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A Traveler's Two Sicilies: Exploring the History and Culture of Southern Italy and Sicily [NOOK Book]

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Travel at its best meets culture and its history first hand at street level on shoeleather. These Sicilian walks meet that criterion. Take this book in hand. Use it to enjoy a unique travel experience. Let it guide you through a region that for millennia lent primary impulses to world history while sorting out a destiny of its own. The Two Sicilies even today are a world apart in mood. Europe seems left behind. The feel of the place is that different. Imagine a cultural recipe that blends the flavors of North ...
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A Traveler's Two Sicilies: Exploring the History and Culture of Southern Italy and Sicily

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Overview

Travel at its best meets culture and its history first hand at street level on shoeleather. These Sicilian walks meet that criterion. Take this book in hand. Use it to enjoy a unique travel experience. Let it guide you through a region that for millennia lent primary impulses to world history while sorting out a destiny of its own. The Two Sicilies even today are a world apart in mood. Europe seems left behind. The feel of the place is that different. Imagine a cultural recipe that blends the flavors of North Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Mix nuances of the Nile Valley and Old Athens with a bit of Byzantium and the Holy Land. Fold in a spiritual sense that combines something of Mont Saint Michel and the Dome of the Rock. Here is a travel book that captures all that as a personal discovery, leading you step by step through one of the most fascinating experiences of a lifetime of travel.
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Editorial Reviews

Small Press - Carolyn Alexander
"A good writer who emphasizes historical perspectives and gives sound advice, Bonville is informal and ardent in his enthusiasm for the sites and culture of Sicily. Chatty, romantic and mildly erudite, this book is for the casual, earthy traveler who enjoys sedate adventure and discovery...and (wishes to) absorb the rich culture and lasting beauty of these overlooked provinces. .. It's a lovely book..."
The Bookreader
"An erudite travel guide to the Southern Italy, Palermo-Naples region so filled with history. Here are walking tours, explorations....that combine a vivid sense of ancient and modern times. Bonville has a nice, easy gait to his writing as he brings to life the captivating, almost dreamlike arena that was a Greek-Roman battleground... Bonville has a real feel for history."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780744309478
  • Publisher: SynergEbooks
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Series: History on the Hoof , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,187,319
  • File size: 796 KB

Meet the Author

Bill Bonville has written a host of books, most of them technical, produced during his years in the aerospace industry. His publications for the "trade" include works of fiction, philosophical analysis and, since retirement to his farm in Oregon, a series of travel books which he chooses to think of as "history on the hoof." They spring from his fascination with things historical and his experience as a traveler with an eye for history.

Bill began his writing career in the U. S. Navy at the end of World War II after his bombing squadron was decommissioned. Serving as a correspondent with Naval Air Transport Service Squadron VR-4, his first by-line was on a feature story in the NATS Packet magazine in 1946. Fifty years later, one of his more recent bylines came on an article in Conservative Consensus, sharing the masthead list of contributors with Pat Buchanan and others.

During the intervening half century, he received a BA in journalism from Bethany College, Bethany, WV, an MA in philosophy from Columbia University in New York City, was a reporter or the Worcester (MA) Telegram, and later worked as a "stringer" for the Denver Post while attending Colorado University engaged in further graduate study. In 1954, Bill left the university to become editor of the former Gallup, NM, Times. A year later he went to Los Angeles to become a technical editor for an aerospace company. In 1956, Bill moved to Aerojet General Corporation, Azusa, CA, where he worked for twenty five years, advancing to Manager of Technical Documentation and Training.

During his years with Aerojet, he authored many technical books, research reports, and training manuals.

Bill is married, with grown children, and active in community affairs, serving nine years on the county Board of Education.
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