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Go For It :  Volunteering Adventures on Roads Less Travelled

by Alastair G Henry & Candas F Whitlock

"GO FOR IT" is a memoir about Alastair and Candas: two retired Boomers who wanted to help make a difference in the world. They met one day by chance, fell in love, and with a shared passion to improve the lives...


The Passion of Max von Oppenheim

by Lionel Gossman

Born into a prominent German Jewish banking family, Baron Max von Oppenheim (1860-1946) was a keen amateur archaeologist and ethnologist. His discovery and excavation of Tell Halaf in Syria marked an important...


Life and Adventures 1776-1801: Text Classics

by John Nicol & Tim Flannery

First published in 1822, this is the extraordinary story of John Nicol, a sailor who circled the globe twice, fought Napoleon's navy, was in Hawaii just after Cook's death, and went to Port Jackson on a Second...


Two Years Before the Mast (complete and annotated)

by Richard Henry Dana

Two Years Before The Mast is a wonderful, elegantly written adventure classic that is still enjoyable more than one hundred years after its original publication. This is Richard Henry Dana Jr.'s account of his...


Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

by T. E. Lawrence

Seven Pillars of Wisdom - A Triumph is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") while serving with rebel forces during the Arabian Revolt against...


Desperate Voyage

by John Caldwell

In May 1946, John Caldwell, stranded in Panama after the war, set out single-handed on a 9,000 mile journey aboard the 29-foot PAGAN to rejoin his wife in Sydney.


Looking for Alaska

by Peter Jenkins

More than twenty years ago, a disillusioned college graduate named Peter Jenkins set out with his dog Cooper to look for himself and his nation. His memoir of what he found, A Walk Across America, captured the...


Almost a Boffin: Why He Invented The Cruise Missile

by EE Vielle

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Sole Survivor

by Ruthanne Lum Mccunn

On November 23, 1942, German U-Boats torpedoed the British ship Benlomond and it sank in the Atlantic in two minutes. The sole survivor was a second steward named Poon Lim, who, with no knowledge of the sea,...


Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle

by Daniel Everett

Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirahas, they converted him. He shows the slow, meticulous steps by which he gradually mastered their language and his gradual realisation that...


Before Lewis and Clark

by Shirley Christian

Shortly after Meriweather Lewis reached St. Louis in 1803 to plan for his voyage to the Pacific with William Clark, he prepared his first packet of flora and fauna from west of the Mississippi and dispatched...


The Ways of the Hobo

by A-No. 1

Composed at the turn of the century by A No. 1, the famous tramp, The Ways of the Hobo presents a United States where losing oneself in the landscape of America was truly possible. This is a world where identities...


South

by Ernest Shackleton

This astonishing memoir of Shackleton's final voyage explores courage, tenacity and unflagging hope in the face of adversity. South remains one of the greatest adventures of the twentieth century.


Nick Sanders: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: Volume 1: 1957-1990

by Nick Sanders

In this first volume of his no-holds-barred autobiography, Sanders starts to take us on the journey of his life. Interspersed with tales of the great explorers and authors in whose footsteps he sought to follow,...


I Saw a Strange Land: Text Classics

by Arthur Groom & Robyn Davidson

While living in Central Australia Arthur Groom fell under the spell of our harsh and fascinating country, captivated by its limitless distances and unbelievable colour. Hermannsburg, the home of artist Albert...


Search for the Nile's Source: The ruined reputation of John Petherick, nineteenth-century Welsh Explorer

by John Humphries

In this book, John Humphries questions whether John Petherick was a slave trader or a victim of conspiracy on the Nile.


The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush

by Howard Blum

New York Times bestselling author Howard Blum expertly weaves together three narratives to tell the true story of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush.

It is the last decade of the 19th century. The Wild West has been...


Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home

by Nando Parrado

In the first hours there was nothing, no fear or sadness, just a black and perfect silence.

Nando Parrado was unconscious for three days before he woke to discover that the plane carrying his rugby team, as well...


The Last American Man

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Finalist for the National Book Award 2002

Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, on sale now!

In this rousing examination of contemporary American male identity,...


The Unsolved Oak Island Mystery 3-Book Bundle: The Oak Island Mystery / Oak Island Family / Oak Island Obsession

by Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe & Lee Lamb

This collection tells the complete story of efforts to determine the truth about a mysterious, possibly man-made shaft on Oak Island, Nova Scotia, which became the focus of mystics and treasure hunters.