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Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Arist...
by Richard Davenport-Hines

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English

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499

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March 06, 2012

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<p>“An astonishing work.”<br />—Julian Fellowes, Creator and Executive Producer of “Downton Abbey”</p><p>“A book well worthy of marking the centenary of the crystal-clear night when the immense ship slid to her terrible doom.”<br />—Simon Winchester, <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>The Professor and the Madman</em></p><p>It has been one hundred years since the sinking of the passenger liner Titanic in the North Atlantic, yet worldwide fascination with the epic tragedy remains as strong as ever. With <em>Voyagers of the Titanic</em>, Richard Davenport-Hines gives us a magnificent history of the people intimately connected with the infamous ship—from deal-makers and industry giants, like J.P. Morgan, who built and operated it; to Molly Brown, John Jacob Astor IV, and other glittering aristocrats who occupied its first class cabins; to the men and women traveling below decks hoping to find a better life in America. Commemorating the centennial anniversary of the great disaster, <em>Voyagers of the Titanic</em> offers a fascinating, uniquely original view of one of the most momentous catastrophes of the 20th century.<br /></p>
The Last Flight: A Novel
by Greg Liefer

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

April 19, 2016

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<div><b>Set against the harsh beauty of Alaska, a veteran helicopter pilot is torn between ending his own embattled life and rescuing survivors from a mountain plane crash.</b><br /><br /><i>Last Flight</i> is the heroic story of Gil Connor, a senior Army helicopter pilot and aging Vietnam vet as he struggles with an impending terminal illness and the desire to pull off one last daring rescue. Connor finds himself in a constant battle against his internal demons during his quest to reach the survivors of a remote plane crash deep in the Alaskan mountains--a rescue that perhaps only he can pull off.<br /><br />The stranded plane's captain, Scott Sanders, takes charge after the crash, in spite of his injuries and the realization that his dream of flying for a major airline is destroyed. One of the passengers, a retired school teacher, assists him while barely holding herself together. They soon realize that time is not on their side in the Alaskan polar climate.<br /><br />Connor, who's haunted by the horrors of war and a turbulent past, is torn between ending his life before the inevitable and saving the marooned crash victims before it's too late. His underlying intentions are unknown, even to himself, until the very end. Aided by an untested protégée and a mysterious young girl found at the crash site, Connor struggles in a desperate gamble to achieve the near impossible. Amid the turmoil of an approaching storm and almost certain failure, his flying skills and drive for redemption are the only hope.<br /><br />Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction--novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.</div>
Arctic Dreams
by Barry H. Lopez

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English

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496

Publication Date

June 25, 2013

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<b>This <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling exploration of the Arctic, a National Book Award winner, is “one of the finest books ever written about the far North” (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>). </b><br />  <br /> “The nation’s premier nature writer” travels to a landscape at once barren and beautiful, perilous and alluring, austere yet teeming with vibrant life, and shot through with human history (<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>). The Arctic has for centuries been a destination for the most ambitious explorers—a place of dreams, fears, and awe-inspiring spectacle. This “dazzling” account by the author of <i>Of Wolves and Men</i> takes readers on a breathtaking journey into the heart of one of the world’s last frontiers (<i>The</i><i> New York Times</i>).<br />  <br /> Based on Barry Lopez’s years spent traveling the Arctic regions in the company of Eskimo hunting parties and scientific expeditions alike, <i>Arctic Dreams </i>investigates the unique terrain of the human mind, thrown into relief against the vastness of the tundra and the frozen ocean. Eye-opening and profoundly moving, it is a magnificent appreciation of how wilderness challenges and inspires us.<br />  <br /> Renowned environmentalist and author of <i>Desert Solitaire</i> Edward Abbey has called <i>Arctic Dreams</i> “a splendid book . . . by a man who is both a first-rate writer and an uncompromising defender of the wild country and its native inhabitants”—and the<i> New Yorker </i>hails it as a “landmark” work of travel writing. A vivid, thoughtful, and atmospheric read, it has earned multiple prizes, including the National Book Award, the Christopher Medal, the Oregon Book Award, and a nomination for the National Book Critics Circle Award.<br />  <br /><i>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.</i><br />  
The Christmas Holiday: The perfect heart-warming read full of fes...
by Sophie Claire

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September 19, 2019

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<p><b><font size="+1">'A sumptuous Christmas romance' </font></b><font size="+1"><b><i>Woman & Home </i>magazine</b><b></b></font><br /><b></b><br /><b>'A cosy and heart-warming Christmas read - the perfect festive treat' Heidi Swain</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>'A fun and festive read' Trisha Ashley</b></p><p><i><b>***</b></i></p><p><i>Can a trip away lead you home?</i></p><p>After a bad break-up, <b>eternal optimist Evie Miller</b> has moved to the small village of Willowbrook to finally pursue her dream of opening a craft shop. Unfortunately, with money worries and an ex-boyfriend determined to track her down, <b>her fresh start isn't going entirely to plan</b>.</p><p><b>Jake Hartwood is also looking to escape his past</b>. Haunted by the loss of his wife, he's determined not to get close to anyone again - and the last thing he wants is to be celebrating this December.</p><p>Hoping to avoid the festivities, Evie and Jake arrange to <b>escape Christmas together as friends</b> in Provence. But will the magic of the season change things between them?</p><p><b>And what happens if one of them starts to feel something more?</b></p><p><b>*****</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b><font size="+1"><b>Readers are loving <i>The Christmas Holiday</i>!</b></font></p><p>'This was a wonderful festive story full of intrigue, drama and romance.' <b>Five stars</b></p><p>'A lovely heart warming story. Loved it.' <b>Five stars</b></p><p>'This is definitely a book to curl up with of an evening, a book to make you smile and feel happy. The characters are so lovely, the writing so warm.' <b>Five stars</b></p><p>'I loved this book, and read it in one sitting.' <b>Five stars</b></p><p>'A lovely heart-warming book that I could not put down. I really strongly recommend and can't wait to see what's next from this author!' <b>Five stars</b></p>
The Bowery: The Strange History of New York's Oldest Street
by Stephen Paul DeVillo

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English

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280

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November 07, 2017

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<b>From peglegged Peter Stuyvesant to CBGB’s, the story of the Bowery reflects the history of the city that grew up around it. </b><br />It was the street your mother warned you about—even if you lived in San Francisco. Long associated with skid row, saloons, freak shows, violence, and vice, the Bowery often showed the worst New York City had to offer. Yet there were times when it showed its best as well.<br /> The Bowery is New York’s oldest street and Manhattan’s broadest boulevard. Like the city itself, it has continually reinvented itself over the centuries. Named for the Dutch farms, or <i>bouweries</i>, of the area, the path’s lurid character was established early when it became the site of New Amsterdam’s first murder. A natural spring near the Five Points neighborhood led to breweries and taverns that became home to the gangs of New York—the “Bowery B’hoys,” “Plug Uglies,” and “Dead Rabbits.” In the Gaslight Era, teenaged streetwalkers swallowed poison in McGurk’s Suicide Hall. <br /> A brighter side to the street was reflected in places of amusement and culture over the years. A young P.T. Barnum got his start there, and Harry Houdini learned showmanship playing the music halls and dime museums. Poets, singers, hobos, gangsters, soldiers, travelers, preachers, storytellers, con-men, and reformers all gathered there. Its colorful cast of characters includes Peter Stuyvesant, Steve Brodie, Carry Nation, Stephen Foster, Stephen Crane, and even Abraham Lincoln.<br /><i>The Bowery: The Strange History of New York’s Oldest Street</i> traces the full story of this once notorious thoroughfare from its pre-colonial origins to the present day.
The Lost Heart of Asia
by Colin Thubron

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English

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386

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July 05, 2011

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<p>A land of enormous proportions, countless secrets, and incredible history, Central Asia was the heart of the great Mongol empire of Tamerlane and scene of Stalin's cruelest deportations. A remote and fascinating region in a constant state of transition—never more so than since the collapse of the Soviet Union—it encompasses terrain as diverse as the Kazakh steppes, the Karakum desert, and the Pamir mountains. In <em>The Lost Heart of Asia</em>, acclaimed, bestselling travel writer Colin Thubron carries readers on an extraordinary journey through this little understood, rarely visited, yet increasingly important corner of the world.</p>
Round the World in Eighty Dishes
by Lesley Blanch

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English

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200

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February 19, 2013

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<b>A grand tour for the taste buds—a delightful classic cookbook of the postwar era from a well-traveled woman.</b><br />  <br /> This charming little book was first published in 1956, when people in England were still enduring postwar restrictions on both traveling and eating. In the words of its author, Lesley Blanch, “benign fate whisked me elsewhere to follow less restricted ways, travelling widely and eating wildly.”<br />  <br /> Her gastronomic world tour includes eighty recipes, each prefaced by an account of where they were first tasted or with some amusing anecdote. You’ll find delicious dishes from her journeys around Europe and to the Middle East and Far East, Africa, the Pacific, Central and South America, and even a good old Baked Virginia Ham from the USA.
Nurse, Come You Here!: More True Stories of a Country Nurse on a ...
by Mary MacLeod

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English

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320

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May 05, 2015

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<b>*An <i>iBooks</i> US Bestseller*</b><br /><br />Mary J. Macleod and her husband left the London area for an idyllic place to raise their young children in the late sixties, and they found the island of Papavray in the Scottish Hebrides. There they bought a croft house on a “small acre” of land, and Mary J. (also known as Julia) became the district nurse. At the age of eighty, she first recounted her family’s adventures in her debut, <i>Call the Nurse</i>, where she introduced readers to the austere beauties of the island and the hardy charm and warmth of the islanders. The anecdotes in this new volume take us to the end of her stay on Papavray, after which the MacLeod family left for California.<br /><br />Once again we meet the crofters Archie, Mary, and Fergie, and other friends. There are stories of troubles, joy, and tragedy, of children lost and found, the cow that wandered into the kitchen, a distraught young mother who strides into the icy surf with her infant child, the ghostly apparition that returns after death to reveal the will in a sewing box. There are accidents and broken bones, twisters that come in from the sea, and acts of simple courage and uncommon generosity. Here again, a nurse’s compassion meets Gaelic fortitude in these true tales of a bygone era.<br /><br />Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
A Guide to Thomas Jefferson's Virginia (History & Guide)
by Laura A. Macaluso

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English

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192

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July 09, 2018

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<b>Tour Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia, from Monticello to the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond, with a guide that “mixes historical background with how-tos” (<i>Daily Press</i>).</b><br />  <br /> Few prominent Americans are as associated with a place as Thomas Jefferson is with Virginia. The heart of “Jefferson Country” is his house and plantation at Monticello, but Jefferson traveled the breadth of his home state, from his time at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg to the new state capital at Richmond and his retreat and plantation at Poplar Forest, near Lynchburg. While spending time in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Jefferson was inspired to write his only book, <i>Notes on the State of Virginia</i>. Jefferson’s life story, and his many endeavors as a scholar and statesman, are illustrated in this guide to the state he held dear.<br />  <br /> “This book mixes historical background with the how-tos of visiting the places Jefferson spent time, including the Wren Building at the College of William and Mary, which he attended, and the George Wythe house, where he studied law in Williamsburg.” —<i>Daily Press</i>
How to Read Nature: Awaken Your Senses to the Outdoors You've Nev...
by Tristan Gooley

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English

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178

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October 03, 2017

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“<b>Equal parts alfresco inspiration, interesting factoids, how-to instructions and self-help advice.”—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br /> When most of us go for a walk, a single sense—sight—tends to dominate our experience. But when <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author and expert navigator Tristan Gooley goes for a walk, he uses all five senses to “read” everything nature has to offer. A single lowly weed can serve as his compass, calendar, clock, and even pharmacist.<br /><br /><i>In How to Read Nature</i>, Gooley introduces readers to <i>his</i> world—where the sky, sea, and land teem with marvels. Plus, he shares 15 exercises to sharpen <i>all</i> of your senses. Soon you’ll be making your own discoveries, every time you step outside!

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