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

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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>
The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure
by Michael Blue

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

May 04, 2018

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<p><em><strong>'Not only is this a tremendously entertaining book, rich in adventures, hilarious encounters, and thoughtful philosophy as experienced by a mobile hobo, this is a challenge to us to examine how we are living.' </strong></em><strong>★★★★★</strong><em><strong></strong></em></p><p><strong><em></em></strong>Have you ever asked yourself if our ideas about success are all they're made out to be? Do you ever wonder if work and pursuit of money and material possessions are ALL THERE IS to life? For twenty years, Michael Blue, an accountant trapped on the corporate treadmill, contemplated these questions.<br /><br />Now he lives in a bus in the dense jungles of Northern Sumatra. This is his idea of freedom. He is a fugitive of an unusual kind, an escapee from the work-consume-die hamster wheel. He has a simple existence without much use for work or money.<br /><br />This is the story of how he got there. Michael takes us along for the ride as he reflects on four previous failed escape attempts. It is amongst these stories, his meetings with Shamans in the Amazon, the lessons from a sex-crazed marsupial, and his revelations during lonely rides in frozen chicken trucks, that we discover the hard-learned secrets of a successful escape artist.<br /><br />Amongst his adventures, he dismantles commonly held beliefs about success, work, money, and ownership. And then, from the remains, with an uncomplicated perspective on health, wealth, and happiness, he reconstructs what it means to live a good life.<br /><br />The result is at once a travel story and a firsthand experiential blueprint, guide or perhaps anatomy of escape.<br /><br /></p><hr /><em></em><p>‘Not just an experiment in simplicity and living without using much money. It was about living life - to reflect, review, and revise.' <strong>★★★★★</strong></p><p> 'Funny, humanistic, off the beaten track – perhaps, but read his book that asks if not forces us to rethink consumerism and he blossoms like fresh air! Having read all three of Mike’s books, THE ANATOMY OF ESCAPE is this reader’s favourite – perhaps because time passing awakens us to the discoveries Mike has made.' <strong>★★★★★</strong></p><hr /><p><br /><strong>Categories for The Anatomy of Escape</strong>- A Good Life - Green Lifestyle - Minimalism Mindset - Simple Life - Minimalist Living - Frugal Living - Anticonsumerism - Memoir - Living in a Van - Living in an RV<strong><em></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong><br /></p>
Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
by Donnie Eichar

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<h3><strong>New York Times bestseller! — What happened that night on Dead Mountain?</strong></h3><p><strong>The mystery of Dead Mountain:</strong> In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clothes—have led to decades of speculation over what really happened.</p><p><strong>As gripping and bizarre as <em>Hunt for the Skin Walker:</em></strong> This New York Times bestseller, <em>Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident,</em> is a gripping work of literary nonfiction that delves into the mystery of Dead Mountain through unprecedented access to the hikers' own journals and photographs, rarely seen government records, dozens of interviews, and the author's retracing of the hikers' fateful journey in the Russian winter.</p><p><strong>You'll love this real-life tale:</strong> Dead Mountain is a fascinating portrait of young adventurers in the Soviet era, and a skillful interweaving of the hikers' narrative, the investigators' efforts, and the author's investigations. Here for the first time is the real story of what happened that night on Dead Mountain.</p>
West with the Night
by Beryl Markham

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English

Pages

306

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>
Out of the Wild: 7 years in the New Zealand Wilderness
by Charlie Paterson

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English

Pages

187

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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Not the standard romantic wilderness survival tale, but a very honest, warts and all account of one young man's unique journey, striving to survive for seven years in a very remote rainforest location inside New Zealand's Fiordland National Park, three days walk away from the nearest road end. Away from all the modern conveniences and comforts most take for granted, his tale is one of adversity, building a dream with dogged determination. Battling against considerable and powerful opposition, bureaucracy, severe lack of money, unforgiving nature, loneliness and ultimately his own ill health; only to find the dream fulfilled will almost destroy him. A sometimes spiritual and critical tale of self-discovery where ultimately his growing faith in God literally saves him from a very sorry end in the mountainous wilderness of New Zealand. A story that exposes wilderness living as it truly is, not for the faint hearted. However, Out of the Wild is more than just a candid wilderness survival tale, but includes some very interesting snippets of New Zealand's early pioneer history associated to the Fiordland National Park, the Hollyford Valley, Martins Bay, the beautiful deserted ghost town of Jamestown Bay and even the fabled "lost ruby mine" in the inaccessible Red Hills. For the outdoor and "back to basics" enthusiasts Charlie details his accounts of hunting red deer in the thick Fiordland rainforest around his wilderness home to using the old traditional methods to store his kills, through to trapping introduced predators destroying the special rainforest ecosystems of Fiordland. "Out of the Wild" is a very unique New Zealand wilderness tale which will appeal to the outdoor conservative types.
Winds of Skilak: The Continuing Saga of one couple's adventures a...
by Bonnie Rose Ward

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English

Pages

422

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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Winds of Skilak: The Continuing Saga of One Couple's Adventures and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness continues the journey of Bonnie Rose Ward as a “wilderness wife” and her tough-as-nails husband Sam in the stark, challenging, and exhilarating wilds of Alaska. <br /><br />Imagine canning a whole moose. One thousand pounds of meat, critical to survival through the brutal winter on an island in Alaska. And doing it in a home with no electricity, no plumbing, and no refrigeration. For the Wards, this is just another ordinary task in an environment that can be unforgiving of mistakes but immensely rewarding to those willing to embrace the work of creating a home in a harsh but beautiful land. <br /><br />In this sequel, Sam and Bonnie are thriving, building getaway cabins and continuing to joyfully tackle life on a remote, isolated island on Skilak Lake, where williwaw winds can whip up suddenly and without warning, and wicked storms can blow for weeks. In an era before cell phones and internet, their ability to communicate with the rest of the world, accessible only by boat or plane, is at the whim of the temperamental lake. Then, just as they are about to achieve a new dream, one of the largest man-made, environmental disasters strikes, altering their lives and threatening their livelihood and idyllic life. Will the love and devotion between Bonnie and Sam be enough for them to survive, or will Alaska finally win? <br /><br />From the awe-inspiring beauty of the Northern Lights, to terrifying accidents and strangers, to a Christmas miracle, this is a testament of courage and inspiration to anyone born with a wild longing in their hearts. Through sorrows and joys, love and loss, God’s hand is always present in their lives as Bonnie shares her chronicle of faith, survival, and beauty in an untamed land few others will ever know.
Touching the Void
by Joe Simpson

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

December 12, 2012

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The 25th Anniversary ebook, now with more than 50 images. 'Touching the Void' is the tale of two mountaineer’s harrowing ordeal in the Peruvian Andes. In the summer of 1985, two young, headstrong mountaineers set off to conquer an unclimbed route. They had triumphantly reached the summit, when a horrific accident mid-descent forced one friend to leave another for dead. Ambition, morality, fear and camaraderie are explored in this electronic edition of the mountaineering classic, with never before seen colour photographs taken during the trip itself. <br /><br />Included in the ebook and free sample is a link to a ten minute video interview with Joe, discussing the challenges and changes that have come to pass in the 25 years since original publication (Please check if your device is able to stream videos - Internet connection required).
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigatio...
by Laurence Bergreen

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English

Pages

504

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<p>Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in <em>Over the Edge of the World</em>, prize-winning biographer and journalist <em>Laurence Bergreen</em> entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself.</p>

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