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Haunted (A Hannah Smith Novel)
Randy Wayne White
Hannah Smith returns in the stunning new adventure in the New York Times bestselling series from the author of the Doc Ford novels. The house is historic, some say haunted. It is also slated to be razed and replaced by condos, unless Hannah Smith can do something about it. She’s been hired by a wealthy Palm Beach widow to prove that the house’s seller didn’t disclose everything he knew about the place when he unloaded it, ...
Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress
Phyllis G. Tortora
Survey of Historic Costume , 5th Edition, which now includes a free student Study Guide, presents a thorough overview of Western dress from the ancient world to the trends of today. Each chapter presents social, cross-cultural, environmental, geographic, and artistic influences on clothing. With visuals, illustrated tables, and in-depth discussions, readers come to recognize recurring themes and concepts and understand the role of dress from a ...
The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck (Tuckernuck Mystery)
Katherine Tegen Books
This laugh-out-loud novel by Emily Fairlie is a fresh take on the classic mystery caper. It's perfect for fans of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler , Chasing Vermeer , The Westing Game , and the Mysterious Benedict Society books. Using a unique blend of notes, lists, and classic prose, The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck tells the story of Bud and Laurie's quest to find the infamous Tutweiler Treasure. They're hot (or at ...
A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America's Domestic ...
Virginia Savage McAlester
Here at last: the fully expanded, updated, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture—in print since its publication in 1984, and acknowledged everywhere as the unmatched, essential reference to American houses. Focusing on dwellings in urban and suburban neighborhoods and rural locations all across the continental United States—houses built over the past three hundred ...
National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 4th Edition: The 300 Best Drives in the U.S.
Discover America's best scenic drives--plus 25 new drives--mile by mile, in this photo-filled, detail-packed National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways , 4th Edition . There are famous drives here, including the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Natchez Trace, and some of the prettiest sections of the Great River Road; and lesser-known drives as well, including the back roads of Pennsylvania's Dutch Country; Maryland's quiet Eastern Shore; ...
A World History of Architecture
A magnificently illustrated guide to the global history of architecture—updated to include the non-western world and works from women The Second Edition of this historical architectural guide gives you a deeper knowledge and wider perspective of traditions in architecture throughout the world—from prehistoric through modern structures. Extensively and beautifully illustrated, the book includes photos, plans, scales for world-famous ...
New York: The Novel
Winner of the David J. Langum, Sr., Prize in American Historical Fiction Named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post and “Required Reading” by the New York Post Edward Rutherfurd celebrates America’s greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga, weaving together tales of families rich and poor, native-born and immigrant—a cast of fictional and true characters whose fates rise and fall and rise again with the ...
A Land Remembered
Patrick D. Smith
In this best-selling novel, Patrick Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life with his wife and infant son, and ends two generations later in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes ...
Here It Is! The Route 66 Map Series
Ghost Town Press
Newly updated! Includes reverse driving directions (west-to-east). This is the 2006 Edition of the original, acclaimed Route 66 Map Series by Mother Road historians Jerry McClanahan and Jim Ross. In print continuously since 1994, the Route 66 Map Series remains the #1 choice for roadies worldwide when it comes to functionality and precise, accurate, turn-by-turn driving directions. Designed for today’s tourists, this packaged set of eight ...
Route 66: EZ66 GUIDE For Travelers - 3RD EDITION
National Historic Route 66 Federation
This third edition updates almost every page. The EZ66 GUIDE was developed by award-winning Route 66 historian Jerry McClanahan and The National Historic Route 66 Federation to make it as EZ as possible for travelers to find and follow the various alignments of Route 66. The guides have been used by thousands from around the world since 2005. The 200 page, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 guide is spiral bound, to make it EZ to use while traveling. It includes EZ ...
Kentucky: Historic Houses and Horse Farms of Bluegrass Country
The Monacelli Press
In Kentucky: Historic Houses and Horse Farms, pre-eminent architectural and interiors photographer Pieter Estersohn guides us through Bluegrass Country, the legendary landscape around Lexington, Kentucky. The wealthiest town west of the Alleghenies prior to the Civil War, Lexington has a rich architectural and cultural history that is manifest in the elegant houses within and around the center. Equally compelling is the equestrian heritage ...
Moon Zion & Bryce: Including Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante & Moab (Moon ...
Avalon Travel Publishing
Seasoned travel writers W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell offer an in-depth look at the national parks of southeastern Utah, from the awe-inspiring sandstone cliffs of Zion to the otherworldly rock formations of Arches. The authors provide suggestions for great trip ideas, such as the Best of Southern Utah’s National Parks and Standing High: The Best Vistas. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this handbook has ...
Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco
Cool, Gray City of Love brings together an exuberant combination of personal insight, deeply researched history, in-depth reporting, and lyrical prose to create an unparalleled portrait of San Francisco. Each of its 49 chapters explores a specific site or intersection in the city, from the mighty Golden Gate Bridge to the raunchy Tenderloin to the soaring sea cliffs at Land's End. This unique approach captures the exhilarating experience of ...
Route 66 Dining & Lodging Guide - 16th Edition [Spiral-Bound]
National Historic Route 66 Federation
National Historic Route 66 Federation
Route 66 Dining & Lodging Guide - 16th Edition This new 16th Edition guide has been enlarged to 188 pages. It includes over 300 photos of listed establishments and it is a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" format with spiral binding - like the EZ66 GUIDE For Travelers. These unique dining and lodging guides have been used by thousands around the world for over a decade to find the best places to stay and eat along the Route. It lists over 500 dining and lodging ...
The Savannah Walking Tour & Guidebook
Coastal Books & Souvenirs
This book is a "must have" for anyone planning to visit and explore Savannah. It is a comprehensive guidebook that contains images and information on over 90 significant points of interest in Savannah's Historic District. It also includes 4 carefully designed walking tours that will guide you to the various points of interest. Historic photos, drawings and maps allow you to step back in time while experiencing Savannah's beauty today. The tours ...
National Geographic Complete National Parks of the United States
Year after year, hundreds of millions of visitors spend more than a billion hours enjoying the magnificent, astonishingly diverse realm overseen by America’s National Park Service. And the National Geographic Society has been involved with this forward-looking, environmentally-minded department from the very beginning. This extensive travel planner covers not just the 58 official National Parks but also the nearly 350 additional properties in ...
The Aeneid (Vintage Classics)
Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald.
Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West (Full-color Travel Guide)
Majestic mountains, towering redwoods, and river-carved canyons---a visit to the national parks of the West is a rite of passage. This full-color guide is the planning tool for a perfect parks trip. It includes 36 of America’s best-loved parks, like Grand Canyon and Yellowstone; the nation’s newest park, Pinnacles, designated in January 2013; and coverage of Banff and Jasper, two draws in the Canadian Rockies. NEW THIS EDITION: The ...
The Complete Idiot's Guide to RVing, 3e (Idiot's Guides)
An updated and revised guide for the more than 30 million Americans who are living the RV lifestyle and the millions of others who have considered it but have not yet taken the plunge, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to RVing, Second Edition , includes the following: Basic facts about the different types of RVs-camper, van, motor home, bus, or tow rig-and the advantages of each; Advice on buying your RV, from dealer negotiations to acquiring the ...
Great Houses of the South
An exquisitely photographed collection of the great houses and mansions of the South. In the tradition of Rizzoli’s Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley and Great Houses of New England , Great Houses of the South features a stunning array of newly photographed homes that range over three centuries and are distinctive examples of the architecture of the region. While in popular imagination the "Southern Style" is embodied in the classic ...
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