Where the Hell Am I Going? (Volume 1) by Brett H Snyder

By Brett H Snyder

In September 2008, correct ahead of his marriage ceremony, Brett Snyder misplaced his task. rather than leaping again into the task pool like a liable new husband, he hit the line for a 3 week event. In "Where the Hell Am I Going?" Brett Combines his snarky wit with introspection to create a really humorous and heartfelt learn. persist with alongside as he circles round the nation and actually and figuratively attempts to determine the place the hell he's, in reality, going.

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Briefe von Fidschi (German Edition) by Conrad Machens,Stephan A. Lütgert

By Conrad Machens,Stephan A. Lütgert

Conrad Machens (1856-1930), geboren in Ahrbergen bei Hildesheim, wandert 1878 von Hamburg nach Australien aus. Drei Jahre später siedelt er über auf die Fidschi-Inseln, wo er Anstellung in einem deutschen Handelshaus findet. Auf Vorschlag seiner in Deutschland verbliebenen Schwester verfasst er 1883 eine Serie von Briefen, in denen er über die exotischen Lebensverhältnisse in der britischen Kronkolonie berichtet.

Die von Conrad Machens ursprünglich für den Abdruck in einer deutschen Tageszeitung vorgesehenen "Briefe von Fidschi" werden hiermit anlässlich seines eighty. Todesjahres erstmals als Buch vorgelegt.

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Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas by Matthew O'Brien,Danny Mollohan

By Matthew O'Brien,Danny Mollohan

The catacombs of historical Rome served as homes of worship for Jews and Christians. The sewers of Paris yielded gold, jewels, and relics of the revolution. A slave exchange thrived in underground chambers alongside Portland's waterfront. Ukrainian Jews came across shelter from the Nazis in a process of caves. And millions of road humans lived within the subway tunnels of latest York urban. What secrets and techniques do the Las Vegas typhoon drains continue? What discoveries wait at midnight? what is underneath the neon? Armed with a flashlight, tape recorder, and expandable baton, Citylife writer-editor Matthew O'Brien explored the black and gray underworld of the Las Vegas flood-control process for greater than 4 years. underneath the Neon: existence and loss of life within the Tunnels of Las Vegas chronicles O'Brien's adventures in subterranean Vegas. He follows the footsteps of a psycho killer. He events with bare crackheads. And he learns tips on how to make meth, that artwork is most lovely the place it really is least anticipated, and that there aren't any pots of gold lower than the neon rainbow.

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Auf der Suche nach Schleswig-Holstein. Geschichte und by Hannes Hansen

By Hannes Hansen

Wo Schleswig-Holstein liegt, weiß doch jeder, sollte guy meinen, das braucht guy nicht zu suchen. Doch, sagt Hannes Hansen, jedenfalls dann, wenn guy ein Land entdecken will, das mehr bietet als den allerorts zwischen Castrop-Rauxel und Bombay vorhandenen Einheitsbrei aus gesichtsloser Architektur und zersiedelter Landschaft. Der bekannte Kultur- und Reisejournalist nimmt Sie in diesem zweiten Band mit an die Unterelbe, nach Dithmarschen und nach Nordfriesland. Im feuilletonistischen Plauderton erzählt er von den Schönheiten des Landes und lässt seine Menschen zu Wort kommen. So verbindet er Geschichte und Geschichten zu einer eindrucksvollen Reise in ein bekanntes, immer wieder neu zu entdeckendes Land.

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The United States During the War by Laugel,Auguste

By Laugel,Auguste

not like another reproductions of vintage texts (1) we haven't used OCR(Optical personality Recognition), as this results in undesirable caliber books with brought typos. (2) In books the place there are pictures reminiscent of graphics, maps, sketches and so forth now we have endeavoured to maintain the standard of those photos, in order that they signify adequately the unique artefact. even though sometimes there's yes imperfections with those outdated texts, we think they should be made on hand for destiny generations to enjoy.

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Look Away Dixieland: A Carpetbagger's Great-Grandson Travels by James B. Twitchell

By James B. Twitchell

As a boy, James Twitchell heard tales approximately his ancestors in Louisiana or even performed together with his great-grandfather’s Civil warfare sword, yet he by no means favored the nation and the occasions that encouraged a pivotal bankruptcy in his kinfolk historical past. His great-grandfather, Marshall Harvey Twitchell, a carpetbagger from Vermont, had settled in upstate Louisiana in the course of Reconstruction, married an area woman, and encountered a lot good fortune until eventually a fateful day in August 1874. The dramatic tale of the elder Twitchell’s lifestyles and close to assassination fuels the author’s pursuit of his family’s historical past and a real knowing of the South.

In glance Away, Dixieland, Vermont-native Twitchell units out from his present domestic in
Florida at the inauguration day of America’s first black president to discover the “real” South and to attempt to appreciate the reality approximately his illustrious ancestor. He travels in an RV from Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp throughout Alabama and Mississippi to Coushatta, Louisiana. As he drives during the center of Dixie, Twitchell types in the course of the prejudices he realized from his northern rearing. In trying to find the tradition he had held at arm’s size for therefore lengthy, he excursions small-town southern life—in campgrounds, cotton gins, church buildings, nation festivals, and squirrel puppy kennels—and uncovers a few basic truths alongside the way in which. particularly, he discovers that prejudices of race, category, and beliefs will not be constrained by means of geography. As one guy from Georgia satirically summed up North as opposed to South stereotypes, “Y’all are impolite and we’re stupid.”

Unexpectedly, Twitchell additionally uncovers proof approximately his great-grandfather and sheds new mild on his family’s previous. An enlightening, funny, and refreshingly sincere seek, glance Away, Dixieland finds a number of the adjustments and similarities that eventually outline us as a nation.

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Paris Berlin New York - The Color of the City by Wolfgang Hermann,Mark Miscovich

By Wolfgang Hermann,Mark Miscovich

within the age of intercourse and the town, whilst long island has been increased to the Mecca of the area, Wolfgang Hermann prefers to wander throughout the red-light district, immigrant quarters, undesirable neighborhoods and the docks. Hermann’s readers are faced with homeless humans, immigrants and the terrible. folks and their tales abound in his writing, even supposing Hermann’s terrible flâneurs should not granted the privilege of only walking and looking at, for encounters play a very pivotal function in his texts.
With an creation through Mark Miscovich.

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Gebrauchsanweisung für die Alpen (German Edition) by Bene Benedikt

By Bene Benedikt

Erlebnis-Kraftwerke und Skandal-Berge, Superlative und Geheimtipps – Bene Benedikt durchmisst die Alpen, vom Allgäu in die Dolomiten, vom Salzkammergut zum Montblanc. Immer wieder kommt er, der seit vier Jahrzehnten auch beruflich rund um die Welt auf Reisen ist, hierhin zurück. Er nimmt den Leser mit auf blühende Almen, schroffe Grate und Himmelsleitern, testet Gletschermusik und Firnabfahrten, kehrt in romantischen Stuben und High-Tech-Hütten ein. Er geht Klischees wie dem Alpenglühen nach, begegnet dem Steinbock, analysiert den Absturz am Berg und an der Schneebar. Er kennt die Stars der Szene und die Heilkraft von Obstler und Murmeltierfett, die Poesie der Gipfelbücher und die letzten Paradiese, die sich über 1200 Kilometer durchs Herz Europas ziehen.

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Italian Hours (Penguin Classics) by Henry James,John Auchard

By Henry James,John Auchard

"The allure of definite vacant grassy areas, in Italy, overfrowned through lots of brickwork which are honeycombed by way of the suns of centuries, is whatever that I hereby resign as soon as for all of the try and convey; yet you will be convinced that at any time when I point out any such spot appeal lurks in it." —Henry James

In those essays on travels in Italy written from 1872 to 1909, Henry James explores artwork and faith, political shifts and cultural revolutions, and the character of go back and forth itself. James's enthusiastic appreciation of the unprecedented aesthetic attract of Venice, the energy of Rome, and the noisy, sensuous charm of Naples is in all places marked by way of pervasive remorse for the disappearance of the prior and by means of ambivalence in regards to the transformation of nineteenth-century Europe. John Auchard's vigorous creation and wide notes light up the outstanding changes among the ancient, political, and inventive Italy of James's travels and the metaphoric Italy that turned the atmosphere of a few of his best-known works of fiction. This variation contains an appendix of James's publication experiences on Italian travel-writing.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts stronger by means of introductions and notes via uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Vacation Therapy by Melanie Hawks

By Melanie Hawks

Get swept away through holiday remedy, a heartwarming story of self-discovery in response to the author’s personal stories. A chronicle of affection, loss, and lifetime friendship, this insightful inspect human nature proves that usually it takes a visit world wide to discover your long ago home.

Anna and Alma were acquaintances when you consider that graduate university, after they vowed to go back and forth jointly every year. Anna, clean off a painful divorce, nonetheless struggles with guilt over relocating to a different kingdom together with her children. but she perspectives those journeys with Alma with a view to reconnect with herself, eventually hoping that they're going to open Anna as much as the potential of love as soon as again.

Their holiday culture kicks off while Anna and Alma win a spring holiday cruise to the Bahamas aboard a luxurious ocean liner. Anna’s foray into piece swimsuits and socializing doesn’t end up particularly as anticipated, notwithstanding, because the “cruise send” seems to be an outsized ferry filled with drunken collage kids.

Their subsequent journey reveals the 2 most sensible associates in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the place Anna’s inner conflict with herself involves a head. yet as she dances round an immense bonfire with the whole moon shining down, Anna starts permitting herself to stay within the second and eschew the phobia of judgment she has held onto so much of her lifestyles. From there, Anna embarks on a romantic yet ill-fated romance with a guy she meets in manhattan urban. Their affair takes her from Las Vegas to la, finally culminating in ultimate heartbreak.

Over the years, the ladies proceed their string of unique vacation trips. On their strategy to Puerto Rico and Vieques, Alma swoons over a guy who's truly Mr. Right—until it’s printed that he’s received a Mr. correct of his personal! In Thailand, the ladies spend time among girl clergymen, stopover at the Grand Palace, and prevent off on the island of Koh Samui. This quiet and contemplative holiday leaves Anna time to significantly give some thought to a dedication to a guy with whom she is carefully falling in love.

When Anna and Alma detect that their joint holidays must come to an finish for the following few years, Anna makes the daring determination to commute to Mexico on her personal. prior to giving herself thoroughly to a different individual, Anna needs to confirm as soon as and for all if she is safe adequate to by no means lose her voice in a dating back. Will her trip eventually come to a cheerful end?

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