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“Family, friends and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.”

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Where Did They Film That? Italy

Famous Film Scenes and Their Italian Locations
by Romina Arena

 

Three Coins in a Fountain. Roman Holiday. Eat Pray Love. In many of the greatest movies ever made, the biggest star was Italy itself. Where Did They Film That? Italy is a unique travel guide that invites the reader to explore the beauty and cultural riches of Italy through the universal language of cinema.

Where Did They Film That? Italy shows readers where to find the exact locations where many of the most famous movies set in Italy were filmed — plus nearby attractions, museums, restaurants, shops, and must-experience slices of Italian life. The beautiful and historic sites immortalized in great films are the reader’s keys to experiencing the best in Italian travel, art, dining, and living. Special sections highlight romantic Italian sites that are perfect for scheduling weddings and other special events, and the book includes recipes for dishes from famous films and authentic Italian regional specialties.

Where Did They Film That? Italy gives readers in-depth knowledge of the behind-the-scenes details of great films by placing their locations within the full context of their history and meaning to Italian culture. Guided by celebrated Italian popera star Romina Arena, readers will discover the real Italy as Italians know it.

An irresistible combination of film history, travel guide, and the zest and seductiveness of la dolce vita, Where Did They Film That? Italy is a new kind of travel guide that will turn Americans’ love of movies to a love of travel and new experiences.

Audience: Travel readers, film history readers, and Italian culture readers.
About the Author: Celebrated as “the Queen of Popera,” Romina Arena is an award-winning Italian international pop opera recording artist and songwriter who has performed before President Bill Clinton, Pope John Paul II, and many other world figures. Arena has sold over four million records worldwide and has received many major honors, including a Global Citizenship Award from the United Nations in recognition of her humanitarian support for the children of Haiti. Where Did They Film That? Italy is her first book.

$18.95 ($21.95 Canada) • Trade Paperback • 6″ x 9″ • 144 pages
ISBN 978-1-61035-182-9

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Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive

Explore the Famous Sites, Neighborhoods, and Vistas in 17 Enchanting Walks
by Kristine Poggioli and Carolyn Eidson
Every visitor to San Francisco has seen the classic roadside signs showing a seagull that beckons motorists to follow the famous 49 Mile Scenic Drive. Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive shows how walking—rather than driving—San Francisco’s famous scenic route gives both tourists and natives an active, funway to enjoy and fall in love with the most beautiful city in the world.

Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive invites readers to explore quirky locales face-to-face, so they can fully savor the City’s beauty and cultural riches — while also enjoying a healthy urban hike.

Written by two long-time San Franciscans who have explored every nook and cranny of the 49 Mile Drive, Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive presents 17 bite-size walks, complete with turn-by-turn instructions, maps, and historical facts and information. Each chapter introduces the sights, landmarks and secret treasures of a specific San Francisco neighborhood, while leading the reader along a route that will pro vide healthy  exercise for both brisk and sedate walkers.

Each chapter includes detailed maps, points of interest, info on bus routes and parking, recommendations for visiting hidden gems and must-see museums, plus plenty of tips and stats to help walkers, such as step counts and mile distances, hill steepness rating, weather tips and more.

The perfect guidebook for today’s urban enthusiast who values walkable neighborhoods, hyperlocal culture and the pleasure and health benefits of walking, Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive is the most intimate way to explore one of America’s greatest cities.

Audience: San Francisco Bay Area residents, visitors to San Francisco, urban enthusiasts and hikers.

About the Authors: Kristine Poggioli is a native San Franciscan, copywriter and storyteller. Carolyn Eidson is an award-winning filmmaker and comedian. Together, they are the first people to have walked the entire length of San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive, resulting in a combined 75-pound weight loss.

$16.95 ($21.95 Canada) • Trade Paperback • 6″ x 9″ • 180 pages
ISBN 978-1-61035-279-6

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It’s perhaps the most famous highway in the world — California State Highway 1, a narrow strip of roadway between the cliffs and the ocean on the very edge of the continent. Blessed with spectacular natural landscapes, inspiring ocean views and the echoes of California history, Highway 1 is a scenic drive like no other.

The sequel to the authors’ acclaimed book An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 North, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 Central takes the reader on a unique literary and artistic journey through the natural and man-made beauty of California’s central coast.

Lavishly illustrated with over 120 original full-color Pat Hunter watercolors depicting gorgeous landscapes and architectural treasures, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 Central is a thinking person’s travel guide that reveals hidden treasures and unexpected delights.

Written as a memoir of the authors’ tour along the highway, the book takes an appealingly idiosyncratic perspective, as the authors record their explorations off the beaten path, their serendipitous discoveries, and their personal reactions to the places and people they encounter.

Going far beyond the usual travel guide, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 Central is a literary and artistic collaboration that captures a very personal experience of a journey, illuminated by a deep historical awareness of the places, people and events of Highway 1 and the California coast.

Perfect for keeping in the car or planning ahead at home,  An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 Central directs the reader to points of interest, sights to see and places to stay and the best seafood restaurants on the coast, giving readers everything they need to organize their own personal Highway 1 journeys.

 

Hardcover • 11″ x 8½” • 130 pages
ISBN 978-1-61035-219-2
Art • BISAC ART016010
Over 120 Original Full Color Illustrations

 

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Long before Disneyland, there was San Francisco’s Playland at the Beach, a magical and glamorous amusement park that is still revered by San Franciscans more than 40 years after it closed. A beloved part of old San Francisco, Playland incorporated rides, dining, sightseeing, and socializing, and its pioneering rides and attractions inspired the designers of the amusement parks that followed.

San Francisco historian James R. Smith completes his magisterial history of Playland in San Francisco’s Playland at the Beach: The Golden Years, the sequel to his stunning 2010 book San Francisco’s Playland at the Beach: The Early Years.

While The Early Years told the story of the beginnings of Playland, The Golden Years covers the years 1940 to 1972, showcasing both the dazzling height of Playland’s postwar popularity and its decline, closure, and de struction during its final years. Together, the two volumes make a complete history of Playland and San Francisco recreation and leisure, as well as an amazing collection of beautiful and historic photographs — a wonderful companion set for any lover of old San Francisco.

San Francisco’s Playland at the Beach: The Golden Years presents Playland as it is best remembered today — a playground where families experienced endless days of fun in San Francisco’s glorious postwar boom.

Illustrated by a huge collection of rare black-and-white and color photographs, San Francisco’s Playland at the Beach: The Golden Years transports the reader back in time to experience the rides, attractions, restaurants, and behind-the-scenes operations of the great amusement park at the height of its glory.

Comprehensively documented and illustrated, San Francisco’s Playland at the Beach: The Golden Years is the definitive and authoritative history of one of America’s landmark amusement parks.

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Unusual as they seem, underground buildings are surprisingly common.

Every day, tens of thousands in North America work, shop, dine, study, and play in the more than three hundred public and commercial structures and five thousand private homes nestled in the earth.

Underground buildings are safe, attractive, useful, and comfortable places to frequent and live. Unlike a common misconception, most are dry and warm, and they are often sun-filled.
More than one hundred underground buildings are included in this fascinating subterranean tour. These buildings range from the famous to the unnoticed. Some were built for pragmatic reasons, others for aesthetic considerations, still others, for a combination of both.

There are impressive success stories and discouraging tales of failure. Some underground buildings are incredibly energy-efficient, for example, while others leaked so badly they were abandoned.

A vast spectrum of structures is presented, ranging from stunning examples of hidden opulence to humble subterranean cubbyholes where unassuming people immerse themselves in nature

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It’s perhaps the most famous highway in the world — California State Highway 1, a narrow strip of roadway between the cliffs and the ocean on the very edge of the continent. Blessed with spectacular natural landscapes, inspiring ocean views and the echoes of California history, Highway 1 is a scenic drive like no other.

An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 North is a unique literary and artistic guidebook that draws the reader on along the northern half of Highway 1, from the Bixby Bridge south of Carmel to Leggett in extreme northern California, as seen through the eyes of a fine artist and a writer.

Lavishly illustrated with over 100 original full-color Pat Hunter watercolors depicting the natural and man-made glories of California’s coast, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 North is a thinking person’s travel guide that reveals hidden treasures and unexpected delights.

$21.95

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