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My Life In Travel

Author : Emeritus Professor Anthony S. Travis
ISBN : 9781483627236
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With wartime schooling in New Zealand, postwar schooling in Wales, and later University in Englands smog-bound Manchester, Travis had already travelled 14,000 miles by his 14th birthday! From studying a new and experimental 5 year Hons. Degree course in Town & Country Planning, his career was to lead on to developing Planning for Tourism as an even newer professional field. After a town planning career, climaxing in his first Planning Chair in Edinburgh, and then a later Urban Studies Research Chair in Birmingham, plus a Visiting Chair in Tourism in Glasgow, he made a worldwide contribution. From Consulting for the European Union, the UN World Tourism Organisation, and the Pacific Area Travel Association in places as varied as Poland, the Maldives, Michigan, and the Algerian Sahara, Travis has also lectured overseas regularly. In over 50 years of work, the stability has been given by his wife and family, aided by a global village of friends. A rich life that he can muse about in his 80s!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

My Life In America

Author : Charles Lewis Laurie III
ISBN : 9781681391465
Genre : Fiction
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Identity And Intercultural Exchange In Travel And Tourism

Author : Anthony David Barker
ISBN : 9781845414658
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book looks at the relationship between questions of identity formation and modern practices in travelling and tourism. Unprecedented levels of mobility and international exchange over the last 100 years have raised questions about the stability of national and personal identities and new and creative patterns of behaviour and self-realisation are now emerging due to the enormous commercial interests that lie behind the modern travel and tourism industries. The volume will consider these issues and the challenges they create in various geographical contexts (Germany, Spain, Romania, Italy, Africa) and concludes with a number of case studies from the Portuguese context, where the revenues from tourism are integral to its economy and a lifeline in the current economic crisis.
Category: Business & Economics

A Life Of Travel And Adventure

ISBN : 9781450259972
Genre : Art
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This book describes Martha’s unique experiences of living in Germany, France, Japan, India, Africa, Thailand and China. She also writes about backpacking in the Middle East and Africa and her many solo bike-touring trips which she began in the later part of her life. Her memoirs are full of adventures. She tells about escaping from a civil war in the Sudan, about being engaged in India to an ex-nebab (a Muslim Maharaja) and traveling with her feisty Italian husband who spent 30 years in Africa. Also if you’re interested in the cultures of other countries, you’ll enjoy reading this book.
Category: Art

Memoirs Of My Life And Times

Author : John Charles Fremont
ISBN : 9781461732099
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Civil War general Fremont recounts his early years, when he explored the American West from 1828 to 1846 with Kit Carson.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The World Life And Travel 1950 2000

Author : Jan Morris
ISBN : 9780393247305
Genre : Travel
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"The travel book of the season."—Craig Seligman, New York Times Book Review The first book to distill Jan Morris's entire body of work into one volume, The World is a magnum opus by the most-celebrated travel writer in the world. To read it is to take an epic armchair journey through the last half of twentieth-century history. A breathtakingly vivid guide to our greatest cosmopolitan cities and cultures from Manhattan to Venice and from Baghdad to Barbados, this book assembles fifty years of Morris's finest travel writing. With eyewitness accounts of such seminal moments as the first successful ascent of Everest, the Eichmann trial, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the handover of Hong Kong, The World promises to create an entirely new generation of Jan Morris readers. A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2003.
Category: Travel

Traveling Music

Author : Neil Peart
ISBN : 9781554907953
Genre : Music
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The music of Frank Sinatra, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, and many other artists provides the score to the reflections of a musician on the road in this memoir of Neil Peart's travels from Los Angeles to Big Bend National Park. The emotional associations and
Category: Music

My Life In Politics

Author : Jacques Chirac
ISBN : 9781137088031
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Along with Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl, and Francois Mitterand, Jacques Chirac is one of the most iconic statesmen of the twentieth century. Two-time president of France, mayor of Paris, and international politician, a recent poll voted him the most admired political figure in France, with current president Nicolas Sarkozy ranking in 32nd place. This memoir covers the full scope of Chirac's political career of more than 50 years and includes the last century's most significant events. A protégé of General de Gaulle, Chirac started political life after France's defeat in Algeria in the early 1960s. He then became Prime Minister George de Pompidou's "bulldozer" and a personal negotiator with Saddam Hussein for France's oil interests in the Persian Gulf. He sold Iraq its first nuclear reactor and incurred the wrath of the United States and Israel, which he discusses in striking detail. As mayor of Paris, Chirac was famed for his success in beautifying the City of Lights and keeping it whole during the heady days of the 1968 riots. As president in the 1990s and early 2000s, Chirac took controversial steps to privatize the economy and plan the European Union. Chirac seldom pulls punches and in several dramatic chapters describes his opposition to the US invasion of Iraq in 2002 and his personal meetings with George W. Bush. These landmark events are brought into sharp focus in this memoir that the popular French magazine Paris Match said "steals the show" even after its author decamped the presidential palace.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

My Life And Other Aggravations

Author : Ted Slate
ISBN : 9781628380064
Genre : Humor
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Welcome to the hilarious tapestry of musings of veteran newsman and columnist Ted Slate. In My Life and Other Aggravations, Slate mines the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, careers and experiences to share a uniquely eloquent world view. Whether examining his second-life career as a tour director, or sharing the trials and tribulations of aging, Slate's stories are a privileged invitation to unlatch a treasure chest of humorous and often intriguing experiences. Slate explores wide-ranging topics like the absurdity of exotic pet ownership, the challenges of texting, drinking calf blood cocktails with Masai tribesmen in Africa, hair-loss woes, to-do-lists, his love-hate relationship with Florida and his failed attempt to bribe a Yankee ticket agent with a colonoscopy, just to name a few. Slate's stories infest the mind as if they were your own. Part memoir, part cultural study, My Life and Other Aggravations is a compelling read that masterfully weaves together both the poignant and funny.
Category: Humor

My Life In Stalinist Russia

Author : Mary M. Leder
ISBN : 0253338662
Genre : History
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"A sometimes astonishing, worm's-eye view of life under totalitarianism, and a valuable contribution to Soviet and Jewish studies." --Kirkus Reviews In 1931, Mary M. Leder, an American teenager, was attending high school in Santa Monica, California. By year's end, she was living in a Moscow commune and working in a factory, thousands of miles from her family, with whom she had emigrated to Birobidzhan, the area designated by the USSR as a Jewish socialist homeland. Although her parents soon returned to America, Mary was not permitted to leave and would spend the next 34 years in the Soviet Union. Readers will be drawn into this personal account of the life of an independent-minded young woman, coming of age in a society that she believed was on the verge of achieving justice for all but which ultimately led her to disappointment and disillusionment. Leder's absorbing memoir presents a microcosm of Soviet history and an extraordinary window into everyday life and culture in the Stalin era.
Category: History