The Travel Detective

How to Get the Best Service and the Best Deals from Airlines, Hotels, Cruise Ships, and Car Rental Agencies
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 1588361284
Category: Travel
Page: 496
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Renowned travel authority and NBC Today show travel editor Peter Greenberg shares his insider secrets. Americans now travel more than ever before. Yet as our traveling has increased, the service we receive from airlines, hotels, and other agencies has deteriorated dramatically. Industry surveys reveal what you already feel: growing dissatisfaction among travelers of every age, income, and education level. We've been abused by the travel experience. Peter Greenberg is here to help. The Travel Detective tells you the things most travel agents can't — or sometimes just won't — tell you. In his characteristic friendly and conversational tone, Greenberg tells how to find the secret walk-up fares that can save air travelers hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on last minutes flights; which coach seats on which planes are better than first class; the secret rule to know to avoid being bumped from a flight, which cruise ship brochures lie; which credit card companies are fastest — and slowest — to come to your aid in a foreign land, or worse, in the U.S.,; which hotels have the best — and the worst — fire and crime safety records, and how you can protect yourself; how to negotiate the best hotel room deal; which hotels have the worst water pressure in their showers (and better yet, how you can get great water pressure, even at those hotels); and much, much more. Accessible and entertaining, The Travel Detective gives you the information and tools you need to make every trip an affordable pleasure. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective

Insider Tips on Getting the Best Value, Service, and Security in Accomodations from Bed-and-Breakfasts to Five-Star Resorts
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 1588363996
Category: Travel
Page: 304
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Indispensable information for away-from-home lodging, from the author of the New York Times bestseller The Travel Detective In Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective, America’s best-known and most trusted travel authority reveals the insider knowledge that can make every hotel stay as comfortable as (and sometimes even more cost-efficient than) home. With his incomparable access and nose for news, Peter Greenberg shares the secrets that people who know hotels—managers, maids, reservation clerks, bellhops, chefs, and maintenance guys—don’t want you to know about value, service, safety, security, and cleanliness. Tips include: • How to tell if your room is really clean • What never to order from room service • The real way to prevent hotel crime • How to beat excessive hotel phone charges • The exact rooms where headline-making events took place Drawn from the author’s experiences as both an investigative reporter and a constant traveler, Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective is an essential guide to everything from luxury resorts to motels, from airport hotels and bed-and-breakfasts to outrageous (and often secret) alternatives to hotels. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential

People who Fly for a Living Reveal Insider Secrets and Hidden Values in Cities and Airports Around the World
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Villard Books
ISBN: 9780375759710
Category: Travel
Page: 398
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Shares insider secrets from pilots and flight attendants on finding value and traveling effectively, offering coverage of such areas as affordable shopping, services, restaurants, navigating airports, and being aware of airline security. Original.

The Complete Travel Detective Bible

The Consummate Insider Tells You What You Need to Know in an Increasingly Complex World
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1594867089
Category: Travel
Page: 624
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Covering every aspect of the domestic and international travel process, shares the author's expertise as he offers tips on how to find the best accommodations, fares, service, tours, and activities at the lowest possible prices.

Don't Go There!

The Travel Detective's Essential Guide to the Must-Miss Places of the World
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1605299944
Category: Travel
Page: 308
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Presents a selection of vacation destinations to avoid, with advice to travelers on steering clear of places that are vulnerable to such vacation-ruining elements as crime, natural disasters, and overpriced or overrated venues.

Tough Times, Great Travels

The Travel Detective's Guide to Hidden Deals, Unadvertised Bargains, and Great Experiences
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 9781605296418
Category: Travel
Page: 192
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Get the best travel deals during the worst of financial times With airlines cutting service, hotel rates soaring, and one of the most unstable economies this country has seen, the thought of taking a trip might seem out of reach. But in Tough Times, Great Travels, the Travel Detective, Peter Greenberg, lets you in on money-saving secrets like: -the best day to purchase airline tickets -car rental companies almost willing to pay you to rent their cars -the best hour on the best day to book a hotel room -free activities in 30 cities -cruise ships that discount cabins on the day of the cruise -how to redeem airline miles for flights that are supposedly full -avoiding luggage check-in fees -places where kids can eat & stay for free Traveling during an economic meltdown shouldn't result in a personal one for you. With Greenberg's help, you can get packing while the market is crashing.

The Best Places for Everything

The Ultimate Insider's Guide to the Greatest Experiences Around the World
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1609618297
Category: Travel
Page: 512
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An accessible reference to where to find top-recommended international venues for adventure and learning shares informative facts, industry secrets and expert travel advice for everything from scenic hot-air balloon rides and shark diving to cooking classes and truffle-hunting. Original.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency


Author: Douglas Adams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476782997
Category: Fiction
Page: 260
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From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel—in trade paperback for the first time—of ghosts, time travel, and one detective’s mission to save humanity from extinction. DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY We solve the whole crime We find the whole person Phone today for the whole solution to your problem (Missing cats and messy divorces a specialty) Douglas Adams, the “master of wacky words and even wackier tales” (Entertainment Weekly) once again boggles the mind with a completely unbelievable story of ghosts, time travel, eccentric computer geniuses, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the end of the world, and—of course—missing cats.

The Miracle Detective


Author: Randall Sullivan
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 1555847447
Category: Religion
Page: 464
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The Rolling Stone reporter’s “fascinating . . . globe-trotting, first-person spiritual odyssey” into the Catholic Church’s investigations of reported miracles (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). In a tiny, dilapidated trailer in northeastern Oregon, a young woman saw a vision of the Virgin Mary in an ordinary landscape painting hanging on her bedroom wall. After some skepticism from the local parish, the matter was placed “under investigation” by the Catholic diocese. Investigative journalist and Rolling Stone contributor Randall Sullivan wanted to know how, exactly, one might conduct an official inquiry into such an incident. So began his eight year immersion into the world of “Miracle Detectives.” Sullivan set off to interview theologians, historians, and postulators from the Sacred Congregation of the Causes for Saints, men charged by the Vatican with testing the miraculous and judging the holy. Sullivan traveled from the Vatican to the village of Medjugorje, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where six visionaries had seen apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Then, on a more personal turn, he traveled to Scottsdale, Arizona, to visit the site of America’s most controversial Virgin Mary sighting. In prose that “often reads like a spiritual whodunit,” The Miracle Detective takes you along Sullivan’s eight-year investigation into apocalyptic prophesies, claims of revelation, and the search for a genuine, direct encounter between man and god (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Real Food/Fake Food

Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do About It
Author: Larry Olmsted
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616207418
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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“Olmsted makes you insanely hungry and steaming mad--a must-read for anyone who cares deeply about the safety of our food and the welfare of our planet.” —Steven Raichlen, author of the Barbecue! Bible series “The world is full of delicious, lovingly crafted foods that embody the terrain, weather, and culture of their origins. Unfortunately, it’s also full of brazen impostors. In this entertaining and important book, Olmsted helps us fall in love with the real stuff and steer clear of the fraudsters.” —Kirk Kardashian, author of Milk Money: Cash, Cows, and the Death of the American Dairy Farm You’ve seen the headlines: Parmesan cheese made from wood pulp. Lobster rolls containing no lobster at all. Extra-virgin olive oil that isn’t. So many fake foods are in our supermarkets, our restaurants, and our kitchen cabinets that it’s hard to know what we’re eating anymore. In Real Food / Fake Food, award-winning journalist Larry Olmsted convinces us why real food matters and empowers consumers to make smarter choices. Olmsted brings readers into the unregulated food industry, revealing the shocking deception that extends from high-end foods like olive oil, wine, and Kobe beef to everyday staples such as coffee, honey, juice, and cheese. It’s a massive bait and switch in which counterfeiting is rampant and in which the consumer ultimately pays the price. But Olmsted does more than show us what foods to avoid. A bona fide gourmand, he travels to the sources of the real stuff to help us recognize what to look for, eat, and savor: genuine Parmigiano-Reggiano from Italy, fresh-caught grouper from Florida, authentic port from Portugal. Real foods that are grown, raised, produced, and prepared with care by masters of their craft. Part cautionary tale, part culinary crusade, Real Food / Fake Food is addictively readable, mouthwateringly enjoyable, and utterly relevant.

The Gone World


Author: Tom Sweterlitsch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399167501
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Time-travel secret agent Shannon Moss visits future time periods for clues about a Navy SEAL astronaut's murdered family and the disappearance of his teenage daughter, a case that is complicated by the SEAL's and Shannon's own impact on the timeline.

Why Travel Matters

A Guide to the Life-Changing Effects of Travel
Author: Craig Storti
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 1473670306
Category: Travel
Page: 202
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Why Travel Matters explores the profound life lessons that await anyone who wishes to learn what travel has to teach. With engaging prose, delightful wit and a distinctive style, the author infuses his own experiences traveling the world for 30+ years with quotations, insights, reflections and commentary from famous travelers, great travel writers, historians and literary masters. Craig Storti's vast knowledge of the literature makes him an expert curator of astute gems from the likes of: Somerset Maugham, George Orwell, Paul Bowles, Alexander Pope, Ming-Liao-Tzu, Paul Theroux, Freya Stark, Paul Fussell and more.

THE INNOCENTS ABROAD


Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: 右灰文化傳播有限公司可提供下載列印
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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For months the great pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy Land was chatted about in the newspapers everywhere in America and discussed at countless firesides. It was a novelty in the way of excursions--its like had not been thought of before--and it compelled that interest which attractive novelties always command. It was to be a picnic on a gigantic scale. The participants in it, instead of freighting an ungainly steam ferryboat with youth and beauty and pies and doughnuts, and paddling up some obscure creek to disembark upon a grassy lawn and wear themselves out with a long summer day's laborious frolicking under the impression that it was fun, were to sail away in a great steamship with flags flying and cannon pealing, and take a royal holiday beyond the broad ocean in many a strange clime and in many a land renowned in history!

Have Space Suit, Will Travel


Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416505490
Category: Fiction
Page: 249
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Teenager Clifford "Kip" Russell wins second prize in a soap jingle contest, a used worn spacesuit, and, while trying on his prize in his backyard, suddenly finds himself on a space odyssey as a prisoner aboard the ship of a space pirate, headed toward the Moon and a series of encounters with many bizarre creatures and situations. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

A Cowboy Detective

A True Story of Twenty-two Years with a World-famous Detective Agency; Giving the Inside Facts of the Bloody Cœur D'Alene Labor Riots, and the Many Ups and Downs of the Author Throughout the United States, Alaska, British Columbia and Old Mexico, Also Exciting Scenes Among the Moonshiners of Kentucky and Virginia
Author: Charles A. Siringo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Crime
Page: 515
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The Moonstone


Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Castrovilli Giuseppe
ISBN: N.A
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Page: 463
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Mystery novel dealing with the theft of a celebrated Indian jewel. Generally regarded as the first modern detective story.

The Feral Detective

A Novel
Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062859080
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Jonathan Lethem’s first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn “One of America’s greatest storytellers.” —Washington Post Phoebe Siegler first meets Charles Heist in a shabby trailer on the eastern edge of Los Angeles. She’s looking for her friend’s missing daughter, Arabella, and hires Heist to help. A laconic loner who keeps his pet opossum in a desk drawer, Heist intrigues the sarcastic and garrulous Phoebe. Reluctantly, he agrees to help. The unlikely pair navigate the enclaves of desert-dwelling vagabonds and find that Arabella is in serious trouble—caught in the middle of a violent standoff that only Heist, mysteriously, can end. Phoebe’s trip to the desert was always going to be strange, but it was never supposed to be dangerous. . . . Jonathan Lethem’s first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn, The Feral Detective is a singular achievement by one of our greatest writers.

The Savage Detectives


Author: Roberto Bolaño
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330525808
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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With a new afterword by Natasha Wimmer ‘Savagely comic yet equally tender . . . This novel is an elegy for a generation’ Independent New Year’s Eve 1975, Mexico City. Two hunted men leave town in a hurry, on the desert-bound trail of a vanished poet. Spanning two decades and crossing continents, theirs is a remarkable quest through a darkening universe – our own. It is a journey told and shared by a generation of lovers, rebels and readers, whose testimonies are woven together into one of the most dazzling Latin American novels of the twentieth century. ‘The comic frenzy, the inventiveness of character and situation, and the mood-soaked depiction of 1970s Mexico is delightful’ Times Literary Supplement ‘A portrait of people for whom literature is bread and water, sex and death. The abiding message to be taken from Bolaño’s novel, and maybe from his fraught life, too: books matter’ GQ ‘It’s no exaggeration to call Bolaño a genius. The Savage Detectives alone should grant him immortality’ Washington Post ‘Bolaño makes you feel changed for having read him; he adjusts your angle of view on the world’ Guardian

Victorian Time

Technologies, Standardizations, Catastrophes
Author: T. Ferguson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137007982
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 219
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Victorian Time examines how literature of the era registers the psychological impact of the onset of a modern, industrialized experience of time as time-saving technologies, such as steam-powered machinery, aimed at making economic life more efficient, signalling the dawn of a new age of accelerated time.

Hope Never Dies

An Obama Biden Mystery
Author: Andrew Shaffer
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1683690400
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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The New York Times Best Seller "[Hope Never Dies is] an escapist fantasy that will likely appeal to liberals pining for the previous administration, longing for the Obama-Biden team to emerge from political retirement as action heroes."—Alexandra Alter, New York Times Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama team up in this high-stakes thriller that combines a mystery worthy of Watson and Holmes with the laugh-out-loud bromantic chemistry of Lethal Weapon’s Murtaugh and Riggs. Vice President Joe Biden is fresh out of the Obama White House and feeling adrift when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident, leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues. To unravel the mystery, “Amtrak Joe” re-teams with the only man he’s ever fully trusted: the 44th president of the United States. Together they’ll plumb the darkest corners of Delaware, traveling from cheap motels to biker bars and beyond, as they uncover the sinister forces advancing America’s opioid epidemic. Part noir thriller and part bromance, Hope Never Dies is essentially the first published work of Obama/Biden fiction—and a cathartic read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs.