By Patricia Jones
By Noelle Salmi
Those attractively priced, four-color courses supply dozens of local and thematic excursions, whole with hundreds of thousands of photographs and bulleted maps that paved the way from sight to sight. Day by means of Days are the one courses that support tourists arrange their time to get the main out of a visit. Full-color package deal at a reasonable rate big name scores for all resorts, eating places, and points of interest Foldout entrance covers with maps and quick-reference details Tear-resistant map in a convenient, reclosable plastic pockets convenient pocket-sized trim gains: San Francisco Waterfront, the simplest neighbourhood walks, Romantic San Francisco, and extra comprises local excursions of Chinatown, Japantown, North seashore, and Russian Hill beneficial properties day journeys to Sausalito, aspect Reyes, and the Napa & Sonoma Wine kingdom really good excursions function Romantic San Francisco, Hippie Haight, San Francisco Literati, and Golden Gate Park strolling or by way of motorbike
By Michael S. Reynolds
Michael Reynolds used to be the preferrred biographer of Ernest Hemingway. HBO’s movie concentrates on Hemingway’s years along with his 3rd spouse, the adventurous journalist Martha Gellhorn.
This ebook brings jointly Reynolds’s Hemingway: The 1930s and Hemingway: the ultimate Years.
By John Clifford Holt
Spirits of where is an extraordinary and well timed contribution to our figuring out of non secular tradition in Laos and Southeast Asia. usually studied as part of Thai, Vietnamese, or Khmer background, Laos continues to be a terra incognita to such a lot Westerners--and to some of the humans dwelling all through Asia to boot. John Holt's new publication brings this attention-grabbing state into concentration. With its evaluate of Lao Buddhism and research of ways moving political power--from royalty to democracy to communism--has impacted Lao non secular tradition, the ebook deals an built-in account of the entwined political and spiritual heritage of Laos from the fourteenth century to the modern period. Holt advances the provocative argument that universal Lao wisdom of vital features of Theravada Buddhist suggestion and perform has been seriously conditioned through an indigenous non secular tradition ruled by way of the veneration of phi, spirits whose powers are proposal to be successful over and inside of particular social and geographical domain names. the iconic effect of conventional spirit cults in Lao tradition and society has caused significant alterations in how the determine of the Buddha and the powers linked to Buddhist temples and reliquaries--indeed how all ritual areas and times--have been understood via the Lao. regardless of lively makes an attempt through Buddhist royalty, French rationalists, and so much lately through communist ideologues to get rid of the worship of phi, spirit cults haven't been displaced. relatively they proceed to persist and express no indicators of abating. not just have the spirits resisted eradication, yet they've got withstood synthesis, subordination, and transformation by means of Buddhist political and ecclesiastical powers. instead of decrease Buddhist spiritual tradition to a collection of easy commonalities, Holt takes a comparative procedure, utilizing his approximately thirty years' adventure with Sri Lanka to clarify what's specified approximately Lao Buddhism.
By Ian Mortimer
Preserving energy for over fifty years beginning in 1327, Edward III was once one in every of England's so much influential kings—and one that formed the process English historical past. respected as one of many country's so much illustrious leaders for hundreds of years, he was once additionally a usurper and a warmonger who ordered his uncle beheaded. A brutal guy, to ensure, but additionally an excellent one.
Noted historian Ian Mortimer deals us the 1st accomplished examine the lifetime of Edward III. the ideal King was once usually the instigator of his personal drama, but in addition overthrew tyrannous guardians as and ushered in a interval of chivalric beliefs. Mortimer lines how Edward's reforms made feudal England a thriving, refined nation and one in all Europe's significant army powers. perfect for an individual excited about medieval background, this booklet offers new perception into Edward III's lasting impression at the justice process, creative traditions, language, and structure of the rustic.
By Nic Sheff
In his bestselling memoir Tweak, Nic Sheff took readers on an emotionally gripping roller-coaster journey via his days as a crystal meth and heroin addict. Now during this strong follow-up approximately his endured efforts to stick fresh, Nic writes candidly approximately eye-opening remains at rehab facilities, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations approximately what it capability to be an adolescent residing with dependancy.
By James Axler
Treachery is to hand as Cawdor and his warrior survivalists are beset by means of pirates as they trip up the Atlantic coast. A violent hurricane unexpectedly plunges Krysty and Jak underneath the waves, and Ryan needs to take care of a self-proclaimed lord of the seas as he struggles to save lots of his partners.
By Bernard Cornwell
Bestselling novelist Bernard Cornwell returns to his renowned Richard Sharpe sequence with this eighteenth marvelous installment, which reveals his liked hero within the center of war-torn Denmark, attempting to shield the prized Danish fleet from Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitions.The yr is 1807, and Richard Sharpe is again in England, the place his profession turns out to have come to a useless finish. Loveless, destitute, and relegated to the menial initiatives of quartermaster, Sharpe roams the streets of London, brooding about a bleak destiny clear of the military. Then, all of a sudden, an outdated buddy invitations him to adopt a mystery challenge -- the supply of a bribe -- to the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Denmark is formally impartial, yet Napoleon is threatening an invasion with the intention to catch the robust Danish fleet, which may exchange the ships France misplaced in its disastrous defeat at Trafalgar. The British, fearing such enhancement of French strength, threaten their very own preemptive invasion, and Sharpe, whose errand appeared so uncomplicated, is trapped in an internet of treachery that may finish purely whilst town, which proposal itself secure, is subjected to a brutal and cruel bombardment.Sharpe's Prey -- the chronological sequel to Sharpe's Trafalgar -- unearths Bernard Cornwell on the most sensible of his bestselling shape, combining the meticulous old element and extraordinary conflict scenes he is well-known for with a plot that races at breakneck velocity towards the ultimate, bloody conflict that threatens to smash Copenhagen.
By Jules Verne
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