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A Voice from the Main Deck

by Samuel Leech

Samuel Leech (1798–1848) was a young sailor in the Royal Navy and the United States Navy during the War of 1812. He became notable as one of very few who wrote an account of his experiences, titled, in the...


Scouting on Two Continents

by F.R. Burnham

Frederick Russell Burnham: Explorer, discoverer, cowboy, and Scout.

Native American, he served as chief of scouts in the Boer War, an intimate friend of Lord Baden-Powell.

As an honorary Scout of the Boy Scouts...


The Carry Home

by Gary Ferguson

The nature writing of Gary Ferguson arises out of intimate experience. He trekked 500 miles through Yellowstone to write Walking Down the Wild and spent a season in the field at a wilderness therapy program...


Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger's Journey Out of the Military and Across America

by Rory Fanning

Former US Army Ranger walks across the US for a fallen comrade and finds his voice as a war resistor.


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.


These Canyons Are Full of Ghosts: The Last of the Death Valley Prospectors

by Emmett C. Harder

Nowadays tourists from all over the world travel to Death Valley. However, most of them never see the romantic and mysterious badlands at the south end of the valley. This area is off beaten path, remote and...


Canoeing a Continent: On the Trail of Alexander Mackenzie

by Max Finkelstein

A personal account of the travels of Max Finkelstein as he retraces, some 200 years later, the route of Alexander Mackenzie, the first European to cross North America.


Inside The Rainbow

by Sandy Sinclair

INSIDE THE RAINBOW by Sandy Sinclair, Alaskan bush teacher

Not just memoirs of an ol' teacher but the author deals with how the events of the past may be connected to our current life.

Beside the Alaska adventures...


Della's Destiny - A Women's Adventure Around Australia with Her Horse and Dog

by Maricy Dalsanto

Della's Destiny is a compelling, true story of an inspirational woman named Maricy and her best mates, Della and Lucky. All of the money raised on the Charity walk went to the Animal Welfare League, where Maricy...


Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper

by John Kretschmer

The adventure-laden tales of a sailboat delivery skipper, in his own words. Consistently captivating, John Kretschmer's stories are alternately funny and harrowing.


Titanic Survivor

by Violet Jessop & John Maxtone-Graham

Violet Jessop survived the sinking of both the Titanic and Britannic, and her lively and well-rounded memoir including her first-hand account of the two disasters offers the reader a unique vantage on both the...


The Long Way

by Bernard Moitessier & William Rodarmor

Bernard Moitessier was in the lead and nearing the finish of the Golden Cup—a solo circumnavigation of the world—when he abandoned the race and set his course for a personal journey that would conclude three...


Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure

by Amanda Adams

The first women archaeologists were Victorian era adventurers who felt most at home when farthest from it. Canvas tents were their domains, hot Middle Eastern deserts their gardens of inquiry and labor. Thanks...


Alaska's First Bush Pilots, 1923-30: And The Winter In Siberia For Eielson and Borland

by Jim Rearden & Richard Wien

This book follows the careers of Alaska's pioneering pilots, who, with cranky open-cockpit biplanes, started the great change in Alaska's way of travel. Aviation first arrived at Fairbanks, the trade center...


Dangerous Passage: Issues in the Arctic

by Gerard Kenney

The story of the opening up of the Northwest Passage and the ensuing potential risks to the Arctic environment and Canadian sovereignty are explored.


Arctic Naturalist: The Life of J. Dewey Soper

by Anthony Dalton

J. Dewey Soper was the last of the great pioneer naturalists in Canada, spending many years in the Arctic where he discovered the breeding grounds of the blue goose and charted the final unknown region of Baffin...


Heartbreak and Heroism: Canadian Search and Rescue Stories

by John Melady

Accounts of some of the most dramatic search-and-rescue operations ever attempted in Canada.


Buffalo Bill's Life Story: An Autobiography

by William Fredrick Cody

Thrilling yarns of buffalo hunts, Indian life, and riding with the Pony Express abound in this exciting memoir of life in the Old West. Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.


The Indian Equator: Mark Twain's India Revisited

by Ian Strathcarron

In 1895 Mark Twain conducted a year-long around-the-world lecture tour that formed the basis for Following the Equator. A modern-day journalist recounts Twain's passage through India and offers his own intriguing...


Memoirs of a Buccaneer: Dampier's New Voyage Round the World, 1697

by William Dampier

This fascinating travel and adventure book tells of pirate life and offers a rare look at the 17th-century botany and anthropology of Central and South America and the East Indies. 7 illustrations.