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Rick Steves Pocket Rome
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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<div>Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.<br /><br />Included in <i>Rick Steves Pocket Rome</i>:<br /><br />Sights: the National Museum, Palatine Hill, Trajan's Column, Market, and Imperial Forums, Baths of Diocletian, Appian Way, St. Peter-in-Chains, Pilgrim's Tour of Rome, Jewish Ghetto, and Capitoline Museums<br /><br />Walks and Tours: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum Tour, Night Walk Across Rome, Pantheon Tour, Vatican Museum Tour, St. Peter's Basilica Tour, and Borghese Gallery</div>
Rick Steves Pocket Venice
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

August 09, 2016

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<b>Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a tour guide in your pocket.</b><br /><br />This colorful, compact guidebook includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in Venice. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.<br /><br /><i>Rick Steves' Pocket Venice</i> includes the following walks and tours:<br /><ul><li>St. Mark's Square Tour </li><li>St. Mark's Basilica Tour </li><li>Doge's Palace Tour </li><li>Frari Church Tour </li><li>St. Mark's to Rialto Walk </li><li>Rialto to Frari Church Walk </li><li>St. Mark's to San Zaccaria Walk</li></ul>
Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

220

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<div>Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.<br /><br /><i>Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam</i> includes the following walks and tours:<br /><br /><ul><li>Amsterdam City Walk</li><li>Red Light District Walk</li><li>Jordaan Walk</li><li>Rijksmuseum Tour</li><li>Van Gogh Museum Tour</li><li>Anne Frank House Tour</li><li>Amstelkring Museum Tour</li><li>Amsterdam Museum Tour</li></ul></div><br />
Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

June 14, 2016

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<div>Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” Each colorful, compact 280-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.<BR><BR><I>Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona</I> includes the following walks and tours:<BR><BR>• Ramblas Ramble<BR>• Barri Gotic and Cathedral Tour<BR>• Picasso Museum Tour<BR>• Eixample Walk<BR>• Sagrada Familia Tour<BR></div>
Secret Marvels of the World: 360 extraordinary places you never k...
by Lonely Planet

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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<P>Featuring communist bunkers, burning gas craters and at least one sponge-rock fluorescent grotto built by Polish monks, this book reveals weird and wonderful sights the crowds don't reach. </P><UL> <LI>We've all heard of India's Taj Mahal, but what about Karna Mata Temple? It's a building teeming with rats so revered they enjoy A-list treatment with daily offerings of milk and fruit. <BR> <LI>It's no secret that visitors to Berlin can see parts of its infamous Wall still standing in the city. Not so many people know that segments of the wall have travelled all around the world and can be found in places including Los Angeles, Japan and Iceland. <BR> <LI>Stonehenge is one of the UK's most popular tourist sites. So why not beat the crowds and head to Nebraska instead, where you can marvel at a Carhenge - a replica of the great monolith site constructed entirely from vintage cars. </LI></UL><P>This packed and fascinating title takes its readers on a journey through the world's lesser known marvels. Dive into an underworld of the planet's most surprising, fun, perplexing, kitsch and downright bizarre sights - and explore human stories and mysterious happenings that you won't find inside a regular guidebook. </P><P>From eerie natural wonders to historical oddities and bizarre architecture, this is a travel companion for the incurably curious. </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. </P><P><I>'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times </I></P><P><I>'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) </I></P>
Demolishing the Myth: The Tank Battle at Prokhorovka, Kursk, July...
by , Stuart Britton

Language

English

Pages

664

Publication Date

June 27, 2011

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<SPAN STYLE= "" > on 12 July. The combat on this day receives particular scrutiny, as Zamulin works to clarify the relative size of the contending forces, the actual area of this battle, and the costs suffered by both sides. The costs to General P. A. Rotmistrov's 5th Guards Tank Army and General A. S. Zhadov's 5th Guards Army as they slammed into 1st SS Panzer Grenadier Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, 3rd SS Panzer Grenadier Division Totenkopf and a portion of 2nd SS Panzer Grenadier Division Das Reich were particularly devastating, and Zamulin examinesA groundbreaking book when first published in Russia in 2005, now Valeriy Zamulin's study of the crucible of combat during the titanic clash at Kursk - the fighting at Prokhorovka - is available in English. A former staff member of the Prokhorovka Battlefield State Museum, Zamulin has dedicated years of his life to the study of the battle of Kursk, and especially the fighting on its southern flank involving the famous attack of the II SS Panzer Corps into the teeth of deeply-echeloned Red Army defenses. A product of five years of intense research into the once-secret Central Archives of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Zamulin lays out in enormous detail the plans and tactics of both sides, culminating in the famous and controversial clash at Prokhorovka on 12 July 1943. Zamulin skillfully weaves reminiscences of Red Army and Wehrmacht soldiers and officers into the narrative of the fighting, using in part files belonging to the Prokhorovka Battlefield State Museum. Zamulin has the advantage of living in Prokhorovka, so he has walked the ground of the battlefield many times and has an intimate knowledge of the terrain.<BR><BR>Examining the battle from primarily the Soviet side, Zamulin reveals the real costs and real achievements of the Red Army at Kursk, and especially Prokhorovka. He examines mistaken deployments and faulty decisions that hampered the Voronezh Front's efforts to contain the Fourth Panzer Army's assault, and the valiant, self-sacrificial fighting of the Red Army's soldiers and junior officers as they sought to slow the German advance, and then crush the II SS Panzer Corps with a heavy counterattack at Prokhorovka the nuts and bolts of the counteroffensive to see why this was so. <BR><BR>Zamulin does not exclude the oft-overlooked efforts of Army Group Kempf's III Panzer Corps on the right-wing of the Fourth Panzer Army, as it sought to keep pace with the II SS Panzer Corps advance, and then breach the line of the Northern Donets River in order to link up with its left-hand neighbor in the region of Prokhorovka. Zamulin describes how the Soviet High Command and the Voronezh Front had to cobble together quickly a defense of this line with already battered units, but needed to reinforce it with fresh formations at the expense of the counterstroke at Prokhorovka. <BR><BR>Illustrated with numerous maps and photographs (including present-day views of the battlefield), and supplemented with extensive tables of data, Zamulin's book is an outstanding contribution to the growing literature on the battle of Kursk, and further demolishes many of the myths and legends that grew up around this battle.</SPAN>
Rick Steves Pocket London
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

June 13, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a "tour guide in your pocket." This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, and an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities.<br /><br />Included in <i>Rick Steves Pocket London</i>:<br /><br /> Sights: the National Portrait Gallery, Courtauld Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Bankside Walk<br /><br /> Walks and Tours: the Westminster Walk, Westminster Abbey Tour, National Gallery Tour, West End Walk, British Museum Tour, British Library Tour, The City Walk, St. Paul's Cathedral Tour, and Tower of London Tour
Tomb of the Panzerwaffe: The Defeat of the Sixth SS Panzer Army i...
by , Maksim Kolomiets

Language

English

Pages

200

Publication Date

July 19, 2014

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<SPAN STYLE= "" >In March 1945 the German Wehrmacht undertook its final attempt to change the course of the war by launching a counteroffensive in the area of Lake Balaton, Hungary. Here, the best panzer forces of the Third Reich and the elite of the Panzerwaffe were assembled - the panzer divisions SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, Das Reich, Totenkopf, Wiking and others, staffed by ardent believers in Nazism and armed with the most up-to-date combat equipment, including up to 900 tanks and self-propelled guns. <BR><BR>At the time, this was considered a secondary axis for the Red Army, and thus the troops of the 3rd Ukrainian Front had to stop the German counteroffensive with their own forces and could not count upon reinforcements from the Stavka Reserve, which were needed for the decisive storming of Berlin. Relying upon their combat skill and rich combat experience, the Soviet troops carried out this task with honor, stopping the tidal wave of German armor and inflicting a decisive defeat and enormous, irreplaceable losses upon the enemy. The defeat of the Sixth SS Panzer Army became a genuine catastrophe for Germany, and Balaton became the tomb of the Panzerwaffe. <BR><BR>In this book, penned by two leading Russian military historians, this major defeat suffered by the Wehrmacht has been described and analyzed for the first time using data from both Soviet and German archives. It focuses not only on Operation Spring Awakening, but also describes the preceding Konrad offensives conducted by the Germans in the effort to come to the aid of the encircled and desperate German and fascist Hungarian defenders of Budapest. This edition is lavishly illustrated with over a hundred rare photographs of destroyed or disabled German armor taken shortly after the battle by a Soviet inspection team, besides other photographs and specially commissioned color maps. </SPAN>
Top 10 Vienna (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDES)
by DK Travel

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

June 02, 2015

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Customer Reviews
<p><b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Vienna</i></b> will lead you straight to the very best Vienna has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 ways to avoid the crowds.</p><p>The guide is divided by area, each with its own photo gallery and clear maps pinpointing the top sights. You also can view each location in Google Maps if reading on an Internet-enabled device. Plan each day with our itineraries and see the sights in individual areas. You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore every corner with <b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Vienna</i></b>, now with a sleek new eBook design.</p>
Top 10 Prague (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDES)
by DK Travel

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

November 01, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p>Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2016.</p><p>True to its name, <b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Prague</i></b> covers all the city's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.</p><p>This newly updated pocket travel guide for Prague will lead you straight to the best attractions the city has to offer, whether you want to explore the largest castle complex in the world, take a stroll along the picturesque Vltava River, discover the architectural pearls among the winding alleys of the Old Town, or enjoy some of the best lager on the planet.</p><p>Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of <b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Prague</i></b>.</p><p>+ Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Prague.<br />+ Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.<br />+ New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.<br />+ New typography and fresh layout throughout.</p><p>You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of the city's history and culture.</p><p>The perfect pocket-size travel companion: <b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Prague</i></b>.</p>

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