Capture the essence of Boston, from Harvard grounds and Trinity Church to the Freedom Trail and where to enjoy wild blueberry pancakes. Photos, illustrations, unique 3D models and birds-eye-view maps of all the major sites ensure you don't miss a thing. Clue up on the basics, from the most comfortable places to stay (whatever your budget) to the best bars and restaurants. Discover where the locals go, enjoy relaxing entertainment, amazing sites and retail therapy, exciting sports, scenic walks or drives, thematic tours and colourful festivals. All you need for an unforgettable trip.
William S.Burroughs, legendary drug addict, founder member of the teats and author of Naked Lunch, relates with unflinching realism he addict's life: from initial heroin bliss to an unabated hunger for the needle, and the horrors of cold turkey and back again. An original, first-hand account which outraged fifties America, Junky remains one of the most raw and mesmerizing accounts of heroin addiction ever written.
WINNER OF THE PRIX FEMINA 2014 FOR FOREIGN FICTION and the WELT-LITERATURE AWARD 2012, and nominated for the Prix Medicis 2014, adn shortlisted for the JQ-Wingate Prize 2015. A profound exploration of family, yearning, compromise and the insistent pull of the past from internationally bestselling Israeli writer Zeruya Shalev.
From the author of The Last Magazine, a shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of our military commanders, their high-stake maneuvers, and the politcal firestorm that shook the United States. In the shadow of the hunt for Bin Laden and the United States' involvement in the Middle East, General Stanley McChrystal, the commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was living large. His loyal staff liked to call him a rock star. During a spring 2010 trip, journalist Michael Hastings looked on as McChrystal and his staff let off steam, partying and openly bashing the Obama administration. When Hastings's article appeared in Rolling Stone, it set off a political firestorm: McChrystal was unceremoniously fired. In The Operators, Hastings picks up where his Rolling Stone coup ended. From patrol missions in the Afghan hinterlands to senior military advisors' late-night bull sessions to hotel bars where spies and expensive hookers participate in nation-building, Hastings presents a shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of what he fears is an unwinnable war. Written in prose that is at once eye-opening and other times uncannily conversational, readers of No Easy Day will take to Hastings' unyielding first-hand account of the Afghan War and its cast of players.
Deep in the forest a call was sounding, and... he felt compelled to turn his back upon the fire, and to plunge into the forest. Stolen away from his comfortable life as a pet in California, Buck is sold to dog traders and soon finds himself surrounded by cruelty. As misfortune besets him, a saviour appears in the shape of John Thornton. Indebted to his new master, Buck remains by Thornton's side, protecting him with fierce loyalty. However, despite his devotion, Buck can not deny the strong lure of his own wild desires. Exploring the timeless relationship between man and dog, and the inevitable draw of primitive instincts that pull Buck towards the lawless and harsh wilderness, The Call of the Wild remains as exciting an adventure today as when it was first published.
At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family drifted apart and her marriage crumbled. With nothing left to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. But it held a promise: a promise of piecing together a life that lay shattered at her feet...
Explore England and Wales with this Freytag & Berndt double-sided road map. The best way to plan your trip, prepare your itinerary, and to travel independently in these two countries of Great Britain. Place name index and inset maps of London in a booklet. Touristic information: airports, places of interest, view-points, lighthouses, castles, manor-houses, religious buildings, archaeological sites, accommodation, camping sites, monuments, golf courses. The legend is in English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and Polish.
Born Wild is a story of passion, adventure and skulduggery on the frontline of African conservation. Following Tony Fitzjohn's journey from London bad boy to African wildlife warrior, the heart of the story is a series of love affairs with the world?s most beautiful and endangered creatures ? affairs that so often end in pain, for to succeed in re-introducing a lion or leopard to the wild is to be deprived of their companionship. Tony tells of his twenty years in Kenya with George Adamson of Born Free fame - a time of discovery, isolation and frequent danger living far from civilisation. And when he was prevented from re-introducing any more animals into the wild and made unwelcome in the country he loved, Tony had to start anew in Tanzania.
Lucy Barton, a writer, married with two young children, is in the hospital in New York City due to an infection from a simple appendix operation. (Her medical condition is incidental--it's not about the illness.) Her mother, whom she hasn't seen in years, comes from Amgash, Illinois, to visit her, and sits by her bedside, reminiscing about people she and Lucy know from Lucy's childhood, before Lucy went off to college and never returned. The power from this extraordinary book is what remains unsaid between the lines of their gentle gossip, and what Lucy fills in for the reader about her troubled family, shamed by poverty, and how Lucy came to be a writer. What makes the book reverberate with such feeling is the lacerating mother/daughter relationship. And yet at the end of the day you know how much these two women, regardless of the past, truly and deeply love each other.