Homage to Catalonia Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Filename: homage-to-catalonia-down-and-out-in-paris-and-london.
  • ISBN: 9780544943551
  • Release Date: 2016-05-17
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Homage to Catalonia is both a memoir of Orwell’s experience at the front in the Spanish Civil War and a tribute to those who died in what he called a fight for common decency. Down and Out in Paris and London chronicles the adventures of a penniless British writer who finds himself rapidly descending into the seedy heart of two great European cities. This edition brings together two powerful works from one of the finest writers of the twentieth century.


  • Filename: gourmetour.
  • ISBN: CORNELL:31924095728634
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages:
  • Author:
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A Concise History of Portugal

  • Filename: a-concise-history-of-portugal.
  • ISBN: 0521536863
  • Release Date: 2003-11-13
  • Number of pages: 225
  • Author: David Birmingham
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This concise, illustrated history of Portugal, first published in 2003, offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country, its empire, and to its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership. The book studies the effects of the vast wealth mined from Portuguese Brazil, the growth of the wine trade, and the evolution of international ties. The Portuguese Revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, but in 1910 the king was overthrown and, by 1926, had been replaced by a dictatorship. In 1975 Portugal withdrew from its African colonies and turned north to become a democratic member of the European Community in 1986. Researched during the years which followed the fall of Portugal's dictators in 1974, this book has become the standard single-volume work. The second edition brings the story up to date and discusses the state of historical writing on Portugal at the turn of the millennium.

Behind The Velvet Curtain

  • Filename: behind-the-velvet-curtain.
  • ISBN: 9781462812363
  • Release Date: 2007-05-10
  • Number of pages: 155
  • Author: Dominique Stone
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Behind The Velvet Curtain signifies why mankind continues to search for the purpose of life. We struggle to find our own identity. We consistently choose paths that may or may not lead to our desires, or our successes. More often than not, we become too comfortable with our failures and never try to move forward with a new attitude of determination. We become our own crucible by sending our feelings of failure on a downward spiral toward hopelessness and despair. Some of us however, regain our consciousness and manage to move forward again. Growing up in rural Orchard Creek, Mississippi during this time period was very hard for Paula, but playing it safe and fearing fear was not how she chose to live her life. With the help of a loving friend and caring grandmother, she finds her inner strength...that last drop of hope that allows her to take risks and attack her fears head-on. The book is good reading, but hopefully you will search for your own paths that will lead to your own successes in life.

The Story of the Iron Column

  • Filename: the-story-of-the-iron-column.
  • ISBN: 9781849350648
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 278
  • Author: Abel Paz
  • Publisher: AK Press

A passionate history of fighting against all odds—the legendary war against fascism and capitalism in Spain.

Trial by fire

  • Filename: trial-by-fire.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015037412346
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 339
  • Author: Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
  • Publisher: E P Dutton

A district attorney with an incredible 100% convictio rate is haunted by the one crime she's been unable to solve--the arson fire that killed her parents 15 years earlier. But when she finally persuades the authorities to reopen the case, the most unexpected suspect of all is indicted--herself!

Costa Blanca

  • Filename: costa-blanca.
  • ISBN: 1740590325
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Miles Roddis
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet

Wild festivals and sizzling nightlife, unexplored hill towns, the Costa Blanca's beaches and a futuristic City of Arts & Sciences: discover Valencia home of paella and the Holy Grail with this unique guide. * 21 easy-to-use maps * insider's guide to getting off the beaten track, from hilltop hamlets to Benidorm's backstreets * the best places to eat, drink and party in the heart of la huerta * the lowdown on Las Fallas - Europe's largest street party information on the region's finest rambles * handy language chapter

Nine Lives Part Two

  • Filename: nine-lives-part-two.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2015-11-14
  • Number of pages: 130
  • Author: Karin De Havin
  • Publisher: 9 Yards Publishing

Eighteen-year-old Taylor knows two things for sure: ONE: She’s dead. TWO: Heaven looks like a run-down version of the Las Vegas Strip. The more she discovers about a heaven full of teens like her, the more mysterious it becomes—especially when her afterlife coach turns out to be her tyrannical fifth grade teacher. Plagued by questions her whole life, Taylor finds Heaven prompts even more. Why can’t she remember her death? Why isn’t Heaven the idyllic place she thought it would be? When she dares to ask, her teacher tells Taylor to keep her mouth shut. Everyone knows Heaven is perfect. That’s a lie. What are they trying to hide? Taylor desperately wants to flee this strange place and return to her old life. She’s shocked to find out there’s a possibility her dream can come true. But that chance depends on passing a series of tests in the Afterlife for Idiots handbook and winning the Cloud Nine Contest. If she fails, will her teacher follow through on her threat and turn Taylor into pond scum? Taylor tries to solve the mysteries of Heaven as it slowly crumbles around her. While competing in the contest, she learns there are dark forces at work behind the celestial show…and they are after her. This leads to the biggest question of all: Is she the only one who can stop them?

Main cities of Europe

  • Filename: main-cities-of-europe.
  • ISBN: 2060003083
  • Release Date: 2001-03-01
  • Number of pages: 720
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Michelin Travel Publications

Hotel and restaurant recommendations for main cities of Europe. Includes town plans (maps) for many cities, cuisine for which a restaurant may be well known and hotels which are very quiet or secluded along with price ranges for both the hotels and restaurant. There is a key in English telling the reader how to use the guide and how to interpret the international symbols used throughout the guide.

Time Out Barcelona Guide

  • Filename: time-out-barcelona-guide.
  • ISBN: 0140289410
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Time Out Guides

Keeping pace with one of the Mediterranean's most dynamic cities, the Barcelona Guide has been fully revised and updated by insiders of the Catalan capital. With detailed information on the city's latest architectural projects, history, sights, star restaurants, budget cafes, after-hours clubs, dancing, festivals, and shopping, and on trips out of town to the hills, the cava cellars, and beautiful beaches, the guide equips any traveler with the means to absorb Barcelona's fascinating culture.


  • Filename: spain.
  • ISBN: 0676901182
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Author: Fodor's
  • Publisher: Fodor's

No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. In this guide, updated every year, our experts who live in Spain give you the inside track showing you all the things to see and do -- from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Start with the color planning section to help you decide where to go, use your personal supply of Post-it? flags to mark your favorite listings, and consult the foldout map to stay on course. Fodor's Spain 2002 shows you hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges -- from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special. The Smart Travel Tips A to Z section helps you take care of the nitty gritty with essential local contacts and great advice -- from how to take your mountain bike with you to what to do in an emergency. Plus, web links, maps, costs, and mix-and-match itineraries make planning a snap. "The king of guidebooks." - Newsweek

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