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Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark (Modern Library (Paperb...
by Jane Fletcher Geniesse

Language

English

Pages

410

Publication Date

July 09, 2010

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<b>A <i>New York Times </i>Notable Book • Finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction<br /><br />“Highly readable biography . . . The woman who emerges from these pages is a complex figure—heroic, driven . . . and entirely human.”—Richard Bernstein, <i>The New York Times<br /><br /></i></b><i>Passionate Nomad</i> captures the momentous life and times of Freya Stark with precision, compassion, and marvelous detail. Hailed by <i>The Times</i> of London as “the last of the Romantic Travellers” upon her death in 1993, Freya Stark combined unflappable bravery, formidable charm, fearsome intellect, and ferocious ambition to become the twentieth century’s best-known woman traveler. Digging beneath the mythology, Geniesse uncovers a complex, controversial, and quixotic woman whose indomitable spirit was forged by contradictions: a child of privilege, Stark grew up in near poverty; yearning for formal education, she was largely self-taught; longing for love, she consistently focused on the wrong men. Despite these hardships, Stark’s astonishing career spanned more than sixty years, during which she produced twenty-two books that sealed her reputation as a consummate woman of letters. <br /><br />This edition includes a new Epilogue by the author that, citing newly discovered evidence, calls into question the circumstances of Stark’s birth and adds new insight into this adventurous and lively personality.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><i><b>Passionate Nomad</b></i><br /><br />“<i>Passionate Nomad</i> is a work of nonfiction that reads and sings with the drama and lilt of a fine novel. The story of Freya Stark is stunning, inspiring, sad, funny, unique, and moving. Jane Fletcher Geniesse tells it straight, but with a care for delicious detail and a sympathy for the characters that make this a truly special book.”<b>—Jim Lehrer<br /><br /></b>“<i>Passionate Nomad</i> supplies a fascinating individual thread in the tapestry of twentiethcentury Middle Eastern history. . . . [Geniesse] has achieved, in the end, an admirable focus, at once critical and sympathetic. . . . For all Stark’s unresolved contradictions, . . . her distinction as a latter-day woman of letters survives.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review<br /><br /></i></b> “Compulsively readable . . . [Geniesse] has done a thorough job re-creating the life of a woman many consider to be the last of the great romantic travelers.”<b>—<i>The Plain Dealer</i> (Cleveland)</b>
The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi: My Journey into the Heart of S...
by Kathie Lee Gifford

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

March 06, 2018

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<p>As a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God’s Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn’t until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek—along with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel—that she found the fulfillment of those desires.</p><p>Now you can walk with Kathie on a journey through the spiritual foundations of her faith:</p><ul><li><strong>The Rock (Jesus Christ):</strong> Hear directly from Kathie about her life-changing and ever-deepening connection with Jesus, the Lover of her soul.</li><li><strong>The Road (Israel):</strong> Explore dozens of ancient landmarks and historical sites from Israel, the promised land of God’s covenant.</li><li><strong>The Rabbi (God’s Word):</strong> Go beyond a “Sunday school” approach to the Bible by digging into the original languages and deeper meanings of the Holy Scriptures.</li></ul><p>As you journey through <em>The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi</em>, you’ll also find additional content from Messianic Rabbi Jason Sobel throughout the book. Jason’s insight into the Hebrew language, culture, and heritage will open your eyes to the Bible like never before.</p><p>Come! Begin your journey toward a deeper faith through <em>The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi</em>.</p>
The Monk of Mokha
by Dave Eggers

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

January 30, 2018

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<b><i>The Monk of Mokha </i>is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.</b><br /><br /> Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Germany
by DK Travel

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

February 19, 2019

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<p>The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this spellbinding country.</p><p>Admire art and architecture in Berlin, walk the medieval streets of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, visit the fairy-tale Schloss Neuschwanstein, sample delicious Riesling wines in the Moseltal, or stop off for a beer at the Hofbräuhaus--Munich's most famous beer hall: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Germany with this indispensable travel guide.</p><p>Inside <b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Germany</i></b>:<br />- Over 60 color maps help you navigate with ease<br />- Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need<br />- Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Germany designed for every interest and budget<br />- Illustrations and floor plans show the inside of icons such as the elegant Schloss Charlottenburg in Berlin, the engrossing Deutsches Museum in Munich, majestic Heidelberg Castle, and more<br />- Color photographs of Germany's historic cities including artsy Berlin and cosmopolitan Munich, historic sights, postcard-perfect towns, fairy-tale castles, breathtaking scenery, and more<br />- Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the country's history and culture, flora and fauna, literature, music and art, scientists and inventors, world-famous beers, medieval castles, traditional festivals, classic cuisine, and more<br />- Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Berlin; Brandenburg; Saxony-Anhalt; Saxony; Thuringia; Munich; Bavaria; Baden-Württemberg; Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland; Hesse; North Rhine-Westphalia; Lower Saxony, Hamburg, and Bremen; Schleswig-Holstein; and Mecklenburg-Lower Pomerania<br />- Essential travel tips--our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop, and sightsee, plus useful phrases and visa and health information.</p><p><b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Germany</i></b> is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Germany.</p><p>On a city break? Try our<b><i> DK Eyewitness Travel Top 10 Berlin</i></b>.</p>
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Italy: 2019 (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDES)
by DK Travel

Language

English

Pages

560

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<p>Discover Italy with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you've even packed your suitcase - step back in time in Rome, explore the stunning Tuscan countryside, dive into some pizza in Naples or ride the waterways in Venice. The <b><i>DK Eyewitness Guide to Italy</i></b> covers the must-see sights and the hidden backstreets, so you won't miss a thing.</p><p>- <b>Gorgeous, all-new color photography</b> so you can imagine yourself there<br />- <b>Reasons to love Italy:</b> incredible architecture, natural wonders, breathtaking beaches - what will yours be?<br />- <b>See Italy from a different angle </b>- 36 pages of fresh ideas for exploring this spectacular country<br />- <b>A year-long calendar of events in Italy</b> gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons<br />-<b> Expert advice</b> covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe<br />- <b>Over 70 detailed, color maps</b> help you navigate the country with ease<br />- <b>Expert tips</b> to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds<br />- <b>The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop</b><br />- <b>Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries</b> take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route<br />- <b>Hand-drawn illustrations</b> show the inside of the must-see attractions, including Venice's Basilica di San Marco, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Vatican<br />- <b>Covers </b>Venice; the Veneto and Friuli; Trentino-Alto Adige; Milan; Lombardy and the Lakes; Valle d'Aosta and Piedmont; Liguria; Rome; Lazio; Florence; Tuscany; Umbria; Le Marche; Emilia-Romagna; Naples; Campania; Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia; Basilicata and Calabria; Sicily; and Sardinia </p><p><b>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Italy</b> is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.</p><p>Traveling with kids? Try our <b>DK Eyewitness Family Guide to Italy</b>.</p>
Instant Pot Easy Cookbook #2019: 500 Simple and Delicious Instan...
by Carla Houston

Language

English

Pages

619

Publication Date

March 13, 2019

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<h1> If you are looking for a proper guide for every kind of food which you can cook in Instant Pot you should have this cookbook in your collection. All the recipes are easy to make with the simple ingredients. You just need to pick your favorite recipe and start making it now!</h1><br /><h2>This Instant Pot cookbook is perfect for beginner cooks and advanced users. You will be amazed at how it is easy to cook your favorite dishes with the Instant Pot</h2><br /><h3>This book is made to help ensure you get the most out of your Instant Pot. This cookbook is comprised of а delicious collection of recipes that are suitable for all tastes. Each recipe is simple to make, full of flavor, and offers а healthier alternative to traditionally fried foods. </h3><br /><h3>Throughout the pages of this book, you will discover а variety of sweet, savory, salty, citrusy, and other delicious recipes. These flavorful dishes are hand-picked to ensure you have а hearty collection of the best recipes on hand at all times. You are guaranteed to find а wonderful selection of traditional, modern and alternative recipes inside to suit any palette.</h3><br /><h4> In this book you will find the best 500 instant pot recipes under various sections such as: </h4><br /><strong><li> 500 Easy-to-Remember Instant Pot Recipes </strong><br /><strong> <li> Breakfast Recipes </strong><br /><strong> <li> Lunch Recipes </strong><br /><strong> <li> Poultry Recipes </strong><br /><strong> <li> Fish and Seafood Recipes </strong><br /><strong> <li> Meat Recipes </strong><br /><strong> <li> Side Dish Recipes </strong><br /><strong> <li> Vegetable Recipes </strong><br /><strong> <li> Snack and Appetizer Recipes </strong><br /><strong> <li> Dessert Recipes </strong><br /><br /><h3> Get fit, happy, and stress-free life by ordering this Instant Pot Cookbook right Now! </h3>
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Paris: 2019 (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDES)
by DK Travel

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<p>Find your corner of Paris with this essential travel guide to this beautiful city, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you there before you've even packed your suitcase - get a bird's eye view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower, admire the art at the Louvre and the Pompidou Centre, or take a stroll along the Canal St-Martin. The <b><i>DK Eyewitness Guide to Paris</i></b> covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing.</p><p>- <b>Gorgeous, all-new color photography</b> so you can imagine yourself there<br />- <b>Reasons to love Paris: </b>iconic landmarks, mouth-watering cuisine, lively local markets and haute couture - what will yours be?<br />- <b>See Paris from a different angle</b> - 26 pages of fresh ideas for exploring the city<br />-<b> A year-long calendar of events in Paris</b> gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons<br />- <b>Expert advice </b>covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe<br />- <b>Over 15 detailed, color maps</b> help you navigate the city with ease<br />- <b>Expert tips</b> to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds<br />- <b>The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop</b><br />- <b>Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries</b> take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route.<br />- <b>Hand-drawn illustrations</b> show the inside of the must-see attractions, including Notre-Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, the Sacré-Coeur and the Panthéon<br />- <b>Covers </b>Île de la Cité and Île St-Louis; the Marais; Bastille and Oberkampf; République and Canal St-Martin; Belleville and Ménilmontant; La Villette; Montmartre and Pigalle; Opéra and Grands Boulevards; Louvre and Les Halles; Eiffel Tower and Invalides; Champs-Élysées and Chaillot; St-Germain-des-Prés; Latin Quarter; Jardin des Plantes and Place d'Italie; Montparnasse and Jardin du Luxembourg; plus sights beyond the city.</p><p><i><b>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Paris</b></i> is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.</p><p>Staying longer? Try our<b><i> DK Eyewitness Guide to France.</i></b></p>
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New York City: 2019 (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL...
by DK Travel

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<p>Find your corner of New York City with this essential travel guide to this great city, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you there before you've even packed your suitcase - step back in time at Ellis Island and Lower East Side Tenement Museum, get a bird's eye view of New York City from the Top of the Rock, or Central Park. The <b><i>DK Eyewitness Guide to New York City</i></b> covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing.</p><p>- <b>Gorgeous, all-new color photography</b> so you can imagine yourself there<br />- <b>Reasons to love New York City: </b>world-class museums, lively local markets, jazz and Jewish food - what will yours be?<br />- <b>See New York City from a different angle</b> - 26 pages of fresh ideas for exploring the city<br />- <b>A year-long calendar of events in New York City</b> gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons<br />- <b>Expert advice</b> covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe<br />- <b>Over 15 detailed, color maps</b> help you navigate the city with ease<br />- <b>Expert tips</b> to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds<br />- <b>The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop</b><br />-<b> Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries</b> take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route.<br />- <b>Hand-drawn illustrations</b> show the inside of the must-see attractions, including Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, the Guggenheim, Grand Central Terminal, United Nations, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Cathedral of St. John the Divine.<br />- <b>Covers </b>Lower Manhattan; Lower East Side; Chinatown, Little Italy, and Nolita; SoHo and Tribeca; Greenwich Village; East Village; Gramercy and the Flatiron District; Chelsea and the Garment District; Midtown West and the Theater District; Lower Midtown; Upper Midtown; Upper East Side; Central Park and the Upper West Side; Harlem and Morningside Heights; and Brooklyn, plus sights beyond the city in Upper Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.</p><p><i><b>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New York City</b></i> is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.</p><p>Staying longer? Try our <i><b>DK Eyewitness Guide to the USA</b></i>.</p>
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Amsterdam: 2019 (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUI...
by DK Travel

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<p>Find your corner of Amsterdam with this essential travel guide to this historic city, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you there before you've even packed your suitcase - stroll along atmospheric canals, reflect at the Anne Frank House, explore the Rijksmuseum, or relax in Vondelpark. The <br /><b><i>DK Eyewitness Guide to Amsterdam</i></b> covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing.</p><p>- <b>Gorgeous, all-new color photography</b> so you can imagine yourself there<br />- <b>Reasons to love Amsterdam:</b> world-class museums, canal cruising and funky street art - what will yours be?<br />- <b>See Amsterdam from a different angle</b> - 22 pages of fresh ideas for exploring the city<br />- <b>A year-long calendar of events in Amsterdam</b> gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons<br />- <b>Expert advice</b> covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe<br />- <b>Detailed, color maps</b> help you navigate the city with ease<br />- <b>Expert tips</b> to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds<br />- <b>The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop</b><br />- <b>Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries</b> take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route.<br />- <b>Hand-drawn illustrations</b> show the inside of the must-see attractions, including Oude Kerk, Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and the Museum Willet-Holthuysen<br />- <b>Covers </b>Nieuwe Zijde, Oude Zijde, the Central Canal Ring and Eastern Canal Ring, Museum Quarter, Jordaan and the Western Islands, Plantage, Noord, plus sights beyond the city.</p><p><b>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Amsterdam</b> is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.</p><p>Planning a shorter break? Try our <b>DK Eyewitness Top 10 Amsterdam</b> guide.</p>
In A Time Of Monsters: Travels Through a Middle East in Revolt
by Emma Sky

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English

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Publication Date

February 07, 2019

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<p><b>Returning to the UK in September 2010 after serving in Iraq as the political adviser to the top American general, Emma Sky felt no sense of homecoming. She soon found herself back in the Middle East travelling through a region in revolt. </b><br /><b></b> <br /><i>In A Time of Monsters</i> bears witness to the demands of young people for dignity and justice during the Arab Spring; the inability of sclerotic regimes to reform; the descent of Syria into civil war; the rise of the Islamic State; and the flight of refugees to Europe. With deep empathy for its people and an extensive understanding of the Middle East, Sky makes a complex region more comprehensible. </p><p>A great storyteller and observational writer, Sky also reveals the ties that bind the Middle East to the West and how blowback from our interventions in the region contributed to the British vote to leave the European Union and to the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.</p>

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