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The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps
by Edward Brooke-Hitching

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<h3><strong>Discover the mysteries within ancient maps — Where exploration and mythology meet</strong></h3><p>This richly illustrated book collects and explores the colorful histories behind a striking range of real antique maps that are all in some way a little too good to be true.</p><p><strong>Mysteries within ancient maps:</strong> The Phantom Atlas is a guide to the world not as it is, but as it was imagined to be. It's a world of ghost islands, invisible mountain ranges, mythical civilizations, ship-wrecking beasts, and other fictitious features introduced on maps and atlases through mistakes, misunderstanding, fantasies, and outright lies.</p><p><strong>Where exploration and mythology meet:</strong> Author Edward Brooke-Hitching is a map collector, author, writer for the popular BBC Television program QI and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He lives in a dusty heap of old maps and books in London investigating the places where exploration and mythology meet.</p><p><strong>Cartography’s greatest phantoms: </strong><em>The Phantom Atlas</em> uses gorgeous atlas images as springboards for tales of deranged buccaneers, seafaring monks, heroes, swindlers, and other amazing stories behind cartography's greatest phantoms.</p><p><strong>If you are a fan of this popular genre and a reader of books such as <em>Prisoners of Geography, Atlas of Ancient Rome, Atlas Obscura, What If, Book of General Ignorance, or Thing Explainer,</em> your will love <em>The Phantom Atlas</em></strong></p>
"Lee is Trapped, and Must be Taken": Eleven Fateful Days after Ge...
by , Richard R. Schaus

Language

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.
Rick Steves Sicily
by , Sarah Murdoch

Language

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>
The Atlas of Boston History
by University of Chicago Press

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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Few American cities possess a history as long, rich, and fascinating as Boston’s. A site of momentous national political events from the Revolutionary War through the civil rights movement, Boston has also been an influential literary and cultural capital. From ancient glaciers to landmaking schemes and modern infrastructure projects, the city’s terrain has been transformed almost constantly over the centuries. <i>The Atlas of Boston History</i> traces the city’s history and geography from the last ice age to the present with beautifully rendered maps.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Edited by historian Nancy S. Seasholes, this landmark volume captures all aspects of Boston’s past in a series of fifty-seven stunning full-color spreads. Each section features newly created thematic maps that focus on moments and topics in that history. These maps are accompanied by hundreds of historical and contemporary illustrations and explanatory text from historians and other expert contributors. They illuminate a wide range of topics including Boston’s physical and economic development, changing demography, and social and cultural life. In lavishly produced detail, <i>The Atlas of Boston History</i> offers a vivid, refreshing perspective on the development of this iconic American city.<br /><br /><br /><br /><b><i>Contributors</i></b><br /><br />Robert J. Allison, Robert Charles Anderson, John Avault, Joseph Bagley, Charles Bahne, Laurie Baise, J. L. Bell, Rebekah Bryer, Aubrey Butts, Benjamin L. Carp, Amy D. Finstein, Gerald Gamm, Richard Garver, Katherine Grandjean, Michelle Granshaw, James Green, Dean Grodzins, Karl Haglund, Ruth-Ann M. Harris, Arthur Krim, Stephanie Kruel, Kerima M. Lewis, Noam Maggor, Dane A. Morrison, James C. O’Connell, Mark Peterson, Marshall Pontrelli, Gayle Sawtelle, Nancy S. Seasholes, Reed Ueda, Lawrence J. Vale, Jim Vrabel, Sam Bass Warner, Jay Wickersham, and Susan Wilson
The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesi...
by Thucydides

Language

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.
Rick Steves Pocket Paris
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

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>!
Rick Steves Pocket Italy's Cinque Terre
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

June 27, 2017

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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.
Rick Steves Pocket Prague
by , Honza Vihan

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

July 26, 2016

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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 Prague:</b> <br /><ul><li><b>City walks and tours: </b>Five detailed self-guided walks, including a walk from the Old Town Square to the Charles Bridge and tours of The Jewish Quarter and Prague Castle</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice </b>on what's worth your time and money </li><li><b>What to eat and where to stay:</b> Savor a traditional goulash stew, mingle with locals over a Czech beer, and stay in a romantic hotel in the Little Quarter</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, basic Czech phrases, and more</li></ul><b>Lightweight, yet packed with info on Prague's history and culture, <i>Rick Steves Pocket Prague</i> truly is a tour guide in your pocket. </b><br /><br />Extending your trip? Try <i>Rick Steves Prague & the Czech Republic </i>or<i> Rick Steves Eastern Europe</i>.<br />
Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails 4th Edition
by , Matt Peterson

Language

English

Pages

239

Publication Date

April 07, 2019

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Colorado’s top-selling 4×4 guidebook. 100 of the best 4×4 trails in Colorado. Completely redone 4th edition is more fun than ever. All trails south of I-70. (For trails north of I-70, see our Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails.)<br /><br />Whether you are a newcomer to 4-wheeling or an experienced veteran, we guarantee you’ll have fun. The book features 26 easy family fun runs, 32 moderate sport utility adventures and 42 difficult hard-core challenges. 92 trails are open to unlicensed ATVs, side-by-sides, and dirt bikes. The book features 8 new trails not in the previous edition. Six are on the Western Slope in the Grand Junction area.<br />Each trail features a turn-by-turn mileage log with GPS waypoints referenced to a custom map. The trail description includes an overview, a detailed rating, time and distance driven, highest elevation, contact phone numbers to call for trail conditions, best times to go and directions to the start.
Rick Steves Pocket Rome
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

220

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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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, 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

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