Travels with Myself and Another

Written with the eye of a novelist and an ironic black humour, what makes these tales irresistible are Gellhorn's explosive and often surprising reactions.

Author: Martha Gellhorn


ISBN: 0907871771

Category: Voyages and travels

Page: 290

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Out of a lifetime of travelling, Martha Gellhorn has selected her "best horror journeys". She bumps through rain-sodden, war-torn China to meet Chiang Kai-Shek, floats listlessly in search of u-boats in the wartime Caribbean and visits a dissident writer in the Soviet Union against her better judgement. Written with the eye of a novelist and an ironic black humour, what makes these tales irresistible are Gellhorn's explosive and often surprising reactions. Indignant, but never righteous and not always right, through the crucible of hell on earth emerges a woman who makes you laugh with her at life, while thanking God that you are not with her.

French Phrases Vol 1

all alone I am all alone; I am by myself I was all alone; I was by myself I am travelling by myself; I travel by myself I travelled by myself he is travelling by himself; he travels by himself he travelled by himself she is travelling ...

Author: Nik Marcel

Publisher: 2Language Books


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 900

View: 397


French Phrases Vol.1: English & French THIS EDITION: French Phrases seeks to bridge the gap between knowing individual words and knowing how to create or understand sentences. Sentences are phrases or a combination of phrases, and phrases are a combination of words. The simplest phrases are the simplest ways of combining words. Exposure to a wide variety of phrases, especially in increasing complexity, provides the basis for obtaining a solid grasp of a new language. The reason being, phrases can be combined with other phrases to create endless possibilities in language. French Phrases contains a wide variety of phrases, but it also demonstrates how phrases can increase in complexity – through the inclusion of individual words or other phrases. The reader can choose between four formats: Section 1: English to French Section 2: French to English Section 3: English Section 4: French The text can be used to obtain a fundamental grasp of French grammar. An understanding of the rules that underpin the way words combine into phrases, or phrases combine into sentences, allows the language learner to expand their capacity exponentially simply by increasing vocabulary. With this in mind, the text includes an introductory section summarising the important aspects of French grammar. The dual-language text has been arranged for quick and easy cross-referencing. The text can be used on its own. However, the content is ideal for reinforcing and expanding on a basic grasp of the language. With an increasingly robust grasp of the language, the language learner can easily and fruitfully move on to more advanced bilingual text — like in 2Language Books editions —, or suitable French only text: a simple novel, a French news website, etc. Many basic language books offer some form of audio support. Internet services — primarily news based radio stations — offer podcasts. Audio from television is an additional resource, and can be formatted for use on various digital platforms. However, if audio is an important component of your interest in languages, electronic devices that support quality text-to-speech (TTS) will likely be appealing. With a library card, TTS technology (in a device that supports the relevant content), and the above mentioned resources (as digital content), an entire language learning system is available for not much more than a cup of coffee! There is no substantial financial outlay to get you started. Furthermore, there are no additional ongoing fees (and updates), and there are no expiry dates on ‘premium’ content and resources. (A Dual-Language Book Project) 2Language Books

Travels Through Russia Siberia Poland Austria Prussia

The reader will , probably , wonder how I could derive , in this way , any actual gratification , or correct ideas of the objects themselves . As this is an universal objection , applicable to my whole scheme of travel , I shall avail ...

Author: James Holman


ISBN: NYPL:33433082476197


Page: 444

View: 453


Traveling Deliberately

and continued to assiduously pace myself. Slowly but surely my strength returned, ... I want to emphasize how pacing yourself can prevent some unexpected bad surprises and can keep those that do occur from ruining your travels.

Author: Steve Bannow

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480810402

Category: Travel

Page: 171

View: 486


Name a place on the planet, and there's a pretty good chance that Steve Bannow has been there. He regularly leaves home for at least a month at a time, visiting more than one country during each trip. This type of travel is complicated and challenging, and too many people try it without knowing what they're getting into-and their experiences suffer as a result. Bannow walks you through how to get the most out of your travel, providing expert advice on: finding suitable accommodations at a reasonable price; dealing with unexpected problems while traveling; overcoming communication barriers; picking the right traveling companion. You'll also get practical advice on other basics, such as packing, staying safe and secure, and making friends with diverse groups of people. In many ways, the most important task you need to complete before setting off on an adventure is to plan. Learn from the experiences of others, make the most of your money, and enjoy truly life-altering journeys by Traveling Deliberately.

The Travels and Adventures of Edward Brown

I knew very well that Lucia was fent away on my Account , and as they had not thought fit to acquaint me with the Reasons of her Journey , I did not think myself obliged to be very particular , as to the Motives of mine . I travelled ...

Author: John Campbell


ISBN: OXFORD:N11683087

Category: Egypt

Page: 476

View: 955



Every day , when I waited on him , besides the trouble he was at in teaching , he would ask me several questions con- cerning myself , which I answered as well as I could ; and by these means he had already received some general ideas ...

Author: W. C. TAYLOR




Page: 876

View: 683


Gulliver s travels Directions to servants

Every day , when I waited on him , besides the trouble he was at in teaching , he would ask me several questions concerning myself , which I answered as well as I could ; and by these means he had already received some general ideas ...

Author: Jonathan Swift




Page: 478

View: 291


The Travels of Cyrus

“ The profound peace , said he to Pythagoras , which is at present in Persia , gives me leisure to travel ; I am going over the most famous countries to collect useful knowledge ; I have been in Egypt , where I have informed myself in ...

Author: Ramsay (Chevalier, Andrew Michael)


ISBN: UOM:39015058516538

Category: Mythology

Page: 404

View: 610


Travels in the Trans Caucasian Provinces of Russia

Much as I have travelled in the East , I have not quite reconciled myself to these night - marches , although I feel that they are necessary . During the day the heat is so overpowering that I cannot sleep , and it is vastly ...

Author: Richard Wilbraham


ISBN: ONB:+Z206549106

Category: Caucasus, South

Page: 528

View: 795


Best and Worst Travels

(an Anecdotal Exploration by an Upper Middle Class Adventurer, Traveling to Old and New Worlds, Desiring Comfort, ... At that moment, I recalled dialogs I've had with myself alone on the first leg of several journeys in the past.

Author: Ramon Carver

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595424535

Category: Travel

Page: 386

View: 703


Carver writes in a style not unlike Bill Bryson, candidly regaling readers with tales of his worst experiences ("Some of the worst were worse than others.") as well as the best: "I enjoyed a great Abercrombie & Kent trip to China because it was a great adventure, a great itinerary, a great tour group with a great tour director, great hotels (except for a noisy Sheraton in Guilin), great weather, and great tour management. Seven greats out of seven ain't bad." He says, "Great expectations when traveling are usually the source of my greatest disappointments! I'm like the guy in a New Yorker cartoon studying a brochure telling his travel agent: 'I am so looking forward to this. I can't wait to be disappointed.'" He writes "How to Survive Disasters like Theft, Accidents, etc.," and at the risk of seeming disingenuously obvious, he provides an exhaustive list covering every possible thing that can go wrong (Getting Sick, Getting Killed, Getting Lost, etc.), offering suggestions for solving dilemmas. He concludes with "Did I fail to mention Getting Bored to Death." He describes trips with Yale Exes and travels to Italy, China, and Romania where he taught English with Global Volunteers.