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

by Instaread Summaries

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...


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...


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...


The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero

by Timothy Egan

From the National Book Award–winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America.  

The Irish-American story,...


Accidentally Istanbul: Decoding Turkey for the enquiring Western traveller

by Nancy Knudsen, Diana Giese & Audrey Larsen

Nancy Knudsen never meant to go to Istanbul.

Maybe she might have included it as part of a holiday along with other dazzling European cities such as Venice, Paris or Salzburg.   But the idea of actually living...


The Malay Archipelago

by Alfred Russel Wallace

The Malay Archipelago is a book by the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace that chronicles his scientific exploration, during the eight-year period 1854 to 1862, of the southern portion of the Malay Archipelago...


The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon

by Andrés Ruzo

In this exciting adventure mixed with amazing scientific study, a young, exuberant explorer and geoscientist journeys deep into the Amazon—where rivers boil and legends come to life.

When Andrés Ruzo was just...


Captain of the Carpathia

by Eric L. Clements

Responding to Titanic's distress calls in the early hours of 15 April 1912, Captain Arthur Rostron raced the Cunard liner Carpathia to the scene of the sinking, rescued the seven hundred survivors of the world's...


Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay

by Ang Tharkay & Tashi Sherpa

Adventurous stories told from a non-Western perspective by one of the most accomplished early Himalayan climbers-now in English for the first time


Tent Life in Siberia

by George Kennan

The attempt which was made by the Western Union Telegraph Company, in 1865-66 and 67, to build an overland line to Europe via Alaska, Bering Strait, and Siberia, was in some respects the most remarkable undertaking...


Heroic Failure and the British

by Stephanie Barczewski

From the Charge of the Light Brigade to Scott of the Antarctic and beyond, it seems as if glorious disaster and valiant defeat have been essential aspects of the British national character for the past two centuries....


Death Valley in '49: An Autobiography of a Pioneer Who Survived the California Desert

by William Lewis Manly

A survivor’s true account of death, despair, and heroism in Death Valley in the heat of the California Gold Rush.

At the height of the California gold rush in 1849, a wagon train of men, women, children, and...


A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham

by Steve Kemper

A life of adventure and military daring on violent frontiers across the American West, Africa, Mexico, and the Klondike.

Frederick Russell Burnham’s (1861–1947) amazing story resembles a newsreel fused with...