Europe by Eurail has been the train traveler's one-stop source for visiting Europe's cities and countries by rail for more than forty years. This comprehensive guide provides the latest information on fares, schedules, and pass options, as well as detailed information on more than one hundred specific rail excursions. The book contains ......
This book addresses the deconstruction of a founding myth and the last "great narrative" (for the time being) of the Occident - the narrative that Europe grew out of liberal humanistic traditions and, by way of several intermediate stages since classical antiquity, has gradually come to have its present form, one based on democratic values.
Based on the diaries of Royal Engineer Robert Jones, the narrative follows him across the North African desert, describes the bombing of Tripoli Harbour, the invasion of Sicily and the landing on the Normandy beaches on D-Day + 2. The story follows the advance through Belgium and Holland, to the battle that became known as the Rhine Crossing.
Spend the night in the cabin of a dockside crane that you can rotate, in a tent hanging from a tree, in the depths of a salt mine, an igloo, a round house that turns with the sun, a survival pod from an oil rig platform, a giant hamster cage, a coffin, at the top of a lighthouse, in a cider cask, a glass pyramid, aboard a plane, on a private ......
Detailed look at the intelligence work carried out by the allies before D-Day could take place Full of previously unseen recently de-classified material Foreword by General Sir Gordon Messenger, KCB, DSO, OBE, ADC Vice Chief of Defence Staff
This is an account of Queen Victoria's relationships with the Emperors, Empresses of France, Germany, Austria and Russia. Victoria had close connections with the royal houses of Germany long before the King of Prussia became the German Emperor in 1871 and with the exiled former Emperor of the French after the fall of the French Empire in 1870.
In 1977, a twenty-year-old naive American undertakes an epic nine-thousand-mile overland journey from Munich to Kathmandu. With his camera and his journal, he records and recounts his journey, wanderings and musings with candor and humor through cities and countries that are now inaccessible and too dangerous for the modern backpacking tourist.