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Swell: Sailing the Pacific in Search of Surf and Self
by Liz Clark

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English

Pages

401

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>
West with the Night
by Beryl Markham

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English

Pages

300

Publication Date

August 14, 2012

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<DIV><B>The classic memoir of Africa, aviation, and adventure—the inspiration for Paula McLain’s <I>Circling the Sun </I>and “a bloody wonderful book” (Ernest Hemingway).</B><BR /><BR />  Beryl Markham’s life story is a true epic. Not only did she set records and break barriers as a pilot, she shattered societal expectations, threw herself into torrid love affairs, survived desperate crash landings—and chronicled everything. A contemporary of Karen Blixen (better known as Isak Dinesen, the author of <I>Out of Africa</I>), Markham left an enduring memoir that soars with astounding candor and shimmering insights.<BR />  <BR /> A rebel from a young age, the British-born Markham was raised in Kenya’s unforgiving farmlands. She trained as a bush pilot at a time when most Africans had never seen a plane. In 1936, she accepted the ultimate challenge: to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west, a feat that fellow female aviator Amelia Earhart had completed in reverse just a few years before. Markham’s successes and her failures—and her deep, lifelong love of the “soul of Africa”—are all told here with wrenching honesty and agile wit.<BR />  <BR /> Hailed as “one of the greatest adventure books of all time” by <I>Newsweek</I> and “the sort of book that makes you think human beings can do anything” by the<I> New York Times, West with the Night</I> remains a powerful testament to one of the iconic lives of the twentieth century.<BR />  </DIV>
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
by Candice Millard

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English

Pages

442

Publication Date

December 15, 2009

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<b>At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, <i>The River of Doubt</i> is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.</b><br /><br />The River of Doubt—it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron.<br /><br />After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever.<br /><br />Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. <i>The River of Doubt</i> brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived.<br /><br />From the soaring beauty of the Amazon rain forest to the darkest night of Theodore Roosevelt’s life, here is Candice Millard’s dazzling debut.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Waking Up in Paris: Overcoming Darkness in the City of Light
by Sonia Choquette

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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<p><i>“As if waking up from a nightmare, I thought, If I am going to be traumatized, I might as well be traumatized in Paris, right?”</i></p><p>Devastated by the unexpected end of her decades-long marriage, renowned spiritual teacher and intuitive guide <b>Sonia Choquette</b> undertook an equally unexpected move and relocated to Paris, the scene of many happy memories from her life as a student and young mother. Arriving in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, she found a Paris as traumatized by this unforeseen event as she had been by her divorce. Together, over the following years, she and the city she loves began a journey of healing that involved deep soul-searching and acceptance of new, sometimes uncomfortable, reality.</p><p>In this follow-up to <i>Walking Home</i>, Sonia shares her intimate thoughts and fears, as well as the unique challenges of setting up a new life in a foreign land. From moving into a freezing, malodorous apartment, to a more pleasant—yet haunted—flat across the Seine, to her current light-filled home, Sonia shares how these changes parallel her inner transformation.</p><p>Along the way, Sonia regales readers with vivid stories of her unfortunate encounters with French hairdressers and beauticians, her adventures in French fashion, and her search for the perfect neighborhood café. Her companion throughout is the city of Paris—a character unto itself—which never ceases to fill her with wonder, surprise, and delight, and provides her with the spiritual strength to succeed in establishing her new life.</p>
Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition
by , John Geiger

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English

Pages

292

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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<div>In 1845, Sir John Franklin and his men set out to “penetrate the icy fastness of the north, and to circumnavigate America.” And then they disappeared. The truth about what happened to Franklin’s ill-fated Arctic expedition was shrouded in mystery for more than a century. Then, in 1984, Owen Beattie and his team exhumed two crew members from a burial site in the North for forensic evidence, to shocking results. But the most startling discovery didn’t come until 2014, when a team commissioned by the Canadian government uncovered one of the lost ships: Erebus.</div>
Whistler's Walk: The Appalachian Trail in 142 Days
by William Monk

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English

Pages

307

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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In <i>Whistler's Walk: The Appalachian Trail in 142 Days</i>, author Bill Monk brings readers his real-life, day-to-day account of hiking the Appalachian Trail in its entirety, from intense, necessary preparation at the start to the emotionally charged conclusion of summiting Mount Katahdin. <br />Based on Monk's journal entries written daily along the way, readers are afforded the up-close and intimate privilege of witnessing his very real trials and triumphs, and each incredible, beautiful moment as he experienced it. Anyone who has hiked, or plans on hiking the Appalachian Trail, lovers of nature, and those who know what it's like to accomplish a seemingly insurmountable feat will relish the uplifting story of Monk's successful, 2,189-mile trek.<br />With every milestone achieved throughout his life-changing, unbelievably difficult journey, Monk paints a magnificent portrait of the outdoors, and what it's like to fully immerse oneself in nature's glorious, awe-inspiring-and challenging-beauty.
Lucky From Virgin: An Unlikely Story
by Lucky Severson

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English

Pages

390

Publication Date

April 09, 2018

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Lucky from Virgin, an unlikely story, is about a small town kid who failed and stumbled his way into an amazing career as a journalist/storyteller. It's about adventure, far, far away places and unforgettable people, both good and bad. It's about the stories behind the stories. What it takes to get there is often the more interesting than what makes it on the air. These are real stories with a beginning, middle and end, with twists and turns where the bad guy is not as bad as we thought and the good one not as good. Some tales are inspirational. Some are troubling. It's a fascinating world out there. The author grew up in a tiny Mormon town where he didn't quite fit. Then after a DUI arrest he chose to go on a foreign mission where he became a successful missionary before he and the church eventually parted company. His career has had more bumps and turns than many of the people he met.
Tisha: The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Al...
by , Anne Purdy

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English

Pages

354

Publication Date

March 31, 2010

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<b>The beloved real-life story of a woman in the Alaskan wilderness, the children she taught, and the man she loved</b><br />  <br /> <i>“From the time I’d been a girl, I’d been thrilled with the idea of living on a frontier. So when I was offered the job of teaching school in a gold-mining settlement called Chicken, I accepted right away.”</i><br />  <br /> Anne Hobbs was only nineteen in 1927 when she came to harsh and beautiful Alaska. Running a ramshackle schoolhouse would expose her to more than just the elements. After she allowed Native American children into her class and fell in love with a half-Inuit man, she would learn the meanings of prejudice and perseverance, irrational hatred and unconditional love. “People get as mean as the weather,” she discovered, but they were also capable of great good.<br />  <br /> As told to Robert Specht, Anne Hobbs’s true story has captivated generations of readers. Now this beautiful new edition is available to inspire many more.<br />  <br /> <b>“The memoir reads like an old-fashioned novel, a heartwarming love story with the added interest of frontier hardships and vividly portrayed characters.”<i>—Publishers Weekly</i></b>
Blue Highways: A Journey into America
by William Least Heat-Moon

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English

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452

Publication Date

April 03, 2012

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<b>Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, <i>Blue Highways</i> is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads.</b><br />William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi."<br />His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.
Jungle (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Harrowing True Story of Survival...
by Yossi Ghinsberg

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English

Pages

324

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<DIV>Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive.<BR><BR>The basis of an upcoming motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, <EM>Jungle</EM> is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.<BR></DIV>

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