Hotel: An American History - Brand: Yale University Press
Status: New - When George Washington embarked on his presidential tours of 1789-91, the rudimentary inns and taverns of the day suddenly seemed dismally...... more
Status: New - When George Washington embarked on his presidential tours of 1789-91, the rudimentary inns and taverns of the day suddenly seemed dismally inadequate. But within a decade, Americans had built the first hotels - large and elegant structures that boasted private bedchambers and grand public ballrooms. This book recounts the enthralling history of the hotel in America - a saga in which politicians and prostitutes, tourists and tramps, conventioneers and confidence men, celebrities and salesmen all rub elbows. "Hotel" explores why the hotel was invented, how its architecture developed, and the many ways it influenced the course of United States history. The volume also presents a beautiful collection of more than 120 illustrations, many in full colour, of hotel life in every era." Hotel" explores these topics and more: what it was like to sleep, eat, and socialize at a hotel in the mid-1800s; how hotelkeepers dealt with the illicit activities of adulterers, thieves, and violent guests; the stories behind America's greatest hotels, including the Waldorf-Astoria, the Plaza, the Willard, the Blackstone, and the Fairmont; why Confederate spies plotted to burn down thirteen hotels in New York City during the Civil War; how the development of steamboats and locomotives helped create a nationwide network of hotels; how hotels became architectural models for apartment buildings; and, the pivotal role of hotels in the civil rights movement.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), French ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES:...... more
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), French ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Joachim, a former Parisian television producer had left everything behind - his children, friends, enemies, lovers and regrets - to start a new life in America. He comes back with a team of New Burlesque strip-tease performers whom Joachim has fed fantasies of a tour of France, of Paris! Traveling from port to port, the curvaceous showgirls invent an extravagant fantasy world of warmth and hedonism, despite the constant round of impersonal hotels with their endless elevator music and the lack of money. The show gets an enthusiastic response from men and women alike. But their dream of a tour culminating in a last grand show in Paris goes up in smoke when Joachim is betrayed by an old friend and loses the theatre where they were due to perform. A quick return journey to the capital violently reopens old wounds... SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Cannes Film Festival, ...On Tour ( Tournée )
Michelin French Alps Tourist Guide (Michelin Green Guides)
Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2009-1-1 Pages: 448 Publisher:. Insight Guides Stop for a moment and inhale the cool mountain air as you hikethe Alpine...... more
Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2009-1-1 Pages: 448 Publisher:. Insight Guides Stop for a moment and inhale the cool mountain air as you hikethe Alpine pastures of the Grande Randonne beneath the high snowplains and peaks above Feel the mist of spring snow kicked upoff-piste at Mribel. or the steam from the hot spring waters ofSt-Gervais-les-Bains. Follow the scent of olives in theBouches-du-Rhne. past the oil mills of the Plateau de Valensole. orboard the chemin de fer de la Mure to drink in the views of deepblue water at the Gorges du Drac. The Michelin Green Guide is theauthority on the French Alps today and the forces of nature andsociety that have shaped them. Michelins local writers havewalked. skied. driven. visited. slept. shopped and eaten throughevery tour. piste. sight. hotel. restaurant. boutique. caf andvenue in this guide. Where they have stepped. you won...
Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances
This intriguing live album spans Bob Dylan's unique career--from an unknown teenager in a Minneapolis hotel room to the gnarled veteran countless world tours....... more
This intriguing live album spans Bob Dylan's unique career--from an unknown teenager in a Minneapolis hotel room to the gnarled veteran countless world tours. It is a pleasing--if idiosyncratic--compilation, gathering together several decades' worth of rare and unreleased material on one disc. Highlights include a young Dylan ruminating on the traditional "Handsome Molly", the spectral version of "To Ramona" from the classic film Don't Look Back and a pulsing "Dead Man" from 1981. There are also otherwise-unavailable concert versions of "It Ain't Me Babe" and Woody Guthrie's "Grand Coulee Dam", plus a clutch of songs from 2000's acclaimed shows--the jaunty gospel "Somebody Touched Me", a rockabilly "Country Pie" and his first original song of the 21st Century: the Oscar-winning Wonder Boys theme "Things Have Changed". Complete with unfamiliar photos and well-balanced track selection, this is a welcome souvenir of the roller coaster ride that is Bob Dylan in concert. --Patrick Humphries
Paperback. Pub Date :2012-09-04 Pages: 128 Language: English Publisher: Grand Central Publishing The worlds greatest contrarian confronts his own death in this...... more
Paperback. Pub Date :2012-09-04 Pages: 128 Language: English Publisher: Grand Central Publishing The worlds greatest contrarian confronts his own death in this brave and unforgettable book.During the US book tour for his memoir. Hitch-22. Christopher Hitchens collapsed in his New York hotel room to excoriating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of deeply moving Vanity Fair pieces. he was being deported from the country of the well across the stark frontier that marks off the land of malady. Over the next year he underwent the brutal gamut of modern cancer treatment. enduring catastrophic levels of suffering and eventually losing the ability to speak.Mortality is the most meditative collection of writing Hitchens has ever produced; at once an unsparingly honest account of the ravages of his disease. an examination of cancer etiquett...
Paperback. Pub Date :2012-05-01 Pages: 432 Language: English Publisher: DK Publishing DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Turkey will lead you straight to the best...... more
Paperback. Pub Date :2012-05-01 Pages: 432 Language: English Publisher: DK Publishing DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Turkey will lead you straight to the best attractions this fast-changing country has to offer. You can explore the history of Turkey. its grand bazaars. the mosques. national parks. the ruins. beaches and much more. The tips and advice for getting around make exploring the country a pleasure.The guide comes packed with photographs. illustrations and maps plus reviews and listings for hotels. restaurants and bars for all budgets. Visiting Turkey becomes effortless with the cutaways and floorplans of all major sights. plus walks. scenic routes and thematic tours and sights. markets and festivals listed town by town.DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Turkey - showing you what others only tell you.
KompassMaps PN Gran Paradiso, Valle d'Aosta, Valle dell' Orco (Italy) 1:50.000 topographic hiking, cycling & ski touring map #86
Gran Paradiso - Valle d'Aosta area of the Italian Alps on a GPS compatible hiking and recreational map at 1:50,000 from Kompass on durable, waterproof and...... more
Gran Paradiso - Valle d'Aosta area of the Italian Alps on a GPS compatible hiking and recreational map at 1:50,000 from Kompass on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Coverage includes Cogne, Valgrisenche, Val di Rhèmes, Valsavarenche, Valle Soana and Val dell'Orco, as well as a section of the GTA - Grande Travesata delle Alpi long-distance trail. This title is part of an extensive series of walking maps from Kompass covering selected areas of Italy at mainly 1:50,000, with a GPS compatible, contoured topographic base, extensive overprint for hiking routes, various types of accommodation, numerous recreational facilities, places of interest, etc. Contour interval varies according to the terrain from 100m to 25m. All the maps highlight local hiking paths and, where appropriate, long-distance routes or via ferrata trails. Symbols indicate various types of accommodation such as selected inns and hotels, campsites, mountain huts and refuges, etc. Most titles also show cycle or mountain bike trails and/or ski routes. Map legend includes English.
Advantages: Well written, great locations, intriguing plot Disadvantages: None I can think of
This story is recounted to a young write (Jude Law) by the Lobby Boy, who is now the owner of the Grand Budapest and how and why he became the owner. The story is amazing and full of interesting stories and when you find out at the end why he owners a run down hotel. We're even treated several cameos, most notably by Bill Murray (who is very picky with the films he stars in, so it's a delight to see...
Advantages: get to see lots in short space of time Disadvantages: don't get much time in each place
...VIP Tours of California - Grand Tour of Los Angeles
On my way home from my GAP year away my husband and I decided to stop in LA. We stayed in a Holliday Inn hotel near LAX, once we arrived here we found a brochure on VIP Tours and decided to go on what they call the most popular tour which was called the 'Grand Tour of Los Angeles'. It cost in American dollars $59 (adult) and $40 (child). One...
Advantages: Mixture of country and pop, brings out the best of her voice, no "duds" on the album Disadvantages: May not appeal to you if you're not keen on country music
...?s ?From a Distance? which rose to fame through Bette Midler?s version.
Late Night Grande Hotel is Nanci?s 9th album, and was released in 1991. I would say this is a little less country sounding than some of her other albums, and although couldn?t be classed as ?pop? music as such, does have a bit more of a pop vibe about it. The track listing for this album is as follows:
1 It?s Just Another...