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A Year in Provence
Peter Mayle

Vintage, 1991

National Bestseller  In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional ...


International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior
Nancy J. Adler, Allison Gundersen

Cengage Learning, 2007

The world of organizations is no longer defined by national boundaries--and neither are today's successful business leaders. Stay ahead of the curve with INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, the proven and respected text that breaks down the conceptual, theoretical, and practical boundaries limiting our ability to understand and work with people in countries and cultures around the world. Adler's hallmark approach views global ...


This is London 2015 Wall Calendar
M. Sasek

Universe Publishing, 2014

 Based on celebrated and award-winning illustrator Miroslav Sasek 1959 series of children's travel guides to the great cities of the world, the delightful This is London 2015 Wall Calendar highlights the beauty of Europe's most beloved city.  Throughout the 1950's and '60s, Sasek's amusing and informative verse and bright and charming illustrations made the series, which has sold over one million copies, like no other, garnering ...


The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
Amanda Ripley

Simon & Schuster, 2013

How Do Other Countries Create “Smarter” Kids? In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers? In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda ...


The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget: How to Live Well on $25,000 a Year
Suzan Haskins, Dan Prescher

Wiley, 2014

Achieve your dream of retiring abroad while on a budget The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget provides a detailed guide to one of the least-known but most effective retirement strategies in today's chaotic economic environment: retiring abroad. The premise is simple: Enjoy a happier, healthier, more fulfilling retirement than you could possibly afford in the U.S. or Canada by finding the right overseas retirement ...


Paris to the Moon
Adam Gopnik

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2001

Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés, breathtaking façades around every corner--in short, an exquisite romanticism that has captured the American imagination for as long as there have been Americans. In 1995, Adam Gopnik, his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of New York City for the urbane glamour of the City of Light. Gopnik is a longtime New Yorker writer, and ...


Thwarting Enemies at Home and Abroad: How to Be a Counterintelligence Officer
William R. Johnson

Georgetown University Press, 2009

A Classic in Counterintelligence -- Now Back in Print Originally published in 1987, Thwarting Enemies at Home and Abroad is a unique primer that teaches the principles, strategy, and tradecraft of counterintelligence (CI). CI is often misunderstood and narrowly equated with security and catching spies, which are only part of the picture. As William R. Johnson explains, CI is the art of actively protecting secrets but also aggressively ...


Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
Anthony Doerr

Scribner, 2008

From the author of the acclaimed #1 New York Times bestseller All the Light We Cannot See , a "dazzling" (Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran ) memoir about art and adventures in Rome. Anthony Doerr has received many awards—from the New York Public Library, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Library Association. Then came the Rome Prize, one of the most prestigious awards from the American Academy of Arts ...


An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing Trips from 35 Great Writers (Lonely Planet Travel Literature)
John Berendt, Dave Eggers, ...

Lonely Planet, 2014

More than 20 well-known writers and celebrities share the travel experiences that shaped their personalities and changed their lives. Contributors include Dave Eggers, Richard Ford, Pico Iyer, John Berendt, Alexander McCall Smith and Jane Smiley. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a ...


Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876-1917
Matthew Frye Jacobson

Hill and Wang, 2001

How a new American identity was forged by immigration and expansion a century ago. In Barbarian Virtues , Matthew Frye Jacobson offers a keenly argued and persuasive history of the close relationship between immigration and America's newly expansionist ambitions at the turn of the twentieth century. Jacobson draws upon political documents, novels, travelogues, academic treatises, and art as he recasts American political life. In so doing, he ...


Becoming World Wise: A Guide to Global Learning
Richard Slimbach

Stylus Publishing, 2010

“Richard Slimbach has skillfully taken on a gargantuan task in writing a comprehensive guide to global learning. His broad reach to students, volunteers and other global travelers is held together by a search for the common good defined as ‘the healing of a broken world.’ The resulting pedagogy for global learning guides the reader through a process of focused reflection, information and preparation to consider both ultimate purposes and ...


How to Retire Overseas: Everything You Need to Know to Live Well (for Less) Abroad
Kathleen Peddicord

Plume, 2011

The definitive guide for anyone dreaming of a move to paradise. Whether motivated by a desire for adventure, or the need to make the most of a diminished nest egg, more and more Americans are considering an overseas retirement. Drawing on her more than three decades of experience helping people relocate happily and successfully, Kathleen Peddicord shows how living in an unconventional retirement destination can cost less than a traditional ...


Au Contraire: Figuring Out the French, 2nd edition
Gilles Asselin, Ruth Mastron

Intercultural Press, 2010

Written for anyone interacting with the French (tourists, businesspeople, international students, etc.), Au Contraire!, 2nd ed. offers a perceptive understanding of French cultural beliefs, assumptions, and attitudes—along with practical advice on building strong personal and professional relationships with the French. Friendship, politics, work, education, and romance are all addressed in this revised edition.


The American Age: United States Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad, Vol. 2: Since 1896
Walter LaFeber

W. W. Norton & Company, 1994

In the Second Edition, LaFeber has revised nearly every chapter in the book. In the early chapters, there is more attention to the origins of foreign policy institutions and practices, including precedents for the executive agreement, and new discussions of U.S. relations with Britain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The more recent chapters feature fresh insights on Potsdam, the origins of the Korean War, and the Cuban Missile ...


Happy Herbivore Abroad: A Travelogue and Over 135 Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes from Around the World
Lindsay S. Nixon

BenBella Books, 2012

In the last 10 years, Happy Herbivore chef Lindsay S. Nixon has lived in eight states, visited 46, spent a year as an expat on a Caribbean island, and traveled to more than 35 places abroad. As a celebration of Nixon’s jet-setter lifestyle, Happy Herbivore Abroad combines traditional comfort foods from home with international inspiration and stories of her adventures. A little of everything—basics, comfort food, international cuisine, and ...


The American Age: United States Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad 1750 to the Present (2 Volumes in 1)
Walter LaFeber

W. W. Norton & Company, 1994

In this leading text, Walter LaFeber offers a comprehensive history of American foreign relations from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. His narrative account features several major themes: the connections between U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics; the impact of American economic development on foreign policy interests; popular culture, particularly film, as a filter for public opinion on American commitments abroad; the roles ...


Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
Frances Mayes

Broadway Books, 1997

A CLASSIC FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional ...


The Art of Crossing Cultures
Craig Storti

Intercultural Press, 2007

Whether in business, education, or diplomacy, anyone can be blindsided by a lack of international experience. In this expanded edition, The Art of Crossing Cultures shows what it takes to encounter a new culture head-on and succeed. Through the writings of the world's greatest thinkers, Craig Storti paints a portrait of the challenges and triumphs of adjusting to another culture.


The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad (Revised Edition)
Fareed Zakaria

W. W. Norton & Company, 2007

“A work of tremendous originality and insight. ... Makes you see the world differently.”— Washington Post Translated into twenty languages ?The Future of Freedom ?is a modern classic that uses historical analysis to shed light on the present, examining how democracy has changed our politics, economies, and social relations. Prescient in laying out the distinction between democracy and liberty, the book contains a new afterword on the ...


Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives and Practices
Kirsten M. Hummel

Wiley-Blackwell, 2014

Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives and Practices represents a clear and concise introduction to the main concepts, issues, and debates in second language acquisition studies aimed specifically at undergraduates encountering the topic for the first time. * Follows six fictitious language learners throughout the text whose stories serve to introduce various concepts and issues * Contains specific chapters on first language ...



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