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No Barriers

by Erik Weihenmayer & Buddy Levy

Erik Weihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Descending carefully, he and his team picked their way across deep crevasses and through the deadly Khumbu...


Christopher Columbus

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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Christopher Columbus in next to no time with this concise guide.

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Leif Eriksson

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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and travels of Leif Eriksson in next to no time with this concise guide.

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You did WHAT now?!: travel stories, life lessons, and shenanigans

by Roseanney Liu

Marching to the beat of her own drums, Roseanney Liu shares her first half-life memoir You did WHAT now?! that details many experiences that shaped who she is today - a straight shooter giving and tolerating...


Live, Love, Explore: Discover the Way of the Traveler a Roadmap to the Life You Were Meant to Live

by Leon Logothetis

Leon Logothetis’s life was well plotted out for him. He was to do well in school, go to university, get a job in finance, and spend the next fifty years of his life sitting behind a slab of wood, watching...


Speed Bump Himalayas

by Mark Giblin & Sean Lock

"Only go home when you're half mad, half dead, or both."It's 1987, and Mark Giblin has just discovered the perfect escape from the brawling pubs and concrete towers of Thatcher's Britain.

India: mountains,...


In Mischief's Wake: In the joy of the actors lies the sense of any action. That is the explanation, that the excuse.

by Harold Tilman & Bob Shepton

'I felt like one who had first betrayed and then deserted a stricken friend; a friend with whom for the past fourteen years I had spent more time at sea than on land, and who, when not at sea, had seldom been...


China to Chitral: Mountains are the beginning and end of all scenery

by Harold Tilman & Tony Howard

'Upon this trackless waste of snow, cut by a shrewd wind they sat down and wept.'

In China to Chitral H.W. 'Bill' Tilman completes one of his great post-war journeys. He travels from Central China, crossing Sinkiang,...


Last of the Long Hunters: The Good Years

by Mark D Rose

Last of the Long Hunters records the life of a young pilot working and flying in Alaska’s Frontier Arctic. You’ll experience the front seat thrills of bush planes and helicopters operating in the most dangerous...


Arctic Adventure - My Life in the Frozen North

by Peter Freuchen

Peter Freuchen's 1935 work gives an incredible account of his time spent living and exploring near the north pole. Lorenz Peter Elfred Freuchen (1886 - 1957) was a Danish author, explorer, journalist and anthropologist....


Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America

by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca & cyclone Covey

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (Jerez de la Frontera, c. 1488/1490/1492 – Seville, c. 1557/1558/1559/1560) was a Spanish explorer of the New World, and one of four survivors of the 1527 Narváez expedition....


William Boyd Dawkins and the Victorian Science of Cave Hunting: Three Men in a Cavern

by Mark John White

William Boyd Dawkins was a controversial Victorian geologist, palaeontologist and archaeologist who has divided opinion as either a hero or villain. For some, he was a pioneer of Darwinian science as a member...


Owen Rhoscomyl

by John S. Ellis

Around the turn of the century, Welsh readers thrilled to the heroic stories of Owen Rhoscomyl. Having been a cowboy, frontiersman, soldier and mercenary, Rhoscomyl was as adventurous and exotic as his stories....


Between Dreams: Difficult Paths and Dangerous Places

by Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey was in the same class at school as Sting in the sixties, on ‘the Fringe’ with Liam Neeson in the seventies; spent a day with Spike Milligan; spent several months travelling round India by steam...


Going to Extremes: The Adventurous Life of Harry de Windt

by Stephen Wade

Harry de Windt (1856–1933) was a man who, by any standards, was a personality, a marked presence in the world of Victorian and Edwardian literature and social life. He was a member of the literary circle around...


Strategy Six Pack 7

by Frank Sheffield

“History is written by the winners.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte. The Norman Conquest of England, Christopher Columbus, Richard III, a fight with a Royal Bengal tiger, the most famous prison diary of the American...


Finer Than Hair on a Frog: More Yarns about Loggers and the Like

by Brent A Connelly

The plates are scraped and the smokes are lit, so it’s time to pull up a chair in the old bunkhouse and swap some tales.

This time, in addition to his beloved Algonquin Park, the popular author of Holy Old...


Holy Old Whistlin': Yarns About Algonquin Park Loggers

by Brent A Connelly

Tall trees and tall tales – that’s life in the bush. And Brent Connelly wouldn’t have it any other way.

A forester for nearly forty years, Brent was never happier than when in the company of loggers and...


Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North

by Gary L. Pinkerton

Trammel’s Trace tells the story of a borderlands smuggler and an important passageway into early Texas.

Trammel’s Trace, named for Nicholas Trammell, was the first route from the United States into the northern...


Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

by Mary White Rowlandson

Mary White Rowlandson was a colonial American woman who was captured during an attack by Native Americans during King Philip's War and held ransom for 11 weeks. After being released, she wrote A Narrative of...