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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 />
A Hand-book for Travellers in Spain and Readers at Home [Oxford W...
by Richard Ford

Language

English

Pages

1991

Publication Date

October 18, 2017

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"A Handbook for Travellers in Spain is an 1845 work of travel literature by English writer Richard Ford. It has been described as a defining moment in the genre.<br /><br />British tourists were travelling through Europe in increasing numbers and the need for guidebooks was beginning to be supplied by publishers like John Murray. In 1845 Ford, who had gained tremendous knowledge of Spain by extensive travel on horseback, wrote this account enlivened by humour and anecdotes.<br /><br />In Ford's obituary, commonly attributed to Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, ""so great a literary achievement had never before been performed under so humble a title."" Ford marked, with George Borrow the eccentric English traveller, an interest in Spain that would continue through the twentieth century on the part of British writers: Gerald Brenan, Norman Lewis and George Orwell were among the most eminent of these successors, with Jason Webster (the author of Duende, Andalus and Guerra) and Chris Stewart (the author of Driving Over Lemons) being contemporary.<br /><br />As of 1966 the book was still being reprinted.<br /><br />In 1855 Richard Ford also wrote ""Andalucia, Ronda and Granada, Murcia, Valencia, and Catalonia; the portions best suited for the invalid""."<br />
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 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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
The Pegasus and Orne Bridges: Their Capture, Defences and Relief ...
by Neil Barber

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

May 31, 2014

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<SPAN STYLE= "" >The glider-borne operation to capture Pegasus Bridge has an established place in the annals of warfare. Conducted by Major John Howard and his company of Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry it was a superbly daring, brilliantly executed 'coup de main' assault. Equally brave was the seizure of the Orne bridges by airborne forces and the defence against ferocious German counter attacks over a prolonged period.

The author who has a deep specialised knowledge of the area and period uses extensive personal accounts to tell this thrilling and inspiring story. He covers events and operations from Ranville in the East to Benouville in the West and this embraces the fierce fighting by 7th, 12th and 13th Parachute Battalions and reinforcements such as the Commandos, seaborne engineers and the Warwicks.

This splendid book will be enjoyed by those at home and those who are lucky enough to visit these historic sites.</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

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