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    The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past by Charlie English    The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War by Alexander MacDonald    A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf: A radical nature-travelogue from the founder of national parks by John Muir    The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt by Giacomo Casanova    You did WHAT now?! travel stories, life lessons, and shenanigans by Roseanney Liu    Last of the Long Hunters: The Good Years by Mark D. Rose    "Hope Springs Eternal" by John F. Gibson    Going to Extremes: The Adventurous Life of Harry de Windt by Stephen Wade    William Boyd Dawkins and the Victorian Science of Cave Hunting: Three Men in a Cavern by Mark John White    Never Quit: From Alaskan Wilderness Rescues to Afghanistan Firefights as an Elite Special Ops PJ by Jimmy Settle & Don Rearden    Missing Links: The African and American Worlds of R. L. Garner, Primate Collector by Jeremy Rich    Holy Old Whistlin': Yarns About Algonquin Park Loggers by Brent A. Connelly    Finer Than Hair on a Frog: More Yarns about Loggers and the Like by Brent A. Connelly    Between Dreams: Difficult Paths and Dangerous Places by Steve Harvey    Days to Remember: Adventures and reflections of a mountain guide by Rob Collister    No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon by Erik Weihenmayer & Buddy Levy    Explore/Create: My Life in Pursuit of New Frontiers, Hidden Worlds, and the Creative Spark by Richard Garriott & David Fisher    Conquistadors of the Useless by Lionel Terray    Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North by Gary L. Pinkerton    Shouting From The Summits by Kala Ramachandran    Wild Country: The man who made Friends by Mark Vallance    Mustang Ride by Kelly Wilson    Venom Doc: The Edgiest, Darkest, Strangest Natural History Memoir Ever by Bryan Grieg Fry    An Intimate Wilderness: Arctic Voices in a Land of Vast Horizons by Norman Hallendy    Hanging By A Thread: The Missions of a Helicopter Rescue Doctor by Emmanuel Cauchy    Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Mike Massimino    The Well at the World's End: One Man's Epic Cross-Continental Quest for the Fountain of Youth by A. J. Mackinnon    The Long Trail by Kermit Roosevelt    Moving Mountains: Discover the Mountain in You by Julie Miles Lewis    Danger and Poetry: One Glider Pilot's First Hundred Hours, from Flight School to Rescue Mission by Joe Karam    The Next Horizon: From the Eiger to the south face of Annapurna by Chris Bonington    Big Game Hunter: A Biography of Frederick Courteney Selous by Norman Etherington    The Extraordinary Adirondack Journey of Clarence Petty: Wilderness Guide, Pilot, and Conservationist by Christopher Angus    Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom by George Leopold    Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer by Patrick French    The Rooster in the Drive Thru: Tales from Life in the Rural Midwest by Peggy Badgett    Out of Office: Escaping the Nine-to-Five by John    American Daredevil: The Extraordinary Life of Richard Halliburton, the World's First Celebrity Travel Writer by Cathryn Prince    A Secret of the Sphinx: The MacHugh Memoirs (1798-1801) by James L. McWilliams    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

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"Hope Springs Eternal"

John F. Gibson

"Hope Springs Eternal" by John F. Gibson

"Hope Springs Eternal" is semi-autobiographical and touches on actual events and incidents experienced by the Author. They range from the earthy life of an Appalachian Sharecropper, to the "grotesque and Arabesque" actions and delusions of a genius gone mad!

John Fee Gibson was born and raised in the Appalachian foothills of Southeastern Kentucky. He moved to Ohio as a young man where he graduated from The Ohio State University. He was employed in the metals removal industry for several years as a tool and die maker, designer, and computer aided drafting and machining engineer. He received his...

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30,000 Leagues Undersea: True Tales of a Submariner and Deep Submergence Pilot

Tom Vetter

30,000 Leagues Undersea: True Tales of a Submariner and Deep Submergence Pilot by Tom VetterJourney with me into the abyss, a world far more dangerous than space! What's this book about? Life. Death. Imminent danger. Unexpected reprieve. Victory. Defeat. Success. Failure. Thermo-nuclear war. True love. Loss. High drama. Low comedy. Ronald Reagan. Mikhail Gorbachev. And Bond, James Bond. They're all here. Ninety amazing and entirely true tales of swash-buckling adventure on the sea and beneath it, as a boy grows into manhood steadfastly pursuing his lifelong dream, wins a million-to-one shot to become a Hydronaut, and lives a life of high adventure undersea exploring the abyss, a world...
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46 Days Adrift: A True Story

Barry Donnelly

46 Days Adrift: A True Story by Barry DonnellyImagine yourself... adrift in a four-metre tinnie in the shark-infested waters of the Pacific Ocean - lost and seemingly forgotten - shark bait! Ben Tooki, his uncle and a friend were caught in a storm off the island of Kiribati and swept out to sea. For forty six days they were adrift with little food or water. There's a storm shapin' up; it's been gettin' to full on all day. We hear the rumbling noise. It sounds like the music of a digeridoo, a kind of humming sound. "What's that noise, it's getting louder?" "It's comin' in our direction!" The wave grows into a giant bulge in the ocean. Lifts...
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A Bike Ride

Stanley Sprocket

A Bike Ride by Stanley SprocketJoin Stanley Sprocket for a 5 day cycle ride across France. Using a simple road map, without a tent or a sleeping bag, a mobile phone or a watch, Stanley proves to himself that roughing it in cardboard houses, en-route, is perhaps every bit as grim as you think it could be.
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A Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys

John Buchan

A Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys by John BuchanA wonderful collection of stories dealing with escapes and adventurous journeys, including the escape of Charles II to France, Winston Churchill's escape from South Africa and many more.
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A Dip in the Ocean: Rowing Solo Across the Indian

Sarah Outen

A Dip in the Ocean: Rowing Solo Across the Indian by Sarah Outen

Four-thousand miles of unpredictable ocean, 500 chocolate bars, 124 days of physical exertion, three Guinness World Records, and one incredible journey

On April 1, 2009, brave 23-year-old Sarah Outen embarked on an ambitious solo voyage across the Indian Ocean in her rowing boat, Dippers. Powered by the grief of the sudden loss of her father and the determination to live life to the fullest, Sarah and her tiny boat successfully negotiated wild ocean storms, unexpected encounters with whales, and the continuous threat of being capsized by passing container ships. Along the way she broke two oars,...

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A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles through Islamic Africa

Steve Kemper

A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles through Islamic Africa by Steve Kemper

A true story that rivals the travels of Burton or Stanley for excitement, and surpasses them in scientific achievements.

In 1849 Heinrich Barth joined a small British expedition into unexplored regions of Islamic North and Central Africa. One by one his companions died, but he carried on alone, eventually reaching the fabled city of gold, Timbuktu. His five-and-a-half-year, 10,000-mile adventure ranks among the greatest journeys in the annals of exploration, and his discoveries are considered indispensable by modern scholars of Africa.

Yet because of shifting politics, European preconceptions...

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A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific

Robert M. Utley

A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific by Robert M. UtleyEarly in the nineteenth century, the mountain men emerged as a small but distinctive group whose knowledge and experience of the trans-Mississippi West exted the national consciousness to continental dimensions. Though Lewis and Clark blazed a narrow corridor of geographical reality, the West remained largely terra incognita until trappers and traders--Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Tom Fitzpatrick, Jedediah Smith--opened paths through the snow-choked mountain wilderness. They opened the way west to Fremont and played a major role in the pivotal years of 1845-1848 when Texas was annexed, the Oregon...
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A Man Most Driven: Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the Founding of America

Peter Firstbrook

A Man Most Driven: Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the Founding of America by Peter Firstbrook"A nuanced account of the English captain saved by Pocahontas reveals an astonishingly complicated personality. Former BBC producer Firstbrook finds in the roguish, quarrelsome, fearless adventurer Capt. John Smith a sterling example of the tenacious early-American character…. Exciting historical tales with romantic overtones." - Kirkus Reviews

Everyone knows the story of Pocahontas and how she saved John Smith. And were it not for Smith's leadership, the Jamestown Colony would surely have failed. Yet Smith was a far more ambitious explorer and soldier of fortune than these tales suggest—and...

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A Place Beyond: Finding Home in Arctic Alaska

Nick Mr. Jans

A Place Beyond: Finding Home in Arctic Alaska by Nick Mr. JansIn A Place Beyond, Nick Jans leads us into his "found" home-the Eskimo village of Ambler, Alaska, and the vast wilderness around it. In his powerful essays, the rhythms of daily arctic life blend with high adventure-camping among wolves, traveling with Iñupiat hunters, witnessing the Kobuk River at breakup. The poignancy of a village funeral comes to life, hordes of mosquitoes whine against a tent, a grizzly stands etched against the snow-just a sampling of the images and events rendered in Jan's transparent, visual prose. Moments of humor are offset by haunting insights, and by thoughtful...
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A Secret of the Sphinx: The MacHugh Memoirs (1798-1801)

James L. McWilliams

A Secret of the Sphinx: The MacHugh Memoirs (1798-1801) by James L. McWilliamsSpring of 1978: Young Rory MacHugh leaves his Blackfoot World for an Ancient World. There determination, versatility, and several unique friends enable him to survive many new lives - a British sailor, an Egyptian Mameluke, a convict, a Secret Agent, a French Grenadier, a Highland solider, and a forbidden lover in an Egyptian court. But the most devastating is his first encounter with the man destined to plunge the world into war and to become Rory's own personal demon, the young General Napoleon Bonaparte.
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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler

Jason Roberts

A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler by Jason Roberts

He was known simply as the Blind Traveler. A solitary, sightless adventurer, James Holman (1786-1857) fought the slave trade in Africa, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon, helped chart the Australian outback—and, astonishingly, circumnavigated the globe, becoming one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored. A Sense of the World is a spellbinding and moving rediscovery of one of history's most epic lives—a story to awaken our own senses of awe and wonder.

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A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham

Steve Kemper

A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham by Steve Kemper

A life of adventure and military daring on violent frontiers across the American West, Africa, Mexico, and the Klondike.

Frederick Russell Burnham??s (1861??"1947) amazing story resembles a newsreel fused with a Saturday matinee thriller. One of the few people who could turn his garrulous friend Theodore Roosevelt into a listener, Burnham was once world-famous as “the American scout.” His expertise in woodcraft, learned from frontiersmen and Indians, helped inspire another friend, Robert Baden-Powell, to found the Boy Scouts. His adventures encompassed Apache wars and range feuds, booms and...

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A Survival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character

Bear Grylls

A Survival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character by Bear Grylls

From the world-famous survival expert,learn how to make everyday an unforgettable adventure

Life in the outdoors teaches us invaluable lessons. Encountering the wild forces us to plan and execute goals, face danger, push our "limits," and sharpen our instincts. But our most important adventures don't always happen in nature's extremes. Living a purpose-driven, meaningful life can often be an even greater challenge. . . .

In A Survival Guide for Life, Bear Grylls, globally renowned adventurer and television host, shares the hard-earned wisdom he's gained in the harshest environments on earth, from...

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A Texas Cowboy: or, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony

Charles A. Siringo

A Texas Cowboy: or, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony by Charles A. SiringoAfter a nomadic childhood, Charles Siringo signed on as a teenage cowboy for the noted Texas cattle king, Shanghai Pierce, and began a life that embraced all the hard work, excitement, and adventure readers today associate with the cowboy era. He "rid the Chisholm trail," driving 2,500 heads of cattle from Austin to Kansas; knew Tascosa-now a historic monument-when it was home to raucous saloons, red light districts, and a fair share of violence; and led a posse of cowboys in pursuit of Billy the Kid and his gang. First published in 1885, Siringo's chronicle of his life as a itchy-footed boy,...
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A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf: A radical nature-travelogue from the founder of national parks

John Muir

A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf: A radical nature-travelogue from the founder of national parks by John Muir

'Many a beautiful plant cultivated to deformity, and arranged in strict geometrical beds, the whole pretty affair a laborious failure side by side with divine beauty.'

A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf is the second book in John Muir's Wilderness-Discovery series. It is within this work that we are really given strong clues toward Muir's future trailblazing movement for environmental conservation, in such comments as 'The universe would be incomplete without man; but it would also be incomplete without the smallest transmicroscopic creature that dwells beyond our conceitful eyes and knowledge.'...

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A Walk in the Clouds: 50 Years Among the Mountains

Kev Reynolds

A Walk in the Clouds: 50 Years Among the Mountains by Kev ReynoldsA Walk in the Clouds: 50 Years Among the Mountains is a heartwarming, inspirational, and evocative collection of memories and short stories from Kev Reynolds, a prolific and celebrated guidebook author who has been roaming the mountains for a half-century. These recollections trail Reyonlds' journeys through some of his favorite and most memorable lessons learned on the mountains. The people met, experiences shared, and cultures bridged throughout Reynolds' travels make for an engaging read for hikers and non-hikers alike.  Shadowing Reynolds across the Moroccan Atlas, the...
2014 / 8 / 31
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A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert

Gertrude Bell

A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert by Gertrude BellA portrait in her own words of the female Lawrence of Arabia, the subject of the upcoming major motion picture Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damian Lewis, and Robert Pattinson, and directed by Werner Herzog

Gertrude Bell was leaning in 100 years before Sheryl Sandberg. One of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century, she turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world, and became the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy,...

2015 / 7 / 31
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Abducting a General: The Kreipe Operation in Crete

Patrick Leigh Fermor

Abducting a General: The Kreipe Operation in Crete by Patrick Leigh FermorOne of the most daring feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor??s daring life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on April 26, 1944.

Abducting a General, now published for the first time in the United States, is Leigh Fermor??s own account of the kidnapping. Written in his inimitable prose, and introduced by the acclaimed Special Operations Executive historian Roderick Bailey, it is a glorious firsthand account of one of the great adventures of the Second World War. Also included in this book are Leigh Fermor??s intelligence reports sent from caves deep within Crete, which...

2015 / 11 / 12
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Adventures with Indians and Game: Twenty Years in the Rocky Mountains

William A. Allen

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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