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On Bullfighting, A. L. Kennedy
1 A. L. Kennedy On Bullfighting
Anchor Distributors 2001 0385720815 / 9780385720816 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Anchor Books, Paperback, 2001, Book Condition: New; small remainder mark. One day, on the brink of despair and contemplating her own mortality, novelist A. L. Kennedy is offered an assignment she can’t refuse–an opportunity to travel to Spain and cover a sport that represents the ultimate confrontation with death: bullfighting. The result is this remarkable book, which takes Kennedy and her readers from the living room of her Glasgow flat to the plazas del toros of Spain and inside the mesmerizing, mystifying, brutal, and beautiful world of the bullfight. Here the sport is death: matadors (literally "killers") are men and, increasingly, women who, not unlike the Roman gladiators before them, provide a spectacle to the crowd, a dance in which their own death is as present as that of the bull. Wonderfully relaying the elements of the sport, from the breeding of the bulls and the training of the matadors to the intricate choreography of the bullfight and its strange connection to the Inquisition, Kennedy meditates on a culture that we may not countenance or fully understand but which is made riveting by the precision of her prose and the passion and humor of her narrative. 
Price: 7.95 USD
Arlington National Cemetery: A Guided Tour Through History (Timeline), Cynthia Parzych
2 Cynthia Parzych Arlington National Cemetery: A Guided Tour Through History (Timeline)
2009 0762753293 / 9780762753291 HARDCOVER Used; Like New 
Globe Pequot Press, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. 
Price: 8.95 USD
Hawkesbury Sketchbook, Daphne Kingston
3 Daphne Kingston Hawkesbury Sketchbook
1900 0864176147 / 9780864176141 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Hardcover book is in VERY GOOD CONDITION. An artist's view of the Hawkesbury river area comprising 79 colour plates and 51 drawings. Contains a selection of 19th century buildings that show the diversity of architectural styles. Each sketch has a brief written description and there are maps included of the areas covered. The artist has published several works that depict buildings in the Sydney area. 
Price: 19.95 USD
Why Stop?: A Guide to Texas Historical Roadside Markers, Dooley, Claude & Betty
4 Dooley, Claude & Betty Why Stop?: A Guide to Texas Historical Roadside Markers
Gulf Publishing 0884159221 / 9780884159223 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Acceptable 
This guide to Texas roadside markers features historical events; famous and infamous Texans; origins of towns, churches, and organizations; battles, skirmishes, and gunfights; and settlers, pioneers, Indians, and outlaws. Second Edition 
Price: 7.95 USD
Journey Into Summer, Edwin Way Teale
5 Edwin Way Teale Journey Into Summer
B008QNS190 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Dodd, Mead & Company, U S. A., 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Former owners signature on front free end paper. 
Price: 7.95 USD
6 Graham Hancock The Sign and the Seal: The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant
Touchstone 0671865412 / 9780671865412 First Touchstone Edition TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Touchstone. Papterback. 1993. First Touchstone Edition. Book Condition: Very Good. 
Price: 9.95 USD
The Lufthansa Heist: Behind The Six-Million Dollar Cash Haul That Shook The World, Hill and Simone
7 Hill and Simone The Lufthansa Heist: Behind The Six-Million Dollar Cash Haul That Shook The World
Lyons Press 2015 1493008498 / 9781493008490 First Edition HARDCOVER Used; Like New 
Lyons Press, 2015. Hardcover Book Condition: As New . Jacket Condition: As New . First Edition 
Price: 14.95 USD
Atlas Of Legendary Places, James Harpur
8 James Harpur Atlas Of Legendary Places
1989 1555843352 / 9781555843359 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Where physical beauty combines with legend, myth and history, it creates an atmosphere that defies rational explanation. Such enchanted places have long been an inspiration for poets, painters and architects. Their inherent magnetism continues to draw thousands of visitors every year. The Atlas of Legendary Places is a celebration of this ancient heritage and charts a journey that begins where legend, myth and history meet. The reader is introduced to timeless landscapes such as Mount Fuji and Hawaii's Halekala Crater; the sacred wonder of Stonehenge and the Serpent Mount in Ohio; the eternal realms of Avalon and Atlantis; and such awe-inspiring holy places as the Potala Palace in Tibet and Mont. St. Michel. With over 250 color illustration beautifully reproduced in an oversize format. 
Price: 10.95 USD
How to Swear Around the World, Jason Sacher
9 Jason Sacher How to Swear Around the World
2012 1452110875 / 9781452110875 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Like New 
This essential phrasebook collects the most colorful, explicit, and outrageous ways to tell people off in every part of the world. Featuring dozens of different languages, the sayings range from everyday swears to family curses to expressions for X-rated relations with animals. Phonetic pronunciation is provided so that readers can curse like a native, and handy illustrations provide visual guides to these foreign exclamations. Perfect for the international traveler who may need to wish an enemy a painful death, insult a person's grandmother, or accuse someone's mother of having intimate relations with bears in the forest. 
Price: 7.95 USD
The Swimming Holes of Texas, Julie Wernersbach
10 Julie Wernersbach The Swimming Holes of Texas
University of North Texas Press 2017 1477312374 / 9781477312377 First Edition TRADE PAPERBACK New 
University of Texas Press, United States, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition .Nothing beats a natural swimming hole for cooling off on a scorching summer day in Texas. Cold, clear spring water, big old shade trees, and a quiet stretch of beach or lawn offer the perfect excuse to pack a cooler and head out with family and friends to the nearest natural oasis. Whether you re looking for a quick getaway or an unforgettable summer vacation, let The Swimming Holes of Texas be your guide. Julie Wernersbach and Carolyn Tracy highlight one hundred natural swimming spots across the entire state. The book is organized by geographic regions, so you can quickly find local places to swim-or plan a trip to a more distant spot you d like to explore. Each swimming hole is illustrated with an inviting color photo and a description of what it s like to swim there, as well as the site s history, ecology, and conservation. The authors include all the pertinent info about admission fees and hours, parking, and on-site amenities such as showers and restrooms. They also offer tips for planning your trips and lists of the swimming holes that are most welcoming to families and pets.So when the temperature tops 100 and there s nothing but traffic in sight, take a detour down the backroads and swim, sunbathe, revel, and relax in the swimming holes of Texas. 
Price: 21.95 USD
On the Road With Francis of Assisi: A Timeless Journey Through Umbria and Tuscany, and Beyond, Linda Bird Francke
11 Linda Bird Francke On the Road With Francis of Assisi: A Timeless Journey Through Umbria and Tuscany, and Beyond
Random House Trade Paperbacks 2006 0345469666 / 9780345469663 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Random House Trade Paperbacks, Paperback, 2006, Book Condition: New; small remainder mark. On the Road with Francis of Assisi offers a unique and lively travelogue of parallel journeys: that of Francis of Assisi on his way to sainthood in the thirteenth century, and that of author Linda Bird Francke, who followed his path through the beauty of central and coastal Italy–and even on to Egypt. Francke tells the compelling story of Saint Francis through the many places he visited. She and her husband, Harvey Loomis, used as their guidebooks medieval texts, including the first official biography of the saint, completed in 1229, just three years after he died. Theirs was not a spiritual journey but one based on admiration for a man whose legend continues to inspire and fascinate millions around the world. From Assisi–a small Umbrian town that now draws two million visitors a year, making it second only to Rome as an Italian pilgrimage destination–Saint Francis crisscrossed Italy for twenty years. And so too does the author travel through the “green heart” of Italy to such hill towns and cities as Siena, Bologna, Venice, Gubbio, and Rome, and to the many mountaintop Franciscan sanctuaries from La Verna and Le Celle di Cortona in Tuscany to the Rieti Valley. Along the way, Francke movingly depicts the many miracles Francis performed and draws us into the splendid beauty of the landscape that inspired the saint’s love for nature and regard for all living things. Unlike Francis, however, whose asceticism caused him to add ashes to his food to deaden its earthly pleasure, Francke and her husband indulge in the fabled Umbrian cuisine, from wild boar to the region’s famed black truffles, and the incomparable local wines. On the Road with Francis of Assisi embraces the spirit and person of its legendary subject, and invites the reader to marvel at his spiritual intensity and follow in his footsteps through the timeless beauty of Italy. 
Price: 8.95 USD
Brazil, Michael Palin,
12 Michael Palin, Brazil
Thomas Dunne Books 2013 1250032067 / 9781250032065 HARDCOVER Used; Like New 
Michael Palin has traveled around the world, exploring countless countries for the BBC. Now, Palin treks Brazil for the first time for a new BBC series, which went on the air in October 2012, and discovers the incredible diversity of this nation, one of four new global superpowers. From the Venezuelan border and the forests of the Lost World to the headwaters of the Xingu, Palin encounters a diverse group of people, including the indigenous hunter-gatherers of the interior, the descendants of African slaves with their vibrant culture of rituals, festivals, and music, a large community of German descent who celebrate their patrimony at the biggest beer festival outside Munich, and the wealthy guachas of the Pantanal. His journey ends at the border with Uruguay and the spectacular Iguacu Falls. A potent mix of races, religions, and cultures, of unexplored wildernesses and bustling modern cities, Brazil comes to life through Palin's eyes, and readers looking for an escape will be unable to resist this beautiful and informative look at one of the most interesting and dynamic countries in the world. From the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the bustling metropolis of São Paulo, Michael Palin explores the diverse country of Brazil in this new book featuring gorgeous color photos throughout 
Price: 6.95 USD
13 Peter Fowler An English Countryside Explored: The Land of Lettice Sweetapple.
2009 0752450204 / 9780752450209 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
The History Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Around 1800 Lettice Sweetapple lived in West Overton, Wiltshire, between Avebury and Marlborough. Her house looked across the River Kennet to the chalk downs and southwards to woods once part of the Savernake Forest. She represents hundreds of thousands of people whose lives were shaped by the changing landscape, and who changed it, over ten millennia. Peter Fowler and his team of archaeologists, historians and scientists have investigated the landscape of the parishes of West Overton and Flyfield over 39 years, not merely as local history but as a microcosm of the English countryside. In setting out to answer the question How has this landscape come to look as it does? , they have made use of fieldwork, aerial photography, excavation, old maps and documents, geophysics and numerous analytical techniques on everything from standing buildings to flecks of charcoal. The resulting mountain of information contradicts the persistent myth of the unchanging English countryside. 
Price: 14.98 USD
Ring of Ice True Tales of Adventure, Exploration, and Arctic Life, Peter Stark
14 Peter Stark Ring of Ice True Tales of Adventure, Exploration, and Arctic Life
2004 1592281362 / 9781592281367 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Good 
Well into the nineteenth century, Arctic explorers believed that they needed only to smash their ships through a ring of ice encircling the top of the globe, and from there they could tack easily on soft breezes to the North Pole. Acting on this belief, these adventurers were crushed by ice, wasted by scurvy, and frozen to death on the ice floes. This European notion of the Arctic as a ring of ice surrounding a void not only lured countless sailors to their deaths, but also had the effect of drowning out the voices and the visions of the native Arctic people. Now this vibrant collection celebrates both the unheard voices of the Arctic peoples and the trail of words left by the Europeans who pushed forward to fill the hole in their knowledge of the world. Spanning the years from 1741 to the present, RING OF ICE presents many such works, including the story of Captain Tyson and his crew who, marooned by their own shipmates, were forced to float precariously on a tiny iceberg for five months before being rescued. And the tale of Duncan Pryde, a fur trader employed by the Hudson's Bay Company, who finds himself unwittingly caught up in the Inuit tradition of wife exchange. Juxtaposed with these European tales are stories of survival, skill, and daily life among the Inuit, as told through dozens of native poems and legends, as well as by some of today's best writers, including Finn Lynge and Rachel A. Qitsualik. RING OF ICE is a comprehensive and altogether unique anthology presenting the colorful history of the monochromatic Arctic landscape. 
Price: 8.95 USD
New New York, Rajs, Jake
15 Rajs, Jake New New York
2011 158093305X / 9781580933056 HARDCOVER New 
New New York celebrates the newest landmarks of New York?Time Warner Center, Hearst Tower, Brooklyn Bridge Park, The High Line, and more?placing them in the context of the famous and beloved highlights of the city?Rockefeller Center, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square.

Award-winning photographer Jake Rajs captures these sites with remarkable color, clarity, and spirit, proclaiming the innovation of the newest of New York and this nostalgia of the old. An essay by architecture critic Philip Nobel offers a lively commentary to set the scene for Rajs?s compelling visual presentation. This wide-ranging portfolio is a vibrant portrait of the energy and creativity that make New York a true world capital. 
Price: 39.95 USD
The Prairie Traveler: A Handbook For Overland Expeditions, Randolph B. Marcy
16 Randolph B. Marcy The Prairie Traveler: A Handbook For Overland Expeditions
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2014 1628736666 / 9781628736663 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
First published in 1859, The Prairie Traveler was the indispensable book for looking to follow the American dream, pull up stakes, head into the wilderness of the frontier, and build a new life out West. With the official blessing of the US War Department, Randolph Marcy, a captain in the US Army, published The Prairie Traveler as the ultimate guide for these pioneers, covering everything from the best way to move wagons over hostile terrain and what to pack, to describing over thirty-four different trails to be taken and the dangers one may face on the way. Captain Marcy also passes on the knowledge he gained from local Indian tribes, from how to cook and wage war to their subtle tribal differences and customs. The Prairie Traveler stands as an important piece of early American literature, and as a fascinating presentation of the now-lost Wild West: its perils, its rewards, and ultimately, the achievements of those who worked hard to survive. Captain Marcy?s guide remains the essential guide for those who wish to discover the trials and tribulations of the early pioneers of America, and it is an indispensable addition to any historical collection. About the Author: Randolph Barnes Marcy was a career officer in the United States Army, achieving the rank of brigadier general before retiring in 1881. Marcy's 1859 book, "The Prairie Traveler, " has been called one of the most important works in making possible the great Western overland migration of United States settlers in the last half of the nineteenth century. He died in 1887. 
Price: 8.95 USD
Culture Shock! Thailand: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! A Survival Guide, Robert &  Nanthapa Cooper
17 Robert & Nanthapa Cooper Culture Shock! Thailand: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! A Survival Guide
Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company 1558689419 / 9781558689411 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Whether you're conducting business, traveling for pleasure, or even relocating abroad, one mistake with customs or etiquette can leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth. International travelers, now more than ever, are not just individuals from the United States, but ambassadors and impression makers for the country as a whole. Newly updated, redesigned, and resized for maximum shelf appeal for travelers of all ages, Culture Shock! country and city guides make up the most complete reference series for customs and etiquette you can find. These are not just travel guides; these are guides for a way of life. 
Price: 14.95 USD
Cannibal Queen, Stephen Coonts
18 Stephen Coonts Cannibal Queen
Pocket Books 1993 0671748858 / 9780671748852 MASS MARKET PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Pocket, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition Thus. 
Price: 6.95 USD
One For The Road: Revised Edition, Tony Horwitz
19 Tony Horwitz One For The Road: Revised Edition
Vintage 1999 0375706135 / 9780375706134 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Vintage 1999. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: none. Small remainder mark Swept off to live in Sydney by his Australian bride, American writer Tony Horwitz longs to explore the exotic reaches of his adopted land. So one day, armed only with a backpack and fantasies of the open road, he hitchhikes off into the awesome emptiness of Australia's outback. What follows is a hilarious, hair-raising ride into the hot red center of a continent so desolate that civilization dwindles to a gas pump and a pub. While the outback's terrain is inhospitable, its scattered inhabitants are anything but. Horwitz entrusts himself to Aborigines, opal diggers, jackeroos, card sharks, and sunstruck wanderers who measure distance in the number of beers consumed en route. Along the way, Horwitz discovers that the outback is as treacherous as it is colorful. Bug-bitten, sunblasted, dust-choked, and bloodied by a near-fatal accident, Horwitz endures seven thousand miles of the world's most forbidding real estate, and some very bizarre personal encounters, as he winds his way to Queensland, Alice Springs, Perth, Darwin--and a hundred bush pubs in between. Horwitz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of two national bestsellers, Confederates in the Attic and Baghdad Without a Map, is the ideal tour guide for anyone who has ever dreamed of a genuine Australian adventure. 
Price: 8.95 USD
Pagan Holiday: On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists, Tony Perrottet
20 Tony Perrottet Pagan Holiday: On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists
Random House Trade Paperbacks 2003 0375756396 / 9780375756399 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Random House Trade Paperbacks, Paperback, 2003, Book Condition: New; small remainder mark. The ancient Romans were responsible for many remarkable achievements—Roman numerals, straight roads—but one of their lesser-known contributions was the creation of the tourist industry. The first people in history to enjoy safe and easy travel, Romans embarked on the original Grand Tour, journeying from the lost city of Troy to the Acropolis, from the Colossus at Rhodes to Egypt, for the obligatory Nile cruise to the very edge of the empire. And, as Tony Perrottet discovers, the popularity of this route has only increased with time. Intrigued by the possibility of re-creating the tour, Perrottet, accompanied by his pregnant girlfriend, sets off to discover life as an ancient Roman. The result is this lively blend of fascinating historical anecdotes and hilarious personal encounters, interspersed with irreverent and often eerily prescient quotes from the ancients—a vivid portrait of the Roman Empire in all its complexity and wonder. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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