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New Beginnings
by James Watts

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English

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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James, a twenty-something year old, lives out the final day of his dream job. This short story takes you with him as he says his good-byes and begins coping with the uncertainty ahead. Live with him as he up-roots his life, to start a new beginning.
Stephen Curry: The Life Story of One of the World’s Greatest Ba...
by Jayson Morris

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English

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Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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“Wait 'til you see Steph Curry. He is something special.” - Davidson College head coach Bob McKillop in 2006, before Stephen Curry’s first college game.<br /><br />Did you know Stephen Curry first played for the U.S. National Basketball Team in 2007 at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship, helping lead the U.S. to the gold medal? That he was the NCAA Division I’s leading scorer in 2009? Or that he passionately cares about the cause of combating malaria, about which he delivered a speech at the White House in 2015? <br /><br />If you love books about basketball, this is the book for you. Forget all the other Stephen Curry books; this is the definitive unauthorized biography of the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA. But lest you think Steph Curry can be reduced to his shooting skills, read about all the many facets to this complex and surprising Ohio native. <br /><br />In one of the most detailed, absorbing basketball biographies you’ll ever read, dive into Wardell Stephen Curry II’s early basketball experience as the son of former Charlotte Hornets star Dell Curry, his three conference titles at Charlotte Christian high school in North Carolina, his disappointment at not getting into his father’s alma mater of Virginia Tech, and his career at Davidson College. <br /><br />In the next chapters, you’ll learn all about Curry’s first year with the Golden State Warriors and being named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, through that All-Star Weekend in 2011 when he won the Skills Challenge, through his injuries and surgeries in the 2011-2012 season, the triumphant 2014-2015 MVP season, and beyond. Learn about the legacy he’s currently creating and what the future might hold for this still-rising star. <br /><br />Stephen Curry is one of the most dynamic and fascinating basketball players on the court today. Find out what it’s like to be an NBA superstar point guard, a committed and outspoken Christian, and the father of 2016's cutest breakout social media star, Riley Curry.<br />
Journeys with Open Eyes: Seeking Empathy with Strangers
by Hugh Roberts

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English

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Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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Journeys with Open Eyes is not a travel book although it provides a wealth of information about places far-away and sometimes very close to home, both locationally and psychologically. Nor is it a history book, although the author, Hugh Roberts, was present in or around many of the world’s trouble spots immediately before or after some of the epoch-making events of the 20th and early 21st centuries. <br />‘Journeys’… is a book about people. As such it is concerned with Hugh’s empathetic approach to members of the human race, be they indigenous residents of the High Andes, Soviet functionaries, Arab princes, white South Africans of the Apartheid era and numerous others. There can be no doubt that empathy helped him in his career as an international Urban Planner but empathy like this is only found in those with a genuine love for humankind. He judges systems of government but rarely the people operating or imposing them. As a result, he invariably gets the best out of his fellows whether as friends, work colleagues or chance acquaintances. <br />Journeys… will entertain and educate the reader in full measure and should be required reading for all who care for the inhabitants of this planet. <br />
The Big Easy :: Cho Oyu - A Walk in the Park?
by Chakra Karki

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English

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April 23, 2017

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Cho Oyu, illustrated climbing history.
At the Far Reaches of Empire: The Life of Juan Francisco de la Bo...
by Freeman M. Tovell

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English

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496

Publication Date

August 15, 2014

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<EM>Capitán de Navío</EM> Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra was the most important Spanish naval officer on the Northwest Coast in the eighteenth century. Serving from 1774 to 1794, he participated in the search for the Northwest Passage and, with George Vancouver, endeavoured to forge a diplomatic resolution to the Nootka Sound controversy between Spain and Britain. Freeman Tovell’s thorough and nuanced study presents this officer as a key figure in the history of the region. Bodega's accomplishments place him in the company of Bering, Cook, Vancouver, La Pérouse, and Malaspina – those who advanced a better understanding of the geography, ethnography, and natural history of the area.
Nanga Parbat - the German Mountain.
by Chakra Karki

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English

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April 22, 2017

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Nanga Parbat, illustrated climbing history.
1.3 Billion: A Footballing Revolution in the Making
by Shiv Jhangiani

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English

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104

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April 25, 2017

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Football's governing body, FIFA, has more nation members than the United Nations—an organization whose ultimate goal is world peace. Simply said, a big part of the world lives in the beautiful game's shadow. Yet, one of the world's biggest market remains virtually untouched in footballing terms—India. From a population of 1.3 billion, not a single Indian player has really "made it" in the world of football. 1.3 billion potential spectators, players and enthusiasts—who can argue the obvious fact that India represents football's next great expansion? The world's second biggest population and an up-and-coming love for the game combine to make India one of the most exciting opportunities out there. The question is no longer “Will football develop in India?” The question is now “When?” Indian football will inevitably, and inexorably, develop. Endless opportunities await in India... Three minutes of injury time have just been added on, are you ready to nick a late, late winner?
Where the Moose Slept: An account of two late-20th century pionee...
by Atwood Cutting

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English

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April 22, 2017

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If the woods call your name, then you should follow.<br />But if you can’t clear your schedule, you’ll want to read this book about life in the wilderness, before there were cellphones.<br /><br /><br />The quest for Utopia is as old as Humanity, itself.<br />“Where the Moose Slept,” a significant revision of volumes 1 and 2 of Tales from Sleeping Moose, is the first book in a trilogy that tells the story of two dreamers who join hands to bring into reality their visions of perfection. <br /><br />The setting is deep in a field of wildflowers, far from any city. It is during the Alaska oil boom, and two anachronistic romantics have heeded the call of the wild, and journeyed to meet their life’s adventure in the far north. <br />Kate, the poet, has come from Hawaii to Alaska, ‘to see a winter.’ Inspired by Emerson and the pervading idealism of the sixties, she dreams of establishing a harmonious world. Tim, a soldier returning from Vietnam, simply wants to build a log home and live life the way he wishes, like Jeremiah Johnson. <br /><br />Fact-based fiction, the “Sleeping Moose Saga” trilogy might be called a late 20th century Coming of Age epic. The characters and location have been reconstituted, however the events are true and are documented with actual photographs, as well as several letters written from the isolated pioneer to her mother. These treasures were kept, and later handed down to the author, by her grandmother. <br /><br />As a companion read to any high school English segment on Emerson, Tim and Kate’s pioneering odyssey takes his Transcendentalist vision of self-reliance, and puts meat on it. <br />Call it “Idealism meets Reality.” Unfortunately, the outcome of this particular wilderness experiment more closely resembles “seeing the elephant” of many of the mid-19th century covered wagon migrations west, than the well-deserved victory imagined by those hundreds of thousands of daring pioneers who left their homes in search of something greater. <br /><br />Incorporating several mini-episodes, each one readable in a single sitting, the author describes battles with the uncompromising weather, the rarely navigable mud road, and the unfathomable neighbors living at the end of that road. <br />To some, her style might call to mind the writings of James Herriot for its earthiness and situational humor, as the author well understands the world she is describing. Newborn Atwood Cutting was transported home on a snowmobile, and she lived her first decade right there with her pioneering parents on America’s Last Frontier. <br />In telling her family’s tale, Cutting describes how cheechakos, Kate and Tim Peters, addressed such challenges as: <br />•Teamwork, required for wilderness living <br />•Emergency communications, before there were cellphones<br />•Remote transportation, before there were four-wheelers<br />•Rustic construction projects, before there was electricity<br />•Hand hewn post and beam engineering<br />•Baby care, without family, friends, or water<br />•Close encounters with that trifecta of the “Alaskan bush,”<br />Nature…Mother Nature…Human Nature<br /><br />Colorfully transcribing a pre-technological lifestyle no longer embraceable by any but the most strictly-intentioned of ascetics, this true account of two newlyweds who voluntarily spend twelve years on a remote mountain, will likely evoke disbelief in young adults, and fond memories in octogenarians. Nature lovers and DIY souls of every age will herald this quintessential adventure, as fascinating, enlightening, and intrinsically entertaining.<br />
Dennis Maruk: The Unforgettable Story of Hockey’s Forgotten 60-...
by Dennis Maruk

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p><b>From feared NHL sniper to ship captain and bellhop — with hockey’s greatest ‘stache</b></p><br /><p>Only 20 men in NHL history have scored 60 or more goals in a single season: Gretzky, Lemieux, and Hull all hit the magical mark. And so did an undersized, take-no-prisoners centre named Dennis Maruk. When Maruk found the back of the net 60 times in 1981–82, he was the toast of Washington — he even dined with the president. A few short years later, he was out of the game. Maruk not only left the rink, his life did a complete 180. Instead of flying up the ice and in on goal, he was behind the wheel of a service ship in the Gulf of Mexico. Instead of setting up teammates, he was setting up furniture for Goldie Hawn. He was never sent down to the farm as a rookie, but after the game he was a farmhand for John Oates. And instead of fighting in the corners, Dennis Maruk found himself fighting for his life.</p>
Sailing Alone Around the World
by Joshua Slocum

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English

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184

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April 19, 2017

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Sailing Alone Around the World (1900) is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone. The book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers.

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