1936-On the Continent [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307928665
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 64,315
  • File size: 7 MB

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    It's a guidebook from 1936.

    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.

    34 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

    A Quaint & Vivid Foray into 1936 Europe

    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.

    27 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    Great for history buffs

    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.

    20 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

    Great historical travel guide

    A fascinating look into the world of European travel 75years ago.

    17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    Not worth my time to d/l, no Overview whats up?

    Only gave this 1 star, since I had to rate it , to write a review. This free book was not worth my time to down load, I look forward to my Fridays free e-books from Barnes & Noble, this was so disappointing, even tho it was free, I have traveled to some extent, this book would never even come close to helping me, its not even a story..cant wait to delete it... Joyce

    15 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

    Nice different

    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.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2011

    RECOMMENDED

    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

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

    Seriously

    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.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    No Description?

    I'm not sure why there is no description for this book. Since it was free I decided to go ahead and get it, but seriously...how can anyone decide if they want a book if there is no description of any kind? Very strange.

    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2011

    What fun

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

    Disappointed---again.

    I got my Nook for Christmas and the first few Free Fridays were great. I got some books that I really enjoyed. But, the last couple of months have been disappointing. I am hoping for better offerings in the future.

    2 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    Why is there no description?

    Does anyone think to check these things before they are released? How hard can it be to give a bit of information and make sure that its done right? I had to look elsewhere online to find out what this book is about. It appears that it's a tourguide of pre-WWll Europe. If you like to read about travel then you'll probably enjoy this book.

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    Description

    A guide of 26 countries in Europe, in the year 1936. It's free for Kindle too, makes me wonder if this is all that special. Oh well, free is free, right.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    Highly Recommended for travelers!

    I am a faithful downloader for freebies. I based my opinion on a need for guidance to another country. Thanks Mr.Fodor.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

    Free books aren't worth the time downloading

    I completely agree with very disappointed. I've had my nook since December and I've download several and only one was worth reading.

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    What is this about?

    Yes why is there so many nookbooks with out the content. Heck even a short summary would be nice. This book is pre WWll travel of Europe so if you like history or travel this book is for you.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    Not a 'Book or Novel'

    This is a Travel Guide. Fodor wasn't pleased with the European Travel Guides of his day so he wrote a more comprehensive one. Whoop-dee-doo Barnes and Noble.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    Old, boring, free and not worth it

    A book from 1936. It lists things like how much a trip abroad might cost. It does not list this in dollars, but in moneys since replaced by the Euro.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    A journey through time and space

    I was particularly fascinated with the sections on Gernany and Italy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Don't bother

    This book was painfully useless. I thought it would be interesting from an historical point of view. Not worth the trouble.

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