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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gol...
by Daniel James Brown

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

June 04, 2013

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.”<br /><br /></b>For readers of <i>Unbroken</i>, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.<br /><br /> It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.
Escape from the Ordinary
by JULIE BRADLEY

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

December 13, 2018

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<h3><strong>When you arrive at foreign shores by sailboat, it’s not such a small world after all.</strong><br /></h3><p><strong>Come along with Glen and Julie as they sail around the world and discover that reality is even bigger than the <em>Escape</em> they imagined.</strong> This breathtakingly personal true story will thrill those wanting to sail off into the sunset or enjoy the wonders of the world from the comfort of home. Escape from the Ordinary reminds you of the unlimited possibilities in life and nudges the reader into thoughts of their own dreams.  Not a technical book about sailing or storm tactics but vividly described, full-tilt adventures on foreign shores.  <br /></p><h4>WHAT READERS ARE SAYING <br /></h4><p>“Secretly, we wish we had it in us, but life, fear, jobs, money or whatever creates roadblocks. What courage they must have had to follow this dream! So many places, so many adventures, and lessons learned. All along, because of Julie's descriptions, you are thinking, "How would I have handled that?" "What would I have done?" I love that it's written from a woman's point of view; and from someone who had little sailing experience. I recommend it highly!”<br /></p><p>“Couldn’t put it down,” described one reader, “as <em>Escape from the Ordinary</em> took me beyond the glimpses of liveaboard life told in sailing and travel magazines.  I felt like I was onboard as they fought storms in the north Atlantic their first week at sea, navigated the Panama Canal dwarfed by oil tankers, and snorkeled in crystal clear Polynesian waters.”<br /></p><p>“Told with keen observations and sparkling with wry humor, Julie Bradley describes the terrors and pleasures of living an independent life where simple decisions have big consequences; where the mundane is seconds away from a life-threatening scare; and where seafaring obstacles can pale next to facing personal challenges.  If you have an ounce of adventure in your soul, read this book.”   </p><p>“Ordinary people can do extraordinary things...This is not a trip to Cabo for a two-week vacation.  This is true life …, on the edge real adventure.  I loved it…” <em>Amazon Reviewer</em><br /></p><h4>GREAT PEOPLE, PLACES AND PROSE<br /></h4><p>You will want an atlas by your side as you travel from one epic adventure to the next with Glen and Julie on board their floating home; an Amel sailboat.  Immerse yourself deeply into islands and cultures and come along as they dodge voodoo curses in the Bahamas, claw their way out of an underwater cavern in the South Pacific, and experience adventures of a lifetime in places such as:</p><p>* Bequia<br />* Caribbean<br />* Trinidad<br />* Venezuela<br />* Colombia<br />* San Blas islands<br />* Peru<br />* Galapagos Islands<br />* Marquesas Islands<br />* Tuamotu Islands<br />* Tahiti<br />* Palmerston Island<br />* Niue<br />* Tonga<br />* New Zealand<br />* Fiji<br /></p>
Deep Cut (Caribbean Dive Adventures Book 2)
by Nick Sullivan

Language

English

Pages

296

Publication Date

May 03, 2019

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<b>Sometimes, the brightest corners of the world can hold the darkest shadows.</b><br /><br />Rising steeply from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, the Dutch island of Saba is a sleepy paradise, the mountainous slopes dotted with little red-and-white cottages and the seas teeming with life. But this little oasis has a less tranquil history, many of its inhabitants having descended from smugglers and pirates.<br /><br />Boone Fischer and Emily Durand are eager to explore their new home, but their peaceful lives are about to be shattered, as one of history's most powerful hurricanes begins to form—and, as if that weren't enough, a savage evil has made its way ashore. In this sequel to the Best Seller <i>Deep Shadow</i>, Nick Sullivan brings the readers to another fascinating corner of the world and sends them into a swirl of action and adventure.<br /><br />"With his three-dimensional action scenes, vivid characters, and his remarkably clever, page-gripping plots, Nick Sullivan might well be the best new Caribbean adventure writer since Wayne Stinnett." Michael Reisig – Best-selling author of <i>The Road To Key West</i> series.<br /><br />"What a great sequel to a fantastic opening shot! Boone and Emily return from Deep Shadow, but in new digs. These characters seem real to me, like close friends, as well as some new friends on the Dutch island of Saba. If this was a movie, I'd comment on great underwater scenery, but you'll have to open your inner eye, as you read it." - Wayne Stinnett, bestselling author of <i>Fallen Out</i>.<br /><br />"Finally, a story that captures the intrigue of this hard-to-explain place with just the right amount of Saba Spice. What a pleasure to read such a well-researched (or, as the locals say, "for true") book written by a real diver with attention to historical and present day details. A must read for anyone who has had the pleasure to visit. Bucket-listers, get packin'!" - Lynn Costenaro, owner of Sea Saba.
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History T...
by Kevin Fedarko

Language

English

Pages

433

Publication Date

May 07, 2013

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From one of <I>Outside</I> magazine’s “Literary All-Stars” comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983.<BR><BR>In the spring of 1983, massive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an unprecedented emergency that may have resulted in the most catastrophic dam failure in history. In the midst of this crisis, the decision to launch a small wooden dory named “The Emerald Mile” at the head of the Grand Canyon, just fifteen miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, seemed not just odd, but downright suicidal.<BR> <BR>The Emerald Mile, at one time slated to be destroyed, was rescued and brought back to life by Kenton Grua, the man at the oars, who intended to use this flood as a kind of hydraulic sling-shot. The goal was to nail the all-time record for the fastest boat ever propelled—by oar, by motor, or by the grace of God himself—down the entire length of the Colorado River from Lee’s Ferry to Lake Mead. Did he survive? Just barely. Now, this remarkable, epic feat unfolds here, in <I>The Emerald Mile</I>.<B></B>
Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4/E
by Nigel Calder

Language

English

Pages

960

Publication Date

July 03, 2015

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<p><b>The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and better than ever!</b></p> <p>If it’s on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it’s covered in <i>Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual</i>. When you leave the dock with this indispensable resource aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on:</p> <ul> <li> Battery technologies, including recent developments in lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells</li> <li>12- and 24-volt DC systems</li> <li>Electric and hybrid propulsion</li> <li>How to radically improve the energy efficiency of most boats</li> <li>Corrosion, bonding, and lightning protection</li> <li>Generators, inverters, battery chargers , wind and water generators, and solar power</li> <li>Electric motors and electric lights</li> <li>Marine electronics, including networking systems, antennas, and RFI</li> <li>Diesel engines</li> <li>Transmissions, shaft brakes, and propellers</li> <li>Refrigeration and air-conditioning</li> <li>Tanks, plumbing, and through-hulls</li> <li>Pumps and watermakers</li> <li>Steering, autopilots, and wind vanes</li> <li> Stoves and heaters</li> <li>Winches, windlasses, and bow thrusters</li> <li>Spars, rigging, and roller reefing</li> </ul>
Deep Shadow (Caribbean Dive Adventures Book 1)
by Nick Sullivan

Language

English

Pages

340

Publication Date

April 25, 2018

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<p><strong>In the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, something lethal is on the move. </strong></p><p>Scuba divers travel from all over the world to visit the little island of Bonaire, with its crystal-clear waters and a host of beautiful marine life. After three years in the “Divers Paradise”, divemaster Boone Fischer thought he’d seen it all; but on a routine afternoon dive, he spots something that will turn his tranquil life upside down.</p><p>From the arid shores of the ABC Islands to the tropical jungles of Venezuela—from the ocean depths of the Southern Caribbean, to the lush islands of the Northern Leewards, <em>Deep Shadow</em> takes Boone and the reader on an action-packed adventure filled with danger and suspense.</p><p>"The age-old adage of ‘write what you know’ becomes very important when you write about a technical subject like scuba diving. When you get all the details right, and throw in just the right amounts of action, humor, romance, and suspense, you have a novel like this." - Wayne Stinnett, bestselling author of <em>Fallen Out.</em></p>
Sailing to the Edge of Time: The Promise, the Challenges, and the...
by John Kretschmer

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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John Kretschmer is sailing's practical philosopher – as much a doer as a thinker. And that is the overarching theme of this chronicle of a sailing life. Often amusing, sometimes poignant, occasionally terrifying but always inspiring, his deeply personal account is a welcome reminder of the good life waiting at sea.<br /> <br />With hundreds of thousands of nautical miles under his keel, John's adventures have taken him several times around the world, with challenging crossings of the Atlantic and the Pacific, a narrow escape from a coup in Yemen, an unlikely deliverance from a coral reef off Belize as well as more serene, introspective passages where trade winds are blowing and stories are flowing. His crew has included CEOs, actors, writers, teachers, kids – in essence, everyone.<br /> <br />John's narrative is interwoven with practical tips and advice in seamanship, but also, and just as importantly, his hard-won insights about making the most of our lives. He truly believes we find out who we really are, and what we are capable of, far from the shackles of land, when we find a place where time changes shape – days may merge into one another, but minutes are memorable.<br /> <br />To live adventurously is to live more fully, and that is the life John Kretschmer continues to live. In this book he shares his simple profundities that will inspire those who live to sail, and those seeking something more rewarding from life.
Swell: Sailing the Pacific in Search of Surf and Self
by Liz Clark

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

April 02, 2018

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<DIV>True surfers understand that surfing is not a sport, a hobby or even a lifestyle. Instead, it is a path, a constantly evolving journey that directs where you go, how you live, and who you are. <BR><BR>In 2006, Liz Clark decided to follow the path that surfing, sailing and love of the ocean had presented to her. Embarking on an adventure that most only dream of taking, she set sail from Santa Barbara, solo, headed to the South Pacific. Nine years later she is still following her path in search of surf and self and the beauty and inspiration that lies beyond the beaten path. <BR><BR>In stories overflowing with epic waves and at the whim of the weather, Liz captures her voyage in gripping detail, telling tales of self awareness, solitude, connection to the earth, and really great surf spots. </DIV>
Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 68th Edition (Chapman Piloting and ...
by Chapman

Language

English

Pages

920

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<DIV>The leading authoritative boating reference for close to a century. Includes up-to-date information on boating laws, regulations and safety tips, as well as complete discussions of weather, tide, currents, and navigation--addresses every issue that a boater faces.<BR></DIV>
Roche Harbor Rogue (San Juan Islands Mystery Book 5)
by D.W. Ulsterman

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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BE A SLAVE TO THE TRUTH OR KNOW FREEDOM FROM THE LIE.<br />It was a long-ago message from a departed friend and mentor that leads to another mystery for San Juan Islands reporter Adele Plank to try to unravel as the final days of winter give way to a newborn spring. <br /><br />A stranger suddenly appears in Roche Harbor seeking answers.<br />A mythical island shaman emerges to guide Adele toward a future and past she doesn’t yet fully understand. <br />An old enemy threatens to return and carry out her deadly revenge. <br /><br />Roche Harbor Rogue is the highly anticipated fifth installment of the bestselling San Juan Islands Mystery series by USA Today featured author, D.W. Ulsterman.<br />

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