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  • Evora Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • Lisbon: City of the Seaby Jack Malcolm

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 42.00

    Lisbon: City of the Sea is a beautifully written portrait of a much loved city, from its origins in Greek legend to the present day. Malcolm Jack vividly captures the rich and unique history of this haunting and attractive port whose prominent position on the Tagus estuary has inextricably bound its character with the sea. Lisbon is a city of steep... more...

  • Lisbon & the Surrounding Coastby Norman Renouf

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    Lisbon’s location, alongside the wide natural harbor of the Tagus river, has made it an important seaport for trade between the Mediterranean and northern Europe throughout the ages. These days Lisbon, naturally protected from the ravages of the nearby Atlantic Ocean, is one of the premier ports of Europe and, as such, is home to miles of docks,... more...

  • Frommer's Lisbon Day by Dayby Louise Pole-Baker

    Wiley 2008; US$ 15.99

    At last, a travel guide that tells you how to see the best of everything-in the smartest, most time-efficient way. Includes special interest tours that appeal to romantics, art club fans, architectural enthusiasts, hero worshippers and those wanting a day on the tiles. Details great neighbourhood walking tours through Alfama/Graça Avenida/Parque,... more...

  • The Moon, Come to Earthby Philip Graham

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 15.00

    A dispatch from a foreign land, when crafted by an attentive and skilled writer, can be magical, transmitting pleasure, drama, and seductive strangeness. In The Moon, Come to Earth, Philip Graham offers an expanded edition of a popular series of dispatches originally published on McSweeney’s , an exuberant yet introspective account of... more...

  • The Last Dayby Nicholas Shrady

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99

    The Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 was no run-of-the-mill misfortune-it was a watershed moment that shook the pillars of an inveterate social order and sent reverberations throughout the Western world. Earth, water, wind, and fire all conspired to produce a hellish catastrophe that lasted for a full five days and left Lisbon thoroughly annihilated. Nicholas... more...

  • A Military History of Modern Spain: From the Napoleonic Era to the International War on Terrorby Wayne H. Bowen; Josť E. Alvarez

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 75.00

    In the 19th and 20th centuries, Spain was a key player in the military conflagrations that created modern Europe. From the Napoleonic Wars, through the dress rehearsal for World War II that was the Spanish Civil War, to the grim struggle against terrorism today, the military history of modern Spain has both shaped and reflected larger forces beyond... more...

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