Frommer's Switzerland

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Wiley, Jan 31, 2012 - Travel - 512 pages
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About the author (2012)

A team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince, have written Frommer’s Switzerland since the inception of the guide. Porter has also written separate guides over the years to both Zurich and Geneva. They have also written other Frommer’s guides to Europe, including Germany, Italy, Spain, and Austria, plus city and regional guides to Frankfurt, Munich, and the Bavarian Alps, Vienna and the Danube, and Berlin. Porter is a Hollywood and political biographer, a radio broadcaster, and a columnist. Prince, a former member of the Paris bureau of The New York Times, is also president of Blood Moon Productions.

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