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Rick Steves Europe Through The Back Door 2006

Author : Rick Steves
ISBN : 1566917212
Genre : Travel
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A personal handbook of European travel describes some of the finest, least-visited places in Europe, offering an economical guide to Moscow nightlife, Irish bicycle trips, French chateaus, Greek islands, and more
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Asia Through The Back Door

Author : Rick Steves
ISBN : 1562611097
Genre : Travel
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Gives practical advice on planning a trip to Asia and covers accommodations, dining, shopping, money, Asian culture, and health concerns
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Rick Steves Europe Through The Back Door

Author : Rick Steves
ISBN : 9781631216268
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe. With Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door, you'll learn how to: Plan your itinerary and maximize your time Pack light and right Find good-value hotels and restaurants Travel smoothly by train, bus, car, and plane Avoid crowds and tourist scams Hurdle the language barrier Understand cultural differences and connect with locals Save money while enjoying the trip of a lifetime After 30+ years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life's work, and with his expert introductions to the top destinations in Europe, choosing your next trip will be easy and stress-free. Using the travel skills in this book, you'll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun.
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Through The Back Door

Author : Janet Driskell Turner
ISBN : 1469711346
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Heartwarming stories about a family of sharecroppers living by the white man's rules in rural Georgia during the 1920s and 1930s. You'll laugh and you'll cry, but you will always learn. And through it all, you will come to admire the courage, determination, and joy shown by the author and her family as they overcame the challenges of life in the Old South.
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Hollywood Through The Back Door

Author : Michael St. John
ISBN : 9781796047547
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Hollywood Through the Backdoor uncovers the story of actor-writer-composer MICHAEL ST. JOHN, arriving in Hollywood, with no great expectations, just to survive. It was a time when artists of color were forced to accept any kind of demeaning role in the business. When not in a class at U.S.C., Michael found on a film set, observing and meeting stars or those who might make it happen for him. He pulled some outlandish stunts to get the job or part he wanted, but managed to garner the respect of some of the most powerful people in the entertainment industry i.e., Dan Dailey, Marlon Brando, Hedda Hopper, and so many other highly respected creative-movers in the industry, who held out their hand, giving him the necessary push needed. The Backdoor? Hell, Michael didn't care, it was an entrance! Segment Film Productions : Michael Plaster - Steven F. Proctor
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Rick Steves Europe Through The Back Door 2005

Author : Rick Steves
ISBN : 1566916186
Genre : Europe
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A personal handbook of European travel describes some of the finest, least-visited places in Europe, offering an economical guide to Moscow nightlife, Irish bicycle trips, French chateaus, Greek islands, and more.
Category: Europe

Through The Back Door

Author : Jerzy Kochanowski
ISBN : 3631655851
Genre : History
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Foreword / Malgorzata Mazurek (Columbia University) -- Terms and methods -- Shortage, greed, protest : a short course in the history of the black market in the first half of the 20th century -- The Polish (anti) speculation curve : 1944-1989 -- The (historical) geography of the black market in the Polish People's Republic -- Meat -- Alcohol -- Gasoline -- Dollar and gold -- The tourist trade in communist Poland -- Closing remarks: Through the back door...or the front? -- Glossary
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Through The Back Door

Author : Katherine Vande Brake
ISBN : 0881461504
Genre : History
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Just a century ago, while specialized practices such as farming, preserving food, hunting, gathering, and distilling ensured survival in the unforgiving mountain environment, most Melungeons could neither read nor write and refused to see those skills as part of a cultural imperative. Required to pay property taxes and render military service, they were denied education, suffrage, and free access to the courts. In the late 1890s, visionary Melungeon leader Batey Collins invited Presbyterian home missionaries to settle in Vardy, a Tennessee Melungeon community, where they established a church and built a school of unparalleled excellence. Educator-ministers Mary Rankin and Chester Leonard creatively reified the theories of theologian Walter Rauschenbusch and educational-theorists John Dewey and Maria Montessori. However, despite the missionaries' heroic efforts, school literacy did not neutralize difference. In the twenty-first century, taking reading and writing for granted, Melungeon descendants are exploring their ethnic identity by creating websites and participating in listserv discussions. These online expressions, which provide texts for rhetorical, semiotic, and sociolinguistic analysis, illustrate not solidarity within the Melungeon community but fragmentation on issues of origins and legitimacy. Armed with literacies of difference stemming from both their natures and their social situations, Melungeons are using literacy practices to embrace the difference they cannot escape.
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