Archive for February, 2011

The Arab World

The Arab World
Covering Libya, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and all the 22 countries of the Arab world from Morocco across North Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, north to Syria and south to the Sudan and the Comoro Islands, this authoritative atlas features striking maps and up-to-date information on  all 22 countries of the Arab League.  An invaluable
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Catherine’s Tucson Food Tour

Catherine’s Tucson Food Tour
As we near the end of another cold, gray winter on the East Coast, I’ve kept myself afloat with memories of a recent trip to the desert city of Tucson. Though it’s been associated of late with violence and tragedy, the city that I called home for several years is a wonderfully warm place, both
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We’ve Got Culture!

We’ve Got Culture!
A shipment of The Search For Ancient Egypt, The Search for Ancient China, Petra: The Rose-Red City, Mughal India, Splendors of the Peacock Throne, Cathedrals & Castles, North Pole, South Pole and all the other lavishly illustrated, pocket-sized encyclopedias in the New Horizons series from Thames & Hudson has arrived from Britain. Each is a
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Happy 96th Birthday Patrick Leigh Fermor

Happy 96th Birthday Patrick Leigh Fermor
Dashing war hero, bon vivant, charming author of a string of sublime travel books, the gentlemanly Anglo-Irish Patrick Leigh Fermor turned 96 on February 11. Jan Morris, without too much hyperbole, called Leigh Fermor “infinitely more than a travel writer, also a memoirist, a historian, a connoisseur of art and architecture, a poet, a humorist,
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