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Look to Windward

The Twin Novae battle had been one of the last of the Idiran war, one of the most horrific. Desperate to avert defeat, the Idirans had induced not one but two suns to explode, snuffing out worlds & biospheres teeming with sentient life. They were attacks of incredible proportion–gigadeathcrimes. But the war ended & life went on. Now, 800 years later, light from the 1st explosion is about to reach the Masaq’ Orbital, home to the Culture’s most adventurous & decadent souls. There it will fall upon Masaq’s 50 billion inhabitants, gathered to commemorate the deaths of the innocent & to reflect, if only for a moment, on what some call the Culture’s own complicity in the terrible event. Also journeying to Masaq’ is Major Quilan, an emissary from the war-ravaged world of Chel. In the aftermath of the conflict that split his world apart, most believe he has come to Masaq’ to bring home Chel’s most brilliant star & self-exiled dissident, the honored Composer Ziller. Ziller claims he will do anything to avoid a meeting with Quilan, who he suspects has come to murder him. But the Major’s true assignment will have far greater consequences than the death of a mere political dissident, as part of a conspiracy more ambitious than even he can know–a mission his superiors have buried so deeply in his mind that even he can’t remember it.
Hailed by SFX magazine as “an excellent hopping-on point if you’ve never read a Banks SF novel before,” *Look to Windward* is an awe-inspiring immersion into the wildly original, vividly realized civilization Banks calls the Culture.

The Longest Day

A Stand-Alone Novel Set In The Ark Royal Universe!

The first major alien offensive against Earth has been blunted, winning humanity time to deploy new weapons and prepare new tactics as Earth’s space navies prepare to take the offensive. But the enigmatic aliens have plans of their own – a full-scale attack on Earth that will either win the war in a single stroke or lose it.

The stakes have never been so high. The fate of humanity itself is in the balance. And, as battle rages across the solar system, as humanity finds its back pushed firmly against the war, millions of people – military and civilian – struggle for survival, knowing that victory will come with a very high price …

… And defeat will be the end of everything humanity holds dear.

(source: Bol.com)

The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

One doesn’t usually think of rock stars as insightful, but, against all odds, glam-trash superstar Marilyn Manson has written a book that is actually an intelligent look at growing up. This autobiographical bildungsroman brings out the creepiest aspects of childhood, conveying the terror and fascination that young Marilyn (then called Brian) felt when looking through his grandfather’s pornography, getting his first French kiss, and being taunted by the girls he wanted to “date.” Manson has the benefit of having grown up as an outcast and loser and then having become a star without forgetting what he went through. This gives him an incredibly broad perspective, which he brings to bear on his ordinary life in order to convey the more potent and frightening moments that shaped him into the pale-skinned weirdo that the Christian Right loves to hate. Best of all, Manson is shockingly honest, and portrays himself as occasionally stupid, self-centered, over-sensitive, ignoble, and, mostly, highly fallible and human. It’s a long way from the auto-hagiographies that other stars have written, and it’s easily one of the best reads in celebrity bio.
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By turns moving, funny, appalling, and disturbing…There has never been anything like it. — Rolling Stone Unimaginably perverse and demented. — Newsweek Fascinating, sleazy account of his coming of age and ascent into damnation. — Us Makes Madonna’s infamous Sex seem downright wholesome by comparison. — Elle If the Marquis De Sade had a son in a hard-rock band who wrote a book, this would be the book. — Christian Science Monitor Repulsive…well-written and uncommonly addictive. — Chicago Sun-Times Nothing short of captivating in all its intentional, over-the-top bad taste. — Edge Amusing…lots of sex, bondage, drugs, intrigue, and mental decay. — Village Voice Clipped, colorful prose that fits the author’s larger-than-life personality like a pair of rubber shorts. — Paper
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A Long Hard Road Out of Hell

The best-selling autobiography of America’s most controversial celebrity icon, Marilyn Manson (with a bonus chapter not in the hardcover).

In his twenty-nine years, rock idol Manson has experienced more than most people have (or would want to) in a lifetime. Now, in his shocking and candid memoir, he takes readers from backstage to gaol cells, from recording studios to emergency rooms, from the pit of despair to the top of the charts, and recounts his metamorphosis from a frightened Christian schoolboy into the most feared and revered music superstar in the country. Illustrated with dozens of exclusive photographs and featuring a behind-the-scenes account of his headline-grabbing Dead to the World tour.

(source: Bol.com)

Long Hard Ride

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Channing Kinkaid itches for a wild western adventure with an untamed man. Enter Colby McKay, bull rider, saddle bronc buster and calf roper. He knows he’s found a woman who’s up to the challenge of cutting loose. Intrigued by Channing’s bold proposition to “horse around” on the road, Colby proposes sexual escapades not only in his bed, but in those of his two rodeo traveling partners. Can Channing give up total control? Especially when not all is as it seems with the sexy trio?
*Rough Riders- Book 1*

Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Beloved, bumbling Detective Dirk Gently returns in this standalone novel 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.

When a check-in desk at London’s Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the event is said to be an act of God. But which god? wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently. And how is this connected to Dirk’s battle with his cleaning lady over his filthy refrigerator…or to the murder of his latest client? Or are these events just another stretch of coincidences in the life of the world’s most off-kilter private investigator?

Douglas Adams, “one of England’s top exporters of irreverence” (Chicago Tribune), continues the implausible adventures of supersleuth Dirk Gently in his quest to solve the mysteries of the universe.

(source: Bol.com)

Lonesome Dove

Leggenda e realtà, eroi e fuorilegge, indiani e pionieri, un’odissea attraverso le Grandi Pianure e la morte come sola compagna di viaggio, la malinconia di un’epoca al tramonto e l’eccitazione di una cavalcata selvaggia. L’avventura che non finirà mai: questo è il West. In uno sputo di paese al confine fra il Texas e il Messico, Augustus McCrae e Woodrow Call, due dei piú grandi e scapestrati ranger che il West abbia conosciuto, hanno cambiato vita: convertiti al commercio di bestiame, ammazzano il tempo come possono. Augustus beve whiskey sotto il portico e gioca a carte al Dry Bean, mentre Call lavora sodo dall’alba al tramonto e continua a dare ordini a Pea Eye, Deets e al giovane Newt. La guerra civile è finita da un pezzo e la sera, sul Rio Grande, non si incontrano né Comanche né banditi messicani, ma solo armadilli e capre spelacchiate. L’equilibrio si spezza quando, dopo una lunga assenza, torna in cerca d’aiuto un vecchio compagno d’armi, il seducente e irresponsabile Jake Spoon, che descrive agli amici i pascoli lussureggianti del Montana e cosí dà fuoco alla miccia dell’irrequietezza di Call: raduneranno una mandria di bovini, li guideranno fin lassú e saranno i primi a fondare un ranch oltre lo Yellowstone. È l’inizio di un’epica avventura attraverso le Grandi Pianure, che coinvolgerà una squadra di cowboy giovani e maturi, oltre a un folto gruppo di prostitute, cacciatori di bisonti, indiani crudeli o derelitti, trapper, sceriffi e giocatori d’azzardo: decine di piccole storie che s’intrecciano tra loro ed escono dall’ombra della grande Storia americana. Lonesome Dove è un libro leggendario, il vero grande classico della letteratura western, l’opera che raggiunge il culmine di un genere e allo stesso tempo chiude un’epoca. Non a caso c’è il cinema all’origine del romanzo: all’inizio degli anni Settanta, Peter Bogdanovich vuole girare un film in omaggio al suo maestro John Ford, con John Wayne, James Stewart e Henry Fonda nelle parti principali. McMurtry scrive il copione: nasce cosí il primo abbozzo di Lonesome Dove, sebbene con un altro titolo. Alla fine il progetto non giungerà in porto, ma quella storia continua a ronzare nella testa di McMurtry per piú di dieci anni, finché non decide di scriverci un romanzo. Lonesome Dove negli Stati Uniti è subito salutato come un capolavoro e vince il Pulitzer nel 1986. In seguito verrà adattato in una mini-serie televisiva, con Robert Duvall e Tommy Lee Jones, che ottiene un grandissimo successo e segna l’inizio del revival western al cinema, culminato con Balla coi lupi e Gli spietati. Da tempo irreperibile sul mercato italiano, Lonesome Dove torna ora in libreria in una nuova traduzione.

Lonely Planet’s Global Coffee Tour

Packed with over 150 amazing coffee experiences in 37 countries, from its birthplace in East Africa, to modern-day Cuba, the United States, Australia and the UK, this follow-up to our hugely popular Global Beer Tour features legendary espresso bars, plantation tours, urban roasteries and must-visit cafes. Inside this definitive guide to coffee tasting around the world, you’ll discover exactly where to go and what to try, plus illustrated spreads on roasting coffee, cocktails, brewing techniques and more. The places you’ll learn about in Lonely Planet’s Global Coffee Tour and visit aren’t just cafes – they’re meccas for coffee lovers, offering insight into the local culture and the history, personalities, passion and creativity behind each coffee. Discover each country’s top five, must-drink coffees Learn how to order a coffee in the local language Explore each area with our itinerary of local things to do Find coffee classes and learn about roasting and brewing Packed with photos of coffee houses the world over About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.
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This book has so much more information than my brain could ever hold. It’s an amazing resource for the average millennial traveler! … When you hold this book in your hands, you can feel the amazing love that went into creating this guide. The pages are a crisp white and the design elements were well thought out. The book itself is a good size, and smaller than your average gigantic coffee table book; it’s the perfect topper for all your other coffee table books! … I am literally over-the-moon with Lonely Planet’s Global Coffee Tour. If you like to travel and drink coffee, then this book needs to be on your shelf, stat! — (05/01/2018) It’s easy enough to find a dining guide for almost any place on the planet. Tracking down sublime cups of coffee, however, can be trickier. Lonely Planet has lovers of java in mind with their recent release…This handsome, 272-page book romps through some of the most unique and essential places to drink coffee in 37 countries, from the fresco-covered Caff Florian in Venice (where Casanova was once a regular) to Tomoca Coffee roastery and cafe in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to an ivy-covered house in Sapporo, Japan, called Morihico. — (06/01/2018) Let Lonely Planet navigate your caffeinated journey to the best caf s and coffee scenes the world over. –Sarah Allen, Editor, Barista Magazine (05/01/2018)
(source: Bol.com)

Lonely Planet Paris

*Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher*
**Lonely Planet Paris City Guide **is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Blend in with the Parisians among the chestnut groves of Jardin du Luxembourg, ride the funicular up to the white-domed majesty of the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, or have a romantic rendezvous with French art at the Musee Rodin; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Paris and begin your journey now!
**Inside Lonely Planet Paris City Guide:**
* **Full-colour **maps and images throughout
* **Highlights** **and itineraries** show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
* **Insider tips** save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
* **Essential info** **at your fingertips** – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
* **Honest reviews** **for all budgets** – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
* **Cultural insights **give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience – including customs, history, art, architecture, politics, fashion, literature, cinema, and music
* **Free, convenient pull-out** **Paris map** (included in print version), plus over 35 colour neighbourhood maps
* **Useful features** – including **Travel with Children, Month-by-Month** (annual festival calendar), and **Day Trips**
* **Coverage** of Eiffel Tower, Western Paris, Champs-Elysees, Grands Boulevards, Louvre, Les Halles, Montmartre, Northern Paris, Le Marais, Menilmontant, Bastille, Eastern Paris, The Islands, Latin Quarter, St-Germain, Les Invalides, Montparnasse, Southern Paris, Day Trips from Paris, and more
**The Perfect Choice:** **Lonely Planet Paris City Guide,** our most comprehensive guide to Paris, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.
* Looking for just the highlights of Paris? Check out **Lonely Planet’s Discover Paris,** a photo-rich guide to the city’s most popular attractions, or **Lonely Planet’s Pocket Paris,** a handy-sized guide focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip.
* Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out **Lonely Planet’s France **guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or **Lonely Planet’s Discover France, **a photo-rich guide to the most popular attractions in the country.
**Authors:** Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Catherine Le Nevez, Christopher Pitts, and Nicola Williams.
**About Lonely Planet: **Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet’s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
*TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category*
*’Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times*
*’Lonely Planet. It’s on everyone’s bookshelves; it’s in every traveller’s hands. It’s on mobile phones. It’s on the Internet. It’s everywhere, and it’s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *
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Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California

Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California by Lonely Planet, Sara Benson, Andrew Bender, Adam Skolnick
*Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher*
**Lonely Planet *Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California* **is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the golden sands, epic surf and picturesque sunsets along the coast; absorb beautiful art, awe-inspiring architecture, and gorgeous views at iconic the Getty; or meet your favorite cartoon character in Disneyland; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California and begin your journey now!
**Inside Lonely Planet’s *Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California* Travel Guide:**
* **Color **maps and images throughout
* **Highlights** **and itineraries** help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
* **Insider tips** to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
* **Essential info** **at your fingertips** – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
* **Honest reviews for all budgets** – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
* **Cultural insights** give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, politics, arts, music, lifestyle, television, film, architecture, cuisine, outdoors, beaches, religion, sport
* **Free, convenient pull-out** ***Los Angeles* map** (included in print version), plus over 15 color maps
* **Covers **Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Disneyland, Orange County, Laguna Beach, San Diego, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara and more
**The Perfect Choice: ****Lonely Planet *Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California*,** our most comprehensive guide to Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.
* Looking for just the highlights of Los Angeles? Check out **Pocket Los Angeles,** a handy-sized guide focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip.
* Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out **Lonely Planet’s California **guide for a comprehensive look at all the state has to offer, or **Lonely Planet’s Discover California, **a photo-rich series guides,** **which focus on the state’s* *most popular attractions.
**Authors:** Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Sara Benson, Andrew Bender, and Adam Skolnick.
**About Lonely Planet: **Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Lonely Planet Discover Rome 2019

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Discover Rome 2019 is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Imagine the roar of the crowds in the Colosseum, crane your neck at the Sistine Chapel, and sample every single flavor of pizza and gelato the city offers—all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Rome and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Discover Rome 2019: Full-color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience – covering history, art, architecture, politics, cuisine, sport Covers Ancient Rome, Centro Storico, Tridente, Trevi, Quirinale, Vatican City, Borgo, Prati, Trastevere, Gianicolo, Monti, Esquilino, San Lorenzo, San Giovanni, Testaccio, Villa Borghese, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations’ websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Discover Rome 2019 is filled with inspiring and colorful photos, and focuses on Rome’s most popular attractions for those wanting to experience the best of the best. Looking for wider coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Italy guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It’s on everyone’s bookshelves; it’s in every traveller’s hands. It’s on mobile phones. It’s on the Internet. It’s everywhere, and it’s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Lonely Planet Discover London

*Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher*
**Lonely Planet’s Discover London** is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Pop into a pub for good cheer and a pint of beer, let a Yeoman Warder regale you with medieval tales at the Tower of London, or soak up Westminster Abbey’s sublime stonework, all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of London and begin your journey now!
**Inside Lonely Planet’s Discover London:**
* **Full-colour **maps and images throughout
* **Highlights** **and itineraries** show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
* **Insider tips** save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
* **Essential info** **at your fingertips** – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
* **Honest reviews** **for all budgets** – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
* **Cultural insights **give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience – including history, art, literature, dance, politics, architecture, shopping, cuisine and wine
* **Free, convenient pull-out London map** (included in print version), plus over 35 colour maps
* **Coverage** of the West End, the City, the South Bank, Kensington, Hyde Park, Clerkenwell, the East End, Docklands, Hampstead, North London, Greenwich, and more
**The Perfect Choice: ****Lonely Planet’s Discover London,** our easy-to-use guide, is perfect for travellers who seek the most popular attractions a destination has to offer. Filled with inspiring and colourful photos, this guide focuses on the best of the best.
* Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends a wide range of experiences, both popular and offbeat, and extensively covers all of the city’s neighbourhoods? Check out **Lonely Planet’s London** guide. Or check out **Lonely Planet’s Pocket London,** a handy-sized guide focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip.
* Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out **Lonely Planet’s England** guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.
**Authors: **Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Steve Fallon, Emilie Filou, Damian Harper and Vesna Maric.
**About Lonely Planet:** Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet’s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
*TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category*
*’Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ -The New York Times*
*’Lonely Planet. It’s on everyone’s bookshelves; it’s in every traveller’s hands. It’s on mobile phones. It’s on the Internet. It’s everywhere, and it’s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ -Fairfax Media (Australia) *
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Lonely Planet Best of Rome 2019

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Best of Rome 2019 is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Imagine the roar of the crowds in the Colosseum, crane your neck at the Sistine Chapel, and sample every single flavour of pizza and gelato the city offers – all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Rome and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Best of Rome 2019: Full-colour images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience – covering history, art, architecture, food, wine, sport, politics Covers Ancient Rome, Centro Storico, Tridente, Trevi, Quirinale, Vatican City, Borgo, Prati, Trastevere, Gianicolo, Monti, Esquilino, San Lorenzo, San Giovanni, Testaccio, Villa Borghese, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations’ websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Best of Rome 2019, our easy-to-use guide, filled with inspiring and colourful photos, focuses on Rome’s most popular attractions for those wanting to experience the best of the best. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Lone Wolf’s Captive

He let her father chase him off once, but this time nothing is getting in his way.

Fletcher Stone was forced out of the pack life, and now he makes his living as a hired thug, living day–to–day without honour or commitments. Shame over his choices and his lifestyle keep him from returning to the pack to claim Delaney – the woman who holds his heart. But when a rival pack hires him to kidnap her, Fletcher takes his chance. Now he must convince her that he never wanted to leave…and reveal a betrayal that will break her heart.

Delaney Jones has spent the last five years convinced the man she loves is dead. Nothing else would keep him from her. So when Fletcher shows up, whole, healthy, and very much alive, she’s devastated – and pissed off. He broke her heart once and he’s never going to get close enough to do it again.

(source: Bol.com)

Lone survivor: the eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL team 10

SUMMARY:
In June 2005 four US Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less than twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs was alive.This is the story of team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, but it is also the story of his team who fought ferociously beside him until he was the last one left, blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade, blown over a cliff, but still armed and still breathing.Over the next four days, badly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell fought off six al Qaeda assassins who were sent to finish him off, then crawled for seven miles through the mountains before he was taken in a a Pashtun tribe who risked everything to protect him from the circling Taliban killers.

Lone Eagle

Lone Eagle by Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel’s fifty-first bestselling novel tells the story of an extraordinary man, the woman who loved him, and a bond so powerful it could never be broken. It is about finding the courage to let someone you love fly free….
The phone call came on a snowy December afternoon. Kate was certain it was Joe, the brilliant, visionary man who had been her soulmate, her driving force since the night they met, almost thirty-four years before. What she got was the one call she had never wanted, and didn’t expect.
As the snow continued to fall, Kate’s mind drifted back, to the moment when she and Joe first met. She had been just seventeen and he was young, powerful, dazzling, and different from any man she’d ever known.
It was just days before Christmas, 1940. The war is raging in Europe when Kate Jamison makes her debut in New York City. In a room filled with the scions of East Coast society and the leading political figures of the day, it is Joe Allbright who catches Kate’s eye.
At twenty-nine, Joe is the brilliant protege of Charles Lindbergh, and already a legend in flying circles for his record-breaking speed and state-of-the-art airplane designs. All Kate sees is a tall, strikingly handsome man who seems at once awkward and larger-than-life, like a shining star — just out of reach. Joe, too, is caught off balance by his response to Kate, seeing in this beautiful young woman vitality and youth, the lifelong soulmate he never expected to find.
As the months pass, they will meet again, forging a bond that will set the course of both their lives. Kate will go off to study at Radcliffe. Joe will skyrocket to fame in modern aviation. Joe’s planes are his life, his passion. But irresistibly drawn to her, like moth to flame, he always comes back to Kate. Even after the long, dark years of World War II, when Kate was sure she had finally lost him completely, Joe returns.
Never willing to stay, always needing to fly away. As planes are for him, Joe is the passion in her life.
When the war is over, at twenty-four Kate wants marriage and a family. Joe wants the world, his limitless horizons, and the unique aviation empire he is building. Unwilling to wait any longer, Kate moves on with her life. But when a chance encounter brings them together again, the time has finally come to make a choice, one that will have profound consequences for them both for the rest of their lives.
Against a vivid backdrop of war and thrilling innovation, Danielle Steel breathes life into history, weaving an intensely human story that spans three decades, of two intensely different people who, in spite of themselves, are irrevocably woven into the fabric of each other’s lives.
With rare insight and emotional power, she brings to life a tale of unconditional love, sacrifice, and compromise—the joining of two remarkable halves into a single, far more powerful whole. It is a novel of extraordinary grace and compassion from a master storyteller, perhaps the best story she has told.