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The Innocents Abroad (Wordsworth Classics)
Mark Twain

Wordsworth Editions Ltd., 2010

With an Introduction by Stuart Hutchinson. Who could read the programme for the excursion without longing to make one of the party? So Mark Twain acclaims his voyage from New York City to Europe and the Holy Land in June 1867. His adventures produced The Innocents Abroad, a book so funny and provocative it made him an international star for the rest of his life. He was making his first responses to the Old World - to Paris, Milan, Florence, ...


Abroad: An Expatriate's Diaries 1950-1959
Harriet Sohmers Zwerling

Spuyten Duyvil Publishing, 2014

Hers is the most authentic voice I’ve heard from  the expat fifties. She brings to life a seminal decade in literary and sexual history, one that she and her fellow expats, coming home, passed on to the next generation of Americans who thought that they had invented the Sexual Revolution.  This is an essential book. And a damn good story as well! Edward Field , author of The Man Who Would Marry Susan Sontag, and Other Intimate Literary ...


Abroad: A Novel
Katie Crouch

Sarah Crichton Books, 2014

Not since Donna Tartt’s The Secret History has a novel this intoxicating captured the headiness and dark temptations of university life. The old Etruscan city of Grifonia swarms with year-abroad students—thousands of them from all over. Ostensibly, they’ve come to study. But really they are here to reinvent themselves, to shuck their identities and buck constraints far from the watchful eyes of parents and others who know them too ...


Nine Months Abroad: The Prequel to Glory Days

30th Street Books, 2014

It’s 1981 and Matt Corrick just finished fourth grade. Now he's leaving Ohio, McDonald's, and his grandparents home—the only home he has ever known— to join his mom and stepdad at an army base in Germany.... where he knows no one, and the local kids have already branded him public enemy number one. He bands together with the few American kids in town and gets good at hiding from German bullies. But a trip to a concentration camp exposes ...


Abroad: British Literary Traveling between the Wars
Paul Fussell

Oxford University Press, 1982

A book about the meaning of travel, about how important the topic has been for writers for two and a half centuries, and about how excellent the literature of travel happened to be in England and America in the 1920s and 30s.


The Innocents Abroad
Mark Twain

T.W. Press, 2013

In 1867, Mark Twain and a group fellow-Americans toured Europe and the Holy Land, aboard a retired Civil War ship known as “Quaker City.” Throughout the journey, Twain kept a written record of his experiences. “The Innocents Abroad” is both a travelogue and a critique of clashing cultures—but more importantly, it is an entertaining and insightful work written by one of the great masters of American prose.


A Tramp Abroad
Mark Twain

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

“Every noun has a gender, and there is no sense or system in the distribution; so the gender of each must be learned separately and by heart. There is no other way. To do this one has to have a memory like a memorandum-book. In German, a young lady has no sex, while a turnip has. Think what overwrought reverence that shows for the turnip, and what callous disrespect for the girl. See how it looks in print -- I translate this from a ...


abroad awakening Rome & Venice: Cinque Terre Primer

Kristin Streff Barnett, 2014

Discover historic Rome, the winding canals of Venice, stunning Cinque Terre and the beautiful Ligurian coast all on a budget that won’t break the bank! Abroad Awakening will accompany you on a journey to explore the amazing country of Italy with fun twists, a spunky attitude, and budget-friendly tips and tricks. This handy guide will cover pre-trip planning; accommodations, transportation, dining and key sights of three of the most fantastic ...


Watermelon is Life: Invaluable Lessons from Teaching English Abroad (Do U English)

Wes Weston, 2014

AN INSPIRING TALE OF A VOLUNTEER TEACHER ABROAD! Namibia is a country of intrigue and mystique. Many of the country’s regions are economically deprived, but rich with culture and tradition. For one year, Wes Weston lives and teaches out in the rural countryside. Water and electricity are intermittent, donkeys and livestock roam the school grounds, and the pace of life is almost at a standstill. But Weston learns invaluable lessons in ...


Aurora Abroad, 2011

Who hasn’t heard the story of the princess with an unfortunate tendency for coma-inducing finger pricks? And who could forget about the evil witch who wants to kill her by any means necessary, be it spindle or poisonous apple? Who hasn’t rolled his eyes at the thought of Prince Charming and his affinity for tights, tunics and baseless serenades? But the princess we know was never whisked away to a world of magic lamps and genies, and she ...


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 ...


Thomas Crane, Maggie Mack

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

A reproduction of the original book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed ...


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 ...


Christine James, Amelia Cole

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Best friends Avery and Nina have just graduated from college and are stunned when Avery's parents gift them with an all-expenses paid, eight amazing week trip through Europe. It's their last chance to be completely carefree before the responsibility of adulthood consumes their lives. Setting out on an epic adventure, they have no idea that with every country they visit their friendship will begin to unravel. While one is busy running from her ...


Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America's Image Abroad
Martha Bayles

Yale University Press, 2014

What does the world admire most about America? Science, technology, higher education, consumer goods—but not, it seems, freedom and democracy. Indeed, these ideals are in global retreat, for reasons ranging from ill-conceived foreign policy to the financial crisis and the sophisticated propaganda of modern authoritarians. Another reason, explored for the first time in this pathbreaking book, is the distorted picture of freedom and democracy ...


An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington
Karl Pilkington

Canongate UK, 2012

The companion guide to the hysterical television show of the same name, in which Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant force their arrestingly simple pal Karl Pilkington on a global journey   "He'd have been happier in medieval times in a village where you didn't travel beyond the local community."  —Stephen Merchant   A cult celebrity due to his role in The Ricky Gervais Show , the most-downloaded podcast ever, Karl ...


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 ...


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 ...


Helmut Goes Abroad

Carina Press, 2014

Life is pretty good for me, Helmut Haase, dashing detective and ladies' man extraordinaire. I'm the industrious and charming half of the Fog City Detective Agency. My partner, Shamus O'Sheagan, is the most gifted and lazy Druid this side of the pond, but even he's settled down with an Amazonian police officer. Together we managed to save the world once already, but our next case is hitting closer to home. It all started when an old friend came ...


Witches Abroad (Discworld)
Terry Pratchett

Harper, 2013

Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother named Desiderata who had a good heart, a wise head, and poor planning skills—which, unfortunately, left the Princess Emberella in the care of her other (not quite so good and wise) godmother when death came for Desiderata. So now it's up to Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg to hop on broomsticks and make for far-distant Genua to ensure the servant girl doesn't marry the Prince. But ...



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