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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.
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 />
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 />
Captain James Cook
by Rob Mundle

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

August 01, 2014

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<p>A biography that puts you on the quarterdeck with history's greatest sailor</p> <p>Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers in world history. Over three remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific in the latter part of the eighteenth century, Cook unravelled the oldest mystery surrounding the existence of Terra Australis Incognita - the Great South Land. He became the first explorer to circumnavigate New Zealand and establish that it was two main islands; discover the Hawaiian Islands for the British Empire; and left an enduring legacy.</p><p>Rob Mundle introduces us to an unlikely sailor in a teenage Cook, who, through the combination of hard-won skills as a seafarer, the talents of a self-taught navigator and surveyor, and an exceptional ability to lead and care for his men, climbed the ranks of the Royal Navy to acheive legendary status among all who sailed and mapped the world. </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>
DANCING WITH DEATH: An Epic and Inspiring Travel Adventure
by Jean-Philippe Soulé

Language

English

Pages

398

Publication Date

January 14, 2019

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“An unforgettable escapade of ultimate danger and discovery…”<br />- Readers' Favorite <br /><br />Fans of Jon Krakauer will devour this gripping tale of adventure, <br />survival, and a search for life’s deeper meaning.<br /><br />Two men, three years, seven countries, 3000 miles…<br /><br />The Central American Sea Kayak Expedition 2000 is an inspiring journey of exploration, endurance, and self-discovery that takes Jean-Philippe Soulé and his traveling partner Luke Shullenberger from Baja California all the way to Panama.<br /><br />During this unfathomably grueling expedition, they face every manner of threat, from sharks, crocodiles, and bandits to stormy seas, malaria, and their own mortality—all in search of a deeper connection to Mother Nature and the indigenous people who revere her most.<br /><br />This riveting memoir of physical and emotional endurance will leave you breathless as you experience their victories, misfortunes and sacrifices. An evocative, gripping narrative coupled with award-winning photographs that is a must-read for those who love travel, outdoor adventure, and cultural exploration—and for the dreamers who've been told they can't, but stubbornly refuse to listen.
2019-20 NFHS Swimming & Diving Rules Book
by NFHS

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English

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Publication Date

August 08, 2019

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Contains the official rules and case plays for swimming & diving and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
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>
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 />
Sailing to the Edge of Time: The Promise, the Challenges, and the...
by John Kretschmer

Language

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.

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