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    1. Alaska By Cruise Ship: The Complete
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    2. The Milepost 2005: With Plan-a-Trip
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    3. Best Easy Day Hikes Glacier and
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    4. Fodor's Montréal and Québec City
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    1. Alaska By Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide To Cruising Alaska, With Pullout Map (Alaska by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising Alaska)
    by Anne Vipond
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    Asin: 0968838979
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-30)
    Publisher: Ocean Cruise Guides
    Sales Rank: 9526
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    This international bestseller is a completely updated edition with new information on adventure hiking and land travel. With coverage of ports from Seattle to Anchorage and the Bering Sea, this book is the benchmark of cruise guides to Alaska. The author covers all areas of interest, including new itineraries, port attractions, history, wildlife and native culture. Includes all Alaska cruises, land tours and shore excursions. Detail on Denali Park and tours to far north of Alaska as well as the Yukon and Canadian Rockies. Full-color photos and maps throughout. 368 pp. Updated in 2005 ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Informative and enjoyable
    I just got back from Alaska (June 04) this book had great information.I definitely recommend getting it a MONTH before your cruise and reading it through.Getting it the day before is a little late:(

    5-0 out of 5 stars The benchmark for Alaska cruise guides...
    Excellent coverage of Alaskan ports, including most of the minor ports visited by smaller ships.Essential for the Alaska-bound travelers who wish to maximize their experience in ports of call.By using the walking guides and descriptions of attractions, readers will be able to visit the high points of each port, and skip destinations with less appeal.Helps to cut down on the expense of shore excursions by suggesting interesting alternatives.Also assists you to choose the correct shore excursion for your interests.If you're traveling to Alaska, this is an essential companion.Also contains information on weather, dress, culture, and what to expect in general.Many maps and illustrations add an additional dimension of clarity to the excellent text.- Steve Pickering at DoctorCruise.com

    5-0 out of 5 stars All You Need
    This is all you need to plan your time while on your Alaska cruise.I wanted a book that would enable me to make decisions about where to go when in port, what to see, what to not bother with, and how to amuse myself and my family.Like everybody taking a cruise, we wanted to get as much out of it as possible!This book is an indispensable guide to what you will see on your Alaska cruise.It describes the various ports of call, has maps of the towns, suggestions for what to do with your free time, what not to miss.Having this book precluded me from lugging around 3 different books and grabbing all those touristy brochures along the way.Have you chosen Alaska for your cruise destination?Then take this book along.Highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must-have reference for any Alaska cruise.
    Anne Vipond's straightforward style, well-conceived organization, and excellent content make this book indispensable for Alaska-bound cruisers.Anne patiently describes all the major cruise ports in Alaska and theInside Passage.The detailed town maps with keys to the text descriptionsare excellent.Descriptions of various attractions meaty, yet brief.Thething that is most attractive about this book is its focus on activitiesinteresting to cruisers, as opposed to the long list of hotels andrestaurants common in other guide books.Anyone taking a cruise to Alaskawill find this book invaluable.It seems to be the only referenceavailable that provides assistance in planning your trip to make maximumbenefit from your time in each port. ... Read more


    2. The Milepost 2005: With Plan-a-Trip Map
    by Kristine Valencia
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    Asin: 189215417X
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
    Publisher: Morris Communications Company
    Sales Rank: 1110
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Pound for pound and inch for inch, The Milepostis the most valuable piece of luggage you could include on a trip to Alaska and northwestern Canada, whether you're going by plane, car, bus, or bicycle.No wonder they're celebrating their fiftieth anniversary as the "Bible of North Country Travel." This is not a fluff and nonsense production, because there's serious driving to cover when you're heading to Anchorage or Denali Park, and you need to know things, like what the major highways and roads contain, mile-by-mile, where there are gas stations, campgrounds, fishing, lodging, and food, what the geography is like and what road conditions to expect. There's even some information on the history of the lands and communities, and what attractions are nearby. The maps are exceptional and the abundance of information remarkable, making this the most irreplaceable of guides for a trip up north. --Stephanie Gold ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars If touring Alaska by car,put this book in the passenger seat
    I go up to Alaska every few years. And every time I go, I get the most recent copy. If you need to find a gas station or a place to stay in Alaska, its in here. If you are going to Denali National Park, get "Discovering Denali". Another good travel guide to bring along is "Alaska's Best Places"

    5-0 out of 5 stars Milepost is a must have
    I read other reviews that said you could find the same or better info from local info centers. Maybe the same, but not better and not all in one spot. The Milepost is useful because you can see what iscoming BEFORE you get there, not after... when you locate a tourist center and hope it is open. Very accurate from scenic overlooks, food & fuel, even construction locations. A good value especially buying well below Alaska local list from Amazon.

    We just came back from 2000 miles of RVing in Alaska and were very pleased with the Milepost. I just wish we had bought it from Amazon ahead of time!

    Don't think twice, buy it before you go! Of course, if you aren't driving and just sitting on a tour bus spend your money on the Lonely Planet guide instead.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An absolute necessity for driving in Alaska
    We recently returned from 18 days in Alaska.We drove on the Parks Highway, the Glenn Highway, the Richardson Highway, the Steese Highway, the Elliot Highway, the Fishook-Willow Road, the Alaska Highway, the South Klondike Highway, and the entire road system around Juneau and Douglas Island.The Milepost covered all of the roads and we always knew where the next turnout was.The local advertising is indispensable (Eat at Fast Eddy's in Tok.)

    5-0 out of 5 stars The miles fly by!
    There are lots of miles of roads in AK, and driving them can be a bit boring.Unless you have the milepost to guide you.There are interesting things happening all along the roadside, and a long road trip will whiz by when you are aware of what you are seeing, or can anticipate what is coming up around the bend.

    Well worth the investment.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Useful but tedious
    I found the Milepost to be better than having no reference material at all (the maps are the most useful feature).Its best use is in finding RV parks and gas stations but the method of reporting services available at the RV parks is somewhat hit or miss and is not always accurate or reported in any sort of consistent format -- except on the keycodes on the maps.One key piece of information that is only grudgingly made available are the months that the parks are actually open for customers. ... Read more


    3. Best Easy Day Hikes Glacier and Waterton Lakes
    by Erik Molvar
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    Asin: 156044651X
    Catlog: Book (1998-04-01)
    Publisher: Falcon
    Sales Rank: 44057
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is home to a vast network of hiking trails.But if you’re only going to be in Glacier and Waterton national parks for a day or two, have time for only one or two short hikes, and you’re looking for trails that are not too physically demanding, which trails should you choose?This book answers that question.Best Easy Day Hikes Glacier & Waterton Lakes contains short descriptions and maps of the author’s favorite easy day hikes in Glacier and Waterton.All of the hikes in this little book are relatively short, on well-defined, easy-to-follow trails that take you to some of the area’s most spectacular scenery—without taking you to physical extremes.Features 28 hikes. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good for the Money
    Its construction is not as durable as one would like for a reference to carry with you while hiking, but what can one expect for that small an asking price? However, the descriptions and maps for each hike are easy to understand--even for the novice hiker. 25 easy hikes are included in the book, with distance, degree of difficulty, time required, and elevation change included. There are no pictures in the book, but still its very well done. ... Read more


    4. Fodor's Montréal and Québec City 2005 (Fodor's Montreal and Quebec City)
    by Fodor's
    list price: $16.00
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    Asin: 1400014719
    Catlog: Book (2005-02-01)
    Publisher: Fodor's
    Sales Rank: 1699108
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    5. Streetwise Vancouver
    by Streetwise Maps, Michael Brown
    list price: $5.95
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    Asin: 1886705100
    Catlog: Book (2000-07-01)
    Publisher: Streetwise Maps
    Sales Rank: 96382
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    STREETWISE(r) VANCOUVER
    Revised yearly, STREETWISE(r) is the best-selling map of VANCOUVER, with coverage from Stanley Park to Sea Island. Localities covered are Granville Island, Bloedel Conservatory, and the Maritime Museum. Points of interest such as museums, hotels, parks, and popular sites are highlighted and fully indexed. The downtown Victoria area is clearly indicated on a map inset. Laminated for durability, accordion folded to fit in your pocket or purse, STREETWISE(r) gives you VANCOUVER in a clear, concise, and convenient format.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Handy, Useful, and Durable!
    I love this series of maps. Small and plastic-coated, they tuck into a purse or backpack easily, don't tear or get wrinkled, and they are colorful and attractive. This particular map is very small and yet very easy to read, and gives you everything you need to know about Vancouver, Stanley Park, University of British Columbia campus, downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver area, and even downtown Victoria, which is across the channel on Vancouver Island. Tourist spots are all noted, along with major hotels. It really is the best way to see a city! I get one for every city I go to. ... Read more


    6. Dk Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides Montreal & Quebec City (Dk Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides Montreal and Quebec City)
    by Not Applicable (Na )
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    Asin: 0756600332
    Catlog: Book (2004-02-01)
    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing
    Sales Rank: 101204
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    From the top 10 festivals to the top 10 places to eat, shop and sleep ­ this guide will lead you straight to the very best Montréal and Québec City have to offer. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best All-Round Guide of Montreal and Quebec City I Ever Seen
    This is the perfect guidebook. It has an easy style with an energetic flow of maps, photography and sidebars, without getting the user bogged down in chatter. The text keeps you interested without being snotty and clubbish, while the insider's tips (what makes this series such an international winner) are the cream of this title. Bravo Gregory Gallagher and Dorling-Kindersley - you have a winner on your hands!

    Levon H.
    New York ... Read more


    7. Frommer's Newfoundland and Labrador
    by DawnChafe, DoreenPendgracs
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    Asin: 0470832231
    Catlog: Book (2004-04-23)
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
    Sales Rank: 89943
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    8. Lonely Planet Montreal (Lonely Planet Montreal)
    by Jeremy Gray
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    Asin: 1741041090
    Catlog: Book (2004-06-01)
    Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
    Sales Rank: 178412
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Croissants and cobblestones...jazz and joie de vivre...laid-back cafes and lush parks...hip clubs and haute couture...let yourself fall under the intoxicating spell of the Paris of the West.This smart, streetwise and stylish guide will help you discover all that this vibrant, cosmopolitan city has to offer.

    • EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY - expanded cuisine and nightlife coverage of Canada's most indulgent town • SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP - hunt down the newest styles, above and below ground • WALK THE WALK - new walking tours include the Plateau, Parc du Mont Royal and romantic Old Montreal • LEARN THE LINGO - earn smiles from the locals with our handy French language section • GO BEYOND THE CITY LIMITS - explore the other charms of the province, including Quebec City and the Laurentian Mountains ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars another good Lonely Planet guidebook
    I used this guidebook while visiting Montreal in summer 2001 and had no problems at all. As to be expected from Lonely Planet, the color maps at the back are great and the three walking tours really give you a feel for the city. The restaurant list was excellent, especially an extended section on Montreal's famous bagels. There was a large chapter on excursions from Montreal, which included Ottawa, Quebec City and the Laurentian mountains among other places. All the standard Lonely Planet bits on history, culture, arts and religion were very informing; best was the little section on Canadian French where I learned to say "y'est quelle heure" instead of "quelle heure est-il."

    The only complaint I could have was the lack of a map of the underground shopping city, which we found confusing to navigate, even with the map provided by the tourist authority. Otherwise it's as good a guidebook to Montreal as you're likely to find anywhere. ... Read more


    9. Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Vancouver
    by PaulKarr
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    Asin: 0764539264
    Catlog: Book (2003-11-03)
    Publisher: Frommers
    Sales Rank: 133950
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    "Like being taken around by a savvy local."
    –The New York Times

    "Little fluff and lots of fun."
    –Boston Globe

    "Hipper and savvier than other guides."
    –Diversion magazine

    Are you tired of cliché-ridden guidebooks packed with promotional fluff?Then move over to the IRREVERENT GUIDES–the travel series that no tourist board would dare to recommend.

    Look inside for the lowdown on

    • The cool clubs, pubs, and bistros that make the city tick
    • Dim sum that will knock your socks off
    • Emerging victorious from a day trip to Victoria and Vancouver Island
    • A day out among lions, islands, and bays–oh my!
    • The secret beaches known only to locals, including a nude beach, right within city limits
    • And much more!
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful!
    This book helped make my birthday weekend AMAZING. Instead of hanging out at all the standard tourist-y spots, we were surrounded by locals for most of the trip. This book made our trip, and next time we go somewhere, we're relying on the irreverent guide. (Restaurant guide was especially helpful, but the maps weren't so great...it took us forever to find Havana-but it was totally worth it)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Vancouver
    This book is great!, i don't know Vancouver but i got excited about my first vacation in that town. Now, i know where to go and how spend my days. This book references cool places, addresses and costs. I have other two books about vancouver and this is my favorite.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A fun and informative book for any "tourist!"
    This book was wonderful, as soon as I opened it, I got excited about our family vacation. It has things for kids, adults and every age in between. It references costs, addresses, mileage and the "inside scoop" on nearly every place to visit in Vancouver, B.C. - Fantastic! ...A "Vancouver bible!" ... Read more


    10. Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria 2005 (Frommer's Complete)
    by DonaldOlson
    list price: $16.99
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    Asin: 0764574590
    Catlog: Book (2004-12-13)
    Publisher: Frommers
    Sales Rank: 12359
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    You’ll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer’s. It’s like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go—they’ve done the legwork for you, and they’re not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer’s Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You’d be lost without us!

    Thoroughly updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer’s Vancouver & Victoria features gorgeous color photos of the sights and experiences that await you. The guide is meticulously researched by local residents, who share their favorite finds in these two crown jewels of British Columbia.

    You’ll find great places to stay for every taste and budget, from elegant harborside hotels to family-friendly inns, and the latest on dining, from innovative Pacific Rim cuisine to traditional fish 'n' chips. You’ll discover spectacular gardens, colorful neighborhoods, art galleries, beaches, and more—with detailed maps, city strolls, sizzling nightlife, and ferry trips to nearby islands. Also featured are fabulous side trips, including skiing at Whistler, and great places for whale watching, hiking, sea kayaking, and more. You’ll even get an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap.

    If you’re exploring beyond the cities, you might want to check out Frommer’s British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies or Frommer’s Canada. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Uncovering the mysteries of Canada
    Canada is so close to where I live, however, I don't know enough about the destination to truly feel that I will experience all that it has to offer.This guidebook helped me to plan out exactly what I felt would be worthwhile for me.I've got a great itinerary put together in anticipation of a great trip. ... Read more


    11. Frommer's Montreal & Quebec City 2005 (Frommer's Complete)
    by Herbert BaileyLivesey
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    Asin: 0764574043
    Catlog: Book (2004-12-13)
    Publisher: Frommers
    Sales Rank: 14700
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Completely updated every year, Frommer's Montreal & Quebec City is the only guide you'll need to discover these two gems of French Canada. You'll choose from a wide selection of accommodations, from grand hotels to charming guesthouses. Our author, a renowned food writer, has found the very best French cafes and bistros, from the classics to the cutting-edge, and his pull-no-punches reviews will help you find the perfect spot to suit your taste and budget. Frommer's Montreal & Quebec City also includes up-to-the-minute coverage of shopping and nightlife; detailed walking tours; accurate neighborhood maps; and side trips to the scenic Laurentian mountains. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Traveling to Quebec? Don't forget your guide.
    As many Frommer's traveling books, this one will help the reader to get along the city and take advantage of his travel. Having this book handy in your backpack will make your walking tours, dinning and staying a truly unforgettable experience. It is amazing how it describes to the detail many places that no other way you would consider visiting. Even though Frommer's is a guarantee istelf, consider buying a better city map to get along, since the one in the book is a little confusing and incomplete.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A great help in enjoying two wonderful Canadian cities
    In preparing for a trip to Montreal and Quebec, I was pleasantly surprised to find a book that covered both cities.It was easy to read and findspecific information.The different maps were very helpful while walkingaround both cities -- although I used actual road maps for drivingdirections.Keeping in mind that having two cities means less informationabout each -- I found the information was the right amount to help us makeimportant decisions or ask the right questions when we made reservations.It certainly will help you find the "must see" spots as itprovides recommendations for a one-, two- or three-day visit.I often readthe short description of a site aloud before we visited.We changed ourhotel reservations based on the book.As a result, we saved $10 per night(which more than paid for the book) and got free meals for the children --a huge savings over three days. Bottomline -- a good, easy-to-use book withvaluable information -- especially for first or second time visitors.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Frommer's Montreal & Quebec City
    Good overall book. It is very accurate and a good starting point for a new traveller to the city. The only problem w/ a book like Frommer's is that 10,000 other people have the same book. You tend to see the same kind ofcrowd if you follow thier recommendations as the people who buy the book.Nevertheless, it is a very good informative guide for what it is and shouldbe bought by any 1st time visiter to Montreal and Quebec.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Can't wait to vacation in Quebec
    Frommer's travel guides never dissapoint, and this one continues in that tradition. Mr. Livesy bringsto life so vividly a place like Ile d'Orleans that you would, at best, be remiss not to make it part of your itinerary. He doesn't pull any punches when discussing Quebec City's relative lack of "haute cuisine" compared to Montreal. After reading this book, I have to believe that Quebec City and its surroundings would warrant its own 274 pages. ... Read more


    12. The Day the World Came to Town : 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
    by Jim DeFede
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    Asin: 0060559713
    Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
    Publisher: Regan Books
    Sales Rank: 52839
    Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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    "For the better part of a week, nearly every man, woman, and child in Gander and the surrounding smaller towns stopped what they were doing so they could help. They placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers and asked for nothing in return. They affirmed the basic goodness of man at a time when it was easy to doubt such humanity still existed."

    When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than six thousand displaced travelers.

    Roxanne and Clarke Loper were excited to be on their way home from a lengthy and exhausting trip to Kazakhstan, where they had adopted a daughter, when their plane suddenly changed course and they found themselves in Newfoundland. Hannah and Dennis O'Rourke, who had been on vacation in Ireland, were forced to receive updates by telephone on the search for their son Kevin, who was among the firefighters missing at the World Trade Center. George Vitale, a New York state trooper and head of the governor's security detail in New York City who was returning from a trip to Dublin, struggled to locate his sister Patty, who worked in the Twin Towers. A family of Russian immigrants, on their way to the Seattle area to begin a new life, dealt with the uncertainty of conditions in their future home.

    The people of Gander were asked to aid and care for these distraught travelers, as well as for thousands more, and their response was truly extraordinary. Oz Fudge, the town constable, searched all over Gander for a flight-crew member so that he could give her a hug as a favor to her sister, a fellow law enforcement officer who managed to reach him by phone. Eithne Smith, an elementary-school teacher, helped the passengers staying at her school put together letters to family members all over the world, which she then faxed. Bonnie Harris, Vi Tucker, and Linda Humby, members of a local animal protection agency, crawled into the jets' cargo holds to feed and care for all of the animals on the flights. Hundreds of people put their names on a list to take passengers into their homes and give them a chance to get cleaned up and relax.

    The Day the World Came to Town is a positively heartwarming account of the citizens of Gander and its surrounding communities and the unexpected guests who were welcomed with exemplary kindness.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Full of Grace
    Man, there are a lot of September 11th books out there. I've avoided most of them, but this was placed in my hands as a "must read." And I'm very glad I read it.

    When the hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center, US Airspace was closed. Several thousand transatlantic airline passengers found themselves diverted to Canada. This is a story of some of the 6,000 that found themselves in Gander, Newfoundland.

    You wouldn't think a story about what is on the surface a 4 day unscheduled layover would be so compelling. But the response of this tiny town with a large airport (a former airbase) is incredibly moving.

    Jim DeFede does an incredible job of getting out of the way and letting the story speak for itself. He interviewed a large sample of the people who were stranded, as well as the people who opened their homes and set up shelters. A good portion of the books covers the incredible logisticics involved, but it never loses the human element.

    The generosity of the people of Gander is something to behold. The stories of astounding generosity come one after another: The pharmacist who worked 30 hours straight to fill perscriptions from all over the world at no cost to the passengers, the vet who set up a shelter for animals in transit, and the countless people who raided their own linen closets so the passengers would have sheets and towels (none of the passengers had access to their luggage).

    I would recommend this book to anyone who's lost faith in humanity since 09/11/01.

    {Special note to Canada: Thank you!}

    5-0 out of 5 stars Humanity's finest hour ---- kosher kitchen included!
    It took me a while to get around to reading this book, because, by the time it came out, I was over-saturated with 9/11 materials. But this is a very different type of story from those about Ground Zero. When the United States shut down its airspace and diverted all those planes elsewhere, 38 of them ended up in Gander, Newfoundland, a fishing town of about 10,000. The reason was simple: Gander, in spite of its small population today, has an enormous airport. During World War II, American military planes refueled at Gander before heading across the ocean to Europe. Until the invention of the jet engine, Gander was the "biggest gas station in the world," and many planes still stop there to refuel.

    Physically, Gander Airport could accommodate all those big planes landing, but what about the passengers? That's the real story of Gander -- how the people opened their hearts and homes to total strangers and mobilized every resource they had to comfort and care for the thousands of travelers who suddenly found themselves stranded. It was humanity's finest hour.

    This book abounds with human interest stories, such as: the fire engine racing to the next town with sirens blaring, to bring back toys for the "plane children"; the animal protection volunteers who crawled into the bellies of the grounded planes to rescue and care for the passengers' pets; the American family returning from Kazakhstan with a newly-adopted daughter; the big party for the four kids with birthdays that week... and many, many more.

    I was especially pleased to read about Rabbi Sudak, the Orthodox Jew (Lubovitcher Hasid, actually) stranded in Gander, who set up a small kosher kitchen and ministered to other stranded Jews, as well as curious locals and a "secret Jew" who lived in the area and "came out" to the rabbi. I was aware of this story because I had read about it in a Jewish newspaper but, in all the TV coverage of Gander, I never heard the rabbi mentioned once. In fact, there was a total lack of coverage of Jewish chaplains anywhere during the mainstream 9/11 coverage. This annoyed me to no end, because I KNEW that rabbis and lay Jewish workers were ministering during the 9/11 efforts, the same as their Christian counterparts. So it was very heartening to see this story included among the many tales of courage and caring.

    On the technical end, the book is well-written. The author, Jim Defede, is an excellent storyteller. In the course of writing the book, he interviewed over 180 people. From these, he chose a few representative stories to follow through the entire six days of the crisis. At the same time, he paints the bigger picture very well, so that we can see how the whole town of Gander -- as well as several other towns in the area -- were part of it. He also weaves in cultural and historical background about the area, such as the history of the airport mentioned above. (Which, by the way, answered my own questions about why all those planes were sent to a tiny town. I remember wondering about that at the time.) All in all, this is an excellent book -- one that I could not put down once I started reading.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A love Story for all Nations
    Teachers take note! This is a must read for all future leaders. Jim DeFede tells the reality of people coming together to be "in the moment" during a very difficult moment.
    Clergy, this is a must read for religious studies!This is a how to book for adults -- how to turn evil into good, how to step across politics, religion, take down the borders that separate us and take charge, how to work for peace.
    Parents, a family read! Young and old, children, women, men and animals, every one is counted and made to be accountable for making life go on!
    A fine gift book --Heart warming sincerity at its best!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Brought me back
    Having only recently been given this book it brought back to me those few days I spent in a remote but truly wonderful town. I was on American Airlines flight 101 from Heathrow to JFK and was diverted to Gander that morning. To say I met some of the most amazing people ever would be an understatement. My friend and I were looked after so well. A woman took us to her home so I could call my parents, another took us to her home to shower. Those I remember most fondly are Doug Brittain & his wife who took us into their home to sleep. Amazing people.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another definition of community and grace
    I just finished reading _Plainsong_ and told my wife how I enjoyed this story of community and grace. Then my wife recommended _The Day the World Came to Town_ as another non-fictional demonstration of the same themes. I started it and couldn't quit reading it ... finished it in less than 24 hours.

    This is a great and reassuring story how a group of people reach out and embrace others in a time of need. While I love reading, I don't find myself often emotionally touched by books ... DeFede succeeded in finding the right words, images and stories that touched my emotions time and time again.

    There is another book that I would recommend as well. It's a similar story of how a community reaches out to those affected by world events and provides a touch of humanity when it's needed. Bob Greene's _Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen_ tells about how North Platte NE (and surrounding towns) greeted WWII servicemen and servicewomen on their journeys across America. The shift in time and story is an interesting counterpoint to a common theme in both books: how people reach out in times of uncertainty and pain to make strangers' lives a bit more comfortable and how grace is defined in human terms. ... Read more


    13. Lonely Planet Quebec (Lonely Planet Quebec)
    by Steve Kokker
    list price: $16.99
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    Asin: 1740590244
    Catlog: Book (2002-07-01)
    Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
    Sales Rank: 115902
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    Dogsled in the far north, disco in downtown Montréal, ski the Laurentians or drive along the scenic St Lawrence.This comprehensive guide, written by a homegrown author, is your ticket to ‘La Belle Province,’ from the cobbled streets of Québec City to the katajaq (throat singing) of Nunavik.

    • 46 detailed maps, including Route Verte bike trails
    • special sections on First Nations cultures and world-class whale watching
    • accommodations for all budgets – in hostels, B&Bs, castles and ice hotels
    • inside scoop on the culinary scene, from haute cuisine and creton páté to poutine and maple Popsicles
    • handy language section with Québécois French
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    14. Fodor's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, 8th Edition (Fodor's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island)
    by Shannon M. Kelly
    list price: $15.00
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    Asin: 1400012937
    Catlog: Book (2004-03-02)
    Publisher: Fodor's
    Sales Rank: 58377
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    15. Fodor's Toronto 2005 (Fodor's Toronto)
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    Asin: 1400014700
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
    Publisher: Fodor's
    Sales Rank: 45302
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    16. Frommer's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island (Frommer's
    by PaulKarr
    list price: $15.99
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    Asin: 0764544500
    Catlog: Book (2004-05-10)
    Publisher: Frommers
    Sales Rank: 68299
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    Book Description

    You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

    Frommer's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island is the premier guide to the Atlantic Provinces, with complete coverage of the title destinations as well as Newfoundland and Labrador. You'll get the inside scoop on the best hotels, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, as well as the author's picks for the best travel experiences, including: sea kayaking nova scotia; biking the cabot trail; hiking Gros Morne National Park; driving along the Viking Trail in Newfoundland; walking through Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia; feasting on fresh lobster and Digby scallops; and more. ... Read more


    17. Lonely Planet British Columbia (Lonely Planet British Columbia)
    by Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Graham Neale
    list price: $18.99
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    Asin: 174104023X
    Catlog: Book (2004-05-01)
    Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
    Sales Rank: 291898
    Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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    In British Columbia, get ready to say 'Wow!' Spectacular scenery, Olympic-class skiing and First Nations art will take your breath away.Set sail from cosmopolitan Vancouver down to the Southern Gulf Islands or up the Inside Passage.Follow our experts to national parks and mountain resorts.This definitive guide gives you detailed coverage for the perfect getaway.

    * PLAN YOUR ADVENTURE - our thrilling road trips, ferry rides and Outdoor Activities chapter will put you at the heart of the region's beauty * INDULGE YOURSELF in high-class restaurants or small-town cafes with the world's best salmon and bountiful fresh fruits and vegetables * FIND YOUR WAY with over 70 detailed maps, more than any other guide to the region * REST EASY in luxurious alpine hotels, fun family inns, comfy B&Bs or hip hostels * EXPLORE IT ALL - coverage of British Columbia, the Canadian Rockies and the Yukon gives you every option for every sort of trip ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars poor effort
    The basics in this book are okay, but it looks like Lonely Planet hasn't used the original author and instead this edition has been updated by people with dubious qualifications and no link at all to Canada. This shouldn't translate to a poor guidebook, but in this case it does. The research was obviously done very quickly and some in some regions not at all. When I compared some sections to the previous edition, it looks like the prices had simply been raised a few dollars. In one case, a restaurant had been closed since 2001 (just as the first edition came out), yet the listing was identical, except for the prices. Even if the writers didn't visit, I'd at least expect them to call and check to see if it was still operating - I suppose changing the price makes it SEEM like the job is done. As this was in Whistler, a major tourist area, I would have expected them to have at least visited the town. They didn't - this restaurant alone was a giveaway, as was the lack of correct info center location (changed three years ago).

    It was the same throughout, the writers have simply failed to up date the book. I guess they don't need to do a thorough job as naive travelers continue to buy Lonely Planet books regardless of the content. ... Read more


    18. British Columbia Travel Map
    by Jack Joyce
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    Asin: 1895907357
    Catlog: Book (2000-01-01)
    Publisher: ITMB Publishing
    Sales Rank: 134509
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    Scale 1:1,500,000. With inset map of Vancouver. Printed on both sides.

    Map of the province with portions of neighboring provinces and U.S. states. With topographical contours; elevations indicated by color changes.

    Legend locates settlements of all sizes from major cities to villages; international and provincial boundaries; border crossing points; roads from multi-lane highways to major trails; airports, railways, and ferries; parks and wildlife sanctuaries; major campsites and RV parks; minor campsites.

    With index of place names; chart of highway distances between major points. ... Read more


    19. Moon Handbooks Atlantic Canada : New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador (3rd Ed)
    by Mark Morris, Andrew Hempstead
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    Asin: 1566913853
    Catlog: Book (2002-05-01)
    Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
    Sales Rank: 25301
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Captivating and picturesque, Atlantic Canada is yours to discover with this updated guide. Authors Mark Morris and Andrew Hempstead provide details on Nova Scotia's maritime traditions, New Brunswick's Acadian coast, Prince Edward Island's villages, and Newfoundland and Labrador's great outdoors. Enjoy the stunning combination of European background and rugged North American beauty, the cultural and historical coverage that Moon Handbooks are known for, and all the practical information you'll need. "Attractions and sight-seeing trips are detailed and well-presented with useful recommendations for food and drink and things to do." -- Eclectic Book Reviews ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and up to date
    My wife and I travel to Atlantic Canada every summer. We have used a variety of guidebooks including this one, which is definitely our favorite. The authors have obviously spent a lot of time in the region, and as a result they have come up with a good range of places to see, things to do, and where to stay and eat.

    The reccommendations of where to stay are particularly helpful. We find the provincial tourist guides good, but their accommodation listings won't really tell you which are good or bad. This book does, and we find the reviews both accurate and very helpful. Seafood is the favorite food around Atlantic Canada, and the authors have obviously enjoyed researching this section of the book, with choices we rarely find fault with.

    Also importantly, the book is very well organized and easy to find your way around. There are no color photos, which is a shame, but otherwise, this book is a worthwhile investment if you're traveling to this part of Canada. ... Read more


    20. Frommer's Toronto 2005 (Frommer's Complete)
    by HilaryDavidson
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    Asin: 0764575309
    Catlog: Book (2004-12-13)
    Publisher: Frommers
    Sales Rank: 83601
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Toronto is written by a native who'll show you all the highlights and hidden pleasures of this fascinating city. She's inspected countless hotels and selected the most inviting places to stay for every taste and budget: historic downtown hotels, best bets for families, romantic inns, and more. She'll also show you the best of Toronto's multicultural dining scene, from elegant French bistros and Italian trattorias to eclectic spots for Asian, Greek, and fusion cuisines.

    With Frommer's in hand, you won't miss any of the fun, from Harbourfront Centre, the Metropolitan Zoo, and Skydome to art museums, markets, festivals, neighborhood strolls, and ferries to nearby islands -- plus biking, boating, cross-country skiing, ice-skating, and swimming. It's all here, in one reliable, easy-to-use guide, packed with neighborhood maps, exact prices, and logistical tips. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Was not a useful reference
    The usual reason to buy a travel book like this is to get some insights about places to visit and use the map to figure out how to get to those places. Unfortunately, the maps in this book aren't always correct.We had tickets to Mama Mia at the Royal Alexandra.The book justs insists that the RA is on the wrong side of Simcoe.Luckily there were plenty of banners hanging along King Street to guide us in the right direction.Still, I was a little more gunshy about all of the Frommer's recommendations after this.Some of the dining recommendations were good but some just made no sense (a highly recommended seemed mediocre and overhyped).The layout of the book means that there is never a single map to show you where both the restaurants and attractions are.Each is relegated to its own section.Due to the Royal Alex mishap, Frommers got relegated to the hotel room and we just used the freebie Hertz map we got when renting the car.And tripadvisor.com got consulted for all attaction advice.

    Luckily the book is cheap so I wasn't out much money.But with the wealth of web resources, I would either just rely on the web or buy one of the other travel companies books.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good Guide to One of The Best Cities I've Ever Visited...
    ....there's so much to do and see in Toronto, you are going to need a guide like this one from Frommer's. You aren't likely to miss the big tourist sights--the CN Tower, the Jetsons styled City Hall, the Sky Dome and Ontario Place--but the little secrets like shopping districts where you can get more from your dollar (that is, more than what you get on the daily currency exchange), Frommer's take you there. Also there are superb breakfast places and diners that you can get meals on the cheap. Frommer's helps you find them. You can wander in the historic glory of Casa Loma and it's famed gardens or you can get a dig on the daily downtown hustle and bustle...heck, I don't know if they still do that kinda thing nowadays, but you can even ride Lake Ontario, if you're so inclined.Frommer's will give you the details so's you get the best bang for your buck. Trolley rides, jazz shows, art museums, places to get film developed in an hour, Frommer's got the buzz about. While the CN Tower is a must see, (the glass floor at the skyview scared the bejesus outta me) it isn't the only thing to see and do in this great city. This guide will be indispensible to your enjoyment of Toronto. Trust me.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Okay Covers The Basic with Maps
    This book is what I would call competently done - not great. Okay but not great. It is a guide with maps.

    It is about Toronto, the largest city in Canada, located in the province (state) of Ontario, one of 10 provinces in Canada. Ontario is a large province and contains the most people and the most industry plus the capital of Canada - Ottawa. Toronto is the capital of Ontario and the business hub of Canada, passing Montreal about 30 years ago to take that title.

    Like all Frommer guides it is heavy on text with very few photographs. I like too see a few photos in a guide. It has some good maps and many comments and interesting things to see and visit. It is covers more than just Toronto. It covers what we in Toronto call the "golden horseshoe" which is the region from Niagara Falls on the US - New York State border going along the shore of western Lake Ontario and continuing around north and eastto just east of Toronto, i.e.: a horseshoe shape that contains about 40% of Canadian industry, about 3.5 million people and is a stretch of land about 200 km long. Also the book contains maps and comments on other places to see in southern Ontario.

    A solid effort but not enough photographs. 3 stars but a recommended buy.

    Jack in Toronto.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Reference on Canada's Largest City
    Resourceful, handy, and full of important travel reference, "Frommers Toronto" by Hilary Davidson is a good book to have when traveling to Canada's largest city. Full of maps, suggested itineraries, and the names and addresses of many local establishments, this book came handy when I traveled to Toronto back in October 2000.

    While I consider this book a good buy and reference, I am more biased when it comes top travel guides, I highly recommend Lonely Planet's guide to the city. Lonely Planet is an excellent series because it is full of information that not only will benefit you during your stay in Toronto, but also comes in handy when preplanning your trip. Whether you want to learn about entry requirements or more about the city's history and culture, Lonely Planet in my opinion ranks supreme in the travel book industry. Frommer's is a great series, but I feel that it is geared more to travelers 35 years and above, whereas Lonely Planet covers the young adult market.

    Still a good book, Frommer's will make your stay in Toronto a pleasant one. Try it, you won't be disappointed. ... Read more


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