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    The Ghosts of K2: The Race for the Summit of the World's Most Deadly Mountain by Mick Conefrey    Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail and Steam by Daniel O. Killman    Nick Sanders: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: Volume 1: 1957-1990 by Nick Sanders    On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer by Norman Hardie    Into the Unknown by Joy Dunicliff    Jefferson's America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation by Julie M. Fenster    Arthur Phillip: Australia's First Governor by Derek Parker    Outback: The Discovery of Australia's Interior by Derek Parker    Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human by George Michelsen Foy    Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex by Owen Chase    Jungle of Stone: The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya by William Carlsen    The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting by Fernanda Santos    Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering by Maurice Isserman    Buckley's Chance by Bob Stevens    Buckley's Chance by Bob Stevens    Into a Raging Sea: My Life and the Pendleton Rescue by Bernie Webber    The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible by Chanan Tigay    Alone But Never Lonely by Bob Fidler    Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland by Ken Ilgunas    Stairway to a Dream by Alexander Markitanov    A Curious Life for a Lady: The Story of Isabella Bird by Pat Barr    Canadian Wilds by Martin Hunter    Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay by Ang Tharkay    Where's Frank? An Intrepid Leader, 18 Boy Scouts, 10,000 Miles in an Open Truck by Lloyd Philip Johnson    Promise at Dawn by Romain Gary    The Mystery of John Colter: The Man Who Discovered Yellowstone by Ronald M. Anglin & Larry E. Morris    My Journey Through War and Peace:Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker: Explorations of a Young Filmm by Melissa Burch    Crossing Denali: An Ordinary Man's Adventure Atop North America by Mike Fenner    Confessions of an Eccentric Dreamer: An Autobiography by Peter James McLean    The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan    Back Seat with Fish: A Man's Adventures in Angling and Romance by Henry Hughes    A Dirt Cheap (and Different) World by Hugh Hosch    Anthony Dalton 2-Book Bundle: River Rough, River Smooth / Arctic Naturalist by Anthony Dalton    Heroic Failure and the British by Stephanie Barczewski    Accidentally Istanbul: Decoding Turkey for the enquiring Western traveller by Nancy Knudsen    Adventures with Indians and Game: Twenty Years in the Rocky Mountains by William A. Allen    I Mind The Time Before I Was Born by Brent A. Connelly    Death Valley in '49: An Autobiography of a Pioneer Who Survived the California Desert by William Lewis Manly    Fair Wind and a Following Sea by Anthony (Jo) Johansen    The King's Ransom: More from the King of Algonquin Park by Paton Lodge Lindsay    The Green Tunnel, A Hiker's Appalachian Trail Diary by Patrick Bredlau    A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham by Steve Kemper    Turtle Rider by Craig Wooton    Yacht Hadir 2 in Peace and War by Frederick Wallis    Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon by Yossi Ghinsberg    Empire Maker: Aleksandr Baranov and Russian Colonial Expansion into Alaska and Northern California by Kenneth N. Owens & Alexander Yu. Petrov    Youth on the Santa Fe Trail by Camilla Kattell    Amelia Earhart: Beyond the Grave by W. C. Jameson    Nansen: Explorer and Humanitarian by Marit Fosse & John Fox    A Walk to the Water: Six Million Steps to the Mediterranean Sea by Daniel Graham

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A Curious Life for a Lady: The Story of Isabella Bird

A Curious Life for a Lady: The Story of Isabella Bird by Pat Barr

Isabella Bird was a woman of remarkable gifts. In 1872, at the age of forty, this rather earnest daughter of a country parson abandoned the rectory nest and began her pioneering journeys to some of the most inhospitable corners of the world. Undismayed by discomfort or danger she was to spend almost thirty years travelling - to the Rocky Mountains, the Sandwich Isles, to Japan, Malaya, Kashmir and Tibet, to Persia, Korea and China - where an indomitable spirit, an unassuming cordiality and, above all, a limitless capacity for being interested won her universal welcome. Her accounts of her experiences...

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Canadian Wilds

Canadian Wilds by Martin HunterThis vintage book contains a detailed treatise on the Canadian wilds during the eighteenth century, being a exploration of the significance of the Hudson's Bay Company and the history of the northern Indians. "Canadian Wilds" contains a wealth of insightful and fascinating information, and it is highly recommended for readers with an interest in Canadian history. Contents include: "The Hudson's Bay Company", "The Free Trader", "Outfitting Indians", "Trackers of the North", "Provisions for the Wilderness", "Forts and Posts", "About Indians", "Wholesome Foods", "Officers' Allowance", "Inland Packs",...
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Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay

Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay by Ang TharkayAdventurous stories told from a non-Western perspective by one of the most accomplished early Himalayan climbers-now in English for the first time
Ang Tharkay10 Mar 2016$19.95

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Where's Frank? An Intrepid Leader, 18 Boy Scouts, 10,000 Miles in an Open Truck

Where's Frank? An Intrepid Leader, 18 Boy Scouts, 10,000 Miles in an Open Truck by Lloyd Philip Johnson

“Where??s Frank” piqued enthusiasm and high interest when first circulated as a short version to a group of interested people. The true story is based on the recent finding of Scoutmaster Curtiss Gilbert??s journal of an improbable Boy Scout trip of 10,000 miles in the back of a fruit truck post-WWII. It started in Yakima, Washington 70 years ago and now includes the memories of the seven surviving Scouts.

What made Gilbert so unusual to take on a project impossible today with its risks and adventures??"around the entire continental United States? He released young teens to explore New York...

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Promise at Dawn

Promise at Dawn by Romain Gary

A romantic, thrilling memoir that has become a French classic.

Promise at Dawn by Romain Gary (1914-80), a classic of modern French literature, has all the earmarks of a richly romantic novel. It is all the more thrilling, therefore, to read it and know that this is not fiction but a real-life story. As a young child, Romain Gary??s mother told him that a day would come when he would have to challenge and conquer the evil demons of submission and defeat. After all, he was to be a French military hero, ambassador, noted writer, and ladies?? man . . . . Thus anticipating battle, by the time of...
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The Mystery of John Colter: The Man Who Discovered Yellowstone

The Mystery of John Colter: The Man Who Discovered Yellowstone by Ronald M. Anglin & Larry E. MorrisFrom the first account of “Colter??s Run,” published in 1810, fascination with John Colter, one of America??s most famous and yet least known frontiersmen and discoverer of Yellowstone Park, has never waned. Unlike other legends of the era like Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, and Kit Carson, Colter has remained elusive because he left not a single letter, diary, or reminiscence. Gathering the available evidence and guiding readers through a labyrinth of hearsay, rumor, and myth, two Colter experts for the first time tell the whole story of Colter and his legend.
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My Journey Through War and Peace:Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker: Explorations of a Young Filmm

My Journey Through War and Peace:Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker: Explorations of a Young Filmm by Melissa BurchMy Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker is an adventure spiritual memoir about a woman in her twenties who seeks self-discovery and connection to something greater in the midst of danger in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion and in the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Melissa Burch28 Feb 2016$15.99

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Crossing Denali: An Ordinary Man's Adventure Atop North America

Crossing Denali: An Ordinary Man's Adventure Atop North America by Mike FennerOne day an average working "Joe" and the next a supplicant praying not to die on a snow-covered mountainside-an Everyman's adventure?
Mike Fenner24 Feb 2016$18.95

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Confessions of an Eccentric Dreamer: An Autobiography

Confessions of an Eccentric Dreamer: An Autobiography by Peter James McLeanFor author Peter James McLean, life was just one adventure after another. In Confessions of an Eccentric Dreamer, he shares a captivating recollection of his life, dreams, adventures, and foibles. This memoir narrates how his adventures began at age sixteen and continued until age ninety-two during which time he worked and retired from the New York Central Railroad; developed a money-saving, water softening device to clean steam engine boilers; and invented and patented toy guns, an electro-magnetic water conditioner, a system for increasing gas mileage in automobiles, a system to extend oil life...
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The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy EganFrom the National Book Award??"winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America.

The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York ??"...
Timothy Egan11 Feb 2016$28.00

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Back Seat with Fish: A Man's Adventures in Angling and Romance

Back Seat with Fish: A Man's Adventures in Angling and Romance by Henry HughesHenry Hughes has been fishing his entire life. But unlike those who stick to their local stream, Hughes has traveled the world in search of new and exciting adventures.

Back Seat with Fish is unlike any memoir you??ve ever read. Traveling across East Asia—from Beijing to Bangkok—as well as throughout the United States, Hughes shares stories of the fish he??s caught and the people he??s met.

Fishing is a sport that crosses boundaries of race, ethnicity, gender, and class. In his travels, Hughes learns lessons on issues of race and culture as he interacts with a wide variety of people who share...

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A Dirt Cheap (and Different) World

A Dirt Cheap (and Different) World by Hugh HoschThis book is a collection of some of my own personal adventures during the period of the late 1950s to early 1960s before things began really changing from what was essentially a pre-World War II world. All the stories are true. A very few of them, and some of my accompanying illustrations, have appeared previously, but the overwhelming majority are original for this book. I hope you enjoy them all.
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Anthony Dalton 2-Book Bundle: River Rough, River Smooth / Arctic Naturalist

Anthony Dalton 2-Book Bundle: River Rough, River Smooth / Arctic Naturalist by Anthony DaltonA special 2-book bundle of Anthony Dalton's outstanding writing on Canada's polar regions, their history, and their greatest explorers.
Includes: River Rough, River Smooth and Arctic Naturalist
Anthony Dalton4 Feb 2016$14.99

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Heroic Failure and the British

Heroic Failure and the British by Stephanie BarczewskiFrom the Charge of the Light Brigade to Scott of the Antarctic and beyond, it seems as if glorious disaster and valiant defeat have been essential aspects of the British national character for the past two centuries. In this fascinating book, historian Stephanie Barczewski argues that Britain's embrace of heroic failure initially helped to gloss over the moral ambiguities of imperial expansion. Later, it became a strategy for coming to terms with diminishment and loss. Filled with compelling, moving, and often humorous stories from history, Barczewski's survey offers a fresh way of thinking...
Stephanie Barczewski3 Feb 2016$40.00

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Accidentally Istanbul: Decoding Turkey for the enquiring Western traveller

Accidentally Istanbul: Decoding Turkey for the enquiring Western traveller by Nancy Knudsen

Nancy Knudsen never meant to go to Istanbul.

Maybe she might have included it as part of a holiday along with other dazzling European cities such as Venice, Paris or Salzburg. But the idea of actually living in a Muslim country as an ordinary citizen rather than tourist or expat corporate executive, would never have occurred to her.

Knudsen??s story is vivid, lively and sometimes hilarious, full of insights into things she wished she??d known before she arrived in an all-black apartment above a sports field, with not a word of Turkish. She found almost nothing in guidebooks or histories to help...

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Adventures with Indians and Game: Twenty Years in the Rocky Mountains

Adventures with Indians and Game: Twenty Years in the Rocky Mountains by William A. AllenAn adventure tale, historical memoir, and hunting journal in a single, enthralling narrative.

At the tender age of seven, little William shot his first chipmunk and was “imbued with the spirit of sportsmanship.” In the following years of his colorful life, Allen wore many hats, living as a tracker, miner, blacksmith, gunsmith, prospector, freighter, and even dentist. Above all, however, was his passion for adventure, the hunt, and his dealings with Native Americans in the waning light of the late nineteenth century in Dakota Territory.

A born observer, Allen describes a world that, by the...

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I Mind The Time Before I Was Born

I Mind The Time Before I Was Born by Brent A. Connelly

He has done it again! Brent Connelly has put his two fingers to the keyboard to produce his fourth book to share more tales of some of the amazing folks he has known working as a forester in his beloved
Algonquin Park and living in various Ottawa Valley communities. You??ll meet Bruce Armitage, a master fiddler; B.R. Campbell, an ace pilot; and Jean Cochran, a remarkable farm lady and the best hired man her father-in-law ever had.

Not one to pull punches, Brent comes right out and tells us about what happened the two times he and his wife, Heather, were stranded in Marquette, Michigan, and you??ll...

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Death Valley in '49: An Autobiography of a Pioneer Who Survived the California Desert

Death Valley in '49: An Autobiography of a Pioneer Who Survived the California Desert by William Lewis ManlyA survivor??s true account of death, despair, and heroism in Death Valley in the heat of the California Gold Rush.

At the height of the California gold rush in 1849, a wagon train of men, women, children, and their animals stumbled into a 130-mile-long valley in the Mojave Desert while they were looking for a shortcut to the California coast. What ensued was an ordeal that divided the camp into remnants and struck them with hunger, thirst, and a terrible sense of being lost beyond hope??"until a twenty-nine-year-old hero volunteered to cross the desert to get help.

This young hero, William Lewis...

William Lewis Manly23 Jan 2016$14.99

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Fair Wind and a Following Sea

Fair Wind and a Following Sea by Anthony (Jo) Johansen

Born in Bristol, England, Anthony (Jo) Johansen grew up with the sea. His love of ships and sailing led him to a fascinating life in the British Merchant Navy. This book is filled with his adventures, as he lives through the Blitz, travels the world, encounters some unforgettable characters, and faces dangers, not the least of which is the dreaded “rogue wave.”

Men at sea indulge in pranks and humour, which Johansen shares with us: His role as “Neptune??s daughter” in a ceremony to mark the crossing of the Equator; the toilet bowl incident; the mysterious disappearance of the third mate;...

Anthony (Jo) Johansen16 Jan 2016$10.00

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The King's Ransom: More from the King of Algonquin Park

The King's Ransom: More from the King of Algonquin Park by Paton Lodge Lindsay

If you loved King of Algonquin Park by Paton Lodge Lindsay, get ready for more laughter and tears in The King??s Ransom: More from the King of Algonquin Park.

The King??s Ransom is a companion book to King of Algonquin Park featuring more stories and adventures of the exceptional and well-known wilderness man, Joseph Emmett Chartrand, who became a legend in his own time.

He struggled from childhood to survive in the remote, rugged wilderness that is Algonquin Park. He was a man from a different time; it was as though he had stepped right out of the pages of a history book??"as though he were his...

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