Hong Kong: Epilogue to an Empire [EPUB]

Hong Kong: Epilogue to an Empire [EPUB]
Hong Kong: Epilogue to an Empire by Jan Morris
1997 | EPUB | 3.31MB

First published in 1988, Hong Kong: Epilogue to an Empire is a portrait of the British Empire's last, most anachronistic outpost, as the countdown to the handover gathers momentum.

In its last days under British rule, the Crown Colony of Hong Kong is the world's most exciting city, at once fascinating and exasperating, a tangle of contradictions. It is a dazzling amalgam of conspicuous consumption and primitive poverty, the most architecturally incongruous yet undeniably beautiful urban panorama of all. World-renowned travel writer Jan Morris offers the most insightful and comprehensive study of the enigma of Hong Kong thus far.

The Dark Side of Disney [EPUB]

The Dark Side of Disney [EPUB]
The Dark Side of Disney by Leonard Kinsey
2011 | EPUB + MOBI | 1.68/1.78MB

The Dark Side of Disney reveals all of the tips, tricks, scams, and stories that THEY don't want you to know about! Unabashedly unafraid of offending the family-oriented audiences catered to by other Disney travel guides, author Leonard Kinsey gives intrepid travelers access to the seamy, raunchy, and often hilarious underbelly of Walt Disney World.

From cautionary tales of scoring illegal tickets, to thrilling accounts of exploring off-limits areas, to chronicles of drug-induced debauchery, this completely unauthorized guidebook will change the way you think about vacationing at "The Happiest Place on Earth".

A First-Rate Tragedy [EPUB]

A First-Rate Tragedy [EPUB]
A First-Rate Tragedy: A Brief History of Captain Scott's Antarctic Expeditions by Diana Preston
2011 | EPUB + MOBI | 1.63/1.96MB

On November 12, 1912, a rescue party trekking across Antarctica's Great Ice Barrier found what they had set out to find: the snow-covered tent of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Inside, they made a grim discovery: Scott's frozen body lying between the bodies of two fellow explorers. The remaining two members of the party were nowhere in sight, but Scott's eloquent diary soon revealed their fate. They, like the others, had perished in nightmarish circumstances after successfully reaching the South Pole.

The elusive character of Scott, in whom incredible courage was fatally matched by self-doubt and miscalculation, continues to haunt the popular imagination. His story--and that of the other four men on his final expedition--has never been told more grippingly or with greater compassion than it is in this book.

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