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The Lost Intruder: The Search for a Missing Navy Jet
by Peter Hunt

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English

Pages

247

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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“Although I owned a boat, I had no sonar, metal detector or any practical method of surveying the ocean bottom. With an incurable illness, no prospect of financial reward, little chance of success, brain surgery looming, and one child in college with another about to start, I was not in a position to spend thousands of dollars on a search. Still, desperate for a distraction, anything to pry my focus away from the disease, I decided—the hell with Parkinson’s. I’m doing it.” - From THE LOST INTRUDER.<br /><br />On a windy, Autumn day in 1989, a U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder crashed off the shores of Whidbey Island, Washington. The Navy mounted a comprehensive, four-ship search for the attack jet with advanced sonar systems and remotely operated mini-submarines. They came up empty handed.<br /><br />Former Navy pilot Peter Hunt knew the lost Intruder well. The jet came from his squadron; he had flown it from the deck of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ranger. Standing in the squadron ready room, Hunt listened to the radio transmissions as the accident unfolded: the hydraulic malfunction, the aborted mission, the futile attempt to lower the landing gear, and finally the violent ejection into Puget sound. Puzzled by the failed Navy search, Hunt long imagined the thrill of finding the A-6 and accomplishing what the U.S. Navy could not.<br /><br />But time was running out. At age 43, Hunt was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. After ten years of worsening symptoms, no longer permitted to fly, and barely able to scuba dive, Hunt knew that he was losing the battle. Desperate for a rallying point to prove to himself that life still mattered, Hunt struck out in 2014 to find the missing A-6. Naval Aviation, deep technical wreck diving, high seas exploration, and one man’s optimistic refusal to quit converge in a salute to life’s possibility. The Lost Intruder soars in a triumph of the human spirit—see what it means to be alive.
My Journey Through Her Eyes
by Nick Yarris

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English

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Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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"Best selling author Nick Yarris returns with a work so personal that it grips readers from the first words, until the last page has been consumed. Brilliantly composed and emotionally driven by reality this work is a fantastic look into one remarkable life".
Shreds and Patches: A Traveler's Memoir
by Joe Nold

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English

Pages

829

Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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“Where are you from?” That oft-asked question is hard for me to answer. I don’t really have a sense of place, of belonging to any one location. Having grown up in the Dust Bowl of the Canadian prairies during the Great Depression, losing my mother as a child and my father as a teenager, the concept of home does not resonate with me.<br /> <br />I have lived or traveled in more than thirty countries on five continents. I’ve crossed the Atlantic in a sailboat both ways with my wife Mary, and daughters, Jennifer and Margaret. I’ve paddled a canoe through the sub-arctic to James Bay, slept in an abandoned Greek monastery at the foot of Mt. Olympus, drunk Chang — barley beer — with Buddhist monks in the remote Himalayas. I have lost my way on the Incan Trail in Peru, seen the sun rise on Mt. Kilimanjaro, been followed by Tito’s secret police in Yugoslavia. My first sight of the Canadian Rockies was from the top of a freight car, and I’ve heard loons calling on northern lakes, seen rainbows in the mist flowing into the Grand Canyon. Buried pirate treasure beckoned me to a Pacific island off Central America. I’ve read Homer’s Odyssey while at anchor at Ithaca, listened to Mozart’s Requiem in the cathedral in Vienna, basked in the rich glow of the stained glass windows of Chartres cathedral, scorched my bare feet on the sun-baked marble courtyard of the Taj Mahal.<br /><br />Where’s my home?<br /><br />My travels are my home.
The Education of Henry Adams: Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Aut...
by Henry Adams

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English

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Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. In 1907, Adams began privately circulating copies of a limited edition printed at his own expense. Commercial publication had to await its author's 1918 death, whereupon it won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize.
Around the World on a Bicycle - From San Francisco to Tehran
by Thomas Stevens

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English

Pages

635

Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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"Around the World on a Bicycle - From San Francisco to Tehran" is a fascinating and profusely-illustrated account of an epic bicycle journey around the world. Starting in America and travelling through Europe, the Middle East, and Finally Asia, the author's entire adventure is here chronicled for the enjoyment of bicycle and travel enthusiasts alike. Contents include: "Over the Sierras Nevadas", "Over the Deserts of Nevada", "Through Mormon-Land and over the Rockies", "From the Great Plains to the Atlantic", "From America to the German Frontier", "Germany, Austria, and Hungary", "Through Slavonia and Servia", "Bulgaria, Roumella, and into Turkey", "Through European Turkey", "The Start through Asia", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the History of the Bicycle.
a Triumph of the Spirit: One Writer’s Experience of the Machine...
by Lee Maynard

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English

Pages

220

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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“A motorcycle has no imagination. A motorcycle is a chunk of refined iron ore configured to go forward at varying rates of speed. A motorcycle cannot bleed, and it cannot think. Therefore, it cannot have an imagination. But all we have to do is slide onto the saddle of a motorcycle and our own imaginations go berserk. We become different people; we start to think differently. Our bodies are sitting on the machine but our minds are in some ethereal place where all the mundane things of our lives are hidden from view. We see the world in an entirely different way. We can go places beyond the imagination.”<br /><br />Why ride? Lee Maynard, life-long motorcycle rider and author of seven novels, answers the question from his own perspective. In A Triumph of the Spirit, we are taken to the far reaches of a human spirit that searches constantly for the horizon, only to discover that the horizon always is out of reach. And that is when we understand that it is the search, not the finding, that is the center point of our being. It is the ride.<br />
Snow, Sea and Spies : A Russian in the Orient
by Nadia O'Carroll

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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Snow, Sea and Spies: A Russian in the Orient, is a story of how world events can impact upon ordinary people, and set the course of their lives along extraordinary paths.<br />Gene Roubin was born in Russia in 1915, a time suffused with a sense of foreboding as Imperial Russia teetered on the brink of major upheaval.<br />"Within a few short years of Gene’s birth, the ominous ripples of disturbance and uncertainty in Russia were transformed into a violent maelstrom of revolution, persecution and war, that would drag Gene’s family into its depths, and thrust the survivors into a changed and dangerous new world."<br />Displaced by the chaos of revolution and civil war and fearing the consequences of defection; the Roubin family, including two year old Gene, flee to remote Central Asia to elude the secret police. Here, they spend years as black marketeers and gun runners, until their dread of Stalin's increasing power impels their escape to Shanghai. The Roubin brothers start a ramshackle marine salvage business, raising ships and cargo along the Whampoa and Yangtze Rivers. Gene learns to dive in the dark and dangerous waters of the Whampoa. In 1933, he travels to Tibet and spends a year trekking through the wilds of the Forbidden Land. Equipped with a Box Brownie camera, he captures images of the now vanished landscape and culture of Tibet in a series of photographs which are reproduced in the book. In 1935 he embarks upon a daring white water expedition along the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in an attempt to return to Shanghai. Later that year, he joins the crew of a small sailing boat on a treasure hunting voyage. Off the coast of Formosa, they are arrested by Japanese authorities and charged with espionage. Due to the vigilance of the local American consul, they are released and continue their voyage, which ends prematurely, when their vessel is shipwrecked in a typhoon. Reluctantly returning to Shanghai, an unexpected meeting provides Gene with an opportunity to start a new life in Singapore.
Recollections of a Museum Collector
by , Charles M. Barber

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English

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Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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In the 1940s at the urging of his friend and colleague Karl Schmidt of the Field Museum in Chicago, Charles Barber (1876-1954) penned the stories of his time as a museum collector in the American Southwest, Mexico and Guatemala. These are the stories of a young man whose first trip west in 1894 turned into a lifelong pursuit of natural history, zoology and paleontology. The majority of his recollections cover the time period from 1903 through 1908, which were the years when he was employed by the Field Museum. Charley ultimately came to the realization that he was preserving not only a bit of the history of field collecting, but also the memories of his mentors and colleagues and the life that he and his contemporaries led. These previously unpublished manuscripts are a fascinating look into the life of the exacting natural scientist who often had to rely on none but himself for survival in remote and dangerous settings.
Me and Cambridge - part two: diario di viaggio - trip diary (Ital...
by Miriam Blasich

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Italian

Pages

26

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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Me and Cambridge - diario di viaggio (suddiviso in tre parti)<br />Otto settimane nella città dei geni, tra lezioni di inglese, itinerari ed emozioni.<br />Testi in italiano e inglese <br /><br />Un soggiorno studio finanziato dal progetto Pipol FVG ha il sapore di una vincita alla lotteria. Dopo sei mesi dalla richiesta per studiare l’inglese all’estero, Miriam compra una grande valigia e parte per l’Inghilterra. La città scelta è Cambridge che Wikipedia indica come la città del Regno Unito con più piste ciclabili, a misura d’uomo e costituita prevalentemente da college. Tutto è nuovo e da scoprire: Bar Hill, Tesco, Grantchester, Harriets, il Fitzwilliam museum, l’orto botanico, il punting e le mucche “metereologiche”.<br />Scritta in italiano e in inglese, questa guida si propone come un punto di riferimento per chi non è mai stato a Cambridge con l’intento di rendere familiare questa città che sa accogliere e meravigliare. <br /><br />- pag.60<br />- full color<br />- data del viaggio: maggio-luglio 2016<br />- layout,testi, illustrazioni e foto di Miriam Blasich<br />- pubblico a cui è rivolto: adulti e ragazzi, amanti dei viaggi, a chi studia l’inglese<br /><br />ME AND CAMBRIDGE - trip diary <br /><br />A travelogue of eight weeks in the city of genes, including English lessons, tours and emotions.<br />A stay-funded study Pipol FVG project has the flavor of a lottery win. After six months of being required to study English abroad, Miriam bought a large suitcase and left for England. The chosen city is Cambridge, which Wikipedia names as the most human-scale UK city, with the most bike lanes, and consists predominantly of colleges. Everything is new and to be discovered: Bar Hill, Tesco, Grantchester, Harriets, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the botanical garden, punting boat and "weather" cows. Written in Italian and English, this guide is intended as a reference guide for anyone who has never been to Cambridge, with the intention of familiarizing readers with a city that knows how to welcome and amaze its guests.<br /><br />- p.60 <br />- full color <br />- travel dates: may-July 2016 <br />- layout, texts, illustrations and photos of Miriam Blasich <br />- public to whom it is addressed: adults and children, travel enthusiasts, and those who study English<br />
Me and Cambridge - complete guide: Diario di viaggio - trip diary...
by Miriam Blasich

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Italian

Pages

60

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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Me and Cambridge - diario di viaggio <br />Otto settimane nella città dei geni, tra lezioni di inglese, itinerari ed emozioni.<br />Testi in italiano e inglese <br /><br />Un soggiorno studio finanziato dal progetto Pipol FVG ha il sapore di una vincita alla lotteria. Dopo sei mesi dalla richiesta per studiare l’inglese all’estero, Miriam compra una grande valigia e parte per l’Inghilterra. La città scelta è Cambridge che Wikipedia indica come la città del Regno Unito con più piste ciclabili, a misura d’uomo e costituita prevalentemente da college. Tutto è nuovo e da scoprire: Bar Hill, Tesco, Grantchester, Harriets, il Fitzwilliam museum, l’orto botanico, il punting e le mucche “metereologiche”.<br />Scritta in italiano e in inglese, questa guida si propone come un punto di riferimento per chi non è mai stato a Cambridge con l’intento di rendere familiare questa città che sa accogliere e meravigliare. <br /><br />- pag.60<br />- full color<br />- data del viaggio: maggio-luglio 2016<br />- layout,testi, illustrazioni e foto di Miriam Blasich<br />- pubblico a cui è rivolto: adulti e ragazzi, amanti dei viaggi, a chi studia l’inglese<br /><br />ME AND CAMBRIDGE - trip diary <br />A travelogue of eight weeks in the city of genes, including English lessons, tours and emotions.<br />A stay-funded study Pipol FVG project has the flavor of a lottery win. After six months of being required to study English abroad, Miriam bought a large suitcase and left for England. The chosen city is Cambridge, which Wikipedia names as the most human-scale UK city, with the most bike lanes, and consists predominantly of colleges. Everything is new and to be discovered: Bar Hill, Tesco, Grantchester, Harriets, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the botanical garden, punting boat and "weather" cows. Written in Italian and English, this guide is intended as a reference guide for anyone who has never been to Cambridge, with the intention of familiarizing readers with a city that knows how to welcome and amaze its guests.<br /><br />- p.60 <br />- full color <br />- travel dates: may-July 2016 <br />- layout, texts, illustrations and photos of Miriam Blasich <br />- public to whom it is addressed: adults and children, travel enthusiasts, and those who study English<br />

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