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Christopher Carson, Familiarly Known as Kit Carson the Pioneer of...
by John S. C. Abbott

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August 22, 2017

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<b>Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson (1809 – 1868) was an American frontiersman. He was a mountain man (fur trapper), wilderness guide, Indian agent, and U.S. Army officer. Carson became a frontier legend in his own lifetime via biographies and news articles. Exaggerated versions of his exploits were the subject of dime novels.</b><br /><br />Carson left home in rural present-day Missouri at age 16 to become a mountain man and trapper in the West. In the 1830s, he accompanied Ewing Young on an expedition to Mexican California and joined fur trapping expeditions into the Rocky Mountains. He lived among and married into the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes.<br /><br />In the 1840s, he was hired as a guide by John C. Fremont. Fremont's expedition covered much of California, Oregon, and the Great Basin area. Fremont mapped and wrote reports and commentaries on the Oregon Trail to assist and encourage westward-bound American pioneers. Carson achieved national fame through Fremont's accounts of his expeditions.<br /><br />Under Fremont's command, Carson participated in the uprising against Mexican rule in California at the beginning of the Mexican-American War. Later in the war, Carson was a scout and courier, celebrated for his rescue mission after the Battle of San Pasqual and for his coast-to-coast journey from California to Washington, DC to deliver news of the conflict in California to the U.S. government. In the 1850s, he was appointed as the Indian agent to the Ute Indians and the Jicarilla Apaches.<br /><br />During the American Civil War, Carson led a regiment of mostly Hispanic volunteers from New Mexico on the side of the Union at the Battle of Valverde in 1862. When the Confederate threat to New Mexico was eliminated, Carson led forces to suppress the Navajo, Mescalero Apache, and the Kiowa and Comanche Indians.<br /><br />Carson was breveted a Brigadier General and took command of Fort Garland, Colorado. He was there only briefly: poor health forced him to retire from military life. Carson was married three times and had ten children. The Carson home was in Taos, New Mexico. Carson died at Fort Lyon, Colorado, of an aortic aneurysm on May 23, 1868. He is buried in Taos, New Mexico, next to his third wife Josefa Jaramillo.
AROUNDJAPAN (Japanese Edition)
by YOSHIDA ATSUSHI

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Japanese

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176

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August 18, 2017

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この132日間10000キロの自転車日本一周の物語を通じて、あなたに、旅の楽しさや辛さだけではなく、どんなことを考えながら旅をしていたのかも伝えることで、「何かやってみようという挑戦心」や「自分で考えて行動することの大切さ」を投げかけたいと思う。<br />目次<br />自転車日本一周ルート概要<br />はじめに<br />自転車日本一周初日、俺の寝床<br />新卒入社七ヶ月で辞めてできること<br />四日目、日本海の暴風とベタ踏み坂<br />五日目~一二日目、鳥取沈没<br />自分ルールと旅人飯<br />写真家の池本さん<br />結果を出せばそれが「準備」になる<br />二人の男<br />一三日目、出会いとリベンジ<br />一九日目、ここで暗峠とは<br />二四日目、加賀の秘密基地<br />二五日目、逆ナンと凧揚げ、そして能登半島の夕焼け<br />三〇日目、長野と自転車の病院と一ヶ月の決算<br />三一日目、星峠の棚田<br />三三日目、自分の弱さを知った日<br />三七日目~三九日目赤いばらフェスタinいわき<br />四一日目、蔵王を越えて山形へ<br />四三日目、道の駅にいるおじちゃんと蕎麦屋でガチ喧嘩<br />道の駅にいるおじちゃん<br />そば屋でガチ喧嘩<br />五一日目、日本一周中一番怖かった野宿<br />五二日目、津軽弁のまぐろ<br />五三日目、自転車日本一周チャリダー集合<br />六〇日目、十勝岳登山と二ヶ月の決算<br />二ヶ月間の決算<br />六六日目、日本最北端<br />六八日目、鉄道から鉄道へ<br />七〇日目、ジーパン破れる<br />七一日目、初パンクと超逆風の知床峠<br />七三日目、野獣の鳴き声と特殊部隊ヌカカとカラスの襲来<br />七六日目、早朝のビーサンシンデレラ事件と清き心でおっぱい<br />七八日目、二〇〇キロと北海道脱出<br />七九日目、ただいま本州、八戸からの国道四号線<br />八三日目、雨の中自分と闘った日<br />海の家でのアルバイト<br />八五日目、自転車日本一周再開と日本三大不味い水<br />九〇日目、グンマーと三ヶ月の出費<br />九四日目、自分の未熟さ<br />九六日目、日本一周チャリダーチャリ失う<br />九七日目、ヒッチハイクからの新しい自転車ゲット<br />一〇五日目、進化する自転車<br />一〇七日目、出発当初が懐かしくなった<br />一一〇日目、雨は旅人を悩ませる<br />一一一日目、一度台風の日に野宿をしてみたかったんだ<br />一一三日目、何日ぶりのお風呂でしょうか<br />一一六日目、落石現場とくまモンに会いに行く<br />一一七日目、かごんま<br />一二三日目、もしも日本一周チャリダーがサラリーマンと日本一周徒歩ダーと一緒に歩き旅をしたら<br />一二七日目、台風でレインコートを失ってありがとう<br />一二八日目、もしかして女性ですか<br />一三一日目、ゴール今治を通り過ぎる<br />一三二日目、はじまり<br />自転車日本一周を終えて<br />おわりに<br />約9万字<br />
Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865
by Sarah Raymond Herndon

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English

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378

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August 19, 2017

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<i>Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865</i> is Sarah Raymond Herndon’s famous journal of her family’s heartbreaking but inspiring trek across the Great Plains towards the Rocky Mountains in a wagon-train as the US Civil War is coming to an end. 24-year old Herndon’s colorful travelogue, written on the trail, is both an important historical document and a suspenseful, absorbing read.
On the Spooky Trail: Travels in Supernatural Wales
by Virginia King

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English

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33

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August 16, 2017

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<b>A hag’s pool. A ruined abbey. A house with a skull.</b><br /><br />Join award-winning mystery author Virginia King on this journey of true travel, when her role as an accompanying delegate at a conference turns into an investigation of some of the spookiest places in Wales.
Racing Through Paradise
by William F Buckley

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English

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315

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August 03, 2017

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<b>Racing Through Paradise is the third entry in Bill Buckley’s now classic sailing trilogy.</b><br /><br />In the best-selling <em>Airborne</em>, he introduced us to his special style of seagoing: episodes of high adventure and high spirits, occasional hardships, companionship, and such luxuries as a sailing craft can hope to have. <br /><br />In <em>Atlantic High</em>, another critically acclaimed best seller, he furthered the form. Now, Buckley takes his son, his friends, and his reader to another ocean, on a four thousand mile run across the Pacific.<br /><br />Each Buckley voyage is distinctive, yet each is an enhancement of earlier journeys. And a journey with Buckley is inevitably an expedition into oddly assorted experiences and comedy, into observation and illumination — into wit and reflection, and into friendships that overcome friction.<br /><br />Here the irrepressible, eloquent, enjoyable Buckley guides us through his beloved Azores, and through the Galapagos (“the Bronx Zoo at the Equator”), about which he inclines more to Melville’s view than to Darwin’s, and through places such as Johnston Atoll, where mysteries and hostile ties await. <br /><br />On a hilarious side adventure, we have a memorable encounter with “The Angel of Craig’s Point.” Some of these episodes were previewed in <em>Life</em> and <em>The New Yorker</em>.<br /><br /><b>William F. Buckley's</b> sailing career began in 1939, when he sailed across Lake Wononskopomuc in northwestern Connecticut. After college, he raced for ten years, including four races to Bermuda. In 1975, he made his first transatlantic sail, from Miami to Gibraltar, in his schooner, Cyrano. Five years later, he sailed Sealestial from St. Thomas to Spain. And in June 1985, he set off from Honolulu to Majuro and points west. Thirty days later, he and his friends disembarked at New Guinea. Racing Through Paradise is the story of this third, vexing, exhilarating passage.<br />
The eNotated Sailing Alone Around the World
by , Chris Thomerson

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711

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December 02, 2013

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Though most eBooks are simple conversions of paper books, the "eNotated Sailing Alone" is a completely new approach that takes advantage of the potential eBook technology offers to extend and enrich Slocum’s writing in a way that’s convenient to use while still unobtrusive to the reader.<br /><br />Based on the 1901 edition of "Sailing Alone Around the World" and including more than 60 original illustrations, this eNotated edition extends Slocum’s writing by providing a new layer of information behind the text the reader can access before, during, and after each chapter.<br /><br />For instance, in Chapter 15, when Slocum writes, “Taking things by and large as sailors say…,” Thomerson’s eNotation tells us Slocum means “Overall, or in most cases” and that “Sailing ‘by’ means toward the wind, sailing ‘large’ means away from the wind. Hence ‘by and large’ encompasses most of the possible options and implies ‘most of the time’”.<br /><br />Joshua Slocum was the first person to sail solo around the world and his account of the voyage is adventure writing at its best - but his colorful story telling is filled with 19th century sailing terms, geographical references, and idioms that may be lost to the modern reader. Chris Thomerson, a lifelong sailor and student of maritime history, provides the background and explanations readers need to thoroughly understand, appreciate, and enjoy Slocum’s classic by adding hundreds of electronic annotations linked to words and phrases in Slocum’s original text.<br /><br />If you are going to read Slocum for the first time - or reread him after some years - you will best enjoy and most throughly understand him with this unique eNotated edition.
Давид Ливингстон. Его жизнь, путеше...
by Дмитрий Андре...

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Russian

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83

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December 31, 1969

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Впервые издана в 1891 году в серии «Жизнь замечательных людей», выпускавшейся в 1890—1917, а также в 1922, 1924 годах издательством Ф. Ф. Павленкова.
HIKING THE TRAIL OF TRUTH: Knowing God Through His Creation
by Mark Stephen Taylor

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332

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November 22, 2009

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The desire to know God is universal--we want to understand our connection. Have you ever hiked the high mountains, or explored the vast deserts of the American Southwest? Have you wandered inquisitively through a thick forest, or just sat down beside a rushing stream? Have you pondered the intricate design of a flower, or discovered the water canals in a single blade of grass? The greatest Artist in all the universe has created each of these things, and they know the Artist well. They can indeed teach you how deeply He cares for you as a human being. <br /><br />You are about to embark on a most illuminating journey in the company of author Mark Stephen Taylor. A former California police officer educated in criminal psychology and geology, and who is now a Biblical teacher and counselor, Mark offers us unique insights into the profound attributes of God through His creation. He also enlightens us, with intense honesty, regarding who and what we are, and where we’re going. He helps us to understand our individual purpose in life. Through this award-winning autobiography he hikes us over a diversity of terrain, allowing us to make personal discoveries well beyond any expectation. <br /><br />Hiking the Trail of Truth is the adventure of a lifetime. If you have what it takes to endure this journey it will be exceedingly well worth your time! Whoever you are, whether an artist, a scientist, a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, a preacher, an executive, an officer worker or a laborer of any kind--no matter what your calling in life, you will be both physically and spiritually nourished by this hike. Do you enjoy hiking? Well, what are you waiting for? C’mon along--let’s do it!
Il Direttore del Museo Egizio. Gli antefatti (Italian Edition)
by Pamela Tedesco

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Italian

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18

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November 02, 2016

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L'autrice racconta alcuni episodi biografici del primo direttore del Museo Egizio di Berlino, Joseph Passalacqua (Trieste 1797 – Berlino 1865), egittologo e papirologo realmente esistito. Il suo giovane allievo Heinrich Karl Brugsch, poi celebre egittologo ricordato soprattutto per gli importanti studi sul demotico, si reca a lezione dal maestro: in questa occasione Joseph gli racconta della scoperta di un’importante tomba a Tebe nel 1823, del contributo lasciato alla botanica e del soggiorno a Parigi, dove collaborò perfino con i fratelli Champollion.
Н. Пржевальский. Его жизнь и путешес...
by Михаил Алекса...

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Russian

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74

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May 12, 2015

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Впервые издана в 1891 году в серии «Жизнь замечательных людей», выпускавшейся в 1890—1917, а также в 1922, 1924 годах издательством Ф. Ф. Павленкова.

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