Rick Steves' France 2014

By Steve Smith, Rick Steves

You could expect Rick Steves to inform you what you really want to understand while touring in France.

With this advisor, you’ll discover sleepy villages, romantic hill cities, and cosmopolitan towns, together with Paris, Avignon, and great. Climb the Eiffel Tower, wander world-renowned museums, and dine at sidewalk cafés. Then get away to the sunny geographical region, the place you could discover castles of all sizes and styles or pedal your method from village to winery. With its Swiss-like Alps, Italian-style Riviera, and Germanic Alsace, France deals Europe’s maximum sort. an outstanding vin rouge is rarely greater than a walk away.

Rick’s candid, funny suggestion will advisor you to good-value lodges and eating places. He’ll assist you plan the place to head and what to determine, counting on the size of your journey. You’ll get updated strategies approximately what's worthy a while and cash. greater than simply studies and instructions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a travel advisor on your pocket.

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Direct Democracy in Switzerland

By Gregory A. Fossedal

Only one nation within the world--Switzerland--is an immediate democracy, during which, to an quantity, the folks go their very own legislation, pass judgement on the constitutionality of statutes, or even have written, in influence, their very own structure. during this propitious quantity, Gregory Fossedal stories at the politics and social cloth of what James Bryce has known as "the state that has taken the democratic thought to its furthest extent." the teachings Fossedal offers, at a time of dissatisfaction with the function of cash and privileged elites in lots of Western democracies, are immediately well timed and urgent.

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The Nineteenth Century: Europe 1789-1914 (Short Oxford History of Europe)

By T. C. W. Blanning

Within the 19th century Europe replaced extra quickly and extra appreciably than in the course of any previous interval. those six especially commissioned chapters by means of eminent historians provide the scholar and basic reader a special method of realizing the most advanced sessions of recent background, addressing the entire significant matters in Europe's political, social, financial, cultural, foreign, and Imperial history.

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England (Country Travel Guide)

By David Else, Joe Bindloss, Fionn Davenport, Etain O'Carroll

“Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Manchester United, The Beatles. England does icons like no different position in the world, and go back and forth here's a attention-grabbing mixture of well-known names and hidden gems.” – David Else, Lonely Planet writer

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Inside This Book…

7 months of analysis in England
9 authors
120 maps
108 various actual ales
Inspirational photos
Clear, easy-to-use maps
Pull-out urban map
3D plans of iconic sights
Comprehensive making plans tools
In-depth background

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Civil War in Europe, 1905-1949

By Stanley G. Payne

This is often the 1st account in any language of the civil wars in Europe through the period of the realm wars, from 1905 to 1949. It treats the preliminary confrontations within the decade earlier than international conflict I, the complicated idea of "European civil war," the impression of the area wars, the relation among revolution and civil struggle, and all of the person circumstances of civil warfare, with specified awareness to Russia and Spain. The civil wars of this period are in comparison and contrasted with previous inner conflicts, with specific consciousness to the standards that made this period a time of strangely violent household contests, in addition to those who introduced it to an finish. the key political, ideological, and social affects are all taken care of, with a unique specialise in violence opposed to civilians.

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Everything Is Going to Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour

By Rachel Shukert

“Shukert's sharp comedian turns careen smack into the center of our hearts."
Los Angeles Times


Everything goes to Be Great, is performer, playwright, comic, and writer Rachel Shukert’s hilarious memoir of touring via Europe in her twenties. She chronicles her younger navigation in the course of the haphazard enjoyable and debauchery of recent freedoms, and the starting to be pains that eventually accompany “adulthood.” lovers of Sloane Crosley and David Sedaris are going to like Shulkert’s tale, and her sharp, shrewdpermanent humor.

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Kings and Queens (Amazing & Extraordinary Facts)

By Malcolm Day

"Amazing & outstanding proof approximately Kings and Queens" finds a wealth of interesting truths approximately British monarchs from pre-Roman occasions to the current day. observe revealing tales in regards to the lives and personalities of every monarch and the way they've got formed background. stories of wickedness, greed, adultery and insanity make this advisor to Britain's kings and queens completely compelling. "The outstanding and striking proof series" provides fascinating, unbelievable and little-known proof and tales a couple of wide variety of subject matters that are sure to tell, take in and entertain in equivalent degree. short, available and exciting items on a wide selection of topics lead them to the precise books to dip in to.

Note: retail EPUB, comprises TOC/chapters.
eISBN: 978-1-4463-5411-7

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History of the Present: Essays, Sketches, and Dispatches from Europe in the 1990s

By Timothy Garton Ash

The Nineties. a unprecedented decade in Europe. At its starting, the outdated order collapsed besides the Berlin Wall. every little thing appeared attainable. everybody hailed a courageous new Europe. yet nobody knew what this new Europe could appear like. Now we all know. so much of Western Europe has embarked on the extraordinary gamble of financial union, even though Britain stands apart. Germany, peacefully united, with its capital in Berlin, is back the main robust kingdom in Europe. The crucial Europeans—Poles, Czechs, Hungarians—have made profitable transitions from communism to capitalism and feature joined NATO. yet farther east and south, within the territories of the previous Soviet Union and the previous Yugoslavia, the continent has descended right into a bloody swamp of poverty, corruption, criminal activity, warfare, and bestial atrocities reminiscent of we by no means proposal will be obvious back in Europe.
        Timothy Garton Ash chronicles this formative decade via a glittering choice of essays, sketches, and dispatches written as background used to be being made. He joins the East Germans for his or her decisive vote for unification and visits their former chief in felony. He accompanies the Poles on their roller-coaster experience from dictatorship to democracy. He uncovers the causes for financial union in Paris and Bonn. He walks in mass demonstrations in Belgrade and travels throughout the killing fields of Kosovo. sometimes, he even turns into an actor in a drama he describes: debating Germany with Margaret Thatcher or the position of the highbrow with Václav Havel in Prague. starting from Vienna to Saint Petersburg, from Britain to Ruthenia, Garton Ash displays on how "the unmarried nice clash" of the chilly conflict has been changed via many smaller ones. And he asks what half the us nonetheless has to play. occasionally he is taking an eagle's-eye view, contemplating the current try to unite Europe opposed to the history of 1000 years of such efforts. yet frequently he swoops to grab one telling human tale: that of a wiry previous farmer in Croatia, a newspaper editor in Warsaw, or a sour, attractive survivor from Sarajevo.
        His eye is sharp and ironic yet continually compassionate. heritage of the current maintains the paintings that Garton Ash all started together with his trilogy of books approximately principal Europe within the Nineteen Eighties, combining the crafts of journalism and heritage. In his advent, he argues that we should always now not wait until eventually the files are opened ahead of commencing to write the historical past of our personal occasions. Then he indicates the way it should be done.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Crusades and the Near East: Cultural Histories

By Conor Kostick

The crusades are usually noticeable as epitomising a interval whilst hostility among Christian West and the Muslim close to East reached an all time excessive. As this edited quantity unearths, even if, the period was once one that observed either clash and cohabitation.

Tackling such questions as no matter if medicinal and architectural techniques got here to Europe as a right away results of the Crusades, and why and the way peace treaties and intermarriages have been shaped among different cultures, this uncommon team of members show how the Holy Wars led at the one hand to a reinforcement of the ideals and identities of every part, yet at the different to a transforming into point of cultural trade and interplay. This quantity breaks new flooring in not just exploring the clash among the Christian and the Muslim worlds, but in addition the impression of this clash at the cultural evolution of ecu and close to jap notion and practices. employing the most recent scholarship and unique reports of the assets, this survey sheds new gentle at the cultural realities of East-West family and marks a brand new departure for reviews of the crusades.

Contributors comprise John France, Yehoshua Frenkel, Chris Wright, Natasha Hodgson, A.V. Murray, Sini Kangas, Léan Ní Chléirigh, Susan Edgington, Jürgen Krüger, Yvonne Friedman and Bernard Hamilton.

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The Age of Revolution: 1789-1848

This magisterial quantity follows the demise of historical traditions, the triumph of latest periods, and the emergence of recent applied sciences, sciences, and ideologies, with monstrous highbrow bold and aphoristic beauty. a part of Eric Hobsbawm's epic four-volume heritage of the trendy international, besides The Age of Capitalism, The Age of Empire, and The Age of Extremes.

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