The Man Who Swam into History: The (Mostly) True Story of My by Robert A. Rosenstone

By Robert A. Rosenstone

The tale starts with a grandfather who heroically escaped from Russia by means of swimming the Pruth River to Romania-or did he? Then there are tales of one other grandfather who stored a lifelong mistress; grandmothers who have been missed other than within the kitchen; migrations criminal and unlawful from japanese Europe to Canada to California; racketeers on one facet of the kinfolk and Communists at the different; and a West Coast youth within the McCarthy years. All of those (mostly precise) tales shape a Jewish family's historical past, a story of dislocation and assimilation. yet within the palms of award-winning historian Robert Rosenstone, they develop into even more. The fragments of reminiscence so superbly preserved within the guy Who Swam into historical past upload unforgettable, human characters to the now usual tale of the Jewish diaspora within the 20th century. this mixture memoir/short tale assortment recounts the Rosenstone family's passage from Romania to the United States. Robert Rosenstone tells the tale no longer as a unmarried, linear narrative, yet via "tales, sequences, home windows, moments, and fragments resurrected from the lives of 3 generations in my parental households, set in 5 international locations on continents over the interval of just about a century." This extra literary and private strategy permits Rosenstone's kinfolk to end up distinctive personalities, voices who quarrel and gossip, percentage their desires and fears, and continue the binds of a loving, if eccentric, kin. one of the style of "coming to the US" stories, the fellow Who Swam into heritage is a piece of particular imaginative and prescient, person who either files and reconstructs the prior while it continuously-and humorously-questions the reality of its personal assertions.

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Frommer's San Francisco 2009 (Frommer's Complete) by Matthew Poole, Erika Lenkert

By Matthew Poole, Erika Lenkert

America’s number 1 bestselling trip sequence Written by means of greater than one hundred seventy five outspoken tourists world wide, Frommer’s whole publications support tourists adventure locations the best way locals do. extra every year up-to-date publications than the other sequence 16-page colour part and foldout map in all annual publications Outspoken critiques, special costs, and recommended itineraries Dozens of unique maps in an easy-to-read, two-color layout you are going to by no means fall into the vacationer traps if you shuttle with Frommer's. it truly is like having a chum exhibit you round, taking you to the areas locals like top. Our professional authors have already long gone all over it's possible you'll pass— they have performed the legwork for you, and they are now not afraid to inform it love it is, saving you money and time. No different sequence bargains candid experiences of such a lot of inns and eating places in all expense levels. each Frommer's trip advisor is updated, with precise costs for every thing, dozens of colour maps, and fascinating assurance of activities, buying, and nightlife. you would be misplaced with out us! completely up-to-date each year (unlike many of the competition), Frommer's San Francisco features everything you must understand to enjoy the attractions and studies that anticipate you within the urban by means of the Bay. Our writer, an established resident hits the entire highlights, from Golden Gate Park to North seashore. he is looked at all of the city's top inns and eating places in individual, and may assist you locate the alternatives that fit your tastes and funds. His sincere, irreverent, and opinionated eating stories surround every little thing from the easiest dim sum to the most up to date seafood, from reasonable burrito joints and Vietnamese eating places to modern bistros opened through California's most popular cooks. search for up to the moment insurance of buying and nightlife; designated jogging excursions and cycling excursions; exact local maps; and part journeys to Berkeley, Sausalito, Muir Woods, element Reyes, and extra. there is additionally an in depth bankruptcy at the within sight Wine nation, with the easiest wineries, lodges, spas, and gourmand buying, and the main decadent eating places within the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. you will even get a loose colour fold-out map and a web listing that makes trip-planning a snap!

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Hollywood & the Best of Los Angeles Alive! (Alive Guides by Robert White, Phyllis White, Tippi Hedren

By Robert White, Phyllis White, Tippi Hedren

La and its suburbs were attracting stars considering that movie was once invented, and hundreds and hundreds have now opted to make their domestic there. The authors of this consultant to the realm wrote for movie and television within the Hollywood studios and recognize the in detail. They either grew up in Hollywood and lived there so much in their lives. sign up for them in this journey of the neighbourhoods of the wealthy and well-known and of the ritzy purchasing avenues. Sightseeing can be coated, with information regarding journeys to the within reach seashore cities, west los angeles, the foothills and Palm Springs.

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Frommer's Arizona 2004 by Karl Samson, Jane Aukshunas

By Karl Samson, Jane Aukshunas

You will by no means fall into the vacationer traps in the event you trip with Frommer's. it truly is like having a pal express you round, taking you to the locations locals like most sensible. Our professional authors have already long past far and wide you may go-they've performed the legwork for you, and they are no longer afraid to inform it love it is, saving you time and cash. No different sequence bargains candid studies of such a lot of inns and eating places in all cost levels. each Frommer's go back and forth advisor is updated, with targeted costs for every thing, dozens of colour maps, and intriguing assurance of activities, procuring, and nightlife. you would be misplaced with out us!

thoroughly up to date each year (unlike many of the competition), Frommer's Arizona 2004 good points stunning colour pictures of the state's staggering surroundings. tremendous particular and individually researched, this is often the main trustworthy and in-depth consultant you should buy for an Arizona experience. From world-class golfing motels to genuine dude ranches, from wonderful Southwestern-style B to rustic inns and secluded campgrounds, our authors have selected the superior locations to stick in the course of the nation, in all cost levels. they are going to express you the main scenic drives, and take you outdoor for wilderness hikes, amazing golfing, exciting white-water rafting, horseback driving, and extra. severe consumers will delight in our insider suggestion on discovering the easiest of neighborhood artwork galleries and the main exciting nearby crafts, rugs, and pottery. and naturally, you will find the place to discover the easiest Mexican and Southwestern eating, from stylish inn eating places to roadside joints that provide nice local specialties and an average margarita. With Frommer's in hand, you will see all of the highlights, from excellent vistas of the Grand Canyon to the fanciful red-rock formations of Sedona, from the eerie monoliths of Monument Valley to the silent splendors of the barren region. you will even get a loose colour fold-out map and an internet listing that makes trip-planning a snap.

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North from Texas: Incidents in the Early Life of a Range by James C. Shaw

By James C. Shaw

In the past due 19th century, many younger Texans have been lured by way of goals of experience and fortune into signing up as cowboys on livestock drives to the north. James C. Shaw, a schoolteacher who dreamed of staking out a ranch of his personal at the lush northern levels, was once a type of cowboys. Shaw's tale of his livestock path studies has turn into a vintage within the literature of the yankee West.

First privately released in 1931 as a pamphlet titled Pioneering in Texas and Wyoming: Incidents within the lifetime of James C. Shaw, then edited and annotated via western historian Herbert O. Brayer for booklet in 1952, North from Texas describes the fifteen-hundred-mile trip at the Northern path. Having set out "to inform in an easy demeanour" the story of his trip from South Texas to South Dakota, Shaw deals a unprecedented first-hand account of the not easy stipulations of the path and the various "bad men"—horse and farm animals thieves, and worse—who inhabited it. additionally present in those pages are descriptions of the daily operations of a farm animals force throughout the period of Texas' spectacularly huge livestock businesses and the reign of the "cattle kings" at the northern range.

As Shaw's narrative heads north at the path, the reader is available a journey of numerous Texas cities nonetheless of their adolescence, in addition to of infamous cow cities akin to keep away from urban and Ogallala. Even extra event and extra toil have been ready Shaw on the finish of the good path, and his first not easy years spent at the Wyoming diversity are defined in practical detail.

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Frommer's Alaska 2004 by Charles P. Wohlforth

By Charles P. Wohlforth

You are going to by no means fall into the vacationer traps in case you trip with Frommer's. it is like having a chum exhibit you round, taking you to the locations locals like most sensible. Our professional authors have already long past in every single place you may move— they have performed the legwork for you, and they are now not afraid to inform it love it is, saving you time and cash. No different sequence bargains candid experiences of such a lot of resorts and eating places in all rate levels. each Frommer's commute advisor is up to date, with certain costs for every little thing, dozens of colour maps, and intriguing assurance of activities, procuring, and nightlife. you would be misplaced with out us! thoroughly up-to-date each year (unlike lots of the competition), Frommer's Alaska good points lovely colour pictures of the magnificent surroundings and impressive natural world that wait for you in America's final frontier. This remarkable and certain consultant is in my view researched through a lifelong resident, who deals insights into easy methods to realize the genuine Alaska. you will find entire info on whale observing, sea kayaking, climbing, salmon fishing, funky small cities, Gold Rush saloons, glaciers, scenic drives, and extra. you are going to even get an up to date cruise planner, a unfastened colour fold-out map, and a web listing that makes trip-planning a snap.

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Wild Nevada: Testimonies On Behalf Of The Desert by Roberta Moore, Scott Slovic, Michael Frome

By Roberta Moore, Scott Slovic, Michael Frome

For lots of humans past Nevada’s borders, the kingdom isn't any greater than the nation’s wasteland dumping floor for the garage of terrible issues. Others realize it just for its hedonistic facilities of playing and leisure. This scandal belies the intense good looks and beauty of the state’s desert components and the valuable typical, aesthetic, and cultural assets to be came upon there. In Wild Nevada, editors Roberta Moore and Scott Slovic have assembled twenty-nine writers who be aware of and love the Nevada barren region to testify on its behalf. members diversity from literary artists and students to environmental and neighborhood activists, from top politicians to ranchers, scientists, and park rangers. a few essays provide observations at the political and philosophical discussions of desert that warmth up the halls of academia and Congress; others recount relocating own encounters with wild locations inside of Nevada; and nonetheless others touch upon the ambiguities of retaining wild locations via wasteland designation. yet regardless of the eclectic backgrounds of the writers and their diversified views on public coverage, they're all united of their devotion to the ecological and aesthetic values of Nevada’s threatened barren region parts. the talk in regards to the destiny and cost of untamed locations rages internationally as populations develop and monetary improvement advances into distant parts. The voices the following converse for Nevada, yet in addition they converse for the significance of desert all over the place and the function that wild areas play in improving our human lives and spirit. in case you love Nevada, in the event you love the area past the concrete pavement, Wild Nevada might be thought-provoking and important examining. participants: Brian Beffort . Peter Bradley . U.S. Senator Richard Bryan . Jon Christensen . Michael P. Cohen . Brent Eldridge . Dave Foreman . Michael Frome . Cheryll Glotfelty . Shaun Griffin . Lilace Mellin Guignard . Corbin Harney . Linda Hussa . Corey Lee Lewis . Robert McGinty . Rebecca generators . Roberta Moore. Steven Nightingale . ok. Alden Peterson . Laura Rainey-Carpenter . U.S. Senator Harry Reid . Robert Leonard Reid . Ann Ronald . Gary brief . Marge Sill . Scott Slovic . Gary Snyder . Patricia Swain . Stephen Trimble . Terry Tempest Williams. Ann Haymond Zwinger

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