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Thinking Small: The Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle

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Andrea Hiott, "Thinking Small: The Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle"
English | ISBN: 0345521420 | 2012 | EPUB | 512 pages | 7 MB

Thinking Small: The Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle
Sometimes achieving big things requires the ability to think small. This simple concept was the driving force that propelled the Volkswagen Beetle to become an avatar of American-style freedom, a household brand, and a global icon. The VW Bug inspired the ad men of Madison Avenue, beguiled Woodstock Nation, and has recently been re-imagined for the hipster generation. And while today it is surely one of the most recognizable cars in the world, few of us know the compelling details of this car's story. In Thinking Small, journalist and cultural historian Andrea Hiott retraces the improbable journey of this little car that changed the world.

Andrea Hiott's wide-ranging narrative stretches from the factory floors of Weimar Germany to the executive suites of today's automotive innovators, showing how a succession of artists and engineers shepherded the Beetle to market through periods of privation and war, reconstruction and recovery. Henry Ford's Model T may have revolutionized the American auto industry, but for years Europe remained a place where only the elite drove cars. That all changed with the advent of the Volkswagen, the product of a Nazi initiative to bring driving to the masses. But Hitler's concept of "the people's car" would soon take on new meaning. As Germany rebuilt from the rubble of World War II, a whole generation succumbed to the charms of the world's most huggable automobile.

Indeed, the story of the Volkswagen is a story about people, and Hiott introduces us to the men who believed in it, built it, and sold it: Ferdinand Porsche, the visionary Austrian automobile designer whose futuristic dream of an affordable family vehicle was fatally compromised by his patron Adolf Hitler's monomaniacal drive toward war; Heinrich Nordhoff, the forward-thinking German industrialist whose management innovations made mass production of the Beetle a reality; and Bill Bernbach, the Jewish American advertising executive whose team of Madison Avenue mavericks dreamed up the legendary ad campaign that transformed the quintessential German compact into an outsize worldwide phenomenon.

Thinking Small is the remarkable story of an automobile and an idea. Hatched in an age of darkness, the Beetle emerged into the light of a new era as a symbol of individuality and personal mobility-a triumph not of the will but of the imagination.
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Thinking Small: The Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle

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Andrea Hiott, "Thinking Small: The Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle"
English | ISBN: 0345521420 | 2012 | EPUB | 512 pages | 7 MB

Thinking Small: The Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle
Sometimes achieving big things requires the ability to think small. This simple concept was the driving force that propelled the Volkswagen Beetle to become an avatar of American-style freedom, a household brand, and a global icon. The VW Bug inspired the ad men of Madison Avenue, beguiled Woodstock Nation, and has recently been re-imagined for the hipster generation. And while today it is surely one of the most recognizable cars in the world, few of us know the compelling details of this car's story. In Thinking Small, journalist and cultural historian Andrea Hiott retraces the improbable journey of this little car that changed the world.

Andrea Hiott's wide-ranging narrative stretches from the factory floors of Weimar Germany to the executive suites of today's automotive innovators, showing how a succession of artists and engineers shepherded the Beetle to market through periods of privation and war, reconstruction and recovery. Henry Ford's Model T may have revolutionized the American auto industry, but for years Europe remained a place where only the elite drove cars. That all changed with the advent of the Volkswagen, the product of a Nazi initiative to bring driving to the masses. But Hitler's concept of "the people's car" would soon take on new meaning. As Germany rebuilt from the rubble of World War II, a whole generation succumbed to the charms of the world's most huggable automobile.

Indeed, the story of the Volkswagen is a story about people, and Hiott introduces us to the men who believed in it, built it, and sold it: Ferdinand Porsche, the visionary Austrian automobile designer whose futuristic dream of an affordable family vehicle was fatally compromised by his patron Adolf Hitler's monomaniacal drive toward war; Heinrich Nordhoff, the forward-thinking German industrialist whose management innovations made mass production of the Beetle a reality; and Bill Bernbach, the Jewish American advertising executive whose team of Madison Avenue mavericks dreamed up the legendary ad campaign that transformed the quintessential German compact into an outsize worldwide phenomenon.

Thinking Small is the remarkable story of an automobile and an idea. Hatched in an age of darkness, the Beetle emerged into the light of a new era as a symbol of individuality and personal mobility-a triumph not of the will but of the imagination.
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Fodor’s Caribbean 2015

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Fodor's Caribbean 2015 by Fodor's
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0804142629 | 1184 pages | EPUB | 31 MB

Fodor’s Caribbean 2015
In amazing full-color, covers almost 50 destinations in the Caribbean, from the Dominican Republic and Trinidad & Tobago, to Turks & Caicos and even Montserrat. The guide reviews the best each island has to offer, including activities, resorts, restaurants, nightspots, shops, and . It's a complete planning tool that will help travelers put together the perfect trip to an island paradise.
COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: is the only comprehensive, full-color guide to the region that is published and updated annually.
EXPANDED COVERAGE: The Caribbean is ever-changing, and this edition includes new resorts, restaurants, sports and activity outfitters, and attractions.
ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Special "Fodor's Features" throughout the guide illuminate the most distinctive aspects of Caribbean culture and history, including the age of pirates and buccaneers; the many different cuisines of the region; dance and music; and activities such as sportfishing, diving and snorkeling, and chartering a yacht.
INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: An island finder helps travelers choose the perfect Caribbean destination. Each chapter opens with four pages that include an island map, the top reasons to go, and other essential information to help visitors plan their time effectively.
DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife.
INCLUDES: Aruba, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Barth, St. Lucia, St. Martin, Turks & Caicos, US Virgin Islands, and .
ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
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Fodor’s England 2013: with the Best of Wales

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Fodor's England 2013: with the Best of Wales (Full-color Travel Guide) by Fodor's
English | Dec 11, 2012 | ISBN: 0307929477 | 888 Pages | EPUB | 47 MB
With its irresistible mix of storied heritage and cosmopolitan pizzazz, England attracts more than 3 million Americans each year. Fodor’s England captures the most memorable sights and experiences in dazzling color, from fabulous historic houses and age-mellowed towns to cozy country pubs and London’s cutting-edge galleries.

Fodor’s England 2013: with the Best of Wales
Expanded Coverage: England is always polishing its treasures, and this edition includes fresh city and country restaurant and hotel picks, along with newly popular sights such as Highclere Castle, which stands in for Downton Abbey in the Masterpiece Classic series. London‘s hot hotel and restaurant scenes get attention too, with best bets for different price categories and experiences.

Illustrated Features: Stunning magazine-style color features highlight must-do experiences, from making the most of a visit to the Tower of London, Stonehenge, or York Minster to planning a perfect garden tour, Lake District walk, or pub visit. Color spotlights present more options: top Beatles sites; great Cotswold walks and West Country drives; and fun Thames River boating trips and Jurassic Coast fossil hunts. Features clue readers in to England’s new culinary scene, presenting the best desserts, cheeses, seafood bounty, and Indian food—plus a guide to afternoon tea.

Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Creating a great trip to England and Wales is easy using Top Attractions and Great Itineraries. Convenient overviews show each region and its highlights, and detail-rich chapter planning sections have on-target advice and tips for planning your time and for getting around the country by car, bus, and train. Color city and regional maps, and a map of travel times by train, help travelers get around.
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The Rough Guide to Panama

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The Rough Guide to Panama (Rough Guide to…) by Sara Humphreys, Raffa Calvo
English | 2014 | e-ISBN: 0241014484, ASIN: B00OC4J30S | 328 pages | EPUB | 32 MB

The Rough Guide to Panama
The new-look Rough Guide to Panama – now in full colour throughout – is the ultimate travel guide to this vibrant and fascinating country. Discover Panama's highlights with stunning photography, colour-coded maps and more listings and information than ever before. You'll find detailed practical advice on what to see and do – from a boat trip up the Panama Canal to a jungle trek in the Darién, from sightseeing in Panama City to beach-lazing in Guna Yala – as well as up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants, across every price range, giving you clear, balanced reviews and reliable, first-hand opinions.

Whether you have time to browse detailed chapters, or need fast-fix itineraries and cherry-picked highlights, won't let you down.

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Istanbul: The Collected Traveler: An Inspired Companion Guide

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Istanbul: The Collected Traveler: An Inspired Companion Guide By Barrie Kerper
Publisher: Vin.,.tage 2009 | 624 Pages | ISBN: 0307390594 | EPUB | 8 MB

Istanbul: The Collected Traveler: An Inspired Companion Guide
For Travelers Who Want More Than a Guidebook

Bringing The Collected Traveler along on your trip is like having your own savvy personal tour guide who knows the place intimately. This unique guide to one of today's hottest tourist destinations combines fascinating articles by a wide variety of writers, woven throughout with the editor's own indispensable advice and opinions-providing in one package an unparalleled experience of an extraordinary place.
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Chinese Wildlife

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Chinese Wildlife (Bradt Travel Guide Chinese Wildlife) by Martin Walters
English | June 3, 2008 | ISBN: 1841622206 | 208 Pages | PDF | 40 MB
China is home to a variety of remarkable variety of unusual wildlife, many of which are rare and threatened species under conservation. This new wildlife guide provides a colorful introduction to the species of a country that is beginning to emerge as a fascinating destination for wildlife enthusiasts.

Chinese Wildlife
Visitors can discover a range of habitats: the huge deserts of the northwest and the Tibetan Plateau, forested mountain slopes and the rivers, lakes and steamy tropical forests of the deep south. Interesting features on medicinal plants, rare cranes and, of course, the giant panda supplement animal and habitat listings.
Accessible and beautifully illustrated, will appeal both to the first-time visitor and the serious naturalist seeking a compact volume. And after the trip it will also make a great souvenir.
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Around the World in Eighty Days

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Around the World in Eighty Days By Michael Palin
Publisher: Pho..enix 2009 | 288 Pages | ISBN: 0753823241 | EPUB | 2 MB

Around the World in Eighty Days
For a TV series, the BBC dispatched Monty Python comedian Palin to travel the world in 80 days, following in the steps of Phileas Fogg-Jules Verne's hero in the novel Around the World in 80 Days -who made the voyage in 1872. Palin's notes on the journey are collected here in chronological order. Forbidden to use modern transport, he made the trip by means available to his predecessor-train, boat, camel, etc.-and handily crossed the globe in the time allotted, passing through Italy, Greece, Egypt, India, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and the U.S. The results in prose are improvisational, amiable, anecdotal and yet curiously flat-Palin's characteristic wit is missing. Photos are mostly conventional tourist shots, though a few color glimpses of Shanghai and other sights are vivid.
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The Crystal Legacy (Neuyokkasinian Arc of Empire Book 2)

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The Crystal Legacy (Neuyokkasinian Arc of Empire Book 2) – C. Craig Coleman
English | November 19, 2014 | ASIN: B00PWGW8XE | 405 pages | EPUB | 0.4 MB
For Prince Saxthor, his loyal friend Bodrin, and their mentor, wizard Tournak, the time is right to return from exile. Wizard Memlatec, warns them it's still too dangerous to return home.

The Crystal Legacy (Neuyokkasinian Arc of Empire Book 2)
First, he explains, they must undertake an even more perilous journey to retrieve the hidden power crystals and restore the mystical Crown of Yensupov. Putting aside his desire to see his family once again, Saxthor takes on the new quest for the sake of his kingdom. His companions insist on coming along to protect him.

The journey is fraught with hazards. They must travel a long exposed way undetected, under the very eyes of the Dark Lord of Dreaddrac. What new challenges will they encounter? Will all they meet wish them well or attempt to destroy them? Witch Earwig too, discovers they are back and vulnerable. Her madness intensifies, as does her determination to destroy the royal family. Will she succeed or will her rage continue to trip her up?
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Jennie Churchill: Winston’s American Mother (Audiobook)

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Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother (Audiobook) By Anna Sebba, narrated by Joanna David
Unabridged edition 2008 | 16 hours and 38 mins | ISBN: 1407423770 | M4B 63 kbps | 485 MB

Jennie Churchill: Winston’s American Mother (Audiobook)
After a three-day romance, Brooklyn-born Jennie Jerome married into the British aristocracy to become Lady Randolph Churchill. At a time when women had few freedoms, she was a cornerstone of high society and behind-the-scenes political dynamo. However it was Jennie's love life that marked her out, causing scandal and earning her the epithet 'more panther than woman'.
Yet, in many ways, Jennie was deeply loyal to her husband. When he was dying of syphilis she took him on a round-the-world trip to conceal his violence and mania. He returned in a straitjacket with only weeks to live. After Randolph's death her great project became her son, Winston
'What a woman, what a life, what a book.' SUE ARNOLD, THE GUARDIAN
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