Great Escapes Africa Updated Edition

Great Escapes Africa  Updated Edition

A revised and updated edition of the finest getaways across the African continent.

Author: Shelley-Maree Cassidy

Publisher:

ISBN: 3836555670

Category: Travel

Page: 360

View: 157

Whether you've always dreamed of a vacation in Africa or never even considered it, take one look through this book and you'll be planning your next five holidays before you know it. Our selection of the most splendid getaway havens nestled throughout the continent is sure to please even the most finicky would-be voyagers. Everything you need to know about each hotel, is provided alongside opulent interior and exterior photographs. Who minds sleeping under a mosquito net when it's royally draped over your bed in a lush Kenyan open-walled hut fashioned from tree trunks and shielded from the sun by a sumptuous thatched roof? Or how about your very own South African A-frame beachside bungalow made of bamboo stalks?
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Great Escapes Africa 2019 Edition

Great Escapes  Africa  2019 Edition

Travel the length and breadth of Africa with this updated guide to the continent's most beautiful hotels.

Author: Angelika Taschen

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 3836578131

Category:

Page: 360

View: 793

Travel the length and breadth of Africa with this updated guide to the continent's most beautiful hotels. With a refined eye for the X-factor in accommodation, Angelika Taschen takes us to hidden gems across the continent, profiling each getaway through extensive photography and key information. A treasure trove of inspiration for your next...
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The Great Escape That Changed Africa s Future

The Great Escape That Changed Africa s Future

This is the story of the dramatic clandestine escape, in June of 1961, of sixty African students from Portugal across Spain and into France.

Author: Charles Harper

Publisher: Lucas Park Books

ISBN: 1603500642

Category: History

Page: 132

View: 401

This is the story of the dramatic clandestine escape, in June of 1961, of sixty African students from Portugal across Spain and into France. Most were Angolan intellectuals. Some were from Mozambique and others from Guinea-Bissau, the Cape Verde Islands, and SAo TomE-and-Principe. Soon after the first anti-colonial armed rebellions broke out in Angola (March 1961), the student community in Portugal suffered increasing harassment by the Portuguese political police. Passports were confiscated and some arrests of suspected student leaders occurred. Many students - men and women - decided to flee Portugal illegally. It was risky business. False passports from friendly African countries had to be found, contacts set up for night border crossings into Franco's Spain, and then overland transportation to France. Some of the students, graduates of North American and British missionary schools in Africa, appealed to the World Council of Churches in Geneva to help them escape. The challenge was accepted by the French Protestant service agency CIMADE. The successful operation makes for exciting reading. This updated edition includes recollections of African heads of government who participated in the Great Escape.
Categories: History

Great Escapes

Great Escapes

Included here are the glamorous Eden-Roc on the Côte d'Azur, the stylish Monte Carlo Beach created by India Mahdavi, the hotel Stella Maris north of Portofino - accessible only by boat or trekking - and of course the famous Amalfi Coast ...

Author: Christiane Reiter

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 3836512394

Category: Travel

Page: 299

View: 290

The mythical Mediterranean: Where to get lost--in style and comfort The Mediterranean is a mythical place, with three continents - Europe, Africa and Asia - and 21 countries sharing its coastline. These disparate cultures are all blessed with its fine climate, luxuriant fauna and flora, and the intense blues of its sea. Angelika Taschen has discovered the very best of this legendary region. Included here are the glamorous Eden-Roc on the Côte d'Azur, the stylish Monte Carlo Beach created by India Mahdavi, the hotel Stella Maris north of Portofino - accessible only by boat or trekking - and of course the famous Amalfi Coast with its numerous beautiful hotels. Add to these the tiny hotel on the small Croatian island of Lopud, the exclusive Perivolas in Santorini, and last but not least, the new branch of the Hôtel Nord-Pinus in Tangier, looking out at the Straits of Gibraltar. Highlights include the Hôtel Le Corbusier in the "Cité Radieuse", a Le Corbusier building in the residential district of Marseille, built in 1952; Casadelmar on Corsica, set in beautiful gardens overlooking Porto Vecchio, where every room has a sea view; and the enchanting private rocky beach Cala Piccola of the remote hotel Torre di Cala Piccola on the little-known Tuscan island of Argentario, which takes you back to 1960s Italy. Other gems include the charming La Locanda del Barbablù (with only six rooms) on the mythical island of Stromboli, set in the shadow of its active volcano; the amazing hotels in the "masserie" of Apulia, such as the Borgo San Marco in Fasano; and the beautifully designed Orloff Resort near the Old Harbour of Spetses, a small Greek Island which relaxes the eyes and calms the mind. Text in English, French, and German
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Great Escapes

Great Escapes

... hotels Blue Flag (Wwww.blueflag.org) is a certification scheme awarded to over three thousand beaches and marines in Europe, Africa, New Zealand, ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781405386890

Category: Travel

Page: 392

View: 326

Great Escapes unearths 500 of the world's most inspiring holidays, offering great ways to get off the beaten track and enjoy a more authentic kind of travel. Discover a wealth of new adventures from sleeping in houseboats in Kerala and witnessing the zebra migration in Botswana to taking the train-hotel from Paris to Madrid. Whether you fancy living like a local in a tipi with Native American Indians, riding with cowboys in Venezuela or staying in a bunkhouse barn in the Brecon Beacons, this guide is packed with the how, where and when to plan your next extraordinary trip. Authors Richard Hammond, former Green Travel correspondent for The Guardian, and Jeremy Smith, former Editor of The Ecologist Magazine, have hand picked the best hotels, resorts, and tours run by people who are passionate about what they do, assuring a spectacular choice of inspirational travel ideas without compromising on the quality of your holiday. Whether you wish to stay in an eco-chic hotel, experience a closer connection with local culture, or simply want to see the world in a new light; make your next trip a Great Escape.
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The Great Escape That Changed Africa s Future

The Great Escape That Changed Africa s Future

new. destinations. and. baptism. Aftermath 1: The Portuguese government press release dated July 14, 1961, and other press reports The Ministry of Internal ...

Author: Harper, Charles R.

Publisher: Lucas Park Books

ISBN: 9781603500661

Category:

Page: 130

View: 830

This is the story of the dramatic clandestine escape, in June of 1961, of sixty African students from Portugal across Spain and into France. Most were Angolan intellectuals. Some were from Mozambique and others from Guinea-Bissau, the Cape Verde Islands, and São Tomé-and-Principe. Soon after the first anti-colonial armed rebellions broke out in Angola (March 1961), the student community in Portugal suffered increasing harassment by the Portuguese political police. Passports were confiscated and some arrests of suspected student leaders occurred. Many students - men and women - decided to flee Portugal illegally. It was risky business. False passports from friendly African countries had to be found, contacts set up for night border crossings into Franco's Spain, and then overland transportation to France. Some of the students, graduates of North American and British missionary schools in Africa, appealed to the World Council of Churches in Geneva to help them escape. The challenge was accepted by the French Protestant service agency CIMADE. The successful operation makes for exciting reading. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 7.9px Arial} This updated edition includes recollections of African heads of government who participated in the Great Escape.
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My Granny s Great Escape

My Granny s Great Escape

... 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, USA Penguin Group (Canada), ... of Pearson New Zealand Ltd) Penguin Books (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, ...

Author: Jeremy Strong

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141916637

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 662

‘Do you think I should ask him out, Nicholas, or is that a bit forward?’ ‘GRANNY!’ We all stared at her. Dad had to sit down. Nicholas’s granny has fallen in love – with the elderly Hell’s Angel next door! Yurrrgghhh. Nicholas’s dad isn’t happy about it – but Granny won’t let him get in the way. She has a few tricks up her sleeve . . . and Granny on a motorbike could be a very dangerous thing . . .
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Great Escapes

Great Escapes

Peter Branson's poetry has been published by journals in Britain, the USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, including Acumen, ...

Author: Emma L.E. Rees

Publisher: University of Chester

ISBN: 9781908258823

Category: Poetry

Page: 76

View: 450

The 2013 competition was for poetry, and this collection contains poems by 26 of the shortlisted poets, including those of the eventual winner and runners up.
Categories: Poetry

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

What could be more heartwarming than a story about natives plucked from Africa, shackled into slave ships and dragged to the New World but whose descendants ...

Author: Dorothy Johnson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595472888

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 84

View: 529

Dorothy D. Johnson's The Great Escape: Background and Memoirs of the Liberian Civil War is an intriguing account of the years of deteriorating living conditions and political stalemate that gave rise to the Liberian Civil War. It reveals a woman and her family's plight and struggle for survival amidst shooting, bombing and the mental and physical torture carried out by gun toting and drug-addicted rebels. The memoirs unfold the daily encounters and struggles in the bushes, village and church. It also shows the author's deep faith in the Lord coupled with her perseverance and resilience in the face of discouragement, as she and her family trudged along slowly to safety and eventually into freedom.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Greatest Escapes of World War II

Greatest Escapes of World War II

New Guinea was and is an inhospitable, sparsely populated place alien to most Westerners. ... the natives resembled natives he'd seen in Guinea, Africa.

Author: Col. Robert Barr Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493026630

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 235

Throughout WWII, thousands of Allied prisoners dreamed of outwitting their captors and returning to war against the Axis. Their ingenuity knew no bounds: they went over the barbed wire surrounding them and under it as well; they built tunnels of enormous length and complexity, often working with only their bare hands. They concealed themselves in their captors’ vehicles and hitched rides to freedom. They became world-class forgers and tailors; they stole anything that might be useful to their escapes that wasn’t actually red-hot or nailed down. Some of them made it to freedom; some did not. Many of those who failed simply tried again and again until they succeeded. Some of the escapers who were caught were murdered by the Japanese or the German Gestapo. That did not stop others from risking torture or death to gain their freedom. Many men whose break was initially successful would not have survived save for the dangerous, selfless help of civilians, especially in occupied Europe and the Philippine Islands. The stories in The Greatest Escapes of WWII highlight the courage, endurance, and ingenuity of Allied prisoners, chronicling their ceaseless efforts and the alarm that spread far and wide when one or more escaped. These escapes tied up thousands of Axis soldiers who might otherwise have prolonged the war for many more bloody months. The troops committed to guard the Allied prisoners and recapture escapers numbered in the hundreds of thousands.
Categories: History

The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III

The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III

Tony Bethell, now living in Canada; Les Brodrick in South Africa; Mike Shand in New Zealand; and Paul Royle in Australia were all kind enough to ...

Author: Tim Carroll

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451604572

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 643

The true story of one of the most heroic feats of World War II...the daring prison camp breakout that inspired the classic film The Great Escape Stalag Luft III was one of the Germans' "escape-proof" prison camps, specially built by Hermann Göring to hold Allied troops. But on March 24, 1944, in a courageous attempt by two hundred prisoners to break out through a series of tunnels, seventy-six Allied officers managed to evade capture -- and create havoc behind enemy lines in the months before the Normandy Invasion. This is the incredible story of these brave men who broke free from the supposedly impenetrable barbed wire and watchtowers of Stalag Luft III -- and who played an important role in Allied intelligence operations within occupied Europe. The prisoners developed an intricate espionage network, relaying details of military deployment, bombings, and raids. Some of them were involved in other daring escape attempts, including the famous Wooden Horse episode, also turned into a classic film, and the little-known Sachsenhausen breakout, engineered by five Great Escapers sent to die in the notorious concentration camp on Hitler's personal orders. Tragically, fifty of those involved in the Great Escape were murdered by the Gestapo. Others were recaptured; only a few made it all the way to freedom. This dramatic account of personal heroism is a testament to their ingenuity and achievement -- a stirring tribute to the men who never gave up fighting. Includes eight pages of photographs and illustrations, excerpts from Göring's testimony during postwar investigations, and a list of the men who escaped.
Categories: History

The Great Escape That Changed Africa s Future

The Great Escape That Changed Africa s Future

This is the story of the dramatic clandestine escape, in June of 1961, of sixty African students from Portugal across Spain and into France.

Author: Harper, Charles R.

Publisher: Lucas Park Books

ISBN: 9781603500654

Category:

Page: 130

View: 154

This is the story of the dramatic clandestine escape, in June of 1961, of sixty African students from Portugal across Spain and into France. Most were Angolan intellectuals. Some were from Mozambique and others from Guinea-Bissau, the Cape Verde Islands, and São Tomé-and-Principe. Soon after the first anti-colonial armed rebellions broke out in Angola (March 1961), the student community in Portugal suffered increasing harassment by the Portuguese political police. Passports were confiscated and some arrests of suspected student leaders occurred. Many students - men and women - decided to flee Portugal illegally. It was risky business. False passports from friendly African countries had to be found, contacts set up for night border crossings into Franco's Spain, and then overland transportation to France. Some of the students, graduates of North American and British missionary schools in Africa, appealed to the World Council of Churches in Geneva to help them escape. The challenge was accepted by the French Protestant service agency CIMADE. The successful operation makes for exciting reading. This updated edition includes recollections of African heads of government who participated in the Great Escape.
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Zero Night The Untold Story of World War Two s Greatest Escape

Zero Night  The Untold Story of World War Two s Greatest Escape

'Big X' and the Escape Committee gave the goahead for an attempt using this fascinating new method. At 8.40pm on 27 April, the South African officer ...

Author: Mark Felton

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466885257

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 383

A thrilling, moment by moment account of an epic World War II escape and the real-life adventures that followed. On August 30, 1942 - 'Zero Night' - 40 Allied officers staged the most audacious mass escape of World War II. Months of meticulous planning and secret training hung in the balance during three minutes of mayhem as the officers boldly stormed the huge double fences at Oflag Prison. Employing wooden ladders and bridges previously disguised as bookshelves, the highly coordinated effort succeeded and set 36 men free into the German countryside. Later known as the 'Warburg Wire Job', fellow prisoner and fighter ace Douglas Bader once described the attempt as 'the most brilliant escape conception of this war'. The first author to tackle this remarkable story in detail, historian Mark Felton brilliantly evokes the suspense of the escape and the adventures of those escapees who managed to elude the Germans, as well as the courage of the civilians who risked their lives to help them in enemy territory. Fantastically intimate and told with a novelist's eye for drama and detail, this rip-roaring adventure is all the more thrilling because it really happened.
Categories: History

Great Escapes

Great Escapes

The Mardi Gras Indians are African American men who every year sew strikingly original, ... when black New Orleans comes out to strut and celebrate.

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781743605905

Category: Travel

Page:

View: 240

THE PERFECT GETAWAY Beach paradises. Luxury hideaways. Cultural thrills. This showcase of the world's most enjoyable escapes celebrates the sheer pleasure of travel. Take time out to indulge in romantic getaways, culinary adventures, musical journeys and family holidays. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.
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Great Escapes

Great Escapes

Escape from Alcatraz: The True Crime Classic. Ten Speed Press, 2005. Hale, Nathan. The Underground Abductor: An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman. New ...

Author: Judy Dodge Cummings

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 9781619306141

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 174

Sometimes, an intolerable situation calls for a drastic measure—fleeing for freedom. Whether you’re a slave seeking freedom in the North or a convict swimming for your life in a shark-infested canal, the urge to be free drives your every move. In Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways, readers ages 9 to 12 meet five ingenious fugitives and freedom seekers who all shared one common goal: escape. The human spirit craves freedom, and when liberty is taken away, people go to great lengths to get it back. Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways tells the histories of five ingenious departures, including the one perpetuated by William and Ellen Craft, who donned disguises and made a 1,000-mile run for freedom. Another man, Douglas Mawson, battled a power greater than any human villain, when in 1913, Mother Nature trapped Mawson in her icy Antarctic jaws. Alone and dangling over a bottomless crevasse by a fraying rope, the only escape tools Mawson had were his strength and determination. In 1943, Nazi guards packed hundreds of Belgian Jews into train cars and headed for the concentration camp at Auschwitz. Twelve-year-old Simon Gronowski was among these deportees, and he was determined to find a way off the moving train before it reached its ghastly destination. Alcatraz was a rocky fortress designed to hold federal prisoners until the end of their sentence or death, whichever came first. Prison officials claimed the Rock was inescapable. But in 1962, three inmates vanished, never to be seen again. No less amazing is the escape of 57 East Germans from communist-controlled East Germany during the Cold War, through a tunnel under the Berlin Wall. History is ripe with examples of people desperate to escape the traps in which they are snared. Get an up-close look at the guts, skill, determination, and luck of remarkable escape artists in Great Escapes: Real Stories of Harrowing Getaways. This is the sixth book in a series called Mystery & Mayhem, which features true tales that whet kids’ appetites for history by engaging them in genres with proven track records—mystery and adventure. History is made of near misses, unexplained disappearances, unsolved mysteries, and bizarre events that are almost too weird to be true—almost! The Mystery and Mayhem series delves into these tidbits of history to provide kids with a jumping off point into a lifelong habit of appreciating history. Each of the five true tales told within Great Escapes are paired with further fun facts about the setting, industry, and time period. A glossary and resources page provide the opportunity to practice using essential academic tools. These nonfiction narratives use clear, concise language with compelling plots that both avid and reluctant readers will be drawn to.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

International Business 98 99

International Business  98 99

Great Escape 15 . Africa ' s New Dawn 16 . Global Transfer of Critical Capabilities
24 . Global Economy , Local Mayhem ? 27 . Shock Therapy 30 . Troubles Ahead
in Emerging Markets 48 . Toward Global Convergence ( 1 , 5 , 6 , 15 , 18 , 19 ...

Author: Fred H. Maidment

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 0697391825

Category: Foreign exchange

Page: 240

View: 150

Categories: Foreign exchange

African Wild Life

African Wild Life

COM Smalls GREAT ESCAPE FOR SALE WHITE ELEPHANT LODGE -
PONGOLA ... BOTHA SIC NEWMAN'S BIRDS BY COLOUR pleased to find that
there was even a list of the new official bird names . ... Africa Wide and by colour
KENNETH NEWMAN BRING NATURE BACK TO YOUR GARDEN - WESTERN
EDITION ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0084161819

Category: Wildlife conservation

Page:

View: 378

Categories: Wildlife conservation

Great Escapes

Great Escapes

Dr a m a scripts Great Escapes RTURUS Series Editor John O'Connor Four traditional ... Based on folk tales from West Africa , Greece , Bengal and Mexico ...

Author: Adrian Flynn

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0174326130

Category:

Page: 106

View: 189

Four short plays dealing with struggle, flight, co-operation and making choices. Contains: Orpheus and Eurydice; Anansi and the Moon; Mr Mukherjee, Ghostcatcher; The Casket of Huemac.
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The Great Escape

The Great Escape

This is a must-read for anybody interested in the wealth and health of nations."--Daron Acemoglu, coauthor of Why Nations Fail "At once engaging and compassionate, this is an uplifting story by a major scholar.

Author: Angus Deaton

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691165622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 406

Asserts that 250 years ago, some parts of the world began to experience sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's hugely unequal world and examines the United States, a nation that has prospered but is today experiencing slower growth and increasing inequality.
Categories: Business & Economics

Great Escapes Arizona

Great Escapes  Arizona

Rutger came to Tucson in 1927 to escape the harsh New York winters that had ... than 100 species from Australia, Asia, Africa, and the tropical Americas.

Author: Teresa Bitler

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581579598

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 896

Introducing Great Escapes: Selective guides for travelers who want to find quick trips and getaways within a specific locale. They take away the drudgery of sifting through online and printed travel info by listing only the most worthwhile events, activities, and places to stay and eat. Great Escapes: Arizona is for anyone who loves to explore and who wants to discover Arizona in a new and exciting way! Here's just a taste: a drive along historic Route 66; an unbelievable February fireworks display; stargazing at a national observatory; a re-enactment of the Civil War's "westernmost" battles; a visit to the O.K. Corral where Wyatt Earp made his legendary stand; an ostrich festival; and a search for the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine.
Categories: Travel