Weekends on the road: The ultimate travel guide to the USA and CanadaTo travel in North America is to face a delicious quandary: over these vast spaces with so many riches, from glittering cities to eccentric small towns and heart-stoppingly beautiful mountains and plains, how to experience as much as possible in limited time? The New York Times has the answer, and has been offering up dream weekends with practical itineraries in its popular weekly “36 Hours” column for over a decade. And since 2011, starting with the publication of 36 Hours: USA & Canada, TASCHEN has been collecting these stories into best-selling books, organized continent by continent.Now, after compiling volumes on Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world, editor Barbara Ireland has come home, with a fully revised and updated second edition of 36 Hours: USA & Canada.* Marquee metropolises like New York, Montreal, and Los Angeles; world-famous natural wonders at Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon; the hidden charm of Rust Belt cities like Duluth and Detroit—they’re all here. And so are 29 new destinations not published in the first edition, from Banff, with its crystal blue glacier-fed lakes, to El Paso, where the border culture spans two states and two countries. For a taste of adventure and a veritable journey throughout the continent, explore 36 Hours in America.150 North American destinations, from metropolitan hot spots to unexpected hideaways Practical recommendations for over 600 restaurants and 450 hotels Color-coded tabs and ribbons to bookmark your favorite cities in each region Nearly 1,000 photosAll stories have been updated and adapted by Barbara Ireland, a veteran Times travel editor Illustrations by Olimpia Zagnoli of Milan, Italy Easy-to-reference indexes Detailed city-by-city maps that pinpoint every stop on your itinerary Also in this series:36 Hours: Europe*36 Hours: Latin America & The Caribbean*36 Hours: Asia & Oceania*36 Hours: USA & Canada Region Volumes: West Coast, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest & Great Lakes, and Southwest & Rocky Mountains *Also available as ebooks
The obituary page of The New York Times is a celebration of extraordinary lives. This groundbreaking package includes 300 obits in the book with exclusive online access to 10,000 more of the most important and fascinating obituaries the Times has ever published. The obituary page is the section many readers first turn to not only see who died, but to read some of the most inspiring, insightful, often funny, and elegantly written stories celebrating the lives of the men and women who have influenced on our world. William McDonald, The Times' obituary editor who was recently featured in the award-winning documentary Obit, selected 320 of the most important and influential obits from the newspaper's archives. In chapters like "Stage and Screen," "Titans of Business," "The Notorious," "Scientists and Healers," "Athletes," and "American Leaders," the entries include a wide variety of newsmakers from the last century and a half, including Annie Oakley, Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, Malcolm X, Jackie Robinson and Prince.Also included is a web-key which allows instant access to an exclusive website featuring 10,000 selected obituaries which are easily searchable by name, theme, dates, and more.Designed with more than 150 black-and-white photographs, this tomb-sized book plus website package is the perfect gift.
The Civil War as you've never experienced it before, through original, first-hand reportage of The New York Times, the country's newspaper of record. Available for the first time in a unique book/DVD packageThe New York Times, established in 1851, was one of the few newspapers with correspondents on the front lines throughout the Civil War. The Complete Civil War collects every article written about the war from 1861 to 1865, plus select pieces before and after the war and is filled with the action, politics, and personal stories of this monumental event. From the first shot fired at Fort Sumter to the surrender at Appomattox, and from the Battle of Antietam to the Battle of Atlanta, as well as articles on slavery, states rights, the role of women, and profiles of noted heroes such as Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, the era comes alive through these daily first-hand accounts.? More than 600 of the most crucial and interesting articles in the book?typeset and designed for easy reading? Commentary by Editors and Civil War scholars Harold Holzer and Craig Symonds? More than 104,000 additional articles on the DVD-ROM? every article the Times published during the war.? A detailed chronology highlights articles and events of interest that can be found on the disk. Strikingly designed and illustrated with hundreds of maps, historical photographs, and engravings, this book is a treasure for Civil War and history buffs everywhere."This is a fascinating and riveting look at the most important event in American history as seen through the eyes of an institution that was emerging as the most important newspaper in American history. In these pages, the Civil War seems new and fresh, unfolding day after anxious day, as the fate of the republic hangs in the balance." Ken Burns"Serious historians and casual readers alike will find this extraordinary collection of 600 articles and editorials about the Civil War published in The New York Times before and during the war of great value and interest...enough to keep the most assiduous student busy for the next four years of the war's sesquicentennial observations." James McPherson"This fascinating work catapults readers back in time, allowing us to live through the Civil War as daily readers of The New York Times, worrying about the outcome of battles, wondering about our generals, debating what to do about slavery, hearing the words that Lincoln spoke, feeling passionate about our politics. Symonds and Holzer have found an ingenious new way to experience the most dramatic event in our nation's history."Doris Kearns Goodwin"Harold Holzer and Craig Symonds have included not only every pertinent article from the pages of The Times, but enhanced and illuminated them with editorial commentary that adds context and perspective, making the articles more informative and useful here than they were in the original issues. Nowhere else can readers of today get such an understanding of how readers of 1861-1865 learned of and understood their war." William C DavisThe DVD runs on Windows 2000/XP or Mac OS X 10.3 or later.
Grand tour: Weekend wonders across EuropeThis revised and updated edition of The New York Times 36 Hours Europe offers 130 expert itineraries to reveal the continent’s brightest gems and best-kept secrets. From Renaissance splendor in Florence to Flamenco in Seville, from luxurious Lake Como to easygoing Lisbon, you’ll find the antique and the cutting-edge, the renowned and the unexpected, and all distilled in neat 36-hour schedules, so you can transform your weekends into European adventures.Through ancient wonders, world capitals, and tiny places with infectious personalities, Europe packs some serious travel punches. With more than 50 countries across its length and breadth, the world’s second-smallest continent makes up for size with its intricate cultures and abundant charms, boasting artistic masterpieces and architectural marvels as much as natural splendor.Features: More than 4,500 hours worth of insightful itineraries to make the most of your stay Practical recommendations for over 500 restaurants and 400 hotels Color-coded tabs and ribbons to bookmark your favorite cities in each region Nearly 800 photos Illustrations by Olimpia Zagnoli Easy-to-reference indexes Detailed city-by-city maps pinpoint every stop on your itineraryAlso available:36 Hours: USA & Canada36 Hours: Asia & Oceania36 Hours: Latin America & the Caribbean36 Hours: USA & Canada: East Coast36 Hours: USA & Canada: West Coast36 Hours: New York & Beyond36 Hours: Los Angeles & Beyond
The Sunday New York Times crossword has been a beloved fixture for over seventy years. It’s become America’s favorite―and most famous―crossword puzzle. This 43rd collection of the Sunday puzzle features:- Fifty New York Times Sunday crosswords edited by Will Shortz- Themed puzzles more than 50% bigger than the weekday crosswords- Covered spiral binding for easy stay-flat solving
Winner of the 2011 James Beard Foundation Award in General Cooking: All the best recipes from 150 years of distinguished food journalism-a volume to take its place in America's kitchens alongside Mastering the Art of French Cooking and How to Cook Everything. Amanda Hesser, the well-known New York Times food columnist, brings her signature voice and expertise to this compendium of influential and delicious recipes from chefs, home cooks, and food writers. Devoted Times subscribers will find the many treasured recipes they have cooked for years—Plum Torte, David Eyre's Pancake, Pamela Sherrid's Summer Pasta—as well as favorites from the early Craig Claiborne New York Times Cookbook and a host of other classics—from 1940s Caesar salad and 1960s flourless chocolate cake to today's fava bean salad and no-knead bread. Hesser has cooked and updated every one of the 1,000-plus recipes here. Her chapter introductions showcase the history of American cooking, and her witty and fascinating headnotes share what makes each recipe special. The Essential New York Times Cookbook is for people who grew up in the kitchen with Claiborne, for curious cooks who want to serve a nineteenth-century raspberry granita to their friends, and for the new cook who needs a book that explains everything from how to roll out dough to how to slow-roast fish—a volume that will serve as a lifelong companion.
A curated collection of the New York Times' travel column, "Footsteps," exploring iconic authors' relationships to landmarks and cities around the world Before Nick Carraway was drawn into Daisy and Gatsby’s sparkling, champagne-fueled world in The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald vacationed in the French Riviera, where a small green lighthouse winked at ships on the horizon. Before the nameless lovers began their illicit affair in The Lover, Marguerite Duras embarked upon her own scandalous relationship amidst the urban streets of Saigon. And before readers were terrified by a tentacled dragon-man called Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft was enthralled by the Industrial Trust tower-- the 26-story skyscraper that makes up the skyline of Providence, Rhode Island. Based on the popular New York Times travel column, Footsteps is an anthology of literary pilgrimages, exploring the geographic muses behind some of history's greatest writers. From the "dangerous, dirty and seductive" streets of Naples, the setting for Elena Ferrante's famous Neapolitan novels, to the "stone arches, creaky oaken doors, and riverside paths" of Oxford, the backdrop for Alice's adventures in Wonderland, Footsteps takes a fresh approach to literary tourism, appealing to readers and travel enthusiasts alike.
Pacific windsDestination Los AngelesLos Angeles, America’s Pacific megacity, sparkles in the sunshine and hums with creativity. The art, food, and fashion scenes are abuzz, and you bump into Hollywood celebrities at the farmers’ market. To get a handle on all this energy can be dizzying, especially if you only have a Friday through Sunday to explore.Luckily, this new city guide in TASCHEN’s best selling travel series with The New York Times distills dining, drinks, and experiences into perfectly packaged 36-hour itineraries, so you can transform each weekend into an adventure in L.A. and beyond. From swinging through glamorous night spots to tucking into the tastiest tacos in Santa Barbara or chasing the sunset in Malibu, take off with a travelogue of cool and quirky inspirations.Featured destinations:Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Malibu, Long Beach, San Diego, Palm Springs, Death Valley, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, Carmel, Sonoma County, San Francisco
This stunning and cutting-edge package provides access to the world as reflected in its most influential and respected newspaper. From wars and political assassinations to social movements and space exploration, all the news that is fit to print?or download?can be found in this extraordinary book-and-DVD set.More than 300 of the most significant New York Times front pages have been carefully selected and beautifully reproduced in the book. Read the headlines and stories covering such world-changing events as Abraham Lincoln's assassination, Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Ten foldouts present twenty key front pages at their magnificent full size. News summaries throughout highlight the most significant events of each era and put the front pages into a historical context. Seventeen insightful essays by prominent Times writers comment on pivotal moments, including "The End of Slavery" by William Safire, "Women?s Suffrage" by Gail Collins, and "The Age of Television" by Frank Rich.The 3 DVDs include each of the 54,266 front pages printed by the Times over the past 157 years. Completely searchable and user-friendly, the disks are designed to provide access to the full stories that made front-page news each day since the paper?s founding in 1851. Click on a page?the day you were born, for example?and you're instantly transported to the Times' online archive.The New York Times: The Complete Front Pages is the ultimate gift for history buffs, news junkies, students, and anyone who strives to be well-informed.DVD-ROMs run on a PC (Windows 2000/XP or later) or Mac (OSX I0.4.8 or later) with Adobe 8.o or later. Free download available on the DVD-ROMs.
Traveling Extremes Journeys of discovery into the wilds Whether it’s the flower-filled meadows of the Dolomites or a blanket of stars above Chile’s Elqui Valley, set forth and share in the discoveries of Mountains, Deserts, & Plains, a collection of 25 dream destinations in TASCHEN’s Explorer series with The New York Times. Discover the deliciously intricate geology of China’s Wulingyuan National Park with Simon Winchester, the otherworldly beauty of Namibia with Elinor Burkett, or the sunrise serenity of the Sawtooth Valley in Idaho. The Times writers are your guides, and the wealth of color photographs that accompany their writing capture the catch-your-breath awe of each spectacular location. The Explorer series takes travel beyond the obvious with adventures in exotic places and new perspectives in familiar ones, all based on the distinguished travel journalism in The New York Times. Each journey features a first-person narrative and documentary photography that capture the unique personality of the destination―as well as practical information to help get you on your way. Edited by Barbara Ireland, whose 36 Hours travel series has been a TASCHEN best seller, the Explorer series launches with Beaches, Islands, & Coasts and Mountains, Deserts, & Plains. Upcoming volumes include Urban Adventures and Road, Rail, & Trail.