Beynac-et-Cazenac.<br />This comprehensive illustrated guide reveals the hidden treasures of France, inviting readers to explore each village through:<br />- 158 color road maps<br />- Local history<br />- Sights and attractions<br />- Accommodation options<br />- Restaurant recommendations<br />- Events and activities<br />- Gastronomic and artisanal specialties
Doorways of Paris
by Raquel Puig

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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<b>From the creator of the popular Instagram account of the same name: More than 300 stunning photographs of Paris’s most enchanting doorways.</b><br />  <br /> What’s behind the doorways of the world’s most beautiful city?<br />  <br /> History. Mystery. Refuge. Beauty. Love. Possibility.<br />  <br /><i>Doorways of Paris</i> presents a new way to explore the most beautiful city in the world. Organized by arrondissement so residents and visitors alike can seek out the doors as they walk, this “highly recommended” book celebrates the glories of the city’s architecture, from Napoleonic majesty to art nouveau whimsy, Haussmannian symmetry to art deco elegance (<i>Culture Honey</i>).<br />  <br /> “<i>Doorways to Paris </i>is a portal to Parisian life that will have readers longing to find a doorway to call their own.” —<i>Resident Magazine</i>
The Capitals of the Confederacy: A History
by Michael C. Hardy

Language

English

Pages

131

Publication Date

April 20, 2015

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<b>“A handy, all-in-one reference on the Confederate capitals . . . Rich details and effective anecdotes . . . evok[e] a real sense of the people, places, and events” (<i>The Civil War Monitor</i>).</b><br />  <br /> The Confederate States of America boasted five capital cities in four years. The center of the Confederate government moved from one Southern city to another, including Montgomery, Richmond, Danville, Greensboro, and Charlotte. From the heady early days of the new country to the dismal last hours of a transient government, each city played a role in the Confederate story. While some of these sites are commemorated with impressive monuments and museums, others offer scant evidence of their importance in Civil War history. Join award-winning historian Michael C. Hardy as he recounts the harrowing history of the capitals of the Confederacy.<br />  <br /> Includes photos!
Where To Go When: Unforgettable Trips for Every Month (DK Eyewitn...
by DK Travel

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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This is the ultimate holiday planner, showcasing the most amazing places in the world and the best time of year to see them. It combines an inspiring narrative with sumptuous photography to bring to life over 100 destinations across the globe - discover when and where to explore Costa Rica's rainforests, journey into the clouds in Nepal, sail between Croatia's cypress-clad islands, or gaze at the saw-toothed crags of Canada's Rocky Mountains. To help you choose your destination, the clear layout features an array of exciting places and experiences for every month, and suggests an alternative time to visit if you're unable to make that month. So whether you're looking for festivals and culture, an unforgettable journey, natural wonders, rest and relaxation or active adventures - you're sure to find something to fire your imagination. <i>Where To Go When: Unforgettable Trips for Every Month</i> makes finding that journey of a lifetime easier than ever. Search by time of year, or simply flick through the pages and be inspired!
Journeys of a Lifetime, Second Edition: 500 of the World's Greate...
by National Geographic

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<b><b>Featuring 120 new destinations, this best-selling inspirational travel guide reveals 500 celebrated and lesser-known destinations around the globe, from ocean cruises in Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Completely revised and updated for its 10th anniversary.</b></b><br /><br />Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's legendary travel writers, this fully updated, 10th anniversary edition of <i>Journeys of a Lifetime</i> spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most celebrated and lesser-known sojourns. Offering a diverse array of possibilities, every continent and possible form of transport is covered, illustrated with glorious color photographs. With 16 new pages; new destinations like Cartegena, Colombia; and updated information throughout, this timely new edition is the perfect resource for travelers who crave adventurous trips--from trekking the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to mountain biking in Transylvania--and those searching for more specific experiences (the world's top small cruises, hot new museums around the world, secrets for following in the footsteps of film and TV heroes, and more). Each chapter features stunning photography, full-color maps, and practical tips, including how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of your journey. <br /><br />Informative and inspiring, this luxurious volume is a lifelong resource that readers will treasure for years to come.
A Guide to the Historic French Quarter (History & Guide)
by Andy Peter Antippas

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

October 29, 2013

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<b>From Bourbon Street to Pirate’s Alley and beyond—a local historian takes you on a walking tour of the historic French Quarter in New Orleans.</b><br />  <br /> Walking through the French Quarter can overwhelm the senses—and the imagination. The experience is much more meaningful with knowledge of the area’s colorful history. For instance, the infamous 1890 “separate but equal” legal doctrine justifying racial segregation was upheld by the Louisiana Supreme Court at the Cabildo on Jackson Square. In the mid-twentieth century, a young Lee Harvey Oswald called Exchange Alley home. One of New Orleans’s favorite cocktails—the sazerac—would not exist if Antoine Peychaud had not served his legendary bitters with cognac from his famous apothecary at 437 Royal. Local author Andy Peter Antippas presents a walking history of the Vieux Carre, one alley, corner and street at a time.

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