Rick Steves Budapest

Rick Steves Budapest Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631216121
Release 2017-06-27
Pages 502
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Budapest. Following this book's self-guided walks, you'll explore Europe's most underrated city. Soak with Hungarians in a thermal bath, sample paprika at the Great Market Hall, and take a romantic twilight cruise on the Danube. Wander through the opulence of Budapest's late-19th-century Golden Age. View relics of the bygone communist era at Memento Park. For a break, head into the countryside for Habsburg palaces and Hungarian folk villages. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll learn which sights are worth your time and money and how to get around like a local. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.



Rick Steves Eastern Europe

Rick Steves Eastern Europe Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631216145
Release 2017-07-03
Pages 1100
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Eastern Europe—including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia. Explore Eastern Europe's top cities, from the romantic spires of Prague and the steamy thermal baths of Budapest to charming Kraków and laid-back Ljubljana. Enjoy the imperial sights of Vienna and walking tours of exotic Dubrovnik. Then delve into the region's natural wonders: hike through the waterfall wonderland at Plitvice Lakes National Park, drive the winding road to the Julian Alps, and watch the sun dip slowly into the Adriatic from the Dalmatian Coast. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll learn which sights are worth your time and money, and how to get around by train, bus, car, and boat. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.



Rick Steves Vienna Salzburg Tirol

Rick Steves Vienna  Salzburg   Tirol Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631210853
Release 2014-12-02
Pages 495
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Vienna. With this guide, you'll explore elegant Vienna—the epicenter of opera, coffee, Art Nouveau, and waltz music. Meander through Habsburg palaces and nibble a Sacher torte in a velvet-lined café. In the evening, catch a classical concert, or sip wine with the locals in a traditional Heuriger garden. Beyond Vienna, stroll the Baroque street of Salzburg, home to Mozart and The Sound of Music. For a taste of the Alpine living, head to the snowy peaks and green valleys of Tirol. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.



Lonely Planet Pocket Budapest

Lonely Planet Pocket Budapest Author Lonely Planet
ISBN-10 9781743606803
Release 2016-02-01
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Budapest is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the Royal Palace and its museums, 'take the waters' of the art nouveau Gellert Baths, or bar hop the district of Erzsebetvaros; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Budapest and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Budapest: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Budapest map (included in print version), plus over 18 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers the Castle District, Gellert Hill & Taban, Obuda, Belvaros, Parliament area, Margaret Island & Northern Pest, Erzsebetvaros & the Jewish Quarter, Southern Pest and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Budapest, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Budapest's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet's Budapest guide. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Hungary guide for a comprehensive look at all that Hungary has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Steve Fallon. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.



Rick Steves Prague The Czech Republic

Rick Steves Prague   The Czech Republic Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631216206
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 364
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Prague and the Czech Republic. With this book, you'll create your own unforgettable tour of the "Golden City of a Hundred Spires." Walk across Charles Bridge at twilight, stroll the grounds of Prague Castle, and wander through the city's stunning Old Town Square. Venture beyond Prague with day trips to the medieval villages of Bohemia. Visit local vintners in Moravia, where you can enjoy a wine-cellar serenade. Take a dip in the peat-bog spas of Trebon—a great way to relax after a busy day of sightseeing. Rick's candid, humorous advice guides you to good-value hotels and restaurants in charming neighborhoods and villages. He gives you no-nonsense information on where to go and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.



Rick Steves Croatia Slovenia

Rick Steves Croatia   Slovenia Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631213021
Release 2016-06-28
Pages 836
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling to Croatia and Slovenia. With this guide, you’ll explore charming towns and undiscovered natural wonders. Stroll atop the walls that encircle romantic Dubrovnik, wander through the Roman ruins in the heart of bustling Split, and set sail to the islands of Korcula and Hvar on the glimmering Adriatic. Feel the spray from the waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Drive mountain passes in Slovenia’s idyllic Julian Alps. And take side-trips to Montenegro’s dramatic Bay of Kotor and the Turkish-flavored city of Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll get up-to-date recommendations on what’s worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.



Rick Steves Snapshot Krak w Warsaw Gdansk

Rick Steves Snapshot Krak  w  Warsaw   Gdansk Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631210761
Release 2015-07-14
Pages 240
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Krakow, Warsaw, and Gdansk. In this compact guide, Rick Steves and Cameron Hewitt cover the essentials of Krakow, Warsaw, and Gdansk, including The Tri-City. Visit Krakow's stunning Main Market Square, Warsaw's historical Royal Way, or Gdansk's Main Town Hall, featuring Golden Age decorations. You'll get firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket. Rick Steves' Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves' European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).



Rick Steves Pocket Prague

Rick Steves Pocket Prague Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631214738
Release 2016-10-25
Pages 220
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Rick Steves’ Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” Each colorful, compact book includes Rick’s advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map. Rick Steves' Pocket Prague covers sights including: Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter, Wenceslas Square, Mucha Museum, Municipal House, the Museum of Communism, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle, and Lobkowicz Palace.



Andy Steves Europe

Andy Steves  Europe Author Andy Steves
ISBN-10 9781631212512
Release 2016-05-17
Pages 360
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Pick a Weekend, Pick a City, and Go! This book picks up where crowdsourcing leaves off, covering the flashpacker skills you need for spur-of-the-moment trips to Europe’s top destinations. Follow three-day plans to explore each city. Learn which cities match your interests and which can be easily combined for a longer trip, including itineraries for Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Rome, and Venice. See iconic sights. Check the Eiffel Tower, the London Eye, and the Colosseum off your bucket list—and use Andy’s tips to save time and skip lines. Hit the local hot spots. Chill at Amsterdam’s coffee shops, study mixology at London’s speakeasies, and bust moves at Barcelona’s beach clubs. Enjoy the best—and cheapest—local cuisine. Graze at crêperies in Paris, pubs in Dublin, and aperitivo in Rome. Become a temporary local. Adapt to the culture to enjoy authentic, unforgettable experiences. Master digital travel. Discover how tools like AirBnB and Uber can help you make the most of your money in Europe. Connect with other travelers. Head to the most popular hostels for a ready-made, real-life social network. Whether you’re looking to study abroad or just explore Europe without breaking the bank, Andy Steves Europe is the guide for you.



Rick Steves Best of Europe

Rick Steves Best of Europe Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631211782
Release 2017-01-24
Pages 1000
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you need to know to experience the Best of Europe. In this guide, Rick covers the best of England, France, Germany, England, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. You'll find a mix of big cities and inspiring landscapes, including: London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Florence, Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam, and Barcelona The Cinque Terre, Provence, the French Riviera, the Rhine Valley, and the Berner Overland Rick Steves Best of Europe features: Everything in Full-Color—Dazzling photos and helpful planning maps. Best of Europe Itineraries—Suggestions for planning the perfect trip, based on Rick's expert advice for what's worth your time and what you can skip. Rick's Tips—Helpful hints for key sights and experiences, organized so you quickly learn what you need to know. You'll love how much these simple tips help make your trip smooth and stress-free! Authentic Experiences—Leave the tourist traps behind and enjoy real, cultural experiences and opportunities to connect with local people. Plus Practicalities—Essential eating, sleeping, and transportation information is neatly arranged to be ready when you need it.



Bit by Bit

Bit by Bit Author Andrew Ervin
ISBN-10 9780465096589
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 304
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An acclaimed novelist and critic argues that video games are the most vital art form of our time Video games have seemingly taken over our lives. Whereas gamers once constituted a small and largely male subculture, today 67 percent of American households play video games. The average gamer is now thirty-four years old and spends eight hours each week playing-and there is a 40 percent chance this person is a woman. In Bit by Bit, Andrew Ervin sets out to understand the explosive popularity of video games. He travels to government laboratories, junk shops, and arcades. He interviews scientists and game designers, both old and young. In charting the material and technological history of video games, from the 1950s to the present, he suggests that their appeal starts and ends with the sense of creativity they instill in gamers. As Ervin argues, games can be art because they are beautiful, moving, and even political.



The Threat Matrix

The Threat Matrix Author Garrett M. Graff
ISBN-10 031612088X
Release 2011-03-28
Pages 704
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An intimate look at Robert Mueller, the sixth Director of the FBI, who has just been named special counsel to oversee the investigation into ties between President Trump's campaign and Russian officials. Covering more than 30 years of history, from the 1980s through Obama's presidency, The Threat Matrix explores the transformation of the FBI from a domestic law enforcement agency, handling bank robberies and local crimes, into an international intelligence agency--with more than 500 agents operating in more than 60 countries overseas--fighting extremist terrorism, cyber crimes, and, for the first time, American suicide bombers. Based on access to never-before-seen task forces and FBI bases from Budapest, Hungary, to Quantico, Virginia, this book profiles the visionary agents who risked their lives to bring down criminals and terrorists both here in the U.S. and thousands of miles away long before the rest of the country was paying attention to terrorism. Given unprecedented access, thousands of pages of once secret documents, and hundreds of interviews, Garrett M. Graff takes us inside the FBI and its attempt to protect America from the Munich Olympics in 1972 to the attempted Times Square bombing in 2010. It also tells the inside story of the FBI's behind-the-scenes fights with the CIA, the Department of Justice, and five White Houses over how to combat terrorism, balance civil liberties, and preserve security. The book also offers a never-before-seen intimate look at FBI Director Robert Mueller, the most important director since Hoover himself. Brilliantly reported and suspensefully told, The Threat Matrix peers into the darkest corners of this secret war and will change your view of the FBI forever.



A Crime in the Family

A Crime in the Family Author Sacha Batthyány
ISBN-10 9781786480576
Release 2017-03-09
Pages 304
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A memoir of brutality, heroism and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold stories of the Second World War In the spring of 1945, at Rechnitz on the Austrian-Hungarian border, not far from the front lines of the advancing Red Army, Countess Margit Batthyany gave a party in her mansion. The war was almost over, and the German aristocrats and SS officers dancing and drinking knew it was lost. Late that night, they walked down to the village, where 180 enslaved Jewish labourers waited, made them strip naked, and shot them all, before returning to the bright lights of the party. It remained a secret for decades, until Sacha Batthyany, who remembered his great-aunt Margit only vaguely from his childhood as a stern, distant woman, began to ask questions about it. A Crime in the Family is Sacha Batthyany's memoir of confronting these questions, and of the answers he found. It is one of the last untold stories of Europe's nightmare century, spanning not just the massacre at Rechnitz, the inhumanity of Auschwitz, the chaos of wartime Budapest and the brutalities of Soviet occupation and Stalin's gulags, but also the silent crimes of complicity and cover-up, and the damaged generations they leave behind. Told partly through the surviving journals of others from the author's family and the vanished world of Rechnitz, A Crime in the Family is a moving and revelatory memoir in the vein of The Hare with the Amber Eyes and The House by the Lake. It uncovers barbarity and tragedy but also a measure of peace and reconciliation. Ultimately, Batthyany discovers that although his inheritance might be that of monsters, he does not bear it alone.



The Afterlife of Stars

The Afterlife of Stars Author Joseph Kertes
ISBN-10 9780316308137
Release 2017-01-10
Pages 256
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"Devastating yet unnervingly funny.... inspired and deeply affecting....a story for the ages." --Julie Orringer, New York Times Book Review "The Afterlife of Stars moved me more than any other novel I've read in recent memory." --Tim O'Brien New York Times Book Review: Editors' Choice "10 New Books We Recommend This Week" --New York Times Book Review A Brother's Love is Forever As Russian tanks roll through the cobblestone streets of Budapest and shots ring out, young Robert and Attila Beck, inseparable brothers, peer from the boot of a toppled statue of Stalin at the first grisly signs of revolution. The year is 1956. That October day, Russian soldiers will storm their family home, prompting the boys' hurried escape from the city with their parents, grandmother, and two cousins. Not all will survive. Their immediate destination is Paris, and the town house of Hermina, their great-aunt, once a renowned opera singer, now a recluse who wears long gloves to preserve her dignity against a past scarred by an unspeakable violence. Along the way, these two brothers encounter mysterious fellow travelers, witness the bewildering sights of a nation in transition, and grapple with rivalry and loss, while never losing their capacity for joy or their appreciation of humor, and each other, as they stare down the unaccountable and the absurd. Robert, the younger, idolizes the fiery Attila, whose growing edge of anger and rebellion threatens to endanger them both. As exiles in Paris, they seek adventure and whatever semblance of home they might find, from the unfamiliar streets to the labyrinthine sewers beneath. When the duo uncovers a long-held family secret involving a double agent and a daring Holocaust rescue, this novel hurtles toward its cataclysmic conclusion. A fleeting decision by Attila has consequences that will last a lifetime, and the bond that has proved unbreakable may be the brothers' undoing. With dazzling storytelling and a firm belief in the power of humor in the face of turmoil, Joseph Kertes has crafted a fierce saga of identity and love that resonates through its final page. The Afterlife of Stars is not only a stirring account of one displaced family's possibilities for salvation, but also an extraordinary tale of the singular and enduring ties of brotherhood.



Treasures of the British Library

Treasures of the British Library Author Nicolas Barker
ISBN-10 0712348441
Release 2005
Pages 280
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A guide to the great collections of The British Library. Illustrated throughout in colour, it is an introduction to some of the world's most magnificent books and manuscripts, from The Lindisfarne Gospels to Magna Carta, The Diamond Sutra and The Gutenberg Bible.



Rick Steves Tour National Gallery London

Rick Steves Tour  National Gallery  London Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631215247
Release 2016-08-16
Pages 20
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Rick Steves' Tours eBooks are straightforward, self-guided tours of some of Europe's most popular museums, ancient buildings, and other points of interest, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Tour: National Gallery, London—for less than the price of a cappuccino—Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a visit to the National Gallery, including when to go and what's worth your time once you're there. With Rick's knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts about the museum along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Tour: National Gallery, London is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone. Rick Steves' Tours and Walks are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.



Rick Steves Walk Heart of Rome

Rick Steves Walk  Heart of Rome Author Rick Steves
ISBN-10 9781631215377
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 11
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Rick Steves' Walks eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe's most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Walk: Heart of Rome, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a walk through Rome's center—including where to start, how much time you need, and what's worth stopping for—all for less than the cost of a cappuccino. With Rick's knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Walk: Heart of Rome is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone. Rick Steves' Walks and Tours are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.