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  • Download E-books The Secrets of Rome: Love and Death in the Eternal City PDF

    By Corrado Augias

    From Italy's well known writer Corrado Augias comes the main interesting exploration of Rome ever to be released. within the mould of his past histories of Paris, ny, and London, Augias strikes perceptively via twenty-seven centuries of Roman lifestyles, laying off new gentle on a solid of recognized, and notorious, old figures and uncovering secrets and techniques and conspiracies that experience formed town with out our ever figuring out it. From Rome's origins as Romulus's stomping flooring to the darkish surroundings of the center a long time; from Caesar's unscrupulousness to Caravaggio's lurid genius; from the infamous Lucrezia Borgia to the seductive Anna Fallarino, the marchioness on the heart of 1 of Rome's such a lot heinous crimes of the post-war interval, Augias creates a sweeping account of the passions that experience formed this complicated urban: straight away either a city and a village, the place all human sentiment-bravery and cowardice, industriousness and sloth, company and laxity-find their interpreters and degree. If the heritage of humankind is all ardour and uproar, then, because the writer notes, "for centuries Rome has been the reflect of this historical past, reflecting with excruciating accuracy each element, even those who could reason you to stay away from your gaze."

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  • Download E-books Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Manhattan (Irreverent Guides) PDF

    By Ethan Wolff

    Frommer's Irreverent consultant to Manhattan is as brash and ballsy because the ny itself. you will get the immediately scoop on outdated chestnuts just like the Empire country construction, in addition to the thin on new hotspots resembling the graceful "neo-lounges" at the reduce East aspect. With the Irreverent Guide, you will turn into as cellular because the locals: a dim sum brunch in a bustling Chinatown ceremonial dinner corridor is simply a subway trip clear of a soul-food dinner in Harlem. become aware of one of many city's mystery offers: the loose trip at the Staten Island Ferry previous the Statue of Liberty. within the Irreverent consultant to Manhattan, the gloriously decadent urban that by no means Sleeps is made either plausible and deliciously fun—whether you decide to pursue the excessive lifestyles on the version hangouts and caviar bars or get down with the low existence at Punjabi tandoor delis and tacky karaoke bars.

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  • Download E-books Adventures on the High Teas: In Search of Middle England PDF

    By Stuart Maconie

    Everyone talks approximately "Middle England." occasionally they suggest anything undesirable, like a lynch mob of Daily Mail readers, and occasionally they suggest whatever stable, like a pint of ale in a sleepy Cotswold village in summer time twilight. yet simply the place and what's heart England? Stuart Maconie did not understand both, so he packed his Thermos and sandwiches and trigger to determine. Is heart England approximately culture and decency or closed minds and bigotry? Is it maypoles and evensong, or flooded industry cities and binge drinkers within the park? And is Slough relatively as undesirable as Ricky Gervais and John Betjeman make out? From Shakespeare to JK Rowling, Vaughan Williams to Craig David, William Morris to B&Q, Stuart Maconie leads the expedition—with lots of stop-offs for tea and scones—to observe the reality.

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  • Download E-books A Fork In The Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery On The Road (Lonely Planet Travel Literature) PDF

    Lonely Planet: The world's best go back and forth advisor writer

    A Fork within the street: stories of foodstuff, excitement and Discovery at the Road

    2014 James Beard Award Nominee and 2014 Society of trip Writers beginning Thomas Lowell commute Journalism Bronze Award Winner for go back and forth Book

    Join us on the desk for this 34-course dinner party of unique tales from food-obsessed writers and cooks sharing their life-changing foodstuff stories.

    The doubtful pleasure of a Twinkie, the hunger-sauced rhapsody of fish heads, the grand get together of an Indian marriage ceremony dinner party; the issues we consume and the folks we consume with stay strong signposts in our stories, lengthy after the plates were cleared. Tuck in, and bon appetit!

    Featuring stories from: James Oseland, Frances Mayes, Giles Coren, Curtis Stone, Annabel Langbein, Neil Perry, Tamasin Day-Lewis, Jay Rayner, Madhur Jaffrey, Michael Pollan, Josh Ozersky, Marcus Samuelsson, Naomi Duguid, Jane and Michael Stern, Francine Prose, Ma Thanegi, Kaui Hart Hemmings, Rita Mae Brown, Monique Truong, Fuschia Dunlop, David Kamp, Mas Masumoto, Daniel Vaughn, Tom Carson, Andre Aciman, MJ Hyland, Alan Richman, Beth Kracklauer, Sigrid Nunez, Chang Rae Lee, Julia Reed, Gael Greene

    About Lonely Planet: given that 1973, Lonely Planet has develop into the world's major trip media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, a collection of inspiring commute pictorials, literature, and references, an award-winning web site, cellular and electronic go back and forth items, and a committed traveler group. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally permits curious tourists to get off crushed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the areas within which they locate themselves.

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  • Download E-books Billy Connolly's Route 66: The Big Yin on the Ultimate American Road Trip PDF

    By Billy Connolly

    Britain's best-loved comic hits the main well-known street on the earth on an unforgettable journey.

    Billy Connolly, music-lover, biker, and scourge of the beige and bland internationally, has dreamed approximately taking a visit at the mythical direction sixty six considering the fact that he heard Chuck Berry belting out one of many maximum rock 'n' roll documents of all time. And now he is eventually had the opportunity to do it, traveling each mile on his personalized trike looking for the genuine the US that could nonetheless be discovered past the nation's freeways.

    Taking in either the basic icons and the hidden gemstones of the 'Mother Road', Billy additionally meets up with lots of the memorable characters who name it domestic. along with his intuition for an outstanding tale, and the infectious enthusiasm that has made him our most tasty nationwide treasures, Billy Connolly is the last word consultant to the final word highway journey.

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  • Download E-books Journey to Portugal: A Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture PDF

    By José Saramago

    From the misty mountains of the north to the southern seascape of the Algarve, the travels of Nobel Laureate Jose Saramago are a passionate rediscovery of his personal land.

    Setting off in his veteran motor vehicle, Saramago desires to shuttle to Portugal, in addition to via it: by means of making it his vacation spot the acclaimed author hopes to take inventory of his homeland because it hovers at the fringe of the fashionable global. he's no normal advisor - he avoids the "sights" in favour of a distant Romanesque church, a cobweb-ridden chapel, the neighborhood and the family - yet, together with his deep fount of reminiscence and erudite wisdom, every one come upon evoking the span of Portugal's background, he's anyone's inspiration of a pleasant vacationing spouse.

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  • Download E-books Berlitz: Hong Kong Pocket Guide (Berlitz Pocket Guides) PDF

    Hong Kong is an intoxicating position - interesting, mysterious and glamorous, there is nowhere fairly like this tiny nook of China. Berlitz Pocket consultant Hong Kong is a concise, full-colour commute advisor to this urban, choked with invaluable proof, inspiring images and convenient easy methods to assist you discover the simplest attractions and studies. It tells you every thing you want to learn about the most sights on Hong Kong Island, in addition to Kowloon, the hot Territories, the Outlying Islands and Macau. convenient maps at the conceal flaps assist you locate your means round, and are cross-referenced to the text.
    To encourage you, the e-book deals a rundown of the ten most sensible sights in Hong Kong, by means of an itinerary for an ideal Day within the urban - the place to devour dim sum, try out the neighborhood markets, get pleasure from an evening out, and lots more and plenty extra. The What to Do bankruptcy is a photograph of items to do in Hong Kong, together with arts, leisure, horse-racing, evening cruises and - after all - buying.
    In addition, there are conscientiously selected listings of the easiest inns and eating places and an A-Z of the entire functional details you will need.

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  • Download E-books In Siberia PDF

    By Colin Thubron

    As mysterious as its attractive, as forbidding because it is populated with warm-hearted humans, Syberia is a land few Westerners comprehend, or even fewer will ever stopover at. touring on my own, by way of teach, boat, vehicle, and taking walks, Colin Thubron traversed this sizeable territory, speaking to every person he encountered in regards to the nation of the wonder, whose common assets were savagely exploited for many years; a terrain tainted by means of nuclear waste yet packed with voters who either welcomed him and fed him—despite their very own tragic poverty. From Mongoloia to the Artic Circle, from Rasputin's village within the west via tundra, taiga, mountains, lakes, rivers, and eventually to a derelict Jewish neighborhood within the country's some distance japanese reaches, Colin Thubron penetrates a little-understood a part of the realm in a manner that no author ever has.

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  • Download E-books On the Shores of the Mediterranean PDF

    By Eric Newby

    Together with his trademark attraction and sharp wit, Newby leaves no stone unturned in his quest for splendidly distinctive and quirky wisdom to percentage along with his reader. Insightful, hilarious and sheer enjoyable, this can be an event to not be overlooked, via Britain's best-loved go back and forth consultant, and father of the style. 'Why do not you begin in Naples and move clockwise around the Mediterranean rather than speeding off in all instructions like a lunatic?' thankfully, Eric Newby his spouse Wanda's suggestion, and so starts the splendidly madcap experience, 'On the beaches of the Mediterranean'. starting throughout the Newbys' wine harvest in Tuscany, the adventurous yet disaster-prone pair stick with a direction utilizing each type of transportation achievable (public bus, taxi, foot, motorcycle, boat), from Naples to Venice, alongside the Adriatic to Greece, Turkey, Jerusalem and North Africa, from sipping wildly extravagant cocktails in San Marco to being cordially invited to Libya by means of Colonel Gaddafi.

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  • Download E-books Breakfast at the Exit Cafe: Travels Through America PDF

    By Merilyn Simonds

    What starts as a highway journey via the USA quickly turns into a trip of discovery into themselves and into the center of the next-door neighbour they concept they knew. For Wayne Grady, the fun of panorama and historical past is tempered by means of thoughts of racism and his circle of relatives roots. Merilyn Simonds, her ear tuned for the offbeat, unearths curious echoes of the ex-pat promised land she grew up with. jointly they commute opposed to the tide of yank heritage, following within the literary tire tracks of John Steinbeck, William Least warmth Moon, and Francis Trollope.

    Grady and Simonds adventure the splendors of the Mojave wilderness, the Grand Canyon, the Mississippi River, and the bayou’s of Louisiana and the Outer Banks and think about the influence of geography on tradition and of tradition on panorama. They notice the US from the skin, but consider unusually at home.

    Part travelogue, half exploration, half mid-winter love tale informed with wit and acuity via considered one of Canada’s most tasty literary undefined, Breakfast on the go out Cafe is a trip into the truth in the back of the cultural fantasy that's America.

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