New Arrivals · Travel

March 3, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The fault line : traveling the other Europe, from Finland to Ukraine / Paolo Rumiz ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti.

March 2, 2015
Rumiz, Paolo.
©2015.
256 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"Originally published in Italy as Trans Europa Express, 2012" -- title page verso
"Paolo Rumiz traces the path that has twice cut Europe in two -- irst by the Iron Curtain and then by the artificial scaffolding of the EU -- moving through vibrant cities and abandoned villages, some places still gloomy under the ghost of these imposing borders, some that have sought to erase all memory of it and jump with both feet into the West (if only the West would have them). In The Fault Line, he is a sublime and lively guide through these unfamiliar landscapes, piecing together an atlas that has been erased by modern states, delighting in the discovery of communities that were once engulfed by geopolitics then all but forgotten, until now.The farther south he goes, the more he feels he is traveling not along some abandoned Eastern frontier, but right in the middle of things: Mitteleuropa wasn't to be found in Viennese cafes but much farther east, beyond even Budapest and Warsaw. As in Ukraine, these remain places in flux, where the political and cultural values of the East and West have stared each other down for centuries. Rumiz gives a human face not just to what the Cold War left behind but to the ancient ties of empire and ethnicity that are still at the root of modern politics in flash-point areas such as this." -- Amazon.com

Lusitania : triumph, tragedy, and the end of the Edwardian age

February 19, 2015
King, Greg, 1964-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
xxvii, 370 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Lusitania: She was a ship of dreams, carrying millionaires and aristocrats, actresses and impresarios, writers and suffragettes - a microcosm of the last years of the waning Edwardian Era and the coming influences of the Twentieth Century. When she left New York on her final voyage, she sailed from the New World to the Old; yet an encounter with the machinery of the New World, in the form of a primitive German U-Boat, sent her - and her gilded passengers - to their tragic deaths and opened up a new era of indiscriminate warfare. A hundred years after her sinking, Lusitania remains an evocative ship of mystery. Was she carrying munitions that exploded? Did Winston Churchill engineer a conspiracy that doomed the liner? Lost amid these tangled skeins is the romantic, vibrant, and finally heartrending tale of the passengers who sailed aboard her. Lives, relationships, and marriages ended in the icy waters off the Irish Sea; those who survived were left haunted and plagued with guilt. Now, authors Greg King and Penny Wilson resurrect this lost, glittering world to show the golden age of travel and illuminate the most prominent of Lusitania's passengers. Rarely was an era so glamorous; rarely was a ship so magnificent; and rarely was the human element of tragedy so quickly lost to diplomatic maneuvers and militaristic threats"-- Provided by publisher.

To our American boys on leave in France : Dauphiné leave area : Grenoble, Allevard, Uriage.

February 16, 2015
[Grenoble] : American Y.M.C.A., [1918?]
29 p. : ill. ; 16 cm.

The land where lemons grow : the story of Italy and its citrus fruit

February 13, 2015
Attlee, Helena, 1958- author.
Woodstock, Vermont : The Countryman Press, 2014.
ix, 247 pages : maps ; 25 cm

How to travel the world on $50 a day : travel cheaper, longer, smarter

February 9, 2015
Kepnes, Matt., author.
New York : Penguin, 2015.
xvii, 316 pages ; 19 cm
"Revised, updated & expanded"
"A Perigee book."
Planning your trip: Getting over your fears ; Is travel really too expensive? ; Banking overseas ; Getting the right credit card ; Airline tickets ; Buying a backpack ; Travel insurance ; Get a travel discount card ; What to do with your stuff -- On-the-road expenses: Savings mind-set ; Tips for saving money on accommodations ; Tips for saving money on food and beverages ; Tips for saving money on transportation ; Tips for saving money on activities -- Breaking it down by region: Europe ; Australia ; New Zealand ; Southeast Asia ; Central America ; South America, China, India, Japan -- Putting it all together.
For over half a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has used his massively popular travel blog to teach readers how to travel the world on the cheap. Arguing that traditional travel media lies, Matt cuts through the myth that travel is expensive. In the new edition of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Matt reveals the tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel that you won't find anywhere else with over 100 new pages of updated content. Traditional media shows you expensive hotels, resorts, cruises, and packages because that's what makes them money. They make you believe you have to spend money on travel. This book will show you why that is a lie and how to use the system against itself to gain free flights, hotel rooms, find alternative accommodation, get into attractions for free, websites to find the best deals, and as well as detailed costs and saving tips for destinations around the world.

The world's cheapest destinations.

January 29, 2015
[Bangor, ME] : Booklocker.com, Inc.
v. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Vols. for 2003-<2013> by Tim Leffel.
"21 countries where your money is worth a fortune."

In her kitchen : stories and recipes from grandmas around the world

January 22, 2015
Galimberti, Gabriele, author, photographer.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2014]
248 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
Map on lining papers.
Includes index.
"Based on the slideshow that captured the world's attention, Gabriele Galimberti's ... portraits of grandmothers from all over the world with their signature dishes ... illustrates the international language of food and family"--Amazon.com.

Vodka shot, pickle chaser : a true story of risk, corruption, and self-discovery amid the collapse of the Soviet Union

January 20, 2015
Kalis, David A., author.
©2014
269 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
After graduating from college, David Kalis planned a thirty-day tour of Leningrad. When the 1991 coup d'état attempt occurred, he ended up staying for two and a half tumultuous years.

Journeys in the wilderness : a John Muir reader

January 16, 2015
Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2009.
vi, 570 p. ; 20 cm.
The story of my boyhood and youth (Complete) -- My first summer in the Sierra (Complete) -- The mountains of California (Selection) -- Our national parks (Selection) -- The Yosemite (Selection) -- Stickeen (Complete) -- Steep trails (Selection).
"John Muir was born at Dunbar, Scotland in 1838, and emigrated to America in 1849, where he is still revered as 'Father of the National Parks' and 'Herald of the Conservation Movement'. A true Renaissance man, Muir was: inventor, mountaineer, explorer, botanist, geologist, nature-writer and environmental campaigner; many would add: Christian-mystic, visionary and wilderness-sage. His writings are the fountain-head from which the American conservation movement erupted, setting the agenda, the ethos and the argument for the creation of a vast National Park system. Muir did more than simply describe the grizzly bears, the giant redwoods and luminous landscapes of California's High Sierra; as the founder of the Sierra Club, his endless campaigns saved them for all posterity. This new selection includes Muir's finest autobiographical books: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth and My First Summer in the Sierra along with the best of his climbing and conservation essays from: The Mountains of California, Our National Parks, The Yosemite and Steep Trails. It offers a rounded portrait of Muir as a giant of American letters; of a visionary, whose passionate defence of 'everything that is Wild', still reverberates through today's environmental movement, inspiring new generations of activists and all who love the natural world."--Publisher's description.

National geographic : the covers

January 13, 2015
Jenkins, Mark Collins.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, [2014]
382 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Covers by the numbers -- 1960/1969 -- 1970/1979 -- 1980/1989 -- 1990/1999 -- 2000/2013.

Ohio : American recreation series

January 6, 2015
©1941
36 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Map on p. [2] of cover.
Cover title: Ohio, facts, events, places, tours.

Burma road

December 20, 2014
Smith, Nicol.
Garden City, N.Y., Garden City publishing co., inc. [1942]
333 p., 30 unnumbered pages of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Maps on lining-papers.

Great Britain & Ireland.

December 16, 2014
London : Michelin Tyre Co.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20-21 cm.
Imprint varies: <1999-2000> Clermont-Ferrand, France : Pneu Michelin ; <2002-2015> Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin Travel Publications.
"The Michelin guide"--Cover. 2014.

The world of Departures

December 12, 2014
Story, Richard David, author.
New York : Assouline Publishing, ©2014.
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
Departures magazine believes that the best is defined not by its price tag but by quality, rarity, and one-of-a-kind discoveries. Explore the world through the eyes of this luxury lifestyle magazine--seen until now only by American Express Platinum and Centurion card members--the definitive source for travel, art, culture, and design. The World of Departures celebrates the magazine's first twenty-five years with the best of its award-winning articles, photography, and illustrations.

Drink time! : in the company of Patrick Leigh Fermoir : a memoir

December 9, 2014
Payás, Dolores, author.
London : Bene Factum Publishing, 2014.
111 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
In 2009, Patrick Leigh Fermor's Spanish-language translator, Dolores Payás, visited her subject for the first time in his house in Greece. Out of this first encounter came a friendship that lasted until the writer's death two years later. This charming account was born of those hours spent in his company, a highly personal and moving depiction of the legendary adventurer and man of letters during his final years, surrounded by his drinks, his guests and, above all, his books.

100 places in France every woman should go

December 8, 2014
DeSanctis, Marcia.
Palo Alto : Travelers' Tales, 2014.
xx, 420 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
"Told in a series of stylish, original essays, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is for the serious Francophile, the woman dreaming of a trip to Paris, and also for those who love crisp stories well-told. Like all great travel writing, this volume goes beyond the guidebook and offers insight not only about where to go but why to go there. A combination of keen travel advice, memoir and meditations on the glories of France and the many great women who have changed the country's destiny, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is the indispensable companion, the must-have in your carry-on for the flight to Paris"-- Provided by publisher.

Never mind the bullocks : one girl's 10,000 km adventure around India in the world's cheapest car

December 4, 2014
Able, Vanessa, author.
©2014
viii, 277 pages : map ; 22 cm

Why Homer matters

December 4, 2014
Nicolson, Adam, 1957-
New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
xii, 297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
"A John Macrae book."
Meeting Homer -- Grasping Homer -- Loving Homer -- Seeking Homer -- Finding Homer -- Homer the strange -- Homer the real -- The metal hero -- Homer on the steppes -- The gang and the city -- Homer's mirror -- Homer's Odyssey -- The bright wake.
"In this passionate, deeply personal book, Adam Nicolson explains why Homer matters-- to him, to you, to the world--in a text full of twists, turns and surprises. In a spectacular journey through mythical and modern landscapes, Adam Nicholson explores the places forever haunted by their Homeric heroes. From Sicily, awash with wildflowers shadowed by Italy's largest oil refinery, to Ithaca, southern Spain, and the mountains on the edges of Andalusia and Extremadura, to the deserted, irradiated steppes of Chernobyl, where Homeric warriors still lie under the tumuli, unexcavated. This is a world of springs and drought, seas and cities, with not a tourist in sight. And all sewn together by the poems themselves and their great metaphors of life and suffering. Showing us the real roots of Homeric consciousness, the physical environment that fills the gaps between the words of the poems themselves, Nicholson's is itself a Homeric journey. A wandering meditation on lost worlds, our interconnectedness with our ancestors, and the surroundings we share. This is the original meeting of place and mind, our empathy with the past, our landscape as our drama. Following the acclaimed Gentry, which established him as one of the great landscape writers working today, Nicholson takes Homer's poems back to their source: beneath the distant, god-inhabited mountains, on the Trojan plains above the graves of the heroic dead, we find afresh the foundation level of human experience on Earth"-- Provided by publisher.

Slow train to Switzerland : one tour, two trips, 150 years - and a world of change apart

November 26, 2014
Bewes, Diccon, 1967-
London : Nicholas Brealey Pub., 2014.
xviii, 300 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm.
A travel diary from 1863 inspires author Diccon Bewes to retrace Thomas Cook's historic train trip that revolutionized tourism forever.

Marco Polo : the journey that changed the world

November 24, 2014
Man, John, 1941-
©2009.
395 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Originally published in the UK by Transworld Publishers under the title Xanadu.
"Source for the Netflix original series"--Front cover.
Draws on the author's own parallel journey and new evidence to retraces the steps of the medieval Italian merchant who traveled from Venice, through the Middle East and Central Asia, to China and Xanadu, the summer capital of Kublai Khan.

An innocent abroad : life-changing trips from 21 great writers.

November 20, 2014
Footscray : Lonely Planet, 2014.
318 pages ; 20 cm.

Simply beautiful photographs

November 14, 2014
Griffiths, Annie, 1953-
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2010.
503 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes photographs by Sam Abell and other National Geographic photographers.
Includes index.
Light -- Composition -- Moment -- Time -- Palette -- Wonder.
This text plumbs the depth of "National Geographic's" renowned image collection to highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive. The result is an experience of visual delight, whether from stunning landscapes, magnificent wildlife, fascinating people, or quaint locales.

Stunning photographs

November 14, 2014
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
396 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Mystery -- Harmony -- Wit -- discovery -- Energy -- Intimacy.
"Targeted to fans of Simply Beautiful Photographs, the 2014 offering in National Geographic's iconic line of large-format photo books illuminates the power of photography to witness, reveal, persuade, celebrate, explore and change the way we see the world. Capturing the moment in which a firecracker explodes into a burst of electric energy or the last rays of the sun as it stretches across a red-rock valley, certain special photos offer an unrivaled conduit to the world around us. Shot by National Geographic's most renowned photographers and peppered throughout with inspiring quotations, Stunning Photographs is a vibrant tapestry of images that showcases the medium's ability to reveal extraordinary moments of wit and discovery, harmony and intimacy, energy and joy. Definitive, striking, and always unstaged, the remarkable pictures in this book will appeal to all who want to enjoy the smorgasbord of colors, textures, and sensations that comprise the fabric of everyday life"-- Provided by publisher.

Berlin : portrait of a city through the centuries

November 13, 2014
MacLean, Rory, 1954-
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
viii, 421 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Imagine -- Konrad von Cölln , and true love -- Colin Albany and the players -- Frederick the Great, and the making of Prussia -- Karl Friedrich Schinkel, and the dream of a capital -- Lilli Neuss, and the owl -- Walther Rathenau, and lost beauty -- Else Hirsch, and the illusion -- Margarete Böhme, and 'Diary of a lost girl' -- Fritz Haber, and the geography of evil -- Käthe Kollwitz, mother and child -- Christopher Isherwood, in a city of the imagination -- Bertolt Brecht, luck and the epic -- Marlene Dietrich, on becoming -- Leni Riefenstahl, and the fatal flaw -- Albert Speer, and Germania -- Joseph Goebbels, the man who made Hitler -- Dieter Werner, Wall builder -- Bill Harvey, and the tunnel -- John F. Kennedy, and politics as theatre -- David Bowie, and 'Heroes' -- Lieu Van Ha, and the gun -- People, let's dance -- Ilse Philips, in another Berlin -- Imagine Berlin.
"Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect of our understanding of what it means to be human. Paris is about romantic love. Lourdes equates with devotion. New York means energy. London is forever trendy. Berlin is all about volatility. Berlin is a city of fragments and ghosts, a laboratory of ideas, the fount of both the brightest and darkest designs of history's most bloody century. The once arrogant capital of Europe was devastated by Allied bombs, divided by the Wall, then reunited and reborn as one of the creative centers of the world. Today it resonates with the echo of lives lived, dreams realized, and evils executed with shocking intensity. No other city has repeatedly been so powerful and fallen so low; few other cities have been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Berlin tells the volatile history of Europe's capital over five centuries through a series of intimate portraits of two dozen key residents: the medieval balladeer whose suffering explains the Nazis' rise to power; the demonic and charismatic dictators who schemed to dominate Europe; the genius Jewish chemist who invented poison gas for First World War battlefields and then the death camps; the iconic mythmakers like Christopher Isherwood, Leni Riefenstahl, and David Bowie, whose heated visions are now as real as the city's bricks and mortar. Alongside them are portrayed some of the countless ordinary Berliners who one has never heard of, whose lives can only be imagined: the Scottish mercenary who fought in the Thirty Years' War, the ambitious prostitute who refashioned herself as a baroness, the fearful Communist Party functionary who helped to build the Wall, and the American spy from the Midwest whose patriotism may have turned the course of the Cold War. Berlin is a history book like no other, with an originality that reflects the nature of the city itself. In its architecture, through its literature, in its movies and songs, Berliners have conjured their hard capital into a place of fantastic human fantasy. No other city has so often surrendered itself to its own seductive myths. No other city has been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Berlin captures, portrays, and propagates the remarkable story of those myths and their makers"-- Provided by publisher.

Washington's words to intending English emigrants to America.

November 12, 2014
Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879. author.
London : Sampson Low, Son & Marston, 1870.
127 pages 16 cm
Pages [21-127] contain a description of the various states, agriculture, statistics, etc. by E. Burritt.
"Letter from ... General Washington to ... Sir John Sinclair ... containing an account of the several states of America, as they appeared calculated for the residence of a British emigrant, in the year 1796": p. 9-21.

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