HISTORIC NEW ENGLANDOrdinær pris 259,00 kr
national historic landmarks are touchstones of our collective past that still resonate with our present. The six new england states have nearly 400 such places. However, important doesn't always translate into interesting ans so we have historic new england: A tour of the region's top 100 national historic landmarks--those with the most intriguing and rewarding history.
in addition to historic houses, tall ships, and such quirky spots as one of the country's oldest weather stations, carousels, and sandy beaches. The book appeals to the historical enthusiast, the armchair traveler, and both local visitors and tourists alike.
NEW YORKOrdinær pris 489,00 kr
THE GREAT GREAT WALLOrdinær pris 269,00 kr
During his campaign for the presidency, one of Donald Trump's signature promises was that hewould build a "great great wall" on the border between the US and Mexico, and Mexico wasgoing to pay for it. A year and a half into his term, with only a few prototype segments erected, thewall is the 2,000-mile, multibillion-dollar elephant in the room of contemporary American life. In The Great Great Wall, architectural historian and critic Ian Volner takes a deep dive into thestory of Trump's wall.
Volner follows the conception, selling, design, and construction (or lack thereof)of this expensive and consequential barrier, giving readers a detailed look at what's happening inWashington, DC, and along the border. He also travels far afield, to China, the Middle East, NorthernEngland, and back to our border to examine the barriers we've been building for centuries. Why dowe build walls? What do they reveal about human history? The Great Great Wall is an absorbing, smart, and timely book on anincredibly contentious and newsworthy topic.
Forfattere: Ian Volner
Publisert år: 2019
Sider nr: 288