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31°104° NE - Guadalupe Peak, Texas Backcountry Atlas (Topo) (Te...
by BaseImage Publishing

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English

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Publication Date

October 30, 2019

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The BaseImage enhanced topographic atlas brings USGS topos to a new level. With our 3D shaded-relief effects and extensive color enhancements, you can see everything more clearly. Find all the best spots with upgraded point of interest and trail information. Whether you're hiking, hunting, biking, fishing, snowmobiling, backpacking, bikepacking, geocaching, or just out wandering, this is the map for you.<br /><br />31°104° NE Atlas Coverage: 1010 sq miles approximately, or 1/2 degree of latitude and longitude at a scale of 1:25,000. This PDF was created from an Adobe canvas size of 8.3'' x 11.7'' (A4) at 1:25,000 scale.
"The Devil's to Pay": John Buford at Gettysburg: A History and Wa...
by Eric J. Wittenberg

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English

Pages

289

Publication Date

October 19, 2014

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<b>An award-winning Civil War historian’s profile of the brilliant Union cavalry officer and the strategies he employed to prevent catastrophe at Gettysburg.</b><br />  <br /> The Battle of Gettysburg turned the tide of the Civil War. But the outcome of the decisive confrontation between North and South might have been dramatically different if not for the actions of Brig. Gen. John Buford, commander of the Union army’s First Cavalry Division.<br />  <br /> An award-winning chronicler of America’s War between the States and author of more than a dozen acclaimed works of historical scholarship, Eric J. Wittenberg now focuses on the iconic commanding officer known to his troops as “Honest John” and “Old Steadfast.” Wittenberg describes in fascinating detail the brilliant maneuvers Buford undertook to keep Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army at bay and later rescue what remained of the devastated First and Eleventh Corps.<i>”The Devil’s to Pay” </i>celebrates the stunning military achievements of an unparalleled tactical genius at the onset of the Gettysburg Campaign and paints an unforgettable portrait of a quiet, unassuming cavalryman who recognized a possible disaster in the making and took bold action to avert it.<br />  <br /> Based on a wealth of information from primary sources, <i>“The Devil’s to Pay” </i>includes pages of illustrations, maps, and photographs, as well as a walking and driving tour of the battlefield sites where America’s history was made at a staggeringly high cost in blood. A comprehensive tactical study that is both scholarly and eminently accessible, it is an essential addition to the library of any Civil War enthusiast.
Rick Steves Rome 2020 (Rick Steves Travel Guide)
by , Gene Openshaw

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English

Pages

628

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<b>Explore ancient ruins and view Renaissance masterpieces in this truly modern Eternal City. Inside <i>Rick Steves Rome 2020</i> you'll find:</b><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for spending <b>a week or more</b> exploring Rome</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems,</b> from the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel to corner trattorias, cozy wine bars, and the perfect scoop of gelato</li><li><b>How to connect with local culture: </b>Indulge in the Italian happy hour tradition of <i>aperitivo</i>, savor a plate of <i>cacio e pepe</i>, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match</li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and experience <i>la dolce far niente</i></b></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours </b>of lively neighborhoods and sights like the Roman Forum, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Vatican Museums</li><li><b>Detailed neighborhood maps</b> and <b>a fold-out city map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources </b>including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 500 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information </b>on Central Rome, Vatican City, Trastevere, and more, plus day trips to Ostia Antica, Tivoli, Naples, and Pompeii</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Rome 2020</i>.</b><br />Spending just a few days in the city? Try <i>Rick Steves Pocket Rome</i>.
Did You Know This About World War II?: The Most Interesting Trivi...
by Bill O'Neill

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English

Pages

122

Publication Date

October 07, 2019

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<p>Would you like to learn more about World War II? How much do you really know about World War II? There’s so much more to learn about World War II beyond what you probably learned in class or what you will get from a standard history book.<br /><br /><strong>In this book, you’ll find the answers to the following questions: </strong><br /></p><ul><li>What was “Operation Werewolf”?</li><li>What role did Jeep, Mitsubishi, and Volkswagen play in the war?</li><li>How many people died in the little talked about Battle of Luxembourg?</li><li>Who was the “Sky Samurai”?</li><li>When did the 82<sup>nd</sup> Airborne Division form?</li><li>Who were the two most famous female pilots of World War II?</li><li>Why does the name “Quisling” mean traitor?</li></ul><p><strong>And so much more!<br /></strong><br />This book is packed with trivia facts about World War II and written in way that not only teaches you about some of the lesser known facts about the most important war of the twentieth century, but also to test you on your knowledge of those facts. Some of the facts are surprising, some of them are strange, but all of them are fascinating and will keep you glued to the page wanting to read more! You’ll learn everything you could have wondered about World War II and then some.<br /><br />You might think you already know a lot about World War II, but I guarantee that the World War II Quiz Book will introduce you to new facts, people, and events. It will be like you were there fighting the battles on the Eastern Front, North Africa, and the Pacific.<br /><br />So, what are you waiting for? Open the pages of this book and discover the things you never learned about the Second World War but wish you had.</p>
Rick Steves Sicily
by , Sarah Murdoch

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English

Pages

500

Publication Date

April 16, 2019

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<b>Swim in the sparkling Mediterranean, marvel at the peak of Mount Etna, and get to know this region's timeless charm: with Rick Steves on your side, Sicily can be yours!</b><b><br /></b><b>Inside <i>Rick Steves Sicily</i> you'll find:</b><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for spending <b>a week or more</b> exploring Sicily</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems, </b>from Mount Etna and the Byzantine mosaics of Monreale to the Ballarò street market and Siracusa's puppet museum<br /></li><li><b>How to connect with culture: </b>Savor seafood-centric cuisine made from ancient recipes, catch an opera performance at the Teatro Massimo, or sample authentic Marsala wine</li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax</b> with a glass of local Nero d'Avola<br /></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums </li><li><b>Detailed maps</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, a historical overview, and useful Italian phrases<br /></li><li><b>Over 350 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Complete, up-to-date information</b> on Palermo, Cefalù, Trapani and the West Coast, Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples, Ragusa and the Southeast, Catania, Taormina, and more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Sicily</i>.</b>
Rick Steves Pocket Paris
by , Gene Openshaw

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

May 28, 2019

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<b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves! This colorful, compact guidebook is perfect for spending a week or less in Paris:</b><ul><li><b>City walks and tours:</b> Six detailed tours and walks showcase Paris's essential sights, including the Louvre, the Orsay Museum, a stroll along the Left Bank, and more</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on what experiences are worth your time and money</li><li><b>What to eat and where to stay: </b>Sip <i>café au lait</i> at a sidewalk café, chat with locals over a picnic of camembert and rosé, and admire the lights of the Eiffel Tower from your balcony</li><li><b>Day-by-day itineraries </b>to help you prioritize your time</li><li><b>A detailed, detachable fold-out map,</b> plus museum and city maps throughout</li><li><b>Full-color, portable, and slim </b>for exploring on-the-go</li><li><b>Trip-planning practicalities</b> like when to go, how to get around on the Métro, basic French phrases, and more</li></ul><b>Lightweight yet packed with valuable insight into Paris's history and culture, <i>Rick Steves Pocket Paris </i>truly is a tour guide in your pocket.</b><br />Expanding your trip? Try <i>Rick Steves France</i>!
The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesi...
by Thucydides

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English

Pages

752

Publication Date

September 10, 1998

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Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and indeed it is the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2,000 years, <i>The Peloponnesian War</i> is a mine of military, moral, political, and philosophical wisdom.<br /><br />Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and indeed it is the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2,000 years, <i>The Peloponnesian War</i> is a mine of military, moral, political, and philosophical wisdom.<br /> <br />However, this classic book has long presented obstacles to the uninitiated reader. Robert Strassler's new edition removes these obstacles by providing a new coherence to the narrative overall, and by effectively reconstructing the lost cultural context that Thucydides shared with his original audience. Based on the venerable Richard Crawley translation, updated and revised for modern readers. <i>The Landmark Thucydides</i> includes a vast array of superbly designed and presented maps, brief informative appendices by outstanding classical scholars on subjects of special relevance to the text, explanatory marginal notes on each page, an index of unprecedented subtlety, and numerous other useful features.<br /> <br />In any list of the Great Books of Western Civilization, <i>The Peloponnesian War</i> stands near the top. This authoritative new edition will ensure that its greatness is appreciated by future generations.
DK Eyewitness Egypt (Travel Guide)
by DK Eyewitness Travel

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English

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Publication Date

February 02, 2016

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<p><b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt</i></b> is your in-depth guide to the very best of the oldest tourist destination on Earth.</p><p> Take day trips and excursions to see ancient pyramids, visit the monuments of the Nile Valley and the souks, mosques and madrassas of Islamic Cairo, experience local festivals and markets, and don't miss out on the delicious street food.</p><p> Discover <b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt</i></b>.</p><p>+ Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.<br />+ Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.<br />+ Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.<br />+ Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.<br />+ Area maps marked with sights.<br />+ Detailed city map of Cairo includes street finder indexes for easy navigation.<br />+ Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.<br />+ Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.</p><p> With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, <b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt</i></b> truly shows you this country as no one else can.</p>
Champion Hill: Decisive Battle for Vicksburg
by Timothy B. Smith

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English

Pages

532

Publication Date

August 19, 2004

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<b>The Mississippi battle between Grant’s and Pemberton’s forces that sealed Vicksburg’s fate.</b><br />  <br /> The Battle of Champion Hill was the decisive land engagement of the Vicksburg Campaign. The fighting on May 16, 1863, took place just twenty miles east of the river city, where the advance of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s Federal army attacked Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton’s hastily gathered Confederates.<br />  <br /> The bloody fighting seesawed back and forth until superior Union leadership broke apart the Southern line, sending Pemberton’s army into headlong retreat. The victory on Mississippi’s wooded hills sealed the fate of both Vicksburg and her large field army, propelled Grant into the national spotlight, and earned him the command of the entire US armed forces.<br />  <br /> Timothy Smith, a historian for the National Park Service, has written the definitive account of this long-overlooked battle. This book, winner of a nonfiction prize from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, is grounded upon years of primary research, rich in analysis and strategic and tactical action, and a compelling read.
"Lee is Trapped, and Must be Taken": Eleven Fateful Days after Ge...
by , Richard R. Schaus

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English

Pages

358

Publication Date

August 19, 2019

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WINNER OF THE EDWIN C. BEARSS SCHOLARLY RESEARCH AWARD<br /><br />Countless books have examined the battle of Gettysburg, but the retreat of the armies to the Potomac River and beyond has not been as thoroughly covered. “Lee is Trapped, and Must be Taken”: Eleven Fateful Days after Gettysburg: July 4 to July 14, 1863, by Thomas J. Ryan and Richard R. Schaus goes a long way toward rectifying this oversight.<br /><br />This comprehensive study focuses on the immediate aftermath of the battle and addresses how Maj. Gen. George G. Meade organized and motivated his Army of the Potomac in response to President Abraham Lincoln’s mandate to bring about the “literal or substantial destruction” of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s retreating Army of Northern Virginia. As far as the president was concerned, if Meade aggressively pursued and confronted Lee before he could escape across the flooded Potomac River, “the rebellion would be over.”<br /><br />The long and bloody three-day battle exhausted both armies. Their respective commanders faced difficult tasks, including the rallying of their troops for more marching and fighting. Lee had to keep his army organized and motivated enough to conduct an orderly withdrawal away from the field. Meade faced the same organizational and motivational challenges, while assessing the condition of his victorious but heavily damaged army, to determine if it had sufficient strength to pursue and crush a still-dangerous enemy. Central to the respective commanders’ decisions was the information they received from their intelligence-gathering resources about the movements, intentions, and capability of the enemy. The eleven-day period after Gettysburg was a battle of wits to determine which commander better understood the information he received, and directed the movements of his army accordingly. Prepare for some surprising revelations.<br /><br />Woven into this account is the fate of thousands of Union prisoners who envisioned rescue to avoid incarceration in wretched Confederate prisons, and a characterization of how the Union and Confederate media portrayed the ongoing conflict for consumption on the home front.<br /><br />The authors utilized a host of primary sources to craft their study, including letters, memoirs, diaries, official reports, newspapers, and telegrams, and have threaded these intelligence gems in an exciting and fast-paced narrative that includes a significant amount of new information. “Lee is Trapped, and Must be Taken” is a sequel to Thomas Ryan’s Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign, the recipient of the Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award and Gettysburg Civil War Round Table Distinguished Book Award.

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