The Little Black Book of Chicago

The Little Black Book of Chicago

Provides information on attractions, restaurants, accommodations, shopping, arts, entertainment, and transportation in Chicago.

The Little Black Book of Walt Disney World, 2013 Edition

The Little Black Book of Walt Disney World, 2013 Edition

2013 Edition. Here's your pocket guidebook to all the magic! The Little Black Book of Walt Disney World is just what you need to navigate the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Downtown Disney, accommodations, and Disney World's recreation venues! Author Rona Gindin is a writer, editor, and TV personality based in Orlando. The author of two travel guides, she also hosts a popular television show celebrating local restaurants. --Color-coded, numbered entries in the text are keyed to full-color area maps in each chapter --''Top Picks'' direct you to not-to-be-missed attractions --Full-color spot illustrations throughout liven the text --7 easy-to-use Disney World maps

The Little Black Book of Paris, 2013 Edition

The Little Black Book of Paris, 2013 Edition

2013 Edition. This sleek guide to the City of Light and beyond will help you locate landmarks, arts and entertainment venues, restaurants, cafés, hotels, chic shops, and after-dark stops, with extra coverage of Top Picks attractions. Author Vesna Neskow lived in Europe for 13 years. She speaks six languages. Her TV work has been produced by CBS and broadcast on NPR, and she has written for the New York Times Book Review. * Organized by district * Quick-reference subsections describe landmarks, arts and culture, dining, nightlife, shopping, and hotels * Easy-to-understand explanations of transportation, customs, currency, telephone procedures, business hours, and etiquette * Lists Paris's biggest seasonal events * Numbered entries in the text are keyed to area maps in each chapter * ''Top Picks'' direct you to not-to-be-missed attractions * Spot illustrations throughout liven the text * Ten maps, including overview map, area-detail maps, and transport map

Little Black Book of Florence & Tuscany, 2013 Edition

Little Black Book of Florence & Tuscany, 2013 Edition

With user-friendly fold-out maps and insider tips, this pocket travel guidebook takes you to the best Florence and Tuscany have to offer. Heres what to see and do, and where to eat, drink, shop, and stay---including a city guide to Florence and itineraries for the rolling hills and medieval towns beyond! ''Top Picks'' direct you to not-to-be-missed attractions; handy ''Notes'' pages are included to jot down all your favorites. 256 pages, plus 8 fold-out maps, including a Florence bus map.

The Little Black Book of Rome

The Timeless Guide to the Eternal City

The Little Black Book of Rome

Live la dolce vita on your very own Roman holiday. You'll discover the best of the Eternal City, including landmarks, museums, and other highlights, plus places to eat, drink, shop, and stay, with extra coverage of "Top Picks" attractions. 222 pages plus 9 fold-out maps.

The Little Black Book of Paris 2014

The Essential Guide to the City of Light

The Little Black Book of Paris 2014

This sleek guide to the City of Light and beyond will help you locate landmarks, arts and entertainment venues, restaurants, cafes, hotels, chic shops, and after-dark spots, with extra coverage of "Top Picks" attractions. 232 pages plus 10 fold-out maps.

The Black Death

The Black Death

Between 1347 and 1350, the Black Death killed at least one third of Europe's population. Philip Ziegler's classic account traces the course of the virulent epidemic through Europe and its dramatic effect on the lives of those whom it afflicted. First published nearly forty years ago, it remains definitive. 'The clarity and restraint on every page produce a most potent cumulative effect.' Michael Foot

Inferno Decoded

Inferno Decoded

An all-inclusive guide to key concepts and details about Dan Brown’s novel Inferno—featuring black-and-white illustrations. Go deep into the provocative and always compelling world of Dan Brown’s novel, Inferno. Delivering crucial background on the characters, codes, symbols, secrets, and setting of the novel, Inferno Decoded also offers a wealth of fascinating details about the historical and cultural background and the questions it raises. As in Michael Haag’s previous bestseller, The Rough Guide to The Da Vinci Code, the author illuminates the life and work of Dante Alighieri and the world of medieval Florence. Also included: an overview of Dante and his work, along with the other themes of Brown’s thriller; a guide to its sources and Tuscan locations; and a look back at the earlier career of Brown’s hero, Harvard Professor of Symbology, Robert Langdon.

Florence

Florence

'Florence is the only European city I can think of whose most famous citizens, at least in the last 150 years or so, have all been foreigners.' Thus David Leavitt writes in this lively account of expatriate life in the city of the lily. His narrative begins by asking why Florence has always proven to be such a popular destination for suicides, then moves into an analysis of what makes the city, in Henry James's words, such a 'delicate case.' Why, for instance, has Florence always drawn so many English and American visitors. (At the turn of the century, the Anglo-American population numbered more than 30,000.) Why have men and women fleeing sex scandal traditionally settled here? What about Florence has made it so fascinating and so repellent - to artists and writers over the years? Moving between present and past, Leavitt's narrative limns the history of the foreign colony from its origins in the middle of the nineteenth century until its demise under Mussolini, and considers the appeal of Florence to figures as diverse as Tchaikovsky, E. M. Forster, Ronald Firbank, Mary McCarthy, Mrs Keppel (mistress to King Edward VII) and Henry Labouchere, author of the Labouchere Amendment, under the provisions of which Oscar Wilde was convicted.

Chianti Classico

The Search for Tuscany's Noblest Wine

Chianti Classico

This book tells the story of the ancient land named Chianti and the modern wine appellation known as Chianti Classico. In 1716, Tuscany’s penultimate Medici ruler, Cosimo III, anointed the region of Chianti, along with three smaller areas in the Florentine State, as the world’s first legal appellations of origin for wine. In the succeeding centuries, this milestone was all but forgotten. By the late nineteenth century, the name Chianti, rather than signifying this historic region and its celebrated wine, identified a simple Italian red table wine in a straw-covered flask. In the twenty-first century, Chianti Classico emerged as one of Italy’s most dynamic and fashionable wine zones. Chianti Classico relates the fascinating evolution of Chianti as a wine region and reveals its geographic and cultural complexity. Bill Nesto, MW, and Frances Di Savino explore the townships of Chianti Classico and introduce readers to the modern-day winegrowers who are helping to transform the region. The secrets of Sangiovese, the principal vine variety of Chianti, are also revealed as the book unlocks the myths and mysteries of one of Italy’s most storied wine regions. The publication of Chianti Classico coincides with the three hundredth anniversary of the Medici decree delimiting the region of Chianti on September 24, 1716.