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How To Be Your Own Bodyguard: Self defense for men and women from...
by Nick Hughes

Language

English

Pages

326

Publication Date

October 01, 2011

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<h3><strong>MASTER THE SKILLS OF A BODYGUARD AND REDUCE YOUR RISK OF EVER BEING A CRIME VICTIM<br /></strong><br /></h3><p>Now you don't have to be rich enough to hire your own bodyguard. You can learn the skills in this book and take care of yourself the way the pros do.</p><p><strong>WHO IS THIS BOOK FOR?</strong></p><p><em>“How To Be Your Own Bodyguard”</em> is an invaluable reference for:</p><p>• Anybody who wants to significantly reduce their risk of ever being a victim of a crime.<br />• People smart enough to figure out there’s more to self-defense than learning how to fight<br />• Anyone who travels for business or pleasure.<br />• Professional Close Protection Agents<br />• People who want to try and avoid trouble rather than fight their way out of it.<br />• Teens going off to college.<br />• Martial artists<br />• Law Enforcement Officers</p><p>Not only does the book explain how to keep you and your loved ones safe from criminals it also covers mindset training, which martial arts to pick, resources used by professional bodyguards and more. There are chapters on where you should stay in a hotel, the safest places on an aircraft, how to conduct a threat analysis like a pro, staying safe in your car, and dealing with blue light bandits.</p><p><strong>THIS BOOK WILL TEACH YOU:</strong></p><p>• That your car windows are actually stronger if they’re down quarter of an inch if a mob is trying to break them.<br />• Why riots and contact lenses don’t mix<br />• The four unconscious things that bad guys do before they attack you<br />• Why RUN HIDE FIGHT during an Active Killer Event is wrong,and what works better.<br />• How criminals select their victims<br />• Why “Soft Skills” constitute 75% of self-protection and exactly what they are<br />• A less than $10 security kit that will keep you safe in sketchy hotels</p><p><strong>WHY THIS BOOK?</strong></p><p>Because it’s been written by a former professional protection agent who, for over 25 years, used the contents to keep his clients safe in hostile environments around the world. As one Amazon reviewer said <em>“I am a regional disaster preparedness officer for a multi-national corporation. This is the best book on personal security and disaster preparedness I have ever read…and I have a library of such books.”</em><br /></p><p>Critically acclaimed by security experts around the world this is the only book you’ll need on the subject.Take advantage of Amazon’s<strong> “Look Inside”</strong> feature and check out the table of contents for all the things you’re going to learn. There’s even a <strong>bonus home security check list</strong> for you that the author uses when looking after high risk clients. <br /></p><p><strong>WHY MOST OTHER BOOKS GET IT WRONG</strong></p><p>They all begin with you being attacked. In reality the attack began a long time before the assault began. Non consensual violence begins with <strong>SELECTION</strong> of the victim. Next comes<strong> ISOLATION</strong>. The book will teach you how to run counter-surveillance and develop your situational awareness so you’ll know in advance you’re being set up. After the bad guy isolates his intended victim there will be a distraction phase consisting of some <strong>VERBAL</strong> patter. Verbal aggression is also always present in attacks in bars. <em>“What are you looking at?” “You were looking at my girlfriend”</em> If you can say something to make the situation worse then you can learn to say something that just might make the situation better. Again, the answers to that and more are in the book.If you can learn how to master those first 3 phases of a criminal attack then you rarely need to get in to the physical assault itself. As Sun Tzu said <em>“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting."</em><br /></p><p>Buy it and learn how to keep you and your loved ones safe. Get a copy for anyone you care about.</p>
Rick Steves' Italian Phrase Book & Dictionary
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<br /><em >Buon giorno!</em> From ordering calamari in Venice to making new friends in Tuscan hill towns, it helps to speak some of the native tongue. Rick Steves, bestselling author of travel guides to Europe, offers well-tested phrases and key words to cover every situation a traveler is likely to encounter. This handy guide provides key phrases for use in everyday circumstances, complete with phonetic spelling, an English-Italian and Italian-English dictionary, the latest information on European currency and rail transportation, and even a tear-out cheat sheet for continued language practice as you wait in line at the Sistine Chapel. Informative, concise, and practical, <em >Rick Steves' Italian Phrase Book and Dictionary</em> is an essential item for any traveler's <em >zainetto.</em>
101 Places Not to See Before You Die
by Catherine Price

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

June 09, 2010

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<p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'">“I had no idea so many god-awful places exist in this world….Catherine Price is a hilarious guide to all that is sucky.”<br /> —Novella Carpenter, author of <em>Farm City: the Education of an Urban Farmer</em><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'"> <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'">Irreverent and compulsively readable, <em>101 Places Not to See Before You Die</em> highlights desitinations we can all live without--like Jupiter's Worst Moon, an Outdoor Wedding During the 2021 Reemergence of the Great Eastern Cicada Brood, and fan hours at the Las Vegas Porn Convention--while reminding us why we're willing to put up with the bed bugs and the food poisoning and set out to explore the world. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
Easy Spanish Phrase Book NEW EDITION: Over 700 Phrases for Everyd...
by Pablo Garcia Loaeza

Language

English

Pages

99

Publication Date

October 17, 2013

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Designed as a quick reference tool and an easy-to-use study guide, this inexpensive and up-to-date book offers fast, effective communications. The perfect companion for tourists and business travelers in Spain and Latin America, it features words, phrases, and sentences that cover everything from asking directions to ordering dinner.<BR>Over 700 conveniently organized expressions include terms for modern telecommunications as well as phrases related to transportation, shopping, medical and emergency situations, and other common circumstances. A phonetic pronunciation accompanies each phrase.
Iberia
by James A. Michener

Language

English

Pages

962

Publication Date

July 03, 2013

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Spain is an immemorial land like no other, one that James A. Michener, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and celebrated citizen of the world, came to love as his own. <i>Iberia </i>is Michener’s enduring nonfiction tribute to his cherished second home. In the fresh and vivid prose that is his trademark, he not only reveals the celebrated history of bullfighters and warrior kings, painters and processions, cathedrals and olive orchards, he also shares the intimate, often hidden country he came to know, where the congeniality of living souls is thrust against the dark weight of history. Wild, contradictory, passionately beautiful, this is Spain as experienced by a master writer.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br />  <br /> <b>Praise for <i>Iberia</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “From the glories of the Prado to the loneliest stone villages, here is Spain, castle of old dreams and new realities.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “Massive, beautiful . . . unquestionably some of the best writing on Spain [and] the best that Mr. Michener has ever done on any subject.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “A dazzling panorama . . . one of the richest and most satisfying books about Spain in living memory.”<b>—<i>Saturday Review</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “Kaleidoscopic . . . This book will make you fall in love with Spain.”<b>—<i>The Houston Post</i></b>
Spanish Short Stories for Beginners: 20 Captivating Short Stories...
by Lingo Mastery

Language

English

Pages

212

Publication Date

January 08, 2018

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<h2><b>Do you know what the hardest thing for a Spanish learner is?</b></h2><br />Finding PROPER reading material that they can handle…which is precisely the reason we’ve written this book!<br /><br />Teachers love giving out tough, expert-level literature to their students, books that present many new problems to the reader and force them to search for words in a dictionary every five minutes — it’s not entertaining, useful or motivating for the student at all, and many soon give up on learning at all!<br /><br />In this book we have compiled 20 easy-to-read, compelling and fun stories that will allow you to expand your vocabulary and give you the tools to improve your grasp of the wonderful Spanish tongue.<br /><br /><h2><b>How Spanish Short Stories for Beginners works:</b></h2><br /><ul><li>Each story will involve an important lesson of the tools in the Spanish language (Verbs, Adjectives, Past Tense, Giving Directions, and more), involving an interesting and entertaining story with realistic dialogues and day-to-day situations.</li><li>The summaries follow: a synopsis in Spanish and in English of what you just read, both to review the lesson and for you to see if you understood what the tale was about.</li><li>At the end of those summaries, you’ll be provided with a list of the most relevant vocabulary involved in the lesson, as well as slang and sayings that you may not have understood at first glance!</li><li>Finally, you’ll be provided with a set of tricky questions in Spanish, providing you with the chance to prove that you learned something in the story. Don’t worry if you don’t know the answer to any — we will provide them immediately after, but no cheating!</li></ul>We want you to feel comfortable while learning the tongue; after all, no language should be a barrier for you to travel around the world and expand your social circles!<br /><br />So look no further! Pick up your copy of <b>Spanish Short Stories for Beginners</b> and improve your Spanish right now!<br /><br />
Rick Steves Mediterranean Cruise Ports
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

1228

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<b>Set sail and dive into Europe's magnificent port cities with <i>Rick Steves Mediterranean Cruise Ports</i>! Inside you'll find:</b><br /><ul><li><b>Rick's expert advice</b> on making the most of your time on a cruise and fully experiencing each city, with thorough coverage of 23 ports of call</li><li><b>Practical travel strategies </b>including how to choose and book your cruise, adjust to life on board on the ship, and save money </li><li><b>Self-guided walks and tours of each port city </b>so you can hit the best sights, sample authentic cuisine, and get to know the culture, even with a short amount of time</li><li><b>Essential logistics </b>including step-by-step instructions for arriving at each terminal, getting into town, and finding necessary services like ATMs and pharmacies </li><li><b>Rick's reliable tips and candid advice</b> on how to beat the crowds, skip lines, and avoid tourist traps</li><li><b>Helpful reference photos</b> throughout and <b>full-color maps</b> of each city</li><li><b>Useful tools </b>like mini-phrasebooks, detailed instructions for any visa requirements, hotel and airport recommendations for cruise access cities, and what to do if you miss your ship</li><li><b>Full list of coverage:</b> Provence, Marseille, Toulon and the Port of La Seyne-sur-Mer, Cassis, Aix-en-Provence, Nice, Villefrance-sur-Mer, Cap Ferrat, Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, the Port of Livorno, Rome, the Port of Civitaveccia, Naples, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii, Herculaneum, the Amalfi Coast, Venice, Split, Dubrovnik, Athens, the Port of Piraeus, Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu, Olympia and the Port of Katakolo, Crete and the Port of Heraklion, Rhodes, Istanbul, Ephesus, and The Port of Kusadasi</li></ul><b>Maximize your time and savor every moment in port with Rick's practical tips, thoughtful advice, and reliable expertise.</b><br /><br />Heading north? Pick up <i>Rick Steves Scandinavian & Northern European Cruise Ports</i>.
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Trav...
by Rolf Potts

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

December 24, 2002

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<b>Vagabonding</b> is about taking time off from your normal life—from six weeks to four months to two years—to discover and experience the world on your own terms. Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. Potts gives the necessary information on:<br /><br />• financing your travel time <br />• determining your destination <br />• adjusting to life on the road<br />• working and volunteering overseas <br />• handling travel adversity <br />• re-assimilating back into ordinary life<br /><br />Not just a plan of action, vagabonding is an outlook on life that emphasizes creativity, discovery, and the growth of the spirit. <br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door: The Travel Skills Handb...
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

777

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b>You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe. With <i>Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door</i>, you'll learn how to:</b><br /><ul><li>Plan your itinerary and maximize your time</li><li>Pack light and right</li><li>Find good-value hotels and restaurants</li><li>Travel smoothly by train, bus, car, and plane</li><li>Avoid crowds and tourist scams</li><li>Hurdle the language barrier</li><li>Understand cultural differences and connect with locals</li><li>Save money while enjoying the trip of a lifetime</li></ul><b>After 30+ years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life's work, and with his expert introductions to the top destinations in Europe, choosing your next trip will be easy and stress-free. Using the travel skills in this book, you'll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun.</b>
Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Trave...
by Patrick Smith

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

June 05, 2018

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Customer Reviews
<h3><strong>A <em>New York Times</em> bestseller!—The perfect book for the frequent flyer, nervous passenger or world traveler.</strong></h3><p><strong>Reassuring secrets of commercial aviation:</strong> For millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even frightening experience. When you go behind the scenes, however, you can see that the grand theater of air travel is actually fascinating. From the intricate design of airport architecture to the logistics of inflight service, the business of flying is full of surprising secrets.</p><p><strong>Get facts and answers:</strong> Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the popular website www.askthepilot.com, offers answers for the curious, reassurance for the anxious, and unexpected facts for the deceived.</p><p><strong>Separate fact from fallacy:</strong> Commercial airlines like to hide the truth from customers and do nothing to comfort nervous fliers. But what's more scary than the unknown? Patrick Smith breaks down that barrier and tells you everything you need to know about flying, including:</p><ul><li>How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly them</li><li>Straight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safety</li><li>The real story on delays, congestion, and the dysfunction of the modern airport</li><li>The myths and misconceptions of cabin air and cockpit automation</li><li>Terrorism in perspective, and a provocative look at security</li><li>Airfare, seating woes, and the pitfalls of airline customer service</li><li>The true colors and cultures of the airlines we love to hate</li></ul><p><strong>Cockpit Confidential is a thoughtful, funny, and at times deeply personal look into the strange and misunderstood world of commercial flying:</strong> If you liked <em>Cruising Attitude</em>, <em>Soar</em>, <em>Skyfaring</em>, or <em>Flying Without Fear</em>, you'll find reassurance, humor, and guidance in <em>Cockpit Confidential</em>.</p><p>"Patrick Smith is extraordinarily knowledgeable about modern aviation...the ideal seatmate, a companion, writer and explorer." —<em>The Boston Globe</em></p><p>"Anyone remotely afraid of flying should read this book, as should anyone who appreciates good writing and great information." —<em>The New York Times</em></p>

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