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Rick Steves Best of Europe (Second Edition)

By Rick Steves
Authors:
Rick Steves
Hit Europe's can't-miss art, sights, and bites with Rick Steves Best of Europe!Expert advice from Rick Steves on what's worth your time and moneyItineraries for one to four days in the top destinations in England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and SwitzerlandRick's tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and avoiding tourist trapsThe best of local culture, flavors, and haunts, including walks through the most interesting neighborhoods and museumsTrip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get aroundOver 100 full-color maps and vibrant photosExperience Europe's Old World romance and New World excitement for yourself with Rick Steves Best of Europe!Rick Steves Best of Europe covers London, Paris, Provence, the French Riviera, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre, the Swiss Alps/Berner Oberland, Munich, Rothenberg and the Romantic Road, the Rhine Valley, Berlin, and Amsterdam
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Rick Steves Spain 2019

By Rick Steves
Authors:
Rick Steves
Walk the Camino de Santiago, run with the bulls in Pamplona, or relax on Barcelona's beaches: with Rick Steves on your side, Spain can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Spain 2019 you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to SpainRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from El Escorial and the great mosque of Córdoba, to medieval bars serving house-made madroño liqueur How to connect with local culture: Take in a flamenco show in Madrid, chat with fans about the latest fútbol match, or meander down winding streets in search of the best tapasBeat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a glass of sangriaSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museumsVital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place Detailed maps, plus a fold-out map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, Spanish phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on Barcelona, Basque Country, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela, León, Salamanca, Madrid, El Escorial, the Valley of the Fallen, Segovia, Toledo, Granada, Sevilla, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain's Southern Coast, Gibraltar, Morocco, and more

Rick Steves Provence & the French Riviera (Thirteenth Edition)

By Rick Steves, Steve Smith
Authors:
Rick Steves, Steve Smith
Stroll breathtaking coastlines, explore Roman ruins, and soak up the sun: with Rick Steves on your side, Provence and the French Riviera can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Provence & the French Riviera you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Provence and the RivieraRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the Pont du Gard aqueduct and impressionist masterpieces, to warm stone villages and cozy wineries How to connect with local culture: Relax at a waterfront café, dive into a bowl of bouillabaisse, and watch fishermen sail back to the harborBeat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a glass of Provençal wineSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed maps for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, a French phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downComplete, up-to-date information on Arles, Avignon, Orange and the Côtes du Rhône, Nice, Monaco, Antibes, the Inland Riviera, and moreMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Provence & the French Riviera.
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Rick Steves Ireland 2019

By Pat O'Connor, Rick Steves
Authors:
Pat O'Connor, Rick Steves
Wander rustic towns, emerald valleys, lively cities, and moss-draped ruins: with Rick Steves on your side, Ireland can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Ireland 2019 you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip through IrelandRick's strategic advice on how to get the most of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the Rock of Cashel and the Ring of Kerry to distilleries making whiskey with hundred-year old recipesHow to connect with local culture: Hoist a pint at the corner pub, enjoy traditional fiddle music, and jump into conversations buzzing with brogueBeat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a GuinnessSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and awe-inspiring sightsVital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, Irish phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, County Wexford, Kinsale, Cobh, Kenmare, The Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, County Clare, the Burren, Galway, the Aran Islands, Connemara, County Mayo, Belfast, Portrush, the Antrim Coast, Derry, County Donegal, and much moreMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Ireland 2019.

The Rude and Ridiculous Royals of Classroom 13

By Honest Lee, Matthew J. Gilbert, Joelle Dreidemy
Authors:
Honest Lee, Matthew J. Gilbert
Illustrated by:
Joelle Dreidemy
With over a quarter of a million copies sold, this accessible, bestselling picture book phenomenon about the unbreakable connections between loved ones has healed a generation of readers--children and adults alike--and has been updated with new illustrations and an afterword from the author. Now available in paperback for the first time!Parents, educators, therapists, and social workers alike have declared The Invisible String the perfect tool for coping with all kinds of separation anxiety, loss, and grief. In this relatable and reassuring contemporary classic, a mother tells her two children that they're all connected by an invisible string. "That's impossible!" the children insist, but still they want to know more: "What kind of string?" The answer is the simple truth that binds us all: An Invisible String made of love. Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach? Does it ever go away? This heartwarming picture book for all ages explores questions about the intangible yet unbreakable connections between us, and opens up deeper conversations about love.Recommended and adopted by parenting blogs, bereavement support groups, hospice centers, foster care and social service agencies, military library services, church groups, and educators, The Invisible String offers a very simple approach to overcoming loneliness, separation, or loss with an imaginative twist that children easily understand and embrace, and delivers a particularly compelling message in today's uncertain times. This special paperback edition includes includes vibrant new illustrations and an introduction from the author.

The Revolution of Marina M.

By Janet Fitch
Authors:
Janet Fitch
St. Petersburg, New Year's Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers' rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn.As her country goes through almost unimaginable upheaval, Marina's own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion and devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times. This is the epic, mesmerizing story of one indomitable woman's journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century.
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Rick Steves Barcelona (Fourth Edition)

By Rick Steves
Authors:
Rick Steves
Ramble down Las Ramblas, relax on Mediterranean beaches, and marvel at the sweeping curves of Gaudi's architecture: with Rick Steves on your side, Barcelona can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Barcelona you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring BarcelonaRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the mind-bending Sagrada Familia and the colorful Picasso museum to cozy bars with vermouth on tap How to connect with local culture: Explore the shops and hangouts of the medieval Old City, chat with fans about the latest fútbol match, or meander down winding streets in search of the best tapasBeat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a glass of sangriaSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, Spanish and Catalan phrase books, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downComplete, up-to-date information on Las Ramblas, Barri Gòtic, El Born, Eixample, Montjuïc, and more, as well as day trips to Montserrat, Figueres, Cadaqués, and SitgesMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Barcelona.
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Rick Steves Snapshot St. Petersburg, Helsinki & Tallinn (Third Edition)

By Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves
Authors:
Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves
In this compact guide, Rick Steves covers the essential spots of each city, including the Hermitage, the Church of the Spilled Blood, Linnanmäki (a classic amusement park), and Toompea Castle. Take a day trip to the Peterhof, stroll through Kaivopuisto Park, or visit the Kumu Art Museum. You'll get Rick's firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).
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The Real Meal Revolution: Low Carb Cooking

By Jonno Proudfoot
Authors:
Jonno Proudfoot
The Real Meal Revolution: Low Carb Cookery is the go-to resource for anyone who wants to cook better low-carb foods right now and for many years to come. It is a book that will teach you the fundamentals behind making any dish delicious by honing in on classic flavour combinations, basic cooking techniques and affordable, readily accessible ingredients. Low-carb eating is currently on trend but this is not a book that follows the eating trends of 'right now'. It is a book packed with lessons to last a lifetime. And every single recipe is low carb.This timeless and comprehensive guide to cooking well and eating healthily showcases classic flavour combinations; foolproof methods to bring out the best in any ingredients; foods that will help to ensure good health for life.This book comprises: 300 low-carb recipes; 20-40 cooking lessons; over 120 colour photographs; brief and to-the-point dietary advice.
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The Rise of Andrew Jackson

By David S. Heidler, Jeanne T. Heidler
Authors:
David S. Heidler, Jeanne T. Heidler
The Rise of Andrew Jackson recounts our seventh president's unlikely ascent to the highest office in the land. Born poor in what became the border region between North and South Carolina, Jackson's sole claim on the public's affections derived from his victory in a thirty-minute battle in early 1815 on the banks of the Mississippi River. A disputatious, often cruel man, he did not seem cut out for any public office, let alone the highest in the land. Yet he acquired acolytes-operatives, handlers, editors, politicians-who for more than a decade labored to make him the President of the United States, and who finally succeeded in 1828.The acclaimed historians David and Jeanne Heidler are the first to examine Jackson's rise by looking primarily at the men (and they were all men) who made it possible, among them future president Martin van Buren, the Karl Rove of his day; Sam Houston, later a leader of the Texas Revolution; and John Overton, Jackson's onetime roommate and romantic rival. They and other of Jackson's supporters published quaint stories of kindness, such as the rescue of the Indian baby Lyncoya. They made him the friend of debtors (he privately dismissed them as deadbeats) and the advocate for low tariffs or high tariffs (he had no opinion on the matter). They styled him the ideological heir of Thomas Jefferson, though he had openly opposed President Jefferson, and the Sage of Monticello himself had been openly dismayed by Jackson's popularity.The Heidlers have pored over the sources from the era-newspaper accounts, private correspondence, memoirs, and more-to tell a story of rude encampments on frontier campaigns and of countless torch lit gatherings where boisterous men munched barbecue, swigged whiskey, and squinted at speakers standing on tree stumps. Theirs is a tale of ink-stained editors in cluttered newspaper offices churning out partisan copy and of men pondering deals and pledges in the smoke-filled rooms of hotels and meeting halls. The Rise of Andrew Jackson is, in sum, an eye-opening account of the first instance of deliberate image-building and myth-making in American history-of nothing less than the birth of modern politics.Eventually, Jackson's supporters would be called Jacksonian Democrats and their movement would be labeled Jacksonian Democracy, giving the impression that it arose from an ethos espoused by the man himself. Yet as the Heidlers indelibly show, that was just another trick of the men trying to harness the movement, who saw in Jackson an opportunity not so much for helping the little man but for their own personal revenge against the genteel politicos of their day.

Rick Steves Paris 2019

By Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves, Steve Smith
Authors:
Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves, Steve Smith
Explore every centimeter of Paris, from the top of the Eiffel tower to the ancient catacombs below the city: with Rick Steves on your side, Paris can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Paris 2019 you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring ParisRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from Notre-Dame and the Palace of Versailles to where to find the perfect croissantHow to connect with culture: Stroll through open-air markets, take in the works of Degas, and practice your french with locals at sun-dappled cafés Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a glass of vin rougeSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums and churchesDetailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, French phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on the Historic Core, Left Bank, Opera Neighborhood, Champs-Elysees, Marais neighborhood, Montmartre, and more, as well as day trips to Versailles, Chartres, Giverny, and Auvers-sur-Oise

Relentless

By Julian Edelman, Tom E. Curran
Authors:
Julian Edelman, Tom E. Curran
Of the many storylines to the Patriots' incredible 2016 season, the continuing domination of the team's star wide receiver Julian Edelman was one of the most memorable. Not only did he break his previous personal record for most yards in a season with 1,106, but he also he emerged--on the front page of sports sections across the country--as the Patriots' hero after making an against-all-odds catch when the Patriots were losing 28-20 in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. Those two seconds in which Edelman seemed to defy gravity, diving forward to catch a football that had ricocheted off two opposing defenders before it reached the ground, will no doubt remain at the center of his legacy. And it should. Edelman had been preparing for that moment his whole life: over warm California winters when he would lead his brothers and sisters in a football scrimmage on not just Thanksgiving, but Christmas, too; at Woodside High School where he led his team to a 13-0 record as a senior; at Kent State University where as quarterback he led his team in passing and rushing as a senior, breaking his school's previous record for total offense; and on the legendary New England Patriots, where he worked with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick to develop his game and become a two-time Super Bowl champion. Taking readers through Edelman's childhood, NFL career, and two incredible Super Bowl victories, this book is the first-hand account of the making of a champion and an indispensable text on what is perhaps the most memorable win in Super Bowl history.
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Rick Steves Belgium (Third Edition)

By Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw
Authors:
Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw
Stroll through medieval squares with soaring bell towers and along quiet canals: with Rick Steves on your side, Belgium can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Belgium: Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring BelgiumRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the European Parliament and Flanders Fields to boutique breweries and cozy bars with perfect Belgian friesHow to connect with local culture: Lose yourself in the work of the Flemish masters, sample fine chocolates, and sip craft beers with friendly localsBeat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relaxSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed maps for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, Dutch and French phrase books, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 300 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downComplete, up-to-date information on Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, and moreMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Belgium: Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent.