1936-On the Continent

1936-On the Continent

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by Eugene Fodor
     
 
Three years before the start of WWII, Eugene Fodor published his first guidebook, 1936--On the Continent-The Entertaining Travel Annual. Fodor's goal was to create a fun-to-read, annually updated guidebook about Europe that emphasized the people and culture of a country--a radical change from the traditional guidebook approach. Seventy-five years later, On the

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Three years before the start of WWII, Eugene Fodor published his first guidebook, 1936--On the Continent-The Entertaining Travel Annual. Fodor's goal was to create a fun-to-read, annually updated guidebook about Europe that emphasized the people and culture of a country--a radical change from the traditional guidebook approach. Seventy-five years later, On the Continentgives readers a nostalgic glimpse and sentimental grand tour of pre-WWII Europe. Today, Fodor's is one of the world's largest and most trusted brands in travel, covering more than 600 destinations worldwide in guidebooks, on Fodors.com, in ebooks and iPhone apps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307928665
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
461,275
File size:
7 MB

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1936-On the Continent 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 349 reviews.
humblefool More than 1 year ago
I hope nobody giving it 1 star was expecting something modern, because, hello, right there in the title. Anyway: fascinating look at the attitudes of the time, especially in the sections on being a tourist in Nazi Germany (!) and the USSR (!!). Each section is a narrative, told from the hypothetical point of view of an Englishman going on a vacation in each country.
CynthiaB More than 1 year ago
Browsing "1936 On the Continent" is like finding an old travel journal in Grandma's attic. Whether you are planning a visit to Granada, or if you have a favorite neighborhood in Paris, or if you hold wistful memories of a magical trip to Switzerland, this book offers you a chance to look at those special places from a different point of view: that of a 1936 traveler. The places themselves have, of course, changed over time. Travelers have, as well. "1936 On the Continent" offers a glimpse not only on this time and place, but into the mindset of travelers of that era... the 1936 version of ourselves. This is the literary equivalent of an old sepia-toned photo - bent corners, worn edges and all. P.S. I found plenty of publisher/book info in the Nook shopping area when I did the search on my Nook before purchasing.
Joanne Tranchina More than 1 year ago
A great view of what Europe and travelling were like in times long gone. Telegraphs were the norm, a Nook was not even imagined possible... A very different world that was interesting to read about.
LoganJ More than 1 year ago
A fascinating look into the world of European travel 75years ago.
maddashin More than 1 year ago
I personally do not own a color nook to get free books. I love free Fridays but will live if there is a book on the list I do not personally like. This book is a nice diversion from some of the regular books offered. It is fun to go back in history to see what the world was like back then and compare it to now. I enjoyed reading requirements, ads, etc. I was not at all disappointed in the book. Good selection for history buffs as well as travel buffs. An actual learning book. Not a book about vampires Thanks for all the free books no matter what subject.
shelaweena More than 1 year ago
What a fun book! A great look into the past. To those who are complaining about the FREE Books, quit being so cheap and BUY something. If they're interesting to you, then download. If not, then don't. Simple as that.
Alzimms More than 1 year ago
Remember, free is free. I enjoyed reading and checking what was to come. After spending six weeks in Europe in 1985 it was pleasant to view the countries in a different era. Fun to read. I have now read some 6-8 free books and since I selected them I enjoyed them. AZ
stxvi More than 1 year ago
If you are worried about taking up space on your Nook with something you don't like do a little research. I love to travel and often think about what a place was like 50, 60 or even 75 years before. This is a gem. Highly recommended for a sophisticated traveler or someone who wishes they were.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I keep vicariously visiting locations with this little read. It's important to remember the era or time frame this was written in too. This was at the build up of Nazi Germany. I lived in what was West Germany for three years (mid to late 1960's) and my interest has been to read about the locations in Germany visited in this travel guide; the world has changed indeed.
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I was particularly fascinated with the sections on Gernany and Italy!
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