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USA by rail
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Pitt, John

USA by rail : plus Canada's main routes / John Pitt

9. ed.

Chalfont St Peter : Bradt Travel Guides ; Guilford : The Globe Pequot press, 2019

Abstract: Travel information and holiday tips on everything from US and Canadian routes to rail transport history and important stops. Also covering accommodation suggestions, practical advice and activities, steam trains, national parks such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, Bryce and the Grand Canyon and coastal routes.

Flash boys
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Lewis, Michael

Flash boys : cracking the money code / Michael Lewis

[London] : Allen Lane, 2015

Abstract: Michael Lewis, the Master of the Big Story, is back with Flash Boys. If you thought Wall Street was about alpha males standing in trading pits hollering at each other, think again. That world is dead. Now, the world's money is traded by computer code, inside black boxes in heavily guarded buildings. Even the experts entrusted with your cash don't know what's happening to it. And the very few who do aren't about to tell - because they're making a killing. This is a market that's rigged, out of control and out of sight; a market in which the chief need is for speed; and in which traders would sell their grandmothers for a microsecond. Blink, and you'll miss it. In Flash Boys, Michael Lewis tells the explosive story of how one group of ingenious oddballs and misfits set out to expose what was going on. It's the story of what it's like to declare war on some of the richest and most powerful people in the world. It's about taking on an entire system. And it's about the madness that has taken hold of the financial markets today. You won't believe it until you've read it. "I read Michael Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I'll never play like that. But it's good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like". (Malcolm Gladwell). "Probably the best current writer in America". (Tom Wolfe). Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics. He has written several books including the New York Times bestsellers Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s, Boomerang and The Big Short, 'probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written' (Reuters). Lewis is contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and also writes for Vanity Fair and Portfolio magazine Meno informazioni…

The lost continent
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Bryson, Bill

The lost continent : travels in small-town America / Bill Bryson

London : Black Swan, 2015

Abstract: Bryson's acclaimed first success, The Lost Continent is a classic of travel literature - hilariously, stomach-achingly, funny, yet tinged with heartache - and the book that first staked Bill Bryson's claim as the most beloved writer of his generation.

The longest ride
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Sparks, Nicholas

The longest ride / Nicholas Sparks

London : Sphere, 2015

Abstract: The bestselling novel behind the Hollywood blockbuster - in cinemas April 2015* An epic love story in the tradition of his beloved first novel, The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks returns with this profound love story of two couples

The boys in the boat
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Brown, Daniel James

The boys in the boat : an epic journey to the heart of Hitler's Berlin / Daniel James Brown

London : Pan Books, 2013

Abstract: Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for the promise of glory at the heart of Hitler's Berlin. Stroke by stroke, a remarkable young man strives to regain his shattered self-regard, to dare again to trust in others -- and to find his way back home.

House of cards
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Cohan, William D.

House of cards : how Wall Street's gamblers broke capitalism / William D. Cohan

London : Penguin, 2010

Abstract: It was Wall Street's toughest investment bank, taking risks where others feared to tread, run by testosterone-fuelled gamblers who hung a sign saying 'let's make nothing but money' over the trading floor. This book tells the outrageous story of how Wall Street's entire house of cards came crashing down.

Whispers of the dead
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Beckett, Simon

Whispers of the dead / Simon Beckett

London [etc.] : Bantam books, 2010

Abstract: The victim has been bound and tortured, the body decomposed beyond recognition... A second body is found. A nightmare is about to begin... A serial killer is at work and the death toll is rising... A brutal abduction - a helpless victim is taken... And for forensics expert David Hunter, it's become a terrifying race against time

The life and times of the Thunderbolt Kid
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Bryson, Bill

The life and times of the Thunderbolt Kid / Bill Bryson

London : Black swan, 2007

Animal, vegetable, miracle
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Kingsolver, Barbara

Animal, vegetable, miracle : a year of food life / Barbara Kingsolver ; with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver ; original drawings by Richard A. Houser

London : Faber and Faber, 2007

Abstract: "We wanted to live in a place that could feed us: where rain falls, crops grow, and drinking water bubbles up right out of the ground."Barbara Kingsolver opens her home to us, as she and her family attempt a year of eating only local food, much of it from their own garden.

Digging to America
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Tyler, Anne

Digging to America / Anne Tyler

London : Vintage, 2007

Abstract: Friday August 15th, 1997. Two tiny Korean babies are delivered to two very different Baltimore families. Every year, on the anniversary of 'Arrival Day' the two families celebrate together, with more and more elaborately competitive parties, as little Susan and Jin-ho take roots and become American

Written in bone
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Beckett, Simon

Written in bone / Simon Beckett

London : Bantam, 2007

Abstract: Dr. David Hunter should be in London with the woman he loves and a past he can't quite shake off. Instead, as a favor to a beleaguered cop, Hunter travels to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides to inspect a baffling set of remains. A forensic anthropologist, he has seen bodies destroyed by all forms of violence, but even he is surprised at what he finds: human remains burned beyond recognition -- all within the confines of an otherwise undamaged, unoccupied cottage. Local police want to rule the death accidental. But Hunter's examination of the victim's charred skull tells him that this woman, no doubt a stranger to the close-knit island of Runa, was murdered by someone nearby. Within days, two more people are dead by fire. Hunter's job is to coax the dead into telling their stories -- but now that he's beginning to hear them, he is staggered by the truth. Working with only the barest of clues, he peels back the layers of mysteries past and present, exposing the tangle of secrets at the heart of this strange community -- from the deceptions of a wealthy couple to the bitterness of an ex-cop and the secrets of a lonely single mother -- as a tale of rage and perversion comes full circle ... then explodes in a series of violent acts and shocking twists

It takes a village and other lessons children teach us
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Clinton, Hillary Rodham

It takes a village and other lessons children teach us / Hillary Rodham Clinton

London [etc.] : Pocket books, 2007

Abstract: Testo in lingua inlgese

Crime beat
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Connelly, Michael

Crime beat : true stories of cops and killers / Michael Connelly

London : Orion books, 2006

Abstract: Edizione integrale in lingua inglese.

Blood and oil
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Klare, Michael T.

Blood and oil : the dangers and consequences of America’s growing petroleum dependency / Michael T. Klare

London : Penguin books, 2005

Hegemony or survival
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Chomsky, Noam

Hegemony or survival : America's quest for global dominance / Noam Chomsky ; traduzione di Pino Modola

London : Penguin books, 2004

Abstract: Per oltre mezzo secolo - sostiene l'autore - gli Stati Uniti hanno perseguito una strategia imperialista mirata al controllo di tutto il pianeta. I leader politici americani si sono sempre dimostrati desiderosi di realizzare questo sogno di dominio, indipendentemente dai rischi che comportava, e l'attuale amministrazione Bush sta intensificando questo processo. Prendendo le mosse dai princìpi e dalle finalità della politica internazionale americana, Noam Chomsky analizza eventi politici cruciali degli ultimi decenni: dall'Indonesia al Kosovo, dalla Colombia alla Turchia, dalla Palestina al Nicaragua, da Cuba all'Iraq, Chomsky si addentra in conflitti e delicate questioni internazionali.

Dude, where's my country?
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Moore, Michael

Dude, where's my country? / Michael Moore

[New ed.]

London : Penguin books, 2004

Dude, where's my country?
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Moore, Michael

Dude, where's my country? / Michael Moore

[New ed.]

London : Allen Lane, 2003

USA including coverage of Canada
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USA including coverage of Canada : 2003 / editor: Brenna C. Farrell ; associate editor: Scott M. Rowen, Megan Smith ; researcher-writers: Annie Antar [et al.]

London : Macmillan, 2003

Deception point
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Brown, Dan

Deception point / Dan Brown

London : Corgi books, 2002

Abstract: Testo integrale in lingua inglese.

True tales of American life
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True tales of American life / edited and introduced by Paul Auster ; in association with NPR's Weekend all things considered National story project ; Nelly Reifler, assistant editor

London : Faber and Faber, 2002