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Author : Tom Parkinson
ISBN : 174059472X
Genre : Travel
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A 24-hour party town with a festival calendar to match, a majestic old city filled with grand cafés and lush parks, a fascinating history and cutting-edge arts and architecture - Berlin is hard to pin down and that's why you'll love it! Find the heart of this energetic city with our smart and stylish guide.

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Author : Washington Irving
ISBN : 9783845007304
Genre : Fiction
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In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee, and where they always prudently shortened sail and implored the protection of St. Nicholas when they crossed, there lies a small market town or rural port, which by some is called Greensburgh, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town. This name was given, we are told, in former days, by the good housewives of the adjacent country, from the inveterate propensity of their husbands to linger about the village tavern on market days. Be that as it may, I do not vouch for the fact, but merely advert to it, for the sake of being precise and authentic. Not far from this village, perhaps about two miles, there is a little valley or rather lap of land among high hills, which is one of the quietest places in the whole world. A small brook glides through it, with just murmur enough to lull one to repose; and the occasional whistle of a quail or tapping of a woodpecker is almost the only sound that ever breaks in upon the uniform tranquillity...

Are We Rome

Author : Cullen Murphy
ISBN : 0618742220
Genre : History
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Offers a compelling study that compares modern-day America to the rise and fall of ancient Rome, offering a series of warnings, nuanced lessons, and thought-provoking strategies designed to avoid the Roman Empire's fate.

Tony Wheeler S Bad Lands

Author : Tony Wheeler
ISBN : 9781741791860
Genre : Travel
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Written by the founder of Lonely Planet, asks the question "What makes a country evil?" and offers first-hand accounts of his travels in such rogue countries as North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Albania, and Afghanistan.

Around The World In 50 Years

Author : Albert Podell
ISBN : 9781466852938
Genre : Travel
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This is the inspiring story of an ordinary guy who achieved two great goals that others had told him were impossible. First, he set a record for the longest automobile journey ever made around the world, during the course of which he blasted his way out of minefields, survived a breakdown atop the Peak of Death, came within seconds of being lynched in Pakistan, and lost three of the five men who started with him, two to disease, one to the Vietcong. After that-although it took him forty-seven more years-Albert Podell set another record by going to every country on Earth. He achieved this by surviving riots, revolutions, civil wars, trigger-happy child soldiers, voodoo priests, robbers, pickpockets, corrupt cops, and Cape buffalo. He went around, under, or through every kind of earthquake, cyclone, tsunami, volcanic eruption, snowstorm, and sandstorm that nature threw at him. He ate everything from old camel meat and rats to dung beetles and the brain of a live monkey. And he overcame attacks by crocodiles, hippos, anacondas, giant leeches, flying crabs-and several beautiful girlfriends who insisted that he stop this nonsense and marry them. Albert Podell's Around the World in 50 Years is a remarkable and meaningful tale of quiet courage, dogged persistence, undying determination, and an uncanny ability to extricate himself from one perilous situation after another-and return with some of the most memorable, frightening, and hilarious adventure stories you have ever read.

Cloud And Wallfish

Author : Anne Nesbet
ISBN : 0763688037
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Slip behind the Iron Curtain into a world of smoke, secrets, and lies in this stunning novel where someone is always listening and nothing is as it seems. Noah Keller has a pretty normal life, until one wild afternoon when his parents pick him up from school and head straight for the airport, telling him on the ride that his name isn t really Noah and he didn t really just turn eleven in March. And he can t even ask them why not because of his Astonishing Stutter, but because asking questions is against the newly instated rules. (Rule Number Two: Don t talk about serious things indoors, because Rule Number One: They will always be listening). As Noah now "Jonah Brown" and his parents head behind the Iron Curtain into East Berlin, the rules and secrets begin to pile up so quickly that he can hardly keep track of the questions bubbling up inside him: Who, exactly, is listening and why? When did his mother become fluent in so many languages? And what really happened to the parents of his only friend, Cloud-Claudia, the lonely girl who lives downstairs? In an intricately plotted novel full of espionage and intrigue, friendship and family, Anne Nesbet cracks history wide open and gets right to the heart of what it feels like to be an outsider in a world that s impossible to understand."

The Bell Jar

Author : Sylvia Plath
ISBN : 9781772752359
Genre : Fiction
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The Bell Jar chronicles Esther Greenwood's internship at a popular women's magazine in New York City. When her hopes for a career as a writer are derailed Esther drifts into depression and contemplates suicide. This semi-autobiographical novel makes reference to many of the people and places in Plath's life and is one of the best-known novels of the 1960s. Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

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