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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.
Captiva Breeze (Bluewater Breeze Book 3)
by Ed Robinson

Language

English

Pages

313

Publication Date

December 11, 2019

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Florida’s government is building a bridge to North Captiva Island, which will ultimately result in a second bridge to Cayo Costa. Breeze takes action as only he can. He finds himself in an unlikely alliance with the governor as a result. <br /><br />He’s given another assignment that appears to be out of his league. Can he pull it off, or will it be his downfall? <br />
Boca Grande Breeze (Bluewater Breeze Book 2)
by Ed Robinson

Language

English

Pages

310

Publication Date

October 24, 2019

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Breeze did not want to get involved. He had problems of his own, but when he saw the man on the sailboat punch his partner, he was forced to act. He didn’t need a woman around while he plotted his revenge against the man responsible for Brody’s death. He was on a mission, and this stranger could only slow him down.<br /><br />This thriller culminates on a remote Florida island, where only one warrior will survive – he who can harness the savage within. <br /> <br />
Crossing Pirate Waters (Escape Book 2)
by Julie Bradley

Language

English

Pages

329

Publication Date

January 12, 2020

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<h3><strong>You don’t have to know a spinnaker from a mainsail to enjoy this adventure book. </strong><strong>Join Glen and Julie as they continue around the world through less traveled, dangerous areas on the far side of the world.</strong><br /></h3><p>Turmoil in the Mideast convinces Glen and Julie to linger in the South Pacific visiting primitive villages on remote islands. But hang on tight, because to finish their voyage they must leave friendly shores and navigate through trouble in the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea before arriving in Europe.</p><p>Full of dry wit and compelling descriptions, Julie takes the reader along for the ride of a lifetime in this sequel (book 2 of the Escape Series) to her previous bestseller, <em>Escape from the Ordinary</em>.</p><p><strong>GREAT PEOPLE, PLACES AND PROSE</strong><br /></p><p>From natives in penis sheaths on tropical islands to tribesmen on camels in the desert, this gripping story satisfies hardcore sailors and armchair adventurers alike. You will want an atlas by your side as you travel from one epic adventure to the next as the intrepid couple immerse themselves and you, the reader, in places such as:  </p><p>-Vanuatu</p><p>-New Caledonia</p><p>-New Zealand</p><p>-Lord Howe Island</p><p>-Australia</p><p>-Bali</p><p>-Borneo</p><p>-Indonesia</p><p>-Singapore</p><p>-Malaysia</p><p>-Thailand</p><p>-Maldives Islands</p><p>-Djibouti</p><p>-Eritrea</p><p>-Sudan</p><p>-Egypt</p><p>-Turkey</p><p>-Malta<br /></p>
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>
Coastal Breeze: Book One in the Bluewater Breeze Series
by Ed Robinson

Language

English

Pages

319

Publication Date

August 29, 2019

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Breeze is made an offer he can’t refuse. A three million dollar yacht is his for the taking, but there are strings attached. He’s sent to Panama to repossess the vessel from its current captain, who becomes an unlikely ally during a mission to Colombia. <br />He desperately wants to get home to Florida, but the return trip is fraught with problems and complicated by the uneasy relationship with his passenger. Any attempt to come to terms with the loss of his lover must wait for the completion of the journey. <br />A new life awaits if he can stay alive long enough to realize it. <br />
Escape from the Ordinary
by JULIE BRADLEY

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

December 13, 2018

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<h2><strong>Retire early, sell everything, buy a boat 4,000 miles away and sail around the world.  What could go wrong?</strong><br /></h2><h3>Meet Glen and Julie, sailors who follow their dream and discover that reality can be even bigger than imagined. From Force 10 storms in the North Atlantic to the crystal blue waters and native dancers of French Polynesia, <em>Escape from the Ordinary </em>(book 1 of the Escape Series) opens a window to adventures in extraordinary places not found in travel brochures.<br /></h3><h3>Told with keen observations and sparkling with wry humor, Julie describes the terrors and pleasures of living a life of total independence on a sailboat where even simple decisions can have big consequences.  This exhilarating, true story will thrill those planning to sail off into the sunset as well as armchair adventurers. <em>Escape from the Ordinary</em> reminds you of the unlimited possibilities in life and offers inspiration to go “<em>all in</em>” on your own dreams.</h3><h3><strong>MORE THAN A SAILING STORY</strong><br /></h3><h3>Traveling from one epic adventure to the next on board their sturdy Amel sailboat, Glen and Julie immerse themselves deeply into islands and cultures that are so off-the-beaten path you will reach for an atlas to find places like Bequia, the San Blas Islands, Niue…  From dodging voodoo curses in the Bahamas to clawing their way out of underwater caverns in the South Pacific, Glen and Julie take the reader along for the adventure of a lifetime.</h3><h3>Come aboard and <em>Escape from the Ordinary</em> in places such as:</h3><ul><li><h3>Bequia</h3></li><li><h3>Caribbean</h3></li><li><h3>Trinidad</h3></li><li><h3>Venezuela</h3></li><li><h3>Colombia</h3></li><li><h3>San Blas islands</h3></li><li><h3>Peru</h3></li><li><h3>Galapagos Islands</h3></li><li><h3>Marquesas Islands</h3></li><li><h3>Tuamotu Islands</h3></li><li><h3>Tahiti</h3></li><li><h3>Palmerston Island</h3></li><li><h3>Niue</h3></li><li><h3>Tonga<br /></h3></li><li><h3>New Zealand</h3></li><li><h3>Fiji</h3></li></ul>
Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
by , David Casstevens

Language

English

Pages

238

Publication Date

June 24, 2002

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<p><b>Praise for <i>Mind Gym</i></b></p> <p>"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."<br /><br />--<b>Ben Crenshaw</b>, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain</p> <p>"<i>Mind Gym</i> hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book."<br /><br />--<b>Ken Griffey Jr.</b>, Major League Baseball MVP</p> <p>"I read <i>Mind Gym</i> on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial."<br /><br />--<b>Jason Kidd</b>, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner</p> <p>In <i>Mind Gym</i>, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." <i>Mind Gym</i> will give you the "head edge" over the competition.</p>
Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 68th Edition (Chapman Piloting and ...
by Chapman

Language

English

Pages

920

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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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 />
Log of the Centurion: Based on the original papers of Captain Phi...
by , Philip Saumarez

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English

Pages

283

Publication Date

March 18, 2020

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<h2>Fascinated by the expeditions of Sir Francis Drake and Captain James Cook?</h2><br /><br /><b>Then you’ll love this account of the Centurion’s circumnavigation of the globe, one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of maritime exploration and naval warfare.</b><br /><br />In 1740, George Anson and his fleet set off to harass Spanish commerce in the Pacific and attack towns on the coasts of Chile and Peru.<br /><br />Four years later, over half the men had died and of the seven ships which left Portsmouth only the Centurion had completed its objective of attacking Spanish possessions around the globe.<br /><br />Although this journey came at the cost of numerous lives and ships, the Centurion had succeeded in capturing the biggest prize of all time, the Acapulco galleon.<br /><br />Captain Philip Saumarez kept a daily record of the voyage around the world in his four log books, which along with a wealth of letters and documents give brilliant insight into life aboard these ships.<br /><br />Leo Heaps has compiled and edited these manuscripts to provide a complete chronicle of the expedition which saw men decimated by scurvy, mutinies among marooned sailors, ships battered by mountainous waves around Cape Horn and eventual glory in the capture of the gold-laden Nuestra Señora de la Covadonga.<br /><br /><em>Log of the Centurion</em> is a unique account of a daring maritime expedition across the high seas of the globe in the mid-eighteenth century. <br /><br />“It is a tribute to her officers that she not only captured the greatest prize at sea, but that she returned at all.” Christopher Lloyd, former Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich<br /><br />“It is an absorbing tale … The merit of this book lies in its realistic evocation of the mid-18th century. We have fine descriptions of China and the delicate negotiations conducted with the Manchus for supplies and repairs. Patagonia, Juan Fernandez (Crusoe’s island), Madeira, and other exotic places are vividly described.” Regis A. Courtemanche, <em>History: Reviews of New Books</em><br />

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