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Rick Steves' Amsterdam, Bruges, and Brussels 2006 (Rick Steves)

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Book Description
Who but Rick Steves can tell travelers the best way to meander around Amsterdam's Van Gogh museum, climb Bruges' 14th century belfry, and stroll through Brussels' La Grand Place? With Rick Steves’ Amsterdam, Bruges, and Brussels 2006, travelers can experience everything Amsterdam, Bruges, and Brussels have to offer – economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves’ Amsterdam, Bruges, and Brussels 2006 includes opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot; and Rick’s newest "back door" discoveries. America’s #1 authority on travel to Europe, Rick’s time-tested recommendations for safe and...


Frommer's Brussels & Bruges with Ghent & Antwerp
George McDonald
0764576666
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Frommer's Brussels & Bruges with Antwerp and Ghent, 2E brings you the best of Belgium’s great cities—from the cosmopolitan Euro-capital of Brussels and postcard-perfect Bruges, to the...



Frommer's Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg
George McDonald
0764576674
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A highly informative guide to a great trip in the Low Countries
Leads travelers to the best of the Netherlands (almost 1 million North American visitors in 2001), Belgium (capital of the European Union and headquarters of NATO), and Luxembourg (which has more Michelin-starred restaurants per square mile than any other country) Delivers the scoop on top cultural attractions in Brussels, Bruges, Amsterdam, Luxembourg City, and other urban centers Reveals the best local experiences, from the forests and resorts of Belgium's Ardennes and the wine trail of Luxembourg to the windmills, tulip fields, and carnival celebrations of Holland Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest changes in hotels, dining, and attractions

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Vanity Fair (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
William Makepeace Thackeray
1593083653
September 2005
Hardcover
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The Exiled : A Novel
Posie Graeme-Evans
074344373X
June 14, 2005
Paperback
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Review
"Obvious comparisons are made to Philippa Gregory, but it is younger and a great deal sexier. I loved it."-- The Bookseller (UK)

Book Description
In this windswept story set in the lusty fifteenth century, the enchanting Anne faces the challenge of raising her child in exile. Always resourceful, she flourishes as a merchant and is able to support her household. But the local businessmen aren't pleased about competing with a woman and her foes are multiplying around her, desperate to put her back in what they believe is her rightful place.Anne has a secret that her enemies could use to destroy her. Her beloved son is the product of a passionate affair with the king, Edward IV, who knows nothing of his existence. If this information were to fall into the wrong hands, it could prove...


The Iron Circle
Dominiquie Vandenberg
1566252261
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Vandenberg coordinates fight scenes for major movies, and to say he earned his qualifications the hard way would be an understatement. Describing himself as an adolescent with a "lethal gift" of aggressive rage, Vandenberg recounts how he grew dissatisfied with regulated martial arts competitions in his native Belgium and sought out increasingly violent forms of combat, eventually leaving home at 16 to train at a Japanese fighting school. When an injury sidelined his career, he found another outlet for his impulses in the French Foreign Legion, which brutalized him during training, then sent him to various African hellholes, after which he returned to Thailand to resume beating other men in the ring. He tells of these exploits in exacting detail sure to satiate the bloodlust of action fans. It's uncertain,...


Vanity Fair (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
William Makepeace Thackeray
1593080719
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
“I think I could be a good woman, if I had five thousand a year,” observes beautiful and clever Becky Sharp, one of the wickedest—and most appealing—women in all of literature. Becky is just one of the many fascinating figures that populate William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel Vanity Fair, a wonderfully satirical panorama of upper-middle-class life and manners in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Scorned for her lack of money and breeding, Becky must use all her wit, charm and considerable sex appeal to escape her drab destiny as a governess. From London’s ballrooms to the battlefields of Waterloo, the bewitching Becky works her wiles on a gallery of memorable characters, including her lecherous employer, Sir Pitt, his rich sister, Miss Crawley, and...


Daytrips Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg: 40 One Day Adventures by Rail, Bus or Car
Earl Steinbicker
0803820623
February 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
With this guide, travelers can take an intimate tour of the picturesque Low Countries of Europe. Starting with Amsterdam, there are 23 do-it-yourself tours in Holland, 13 in Belgium, and 4 in Luxembourg. A total of 47 maps shows you exactly where everything is, while a comprehensive menu translator makes dining at the recommended restaurants a pleasure. Websites, phone numbers, travel information, and glossaries aid in getting you around without fuss.

About the Author
Earl Steinbicker is a born tourist who believes that travel should be a joy, not an endurance test. For over 35 years he has been refining his carefree style of daytripping while working in New York, London, Paris, and other cities. Whether by public transportation or private car, he has thoroughly probed the most...


Frommer's Amsterdam with Map
George McDonald
076457664X
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Frommer's Amsterdam (13th Edition) is the only guide you'll need to plan the perfect trip to this vibrant, attractive city. Amsterdam is far more complex than its dated reputation as a hippie haven suggests, and we give you the best of both worlds—from the Red Light District to the Van Gogh Museum, from "smoking coffeeshops" to an evening at the Concertgebouw. It's all gezellig to Amsterdammers. Frommer's Amsterdam gives you insider tips on the best museums, big and small; the best antique shops in the Spiegelgracht quarter; the best restaurants for French, modern Dutch, or the Indonesian feast rijsttafel walking tours and biking tours along the Golden Age Canal and the Amstel River; plus information for side trips to Rotterdam, The Hague, Gouda, and other cities.

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Lonely Planet Belgium and Luxembourg
Geert Cole
1740593405
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Whether your idea of bliss is world-class art, picture-perfect castles and romantic, medieval Bruges or clubbing in Antwerp, acres of chocolate and 800-odd types of beer, Belgium and Luxembourg are more satisfying than a pot of moules et frites. This newly updated, comprehensive guide leads you to the very heart of Europe. * BE INSPIRED - with highlights and itineraries from Flanders fields to bustling Brussels * GOURMET TREATS - the cream of top restaurants and grand cafes, with a chapter dedicated to Belgium's national brew * BE IN THE KNOW - incisive history and culture of the countries plus French and Flemish language guide * STAY IN STYLE - rest your head in the pick of chambres d'hotes, gits and hotels * EXPLORE THE COUNTRYSIDE - practical walking and cycling coverage from the flat Flanders coast to the scenic...


Amsterdam
DK Publishing
0789495589
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Features: Oude Zijde, Nieuwe Zijde, the Western Canal Ring, Central Canal Ring, Eastern Canal Ring, the Museum Quarter, and Plantage.


Lady and the Unicorn
Tracy Chevalier
0452285453
December 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
If you think you wouldn't raise your skirts for a rakish legend about the purifying powers of a unicorn's horn, then maybe you aren't a 15th-century serving girl under the sway of a velvet-tongued court painter of ill repute. In keeping with her bestselling Girl with a Pearl Earring, and its Edwardian-era follow-up, Falling Angels, Tracy Chevalier's tale of artistic creation and late-medieval amours, The Lady and the Unicorn is a subtle study in social power, and the conflicts between love and duty. Nicolas des Innocents has been commissioned by the Parisian nobleman Jean Le Viste to design a series of large tapestries for his great hall (in real life, the famous Lady and the Unicorn cycle, now in Paris's Musee National du Moyen-Age Thermes de Cluny). While Nicolas is measuring the walls, he meets a beautiful girl who turns...


Amsterdam (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides)
Fiona Duncan, Leonie Glass
0789491826
January 20, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Take the work out of planning any trip with DK's Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides. Branded with DK's trusted and familiar "Eyewitness" style, these compact guides make finding the best every destination has to offer easier than ever before! Perfect for both business travel and vacations, whether you're looking for the finest cuisine or the least expensive places to eat, the most luxurious hotels or the best deals on places to stay, the best family destination or the hottest nightspot, Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides provide current, useful information based on the insight of local experts to find the best of everything at each destination.


The Netherlands
Reuben Acciano
1740593030
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
From the cosmopolitan wonders of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague to windmills, tulips and boundless bike tracks, this indispensable guide will help you to experience all that the Netherlands has to offer. 45 maps including eight colour Amsterdam city maps accommodation options from trekkershutten to five-star hotels the background on windmills - how they work, where to find them all the entertainment choices, from coffee shops and brown cafes to opera and classical music the lowdown on where to see Dutch art from Rembrandt to Mondriaan --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Publisher
From deeply historic cities such as Haarlem, Leiden and Delft and the vibrant city of Rotterdam to the cosmopolitan wonders of Amsterdam and The Hague, Lonely...


King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
Adam Hochschild
0618001905
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
King Leopold of Belgium, writes historian Adam Hochschild in this grim history, did not much care for his native land or his subjects, all of which he dismissed as "small country, small people." Even so, he searched the globe to find a colony for Belgium, frantic that the scramble of other European powers for overseas dominions in Africa and Asia would leave nothing for himself or his people. When he eventually found a suitable location in what would become the Belgian Congo, later known as Zaire and now simply as Congo, Leopold set about establishing a rule of terror that would culminate in the deaths of 4 to 8 million indigenous people, "a death toll," Hochschild writes, "of Holocaust dimensions." Those who survived went to work mining ore or harvesting rubber, yielding a fortune for the Belgian king, who salted away...


Resistance : A Novel
Anita Shreve
0316789844
January 1, 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
As in her earlier novels, Shreve (Eden Close) affectingly explores themes of love and loss with piercing clarity, once again capturing the fragile emotions of those in pain. Here, however, she moves from her customary domestic, contemporary milieu to WWII Europe?to the Belgian village of Delahaut, where young Claire Daussois and her husband, Henri, are members of an underground resistance movement. When a British plane goes down outside the town in December 1943, the plucky 10-year-old Jean Benoit finds a survivor, Ted Brice, hides him in his father's barn and then summons the aid of Mme. Daussois. As she has done with other refugees, Claire shelters the 22-year-old captain in her attic. When it becomes necessary for Henri to go into hiding, Claire and Ted embark on a brief affair, a passionate liaison made more...


Lonely Planet Amsterdam
Andrew Bender
1741040027
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Brew Like a Monk : Trappist, Abbey, and Strong Belgian Ales and How to Brew Them
Stan Hieronymus
093738187X
October 25, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Brew Like a Monk delves into monastic brewing, detailing this rich-flavored region of the beer world. It also examines methods for brewing these unique ales suited to commercial and amateur brewers.


Holland
Ron White
0789493055
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The first fully illustrated guide to the entire Netherlands, Eyewitness Travel Guides: Holland includes an 8-page pullout on he canals of Amsterdam, illustrations of Anne Frank's House, coverage of the major museums, and much more.


Michelin the Green Guide Belgium/Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Michelin Staff
2067105108
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Let's Go Amsterdam
Dustin A. Lewis
0312348924
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Review
"For independent travelers on a budget, with an emphasis on whatever's hip, fun, or free."--Associated Press


Asterix in Belgium (Asterix)
Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo (Illustrator)
0752866508
April 28, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
What a horror! Chief Vitalstatistix has learned that Caesar has called the Belgian tribes, and not the Gauls, the bravest he knows. Along with Asterix and Obelix, the chief goes to confront the Belgians--who, to his surprise, turn out to be very like the people in his own hometown.

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