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Great Escapes Europe the Hotel Book 2019 Edition

Author : Angelika Taschen
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From a 150-year-old Portuguese estate to Norway's Budsjord, last stop on one of the loneliest pilgrimage routes in the world, Angelika Taschen scours the European continent for the most beautiful places to rest your head. This updated guide profiles each hotel through postcard-ready photography and key information including directions, contact...

The True Story of the Great Escape

Author : Jonathan F Vance
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It shows the variety and depth of the men sent into harms way during World War II, something emphasised by the population of Stalag Luft III. Most of the Allied POWs were flyers, with all the technical, tactical and planning skills that profession requires. Such men are independent thinkers, craving open air and wide-open spaces, which meant than an obsession with escape was almost inevitable' - John D GreshamBetween dusk and dawn on the night of March 24th–25th 1944, a small army of Allied soldiers crawled through tunnels in Germany in a covert operation the likes of which the Third Reich had never seen before.The prison break from Stalag Luft III in eastern Germany was the largest of its kind in the Second World War. Seventy-nine Allied soldiers and airmen made it outside the wire – but only three made it outside Nazi Germany. Fifty were executed by the Gestapo.Jonathan Vance tells the incredible story that was made famous by the 1963 film The Great Escape. The escape is a classic tale of prisoner and their wardens in a battle of wits and wills.The brilliantly conceived escape plan is overshadowed only by the colourful, daring (and sometimes very funny) crew who executed it – literally under the noses of German guards.From their first days in Stalag Luft III and the forming of bonds key to such exploits, to the tunnel building, amazing escape and eventual capture, Vance's history is a vivid, compelling look at one of the greatest 'exfiltration' missions of all time.

The Temporal Expeditions Escape from Extinction Book I

Author : Yordie Sands
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Sandy Lombardia’s wealthy family pressed her into the field of physics, to join other family members in furthering the secret development of time travel technology. When a monstrous asteroid emerges from deep space on an impact course toward Earth, Sandy is chosen to launch two expeditions into the past. She is also chosen to lead an expedition of naval ships. The expeditions goal is to escape extinction; their mission is to prepare humanity for the future.

Hotel Bolivia The Culture of Memory in a Refuge from Nazism

Author : Leo Spitzer
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Desperate to escape the increasingly vehement persecution in their homelands, thousands of refugees from Nazi-dominated Central Europe, the majority of them Jews, found refuge in Latin America in the 1930s. Bolivia became a principal recipient of this influx — one of the few remaining places in the entire world to accept Jewish refugees after the German Anschluss of Austria in 1938. Some 20,000 refugees arrived in Bolivia, more than in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa — the leading British Commonwealth countries — combined. In Bolivia, the refugees began to reconstruct a version of the world that they had been forced to abandon. Their own origins and social situations had been diverse in Central Europe, ranging across generational, class, educational, and political differences, and incorporating various professional, craft, and artistic backgrounds. But it was Austro/German Jewish bourgeois society that provided them with a model for emulation and a common locus for identification in their place of refuge. Indeed, at the very time when that dynamic social and cultural amalgam was being ruthlessly and systematically destroyed by the Nazis, the Jewish refugees in Bolivia attempted to recall and revive a version of it in a land thousands of miles from their home: in a country that offered them a haven, but in which many of them felt themselves as mere sojourners. Hotel Bolivia explores an important, but generally neglected, aspect of the experience of group displacement — the relationship between memory and cultural survival during an era of persecution and genocide. Employing oral histories, family photographs, artistic and documentary portrayals, it considers the Third Reich background for the emigration, the refugees’ perceptions of past and future, and the role of images and stereotypes in shaping refugee and Bolivian cross-cultural communication and acceptance. It examines how the immigrants remembered, recalled and reshaped the European world they had been forced to abandon in the institutions, culture, and community they created in Bolivia. In documenting life stories and reclaiming the memories and discourses of ordinary persons who might otherwise remain hidden from history, Hotel Bolivia contributes to a major objective of contemporary historical studies. But it is also directly concerned with theoretical issues, increasingly evident in historical writing, focusing on the contextualization of memory and the interdependence – and tension – between memory and history. In reflecting on remembered experience, over time and between people, the ultimate objective of this book is to contribute to the historical study of memory itself. “A curiously inspiring corner of Holocaust history: the story is of how culture and memory survive, and change, in the shock of new surroundings.” — Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold’s Ghost “A form of doing history that offers fresh intellectual insights while touching the heart.” — Ruth Behar, University of Michigan, author of The Vulnerable Observer andTranslated Women “It is rare that a scholarly book reads like a novel. Leo Spitzer’s compelling Hotel Bolivia not only is beautifully written but changes the way we think about history... This groundbreaking book will become required reading in numerous fields, including Latin American studies, Jewish studies, diaspora studies, immigration studies, and ethnic studies.” — Jeffrey Lesser, Brown University, author of Welcoming the Undesirables: Brazil and the Jewish Question “Evocative, thoughtful, and otherwise impressive... Vividly introduces readers to a little-known aspect of refugee history during the Holocaust.” — Kirkus “A searing account of the Jewish refugees’ checkered experience... Part memoir, part oral history, Spitzer’s eye-opening study uses interviews with surviving refugees (now widely dispersed around the world), plus letters, photographs, family albums and archival documents to explore the trauma of displacement.” — Publishers Weekly

The Complete Works of John Muir Illustrated Edition

Author : John Muir
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This meticulously edited book brings you the complete works of an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America, known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks". This exceptional collection is comprised of Muir's travel memoirs, wilderness essays, environmental studies and personal letters. Contents: Books Picturesque California The Mountains of California Our National Parks My First Summer in the Sierra The Yosemite Travels in Alaska Stickeen: The Story of a Dog The Cruise of the Corwin A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf Steep Trails Studies in Sierra Articles and Speeches The National Parks and Forest Reservations Save the Redwoods Snow-storm on Mount Shasta Features of the Proposed Yosemite National Park A Rival of the Yosemite The Treasures of the Yosemite Yosemite Glaciers Yosemite in Winter Yosemite in Spring Edward Henry Harriman Edward Taylor Parsons The Hetch Hetchy Valley The Grand Cañon of the Colorado Autobiography The Story of My Boyhood and Youth Letters to a Friend Tribute Alaska Days With John Muir by Samuel Hall Young

Moon Provence

Author : Jamie Ivey
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From sweet-smelling lavender fields and beachside restaurants to rosé vineyards and truffle markets, Moon Provence reveals a feast for the senses. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries for exploring Provence at your own pace, including the best of the region in 7 days, a day in Aix-en-Provence, and more Strategic advice for art lovers, oenophiles, outdoor enthusiasts, and families The top sights and unique experiences: Marvel at the lavender fields in full bloom, stroll through a market of fresh produce and artisan-made goods, or explore Avignon's Palais des Papes, the largest Gothic palace in the world. Step into the world of Van Gogh's art in Arles, village-hop through the charming Petit and Grand Luberon, or have a gladiator moment in a Roman arena. Hike in Les Alpilles Regional Park, bike the ascent of Mont Ventoux, one of the most punishing climbs on the Tour de France, or just play a game of pétanque by the beach The best local flavors: Sip rosé where the wine was first created, try cured wild boar saucisson or a hearty bowl of daube de boeuf, and sample truffle cheeses Honest insight from Provence local Jamie Ivey on where to eat, sleep, and discover the true spirit of the South of France Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Focused coverage of Aix-en-Provence, The Luberon, Arles, Les Alpilles and the Camargue, Avignon and the Vaucluse, Marseille, and more Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, history, government, and culture Handy tools including a French phrasebook, customs and conduct, and information for LGBTQ, solo, and senior travelers, as well as families and travelers with disabilities With Moon's practical advice and insider tips, you can experience the best of Provence. Spending more time in France? Check out Moon French Riviera or Moon Normandy & Brittany.

European Hotel Directory M I C E

Author : Heinz Duthel
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European Hotel M.I.C.E Directory. Die besten Hotels in Europa. Les meilleurs hôtels d'Europe. Los mejores hoteles de Europa. I migliori hotel in Europa includes recommanded Hotels, Tourist and Business Informations The Best Hotels in Europe Directory is available in over 6000 Bookstores, online and offline and in the leading European B2B Corporations, Air-ports and selected Embassies from our directory: Deutsche Botschaften im Ausland Ausländische Botschaften in Deutschland by our publishing house: European Hotel M.I.C.E Directory. Die besten Hotels in Europa. Les meilleurs hôtels d'Europe. Los mejores hoteles de Europa. I migliori hotel in Europa includes recommanded Hotels, Tourist and Business Informations Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions Meeting planning is a sub-sector of corporate event planning, however it often gets grouped together under the acronym M.I.C.E (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions), which brings together a number of industry sub-sectors where the types of events are complimentary, share similarities, or are planned by the same type of event planners. Let's first examine meetings in isolation, then I'll move on to explain how this connects to the M.I.C.E sub-sector.

Mare Nostrum Our Sea

Author : Vicente Blasco Ibanez
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The World s Great Men of Music

Author : Harriette Brower
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Thoughts of an Old Man

Author : Harry L. Tabony
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Most readers will not like many of the historical and religious facts revealed herein, but that is the authors intention. He believes that our sorry state of affairs, particularly American peoples’ frustrating unhappiness emanates from false histories and beliefs. He says to you, if you do not agree good. You search for truth. But, for your own sake, and your own happiness, go find it. Just please stop living in a “hazy-bubble” created by other people. You are the sole owner of You. Your thoughts may be closer to truth than many great thinkers that you now admire. Stop swallowing opinions without verifying them. You may be Aristotle, if you force your own mind to think.