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In The Rearview Mirror
by Lee Livingston

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English

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240

Publication Date

October 05, 2017

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Not so long ago, two carefree 18-year-olds hitchhiked across a country of wide-open highways and wide-open people. Ride with them on this nostalgic look back at "America of the Big Heart." It was 1961, before the deaths of JFK and MLK, before Vietnam. IndieReader calls their adventure out of adolescence into the beginning of responsibility: "A must read not only for the baby boomer generation, but great commentary on friendship, mental illness and, ultimately, the road towards redemption."
Into the North Wind: A thousand-mile bicycle adventure across fro...
by Jill Homer

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English

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192

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November 01, 2016

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“Into the North Wind” chronicles Jill Homer’s record-breaking bicycle ride across Alaska on the Iditarod Trail. Jill is one of those “accidental athletes” who stumbled into endurance racing shortly after she moved to Alaska in 2005. After a hundred miles, her first race only scratched the surface of the historic trail that spans a vast and frozen wilderness. Ever since, she dreamed about the chiming of ice crystals at thirty below zero, black spruce shadows in the moonlight, the ethereal dance of the Northern Lights, and a journey that could take her deeper into this transcendental world — the thousand-mile race to Nome.<br /><br />After ten years of dreaming, she finally made the leap in 2016. Fitness, however, remained elusive as ambitious preparations left a wake of failures, sickness and injury. Even the existence of the trail remained in question — throughout the winter, Alaska experienced unprecedented heat waves and snow melt that threatened to render the Iditarod Trail impassable. By the time Jill lined up at the start, she was ready to chuck her dream into the barely-frozen lake. <br /><br />Instead, she pedaled across waterlogged ice, repeating her mantra of “one day at a time.” This account is not just a story about seeking beauty, overcoming setbacks and uncovering hidden strength — it’s a journey into the benevolent heart of the coldest, loneliest trail.
Н. Пржевальский. Его жизнь и путешес...
by Михаил Алекса...

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Russian

Pages

74

Publication Date

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.
А. Гумбольдт. Его жизнь, путешествия...
by Михаил Алекса...

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Russian

Pages

78

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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.
Asphalt Asylum: The Dark Roads to Light
by Steve Theme

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English

Pages

268

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October 05, 2015

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Experience the charity, horrors, and wonders of hitchhiking seven thousand miles alone. As nineteen-year-old Steve Theme leaves on a hitchhiking trek, he has no destination, no timeframe, and no self-respect. Living in a home that wasn't safe didn't prevent him from being selected Scholar/Athlete of the Year as a senior in high school, but hiding one life from the other has broken him into fragments. He leaves Seattle in 1978 as a know-it-all whose hobbies are shoplifting malt liquor and despising his university classmates, and himself.<br /><br />This remarkable memoir traverses a journey of doubt and growth against a backdrop of constant vulnerability and danger. Theme is a captive witness to dozens of people’s stories until, finally, he’s able to tell his own. Asphalt Asylum carries the reader on a unexpected spiritual journey where an alienated young man eventually understands that he’s always been part of the fabric that connects us all—love.<br />
Генри Мортон Стэнли. Его жизнь, путе...
by Яков Васильев...

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Russian

Pages

83

Publication Date

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.
From a Bush Wing: Notes of an Alaska Wildlife Trooper
by Stephen Santiago Reynolds

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English

Pages

198

Publication Date

April 27, 2012

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This is a long-awaited book about flying the Alaska Bush by the author of Beyond the Killing Tree: A Journey of Discovery. Herein Stephen Santiago Reynolds relates his flying experiences as an Alaska Wildlife Trooper—and those of other officers—while stationed throughout one of the most dangerous environments in the world. Whether tragic, humorous, or surrounding the simple beauty of flight, there is something that jumps out in many of these chapters—how not to fly or abuse the privilege of flying. If you are a pilot, you might see some familiar forms—or, better yet, you might think you are looking into a mirror. “If you learn how to improve your own safety record from one or more of these events, then this effort will have been worthwhile,” says the author, “for you, for your friends and families, and for me.”
Visitors to the Inner Earth: True Tales of Subterranean Journeys
by Professor Solomon

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English

Pages

314

Publication Date

February 10, 2011

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True tales (or so it was claimed) of subterranean journeys. <br /> <br />* King Herla in the cavern of the dwarfs <br />* Enkidu and his descent into Sheol <br />* Orpheus and Aeneas in Hades <br />* Sir Owen in Purgatory <br />* Cuchulain in Tir-nan-Og <br />* Reuben and the mikvah stairway <br />* Reverend Kirk and his abduction <br />* Richard Shaver and the Deros <br />* Saint-Yves d'Alveydre in Agharta <br />* Thomas the Rhymer in Fairyland <br />* Olaf Jansen and the polar opening <br />* Apollonius of Tyana in the Abode of the Wise Men <br />* Lobsang Rampa beneath the Himalayas <br />* Doreal and the mysteries of Mount Shasta <br />* Guy Ballard and the Ascended Masters <br />* Captain Seaborn and his voyage to Symzonia <br />* Walter Siegmeister and the Atlantean tunnels <br />* Dianne Robbins and the Library of Porthologos <br /> <br />And other visitors to the hidden depths of the earth.
EL TIEMPO DE LOS ROBLES: Historias basadas en personajes y hechos...
by Abel Carvajal

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Spanish

Pages

138

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April 09, 2013

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-EDICIÓN EXCLUSIVA DE AMAZON-<br /><br />EL TIEMPO DE LOS ROBLES fue seleccionado por el portal lifeder.com como uno de los mejores 23 libros basados en historias reales: http://www.lifeder.com/libros-basados-en-historias-reales/<br /><br />De los libros más descargados del autor Abel Carvajal, que narra increíbles y divertidas historias basadas en hechos reales: Las vidas, aventuras y peligros de una peculiar familia que vivió en la Colombia y la Venezuela del siglo XX... Para quienes gustan de historias verídicas cortas, con fotos reales de los personajes. Un fascinante libro que nos muestra cómo la realidad supera la ficción en Nuestra América.<br /><br />EL TIEMPO DE LOS ROBLES se convirtió en los primeros meses de su lanzamiento en el libro del autor más popular en la web (más de 330 descargas en su primera semana de publicación). ¡Ahora en exclusiva para Amazon la última edición ampliada y con más fotos originales de la época y de los personajes!<br /><br />-Por la compra del libro impreso, que además incluye la primera historia del nuevo libro LAS LADRONAS DEL TÉ, descargue gratis este eBook (kindle)-<br />
EL TIEMPO DE LOS ROBLES: Uno de los mejores 23 libros basados en ...
by Abel Carvajal

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Spanish

Pages

118

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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EL TIEMPO DE LOS ROBLES (6a. EDICIÓN exclusiva de Amazon): <br /><br />LIBRO RECOMENDADO por el portal lifeder.com como uno de los mejores 23 libros basados en historias reales: http://www.lifeder.com/libros-basados-en-historias-reales/<br /><br />"1<br /><br />LA APUESTA SECRETA<br /><br />En los albores de los años 20´s en el pictórico pueblo antioqueño de Carolina del Príncipe, vivía don Abel Carvajal Múnera, hijo de un misterioso hombre mulato que había aparecido en el pueblo un día cualquiera de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX llamado Eusebio Carvajal del que poco o nada se supo, a lo mejor esclavo fugitivo o liberto o tal vez hijo de una esclava. Pues bien, don Abel había enviudado prematuramente y quedó de su breve matrimonio una hija a quien bautizó Graciela, quien para aquella época ya era una joven de unos 17 años, próxima a graduarse del colegio.<br /><br />Don Abel, hábil negociante y emprendedor había también labrado una no despreciable fortuna. Cuentan que tuvo una secreta mina de oro en compañía de otros dos socios, quienes al morir los tres, se llevaron el secreto de la ubicación a la tumba tal vez honrando un antiguo pacto de caballeros, pues ni a sus hijos le enseñaron la tal mina. Por lo que la mina quedó en medio de la realidad y la leyenda. Pero lo cierto era que él de vez en cuando se aparecía en su casa con grandes chicharrones de oro puro. Probablemente ese oro fue la base de su riqueza, pues para la época de esta historia, él ya cercano a los 40 años, era dueño de dos fincas una de caña panelera y otra de ganado lechero con buenos caballos y mulas, de una gran casa en el pueblo, además de una tienda de granos y abarrotes situada en la misma plaza principal de Carolina. Así que fácilmente podía costearle a su única hija el mejor colegio de la región, un internado para señoritas en la pequeña ciudad de Yarumal, dirigido por monjas. A donde por lo menos una vez al mes iba a visitarla como padre responsable que era.<br /><br />Un día mientras visitaba a Graciela, ella muy alegremente le presentó a su mejor amiga y compañera, uno o dos años mayor, la bella joven Magdalena Botero, de familia de blanca estirpe radicada en Yarumal cuyos ancestro seguramente provenían de Italia, de acuerdo al apellido, pero con poco oro. El señor Carvajal quedó prendado, pero como en un buen romance la desprevenida presentación traería problemas..."<br /><br />Así inicia EL TIEMPO DE LOS ROBLES, uno de los libros más vendidos del autor Abel Carvajal, en el que narra increíbles y divertidas historias basadas en hechos reales: Las vidas, aventuras y peligros de una peculiar familia que vivió en la Colombia y la Venezuela del siglo XX... Para quienes gustan de historias verídicas cortas, con fotos reales de los personajes. Un fascinante libro que nos muestra cómo la realidad supera la ficción en Nuestra América y que se convirtió en los primeros meses de su lanzamiento en el libro del autor más popular en la web. <br /><br />¡Con fotos originales de los personajes, correspondencia y documentos de la época! <br /><br />-ATENCIÓN: Por la compra de la edición impresa descargue gratis este eBook (kindle)-<br />

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