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Call-out

by Hamish MacInnes

Call-out is the definitive collection of tales about early mountain rescue in the Highlands of Scotland from Hamish MacInnesEverest pioneer and arguably the most famous Scottish mountaineer of the twentieth...


Big Game Hunter

by Norman Etherington

This book tells the story of an adventurer, hunter and naturalist in late nineteenth-century Africa, who would inspire novelists such as Rider Haggard and Wilbur Smith. The book describes Selous’ extraordinary...


Mount Everest 1938

by H.W. Tilman & Steve Bell

It’s 1938, the British have thrown everything they’ve got at Everest but they’ve still not reached the summit. War in Europe seems inevitable; the Empire is shrinking. Still reeling from failure in 1936,...


Mostly Mischief: Including the first ascent of a mountain to start below sea level

by H.W. Tilman & Roger D. Taylor

Mostly Mischief's ordinary title belies four more extraordinary voyages made by H.W. 'Bill' Tilman covering almost 25,000 miles in both Arctic and Antarctic waters.

The first sees the pilot cutter Mischief retracing...


Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom

by George Leopold

Unlike other American astronauts, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom never had the chance to publish his memoirs-save for an account of his role in the Gemini program-before the tragic launch pad fire on January 27, 1967,...


All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World

by Zora O'Neill

A lively, often hilarious, and always warm-hearted exploration of Arabic language and culture, guided by a keen-eyed travel writer with twenty years of experience studying Arabic


The Next Horizon: From the Eiger to the south face of Annapurna

by Chris Bonington

The Next Horizon, the second volume in Chris Bonington's autobiography after I Chose to Climb, picks up his story from 1962 and relates his subsequent adventures as a mountaineer, photographer, journalist and...


American Daredevil: The Extraordinary Life of Richard Halliburton, the World's First Celebrity Travel Writer

by Cathryn Prince

With a polished walking stick and neatly pressed trousers, Richard Halliburton served as an intrepid globetrotting guide for millions of Americans in the 1920s and '30s. Readers waited with bated breath for...


Summary of Circling the Sun: by Paula McLain | Summary & Analysis

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Circling the Sun: by Paula McLain | Summary & Analysis

 

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Circling the Sun is a novelized account of the life of Beryl Markham written by Paula McLain. Beryl broke all the rules for a proper young lady...


The Fire Line

by Fernanda Santos

“In Fernanda Santos’ expert hands, the story of 19 men and a raging wildfire unfolds as a riveting, pulse-pounding account of an American tragedy; and also as a meditation on manhood, brotherhood and family...


To the Brink (the Expedition Trilogy, Book 3)

by Jason Lewis

We rejoin The Expedition for its third and final instalment with Jason, now seasoned adventurer, and April, American schoolteacher at sea for the first time, battling to keep their pedal-powered boat Moksha...


Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex

by Owen Chase

Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex is an account by first mate Owen Chase of the Essex, a whale ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts, that was sunk by a sperm...


Neil Armstrong

by 50MINUTES.Com

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” – it was with these pivotal words that Neil Armstrong became world-famous, being the first man to walk on the Moon and becoming a legend on 21st July...


Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering

by Maurice Isserman

This magesterial and thrilling history argues that the story of American mountaineering is the story of America itself.

In Continental Divide, Maurice Isserman tells the history of American mountaineering through...


Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland

by Ken Ilgunas

Told with sincerity, humor, and wit, Trespassing Across America is both a fascinating account of one man’s remarkable journey along the Keystone XL pipeline and a meditation on climate change, the beauty...


Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail and Steam

by Daniel O. Killman, John Lyman & Harold D. Huycke

During Daniel O. Killman’s more than fifty years at sea, he was shipwrecked off Coos Bay, discovered gold in Alaska, was dismasted in a hurricane near Fiji, lost a rudder en route to Adelaide, had run-ins...


Mischief in Greenland

by H.W. Tilman & Colin Putt

‘Only a man in the devil of a hurry would wish to fly to his mountains, forgoing the lingering pleasure and mounting excitement of a slow, arduous approach under his own exertions.’

H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman’s...


Canadian Wilds

by Martin Hunter

This vintage book contains a detailed treatise on the Canadian wilds during the eighteenth century, being a exploration of the significance of the Hudson's Bay Company and the history of the northern Indians....


Back Seat with Fish: A Man's Adventures in Angling and Romance

by Henry Hughes

Henry Hughes has been fishing his entire life. But unlike those who stick to their local stream, Hughes has traveled the world in search of new and exciting adventures.

Back Seat with Fish is unlike any memoir...


My Journey Through War and Peace:Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spi

by Melissa Burch

My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker is an adventure spiritual memoir about a woman in her twenties who seeks self-discovery and connection to something...