|Castro delves into the past
and present of Rio, where even
in periods of comparative calm
there has always been a palpable
excitement in the air--the feeling
of a city on fire.
||From one of the foremost
chroniclers of the modern European
experience, a panoramic view
of a city that has seduced
and bewitched visitors for
||David Leavitt brings the wonders
and mysteries of Florence alive,
illuminating why it is, and always
has been, one of the most popular
tourist destinations of the world.