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Baedeker

series of guidebooks for travelers. [Travel: NCE, 207]
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In the guidebook for Spain, Baedeker called the Spaniards indolent and described their towns as "wreathed in tobacco smoke," and the cafes and restaurants as "deficient in comfort and cleanliness and customers should always count their change." He warned that in the cities, "police will arrest anyone they can lay their hands on...."
Niko Schapke, Franziska Stelzer, Guido Caniglia, Matthias Bergmann, Matthias Wanner, Mandy Singer-Brodowski, Derk Loorbach, Per Olsson, Carolin Baedeker, Daniel J.
Overall, Winstone moves from quasimythical Baedeker into the maelstrom of Nazi politics and killing.
Renata, who earlier urged Cantwell to stop talking about the writer, suddenly and conspicuously brings him up again, asking, "Do you think your compatriot has looked [Alvarito] up in Baedeker?" and inviting Cantwell to criticize the writer while taking part herself (123).
And like Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon, Baedeker's guides were identifiable in part because they sold well (Geppert 236).
Reading this made me ask: Maybe it would have been easier for him to just send the Baedeker Guide to Calamba?
(10) Karl Baedeker, Switzerland, with neighbouring Lakes of Northern Italy, Savoy, and the adjacent districts of Piedmont, Lombardy and the Tyrol.
They were called the Baedeker Raids as it was believed the targets were selected from a set of travel guides published by Karl Baedeker (1850-1859), a German national.
Phyllis Ginger's Catherine Place in Bath shows the genteel street in lovely pencil and watercolour, with one house suddenly missing - the result of some of the Baedeker raids - and one of the few works to show the impact of war, though there are dark portents in others.
When annotating a letter that discusses Whitney's visits to Italian monuments, for instance, a student might link to relevant sections of the online version of a guidebook of that era, such as Karl Baedeker's Handbook for Travelers, or perhaps enrich the entry with an archival photograph.