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The Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys

The Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys

Great Writers on Great Places. Volume II

  • Author: Klara Glowczewska
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN: 0143121472
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 434
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This second collection of travel writing from the award-winning magazine includes essays on the world's most amazing places to visit penned by travel luminaries Robert Hughes, Russell Banks, E. L. Doctorow and Pico Iyer. Original.

The Condé Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys

The Condé Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys

Great Writers on Great Places

  • Author: Klara Glowczewska
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780143112617
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 416
  • View: 9928
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The Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys

The Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys

Great Writers on Great Places

  • Author: Various
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101201827
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 432
  • View: 6579
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From the #1 travel magazine in the country, a collection of travel tales from some of today's finest writers Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with writers of the highest caliber: Russell Banks writes on the Everglades, Francine Prose explores the secrets of Prague, Robert Hughes takes us on a tour of Italy, and more. From the most beautiful gardens to visit in Japan to the best free things to do in Provence, this book is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Whether off to the other side of the globe or to their favorite reading chair, wanderers of every sort will find this book truly indispensable. Other featured writers and places include: Nik Cohn on Savannah Philip Gourevitch on Tanzania Shirley Hazzard on Capri Pico Iyer on Iceland and Ethiopia Nicole Krauss on Japan Suketu Mehta on the Himalayas Edna O'Brien on Bath Patricia Storace on Provence and Athens James Truman on Iran Gregor Von Rezzori on Romania Edmund White on Jordan Simon Winchester on Mount Pinatubo William Dalrymple on his pilgrimage to Santiago John Julius Norwich on the Vatican Jan Morris on Hawaii

The Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys: Volume II

The Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys: Volume II

Great Writers on Great Places

  • Author: Various
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110160364X
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 448
  • View: 3665
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Another spellbinding trip around the globe with some of today's most celebrated writers and journalists Condé Nast Traveler is the preeminent travel magazine in the United States, boasting a readership of 3.5 million. This second collection of the award-winning magazine's best travel writings, includes essays by luminaries such as, Robert Hughes, Russell Banks, E. L. Doctorow, André Aciman, Pico Iyer, and Edna O'Brien. As the world becomes smaller and ever more accessible, interest in travel writing is only growing greater. So whether readers are preparing for their own journeys or just indulging in an armchair adventure, this new volume of The Condé Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys will open their eyes to the world.

The Condé Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys

The Condé Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys

Great Writers on Great Places

  • Author: Klara Glowczewska
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780143112617
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 416
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Domestic Manners of the Americans

Domestic Manners of the Americans

  • Author: Frances Milton Trollope
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
  • Page: N.A
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Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

A Journey Through Yugoslavia

  • Author: Rebecca West
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453207465
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 1232
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Hailed as among the most important books of the twentieth century, Rebecca West’s magnum opus is a history, a travelogue, and a sociological study of Yugoslavia that examines how the past shapes the present In a breathtakingly wide-ranging journalistic work, West richly chronicles her travels throughout Yugoslavia in the 1930s, introducing vivid characters and illuminating details. More than a travelogue, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon connects the people and places West encounters to the long history of conflict that has formed national identities in the Balkans across a millennium of shifting alliances. West writes, “I had come to Yugoslavia because I knew that the past has made the present, and I wanted to see how the process works.” As profound, sad, and funny as when it was first published in 1941, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon interrogates the forces that continue to shape our modern world.

The Shadow of the Sun

The Shadow of the Sun

  • Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 0307367096
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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A moving portrait of Africa from Poland's most celebrated foreign correspondent - a masterpiece from a modern master. Famous for being in the wrong places at just the right times, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa in 1957, at the beginning of the end of colonial rule - the "sometimes dramatic and painful, sometimes enjoyable and jubilant" rebirth of a continent. The Shadow of the Sun sums up the author's experiences ("the record of a 40-year marriage") in this place that became the central obsession of his remarkable career. From the hopeful years of independence through the bloody disintegration of places like Nigeria, Rwanda and Angola, Kapuscinski recounts great social and political changes through the prism of the ordinary African. He examines the rough-and-ready physical world and identifies the true geography of Africa: a little-understood spiritual universe, an African way of being. He looks also at Africa in the wake of two epoch-making changes: the arrival of AIDS and the definitive departure of the white man. Kapuscinski's rare humanity invests his subjects with a grandeur and a dignity unmatched by any other writer on the Third World, and his unique ability to discern the universal in the particular has never been more powerfully displayed than in this work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beyond Numeracy

Beyond Numeracy

  • Author: John Allen Paulos
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030783333X
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 304
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From the author of the national bestseller Innumeracy, a delightful exploration and explanation of mathematical concepts from algebra to zero in easily accessible alphabetical entries. "Paulos . . . does for mathematics what The Joy of Sex did for the boudoir. . . ."--Washington Post Book World. First time in paperback.

Narrow Dog to Carcassonne

Narrow Dog to Carcassonne

Two Foolish People, One Odd Dog, an English Canal Boat..and the Adventure of a Lifetime

  • Author: Terry Darlington
  • Publisher: Delta
  • ISBN: 0440337569
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 336
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The hilarious and true story of two senior-citizens and their whippet dog who hatch, plan and carry out a “lunatic scheme” to sail from Stone in Staffordshire to Carcassonne in the South of France. From the Hardcover edition.

Venice is a Fish: A Cultural Guide

Venice is a Fish: A Cultural Guide

  • Author: Tiziano Scarpa
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1847651720
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 129
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Built on an inverted forest, paved with a tortoiseshell of boulders, Venice is a maze of tiny alleys, bridges and squares. Tiziano Scarpa wanders through the city, recounting the customs and secrets that only Venetians know. With everything from practical advice for aspiring Venetian lovers to hints at where to find the best bacaro, Scarpa waves the tourist in the right direction and, without naming a single restaurant, hotel or bar, relates the secret language needed to experience the real Venice. So ignore the street signs - why fight the labyrinth? Venice, the fish, is ready to swallow you whole.

Encore Provence

Encore Provence

New Adventures in the South of France

  • Author: Peter Mayle
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307522938
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 240
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In his most delightful foray into the wonders of Provençal life, Peter Mayle returns to France and puts behind him cholesterol worries, shopping by phone, California wines, and other concerns that plagued him after too much time away. In Encore Provence, Mayle gives us a glimpse into the secrets of the truffle trade, a parfumerie lesson on the delicacies of scent, an exploration of the genetic effects of 2,000 years of foie gras, and a small-town murder mystery that reads like the best fiction. Here, too, are Mayle's latest tips on where to find the best honey, cheese, or chambre d'hìte the region has to offer. Lyric, insightful, sparkling with detail, Encore Provence brings us a land where the smell of thyme in the fields or the glory of a leisurely lunch is no less than inspiring. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Walking the Kiso Road

Walking the Kiso Road

A Modern-Day Exploration of Old Japan

  • Author: William Scott Wilson
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834803178
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 288
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Take a trip to old Japan with William Scott Wilson as he travels the ancient Kiso Road, a legendary route that remains much the same today as it was hundreds of years ago. The Kisoji, which runs through the Kiso Valley in the Japanese Alps, has been in use since at least 701 C.E. In the seventeenth century, it was the route that the daimyo (warlords) used for their biennial trips—along with their samurai and porters—to the new capital of Edo (now Tokyo). The natural beauty of the route is renowned—and famously inspired the landscapes of Hiroshige, as well as the work of many other artists and writers. Wilson, esteemed translator of samurai philosophy, has walked the road several times and is a delightful and expert guide to this popular tourist destination; he shares its rich history and lore, literary and artistic significance, cuisine and architecture, as well as his own experiences.

The Man Who Ate Everything

The Man Who Ate Everything

  • Author: Jeffrey Steingarten
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307797821
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 528
  • View: 1995
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Funny, outrageous, passionate, and unrelenting, Vogue's food writer, Jeffrey Steingarten, will stop at nothing, as he makes clear in these forty delectable pieces. Whether he is in search of a foolproof formula for sourdough bread (made from wild yeast, of course) or the most sublime French fries (the secret: cooking them in horse fat) or the perfect piecrust (Fannie Farmer--that is, Marion Cunningham--comes to the rescue), he will go to any length to find the answer. At the drop of an apron he hops a plane to Japan to taste Wagyu, the hand-massaged beef, or to Palermo to scale Mount Etna to uncover the origins of ice cream. The love of choucroute takes him to Alsace, the scent of truffles to the Piedmont, the sizzle of ribs on the grill to Memphis to judge a barbecue contest, and both the unassuming and the haute cuisines of Paris demand his frequent assessment. Inevitably these pleasurable pursuits take their toll. So we endure with him a week at a fat farm and commiserate over low-fat products and dreary diet cookbooks to bring down the scales. But salvation is at hand when the French Paradox (how can they eat so richly and live so long?) is unearthed, and a "miraculous" new fat substitute, Olestra, is unveiled, allowing a plump gourmand to have his fill of fat without getting fatter. Here is the man who ate everything and lived to tell about it. And we, his readers, are hereby invited to the feast in this delightful book.

Visit Sunny Chernobyl

Visit Sunny Chernobyl

And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places

  • Author: Andew Blackwell
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
  • ISBN: 1609614569
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 320
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For most of us, traveling means visiting the most beautiful places on Earth—Paris, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon. It's rare to book a plane ticket to visit the lifeless moonscape of Canada's oil sand strip mines, or to seek out the Chinese city of Linfen, legendary as the most polluted in the world. But in Visit Sunny Chernobyl, Andrew Blackwell embraces a different kind of travel, taking a jaunt through the most gruesomely polluted places on Earth. From the hidden bars and convenience stores of a radioactive wilderness to the sacred but reeking waters of India, Visit Sunny Chernobyl fuses immersive first-person reporting with satire and analysis, making the case that it's time to start appreciating our planet as it is—not as we wish it would be. Irreverent and reflective, the book is a love letter to our biosphere's most tainted, most degraded ecosystems, and a measured consideration of what they mean for us. Equal parts travelogue, expose, environmental memoir, and faux guidebook, Blackwell careens through a rogue's gallery of environmental disaster areas in search of the worst the world has to offer—and approaches a deeper understanding of what's really happening to our planet in the process.

Conde Nast Traveler: 25 Years of Photography

Conde Nast Traveler: 25 Years of Photography

  • Author: Klara Glowczewska
  • Publisher: Editions Assouline
  • ISBN: 9781614280415
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 251
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A collection of beautiful photographs with commentary by the photographer and editor along with an historic note. Includes brief biographies of the photographers.

Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?

Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?

A Swashbuckling Tale of High Adventures, Questionable Ethics, and Professional Hedonism

  • Author: Thomas Kohnstamm
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 0307409902
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 288
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For those who think that travel guidebooks are the gospel truth. WANTED: Travel Writer for Brazil QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED Decisiveness: the ability to desert your entire previous life–including well-salaried office job, attractive girlfriend, and basic sanity for less than minimum wage Attention to detail: the skill to research northeastern Brazil, including transportation, restaurants, hotels, culture, customs, and language, while juggling sleep deprivation, nonstop nightlife, and excessive alcohol consumption Creativity: the imagination to write about places you never actually visit Resourcefulness: utilizing persuasion, seduction, and threats, when necessary, to secure a place to stay for the evening once your pitiable advance has been (mis)spent Resilience: determination to overcome setbacks such as bankruptcy, disillusionment, and an ill-fated one-night stand with an Austrian flight attendant As Kohnstamm comes to personal terms with each of these job requirements, he unveils the underside of the travel industry and its often-harrowing effect on writers, travelers, and the destinations themselves. Moreover, he invites us into his world of compromising and scandalous situations in one of the most exciting countries as he races against an impossible deadline. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Atlas of Cursed Places

Atlas of Cursed Places

A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations

  • Author: Olivier Le Carrer
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
  • ISBN: 0316353515
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Oliver Le Carrer brings us a fascinating history and armchair journey to the world's most dangerous and frightful places, complete with vintage maps and period illustrations in a handsome volume. This alluring read includes 40 locations that are rife with disaster, chaos, paranormal activity, and death. The locations gathered here include the dangerous Strait of Messina, home of the mythical sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis; the coal town of Jharia, where the ground burns constantly with fire; Kasanka National Park in Zambia, where 8 million migrating bats darken the skies; the Nevada Triangle in the Sierra Nevada mountains, where hundreds of aircraft have disappeared; and Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fuji in Japan, the world's second most popular suicide location following the Golden Gate Bridge.

Spain in Mind

Spain in Mind

  • Author: Alice Leccese Powers
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030749117X
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 400
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This spellbinding literary travel guide gathers poetry, nonfiction, and fiction about Spain by forty English and American writers. Here are letters and memoirs from Lord Byron, Edith Wharton, and Henry James; a poem about Picasso by E. E. Cummings; and a comic tale by Anthony Trollope in which two Englishmen mistake a Spanish duke for a bullfighter. W. H. Auden, George Orwell, and Langston Hughes record their experiences in the Spanish Civil War, Ernest Hemingway takes on bullfighting, Richard Wright is beguiled by gypsy flamenco dancers, and Calvin Trillin pursues an obsession with Spanish peppers. From Chris Stewart’s memoir of his rural retreat in Driving Over Lemons to Barbara Kingsolver’s idyllic portrait of the Canary Islands in “Where the Map Stopped,” the glimpses of another world in Spain in Mind will enchant you. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Altared

Altared

Bridezillas, Bewilderment, Big Love, Breakups, and What Women Really Think About Contemporary Weddings

  • Author: Colleen Curran
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307481352
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 384
  • View: 3745
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Original essays by Top Women Writers Julianna Baggott _ Curtis Sittenfeld _ Catherine Ingrassia _ Elizabeth Crane Lara Vapnyar _ Lisa Carver _ Carina Chocano _ Rory Evans _ Jennifer Armstrong _ Elise Mac Adam _ Janelle Brown _ Daisy de Villeneuve _ Meghan Daum _ Amy Sohn _ Samina Ali _ Farah L. Miller _ Gina Zucker _ Kathleen Hughes _ Jacquelyn Mitchard _ Ruth Davis Konigsberg _ Lori Leibovich _ Julie Powell _ Jill Eisenstadt _ Anne Carle _ Amanda Eyre Ward _ Amy Bloom _ Dani Shapiro Anyone who is intimated by the prospect of planning a wedding will laugh out loud and take solace in Altared. In this unexpected, heartwarming, thought-provoking collection, more than two dozen of our most perceptive and entertaining writers offer a wide range of takes on the modern wedding. It's all here. Fantasies. Realities. Fond memories. A few regrets. From planning it to doing it and everything in between. From the Trade Paperback edition.