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    • Dundee and Angus
    • 50 places in Rome, Florence and Venice every woman should go
    • The Christian traveler's guide to the Holy Land
      The Christian traveler's guide to the Holy Land
      Charles H. Dyer and Gregory A. Hatteberg.
      This informative manual explains how best to prepare yourself physically and spiritually for a trip to the lands of the Bible. It provides biblical and historical background for the most-visited sites, along with facts about some of the more obscure and intriguing locations. Includes specific instructions on packing, safety, photography, and weather conditions, plus devotional guides to help travelers focus on God's Word. --From publisher's description.
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    • The best place to be today : 365 things to do & the perfect day to do them
      The best place to be today : 365 things to do & the perfect day to do them
      compiled and edited by Sarah Baxter.
      Find the best thing to do every day of the year, from one-day events like India's Holi festival or the cheese-rolling race at Cooper's Hill in England, to seasonal events like Alaska's caribou migration and weather-dependent adventures like completing the Tour de Mont Blanc. This vibrant, practical and addictive book covers the 365 best festivals, sporting events, adventures and natural phenomena.
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    • Ashes under water : the SS Eastland and the shipwreck that shook America
      Ashes under water : the SS Eastland and the shipwreck that shook America
      Michael McCarthy.
      "Ashes Under Water is the riveting untold story of the 1915 sinking of the SS Eastland, a Lake Michigan excursion boat, which rolled over while tied to its dock, within feet of one the busiest intersections in Chicago's famed Loop District. Horrified morning commuters watched it all unfold. The final death toll would not come for weeks but would be 835 people, including 21 entire families. The trial would make national headlines and cause public outrage; the effort to bring the guilty ship owners to justice was thwarted by future star lawyer Clarence Darrow. Darrow defended the only true hero of the ship, engineer Joseph Erickson, whose wealthy bosses laid all the blame at his feet. A national disaster and tragedy, a courtroom drama, corrupt businessmen and Chicago politics, and a story of the cost of America's industrial might all in one gripping story. Author Michael McCarthy takes the reader back one hundred years to the one of the most shocking accidents in American history. But the aftermath and cover-up just may have been even worse. "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • "All hands working together" : cruise for a week : meet 79 cultures
    • Hiking California's Trinity Alps wilderness : a guide to the area's greatest hiking adventures
      Hiking California's Trinity Alps wilderness : a guide to the area's greatest hiking adventures
      Dennis Lewon.
      "Included in this guide are fifty-two routes from a writer who has been hiking in the Trinity for more than 20 years"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Follow the blue blazes : a guide to hiking Ohio's Buckeye Trail
      Follow the blue blazes : a guide to hiking Ohio's Buckeye Trail
      Connie Pond and Robert J. Pond
      "Many changes have taken place in the decade since Follow the Blue Blazes was first published, changes in the trails themselves and in the way we hike them. The Buckeye Trail still wends its way around the state of Ohio, following the course marked out by the characteristic blue blazes on trees, rocks, and other signposts along the way. In the intervening years, however, sections of the trail have changed their route, added amenities, or just grown more interesting. From the startling rock formations and graceful waterfalls of Old Man's Cave, to Native American mounds, battlefields, and scenic rivers, Connie and Robert J. Pond provide a captivating guide to often-overlooked treasures around the state. Each chapter features an overview of a 100-mile section of the trail and three self-guided featured hikes. The overviews and the accompanying maps may be read consecutively to acquaint the reader with the entire course of the trail. But most readers will best enjoy the trail by taking the guide along on one of the featured hikes. Each route is outlined on an easy-to-read map with GPS coordinates and waypoints to guide the hiker, as well as explicit directions from parking lot to trailhead"-- Provided by publisher.
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