Paris to the Past: Traveling through French History by Train

Author: Ina Caro

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393082016

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 1108


“I’d rather go to France with Ina Caro than with Henry Adams or Henry James.”—Newsweek In one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites readers on twenty-five one-day train trips that depart from Paris and transport us back through seven hundred years of French history. Whether taking us to Orléans to evoke the visions of Joan of Arc or to the Place de la Concorde to witness the beheading of Marie Antoinette, Caro animates history with her lush descriptions of architectural splendors and tales of court intrigue. “[An] enchanting travelogue” (Publishers Weekly), Paris to the Past has become one of the classic guidebooks of our time.

Silk and Song

Author: Dana Stabenow

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1784979511

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 2441


Beijing, 1322. Wu Johanna is the granddaughter of the legendary trader Marco Polo. In the wake of her father's death, Johanna finds that lineage counts for little amid the den of intrigue that is the Great Khan's court. Johanna's future – if she has one – lies with her grandfather, in Venice, more than a continent away at the very edge of the known world. So, with a small band of companions, she takes to the Silk Road – that storied collection of routes that link the silks of Cathay, the spices of the Indies and the jewels of the Indus to the markets of the West. But the journey will be long and arduous, for the road ahead is beset by burning sands and ice-fanged mountains, thieves and fanatics, treachery and betrayal.

Northern France with Paris

Tourist Handbook for Travel and Holidays in France ; with a Map of the Country, Regional Route Maps, and Town Plans

Author: Max Barthell,Jean Lenz

Publisher: N.A


Category: France

Page: 255

View: 6251



A Journey Into Flaubert's Normandy

Author: Susannah Patton

Publisher: Roaring Forties Press

ISBN: 9780984625420

Category: Travel

Page: 145

View: 7817


Richly illustrated with maps, historical and contemporary photographs, and period artwork, this guidebook takes tourists and armchair travelers on a stimulating journey through the small towns, rolling hills, and windswept coast of Flaubert’s Normandy. The novelist’s homes and the locations that are prominently featured in his controversial works are the focus of this pictorial travel guide, and include the ancient town of Rouen, where Flaubert was born in 1821; the resort town of Trouville and its frequently painted beach; Croisset, where Flaubert’s riverside house gave him the refuge to write; and the quiet country town of Ry, which claims to be where the real Madame Bovary lived and died.

Geographical spread of the Euro-Asian high-speed railway of Paris-Delhi through the Caucasus and the prospect of its construction as an International Transport Corridor

Author: Kortiev L.I.,Kortiev A.L.

Publisher: T/O "Neformat"


Category: Science

Page: 28

View: 1691


The monograph provides a geographical context of the New Transport Corridor – the Euro-Asian high-speed railway of Paris-Delhi through the Big and Small Caucasian Ridges, which has more than a century of history and is the main axis of the world, and good-fellowship on two continents. The railway in all countries should be under the authority of and committed to the United Nations organization. The suggestions on how to lay it in organizational, technical and economic terms are outlined.

Sunrise with Seamonsters

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395415016

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

View: 2082


This book brings together a variety of experiences and adventures from the travels of the best-selling author to such places as Corsica, Burma, Cape Cod, East Africa, Afghanistan, a leper colony, and the New York subways

The Pall Mall Budget

Being a Weekly Collection of Articles Printed in the Pall Mall Gazette from Day to Day, with a Summary of News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 8231



The Grande Tour

A United States Department of the Army's Civilian Career and Travel Experiences in Europe Following World War Ii, June 1949–November 1951

Author: Nita Farrier

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 145023450X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 5079


In 1949, a twenty-six-year-old Iowa farm girl named Nita Farrier accepts a position as secretary to the Allied Occupation Force in Vienna, Austria. During her time off , she travels extensively throughout Europe, experiencing and recording in her journals the sights and sounds of Europes most exciting cities. From the Viennese opera where she observes audience members enjoying wine, sausage, and bread during the performance (all the while the performers shoes are squeaking with every movement) to the homesickness that she felt acutely during holidays abroad, her journals describe her experiences in wonderful emotional and sensory detail. She was also a direct witness to many important historical events of the day, keeping minutes at many of the fourpower conferences. The Grande Tour offers a glimpse into the daily life of postWorld War II Europe through the eyes of a young civilian woman. Her keen observations provide firsthand insight into the events that followed World War II and European culture of that era.